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Explaining CBD to a first timer
If you have never tried CBD before and are slightly nervous about it all, this blog is for you.
When it comes to taking CBD, there is nothing to be apprehensive about. We’ve got you covered…
What is CBD?
From the moment we are born, we naturally produce compounds which are called endocannabinoids. These compounds are similar to CBD so really, it’s already in our body.
CBD is legal, because hemp is legal in the UK. Hemp is a plant that is safe, natural, and non-toxic. It can be used for almost anything. There need not to be any grey areas when it comes to CBD.
When it comes to cannabis, drugs tests pick up THC (the compound that does make you high). Drugs test are carried out because THC is known for the feelings of euphoria it provides and this is the illegal part!
Most hemp oil or CBD products are sold with much lower levels of THC (less than 0.2%) so most consumers will never have a problem passing a drugs test.
What products should I start with?
There are many ways you can choose to take and enjoy CBD. It is a very versatile product! Below are two of our most popular products, however we do have an extensive range including vapes, balms and edibles too. Check out are full range by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
CBD Hemp Oil is made from high CBD, low THC hemp. Hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, and so these hemp oil products do not get you stoned nor do they alter your mind.
The oil is simple, it comes in a spray bottle. All you need to do is lift your tongue, spray, hold for 60 seconds and then swallow.
The taste is acquired and with it being totally natural is known to taste ‘earthy’-if you find this unpleasant, have a glass of water after you have held it in the mouth for 60 seconds or something quick to chew.
Every person is different when it comes to dosage. Generally we say use 10-20mg everyday. In one spray of the oil there is 5mg so we say at the most use the oil 4 times a day.
Our capsules are a great way of getting CBD into your system without having to taste the hemp.
Most people should be having 1-2 capsules a day for the CBD to get into their systems. You are ok to take them on an empty stomach although we do say try with food to start off. No need to slow down your active lifestyle; simply add CBD capsules to your daily vitamin routine.
Each capsule contains 10mg of CBD which is a very good dose for most users. We recommend taking 1 capsule with food 1-3 times a day.
Generally, we see customers use an average of 10-20mg of CBD per day. Please do not go over the 200mg food supplement daily limit.
How do I know how much to take?
Each person’s endocannabinoid system works differently and reacts differently with each person body. There is no straight, solid scientific information that states how much CBD you should be taking at any one time, always start off with a small dose and work your way up.
Height and weight play a part as well as the quality of the CBD oil. If you are bigger or taller than the average person you may need more and visa versa. Also, if you have smoked cannabis in the past you may feel like you need more.
Either way we advise you do not go over the daily dosage recommendation of 200mg.
Does it have any side effects or is it addictive?
A report last year by the World Health Organization declared that CBD is non-addictive, writing, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential” and that “CBD is well-tolerated and safe for human consumption.”
Since CBD cannabinoids naturally occur in the body, CBD is perfectly safe for children as wellchildren can have CBD too.
When it comes to taking CBD with other medications, we only ever advise one thing- if you are unsure, check with a medical professional before using it as it can, on occasion, interact with other medicines. Always stick to the recommended dose too and if you are taking other meds keep a two hour window between taking CBD and whatever else you take.
If you have any questions that we perhaps haven’t covered check out our FAQ or do not hesitate to message us!
Explaining CBD to a first timer. If you have never tried CBD before and are slightly nervous about it all, this blog is for you. When it comes to taking CBD, there is nothing to be apprehensive about. We've got you covered…
How Much CBD Should I Take the First Time?
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Figuring out how much CBD, or cannabidiol, to take is more complex than it sounds. While cannabis has been around for forever, CBD products are relatively new. As a result, there aren’t any evidence-based dosing guidelines yet.
Most experts agree that if it’s your first time using CBD, starting with the lowest dose and gradually working your way up is the best way to go.
Here’s a look at what you should know before trying CBD for the first time.
For starters, your body weight and individual body chemistry affect how you tolerate CBD.
Here are some other factors that play into how much CBD you should use.
How you take it
There are a few different ways to use CBD. The form matters when it comes to how much you should take, how it’s absorbed by your body, and how quickly it takes effect.
The different forms include:
- oils and tinctures
- pills and capsules
- creams and lotions
Doses vary among forms. For instance, a standard dose in CBD gummies is around 5 milligrams (mg) per gummy, while tinctures and oils contain about 1 mg per drop.
Capsules and edibles can also take longer to kick in than a spray or tincture.
What you’re using it for
People use CBD to treat everything from nausea to arthritis pain. What you’re using it for matters when deciding how much you should take.
For instance, the Arthritis Foundation recommends starting slow with just a few milligrams of a sublingual form of CBD twice a day and increasing the dose by the same amount after a week if you don’t get enough pain relief.
That recommendation may not be the same if you’re using CBD for another condition.
If you’re on any other medications, it’s important to know exactly how much, if any, CBD you should take.
CBD is usually well tolerated, but there’s still limited data on drug interactions. CBD could change the way a drug is metabolized, and there’s some evidence that it may interact with blood thinners, immune suppressant drugs, and antidepressants.
If you’re taking any other medications, speak to your doctor before using CBD.
It depends on how you take it.
Edibles, such as gummies, have to go through your digestive tract before they’re absorbed. By the time this happens, the actual amount of CBD that ends up in your system could be fairly low.
Another form, such as a tincture that you take sublingually, gets absorbed directly into your bloodstream, meaning it kicks in faster.
CBD onset time
Here’s a look at how long it generally takes to feel the effects of different forms of CBD:
- Edibles: up to 2 hours
- Tinctures sublingual sprays: 15 to 45 minutes
- Topicals: 45 to 60 minutes
- Vape products: 15 to 30 minutes
Re-dosing is one of the most common reasons why people end up taking too much of anything. If you take more too soon, you could end up with unwanted effects.
Again, CBD is generally well tolerated, even at high doses, but that doesn’t mean it’s harmless.
Taking too much could result in:
A recent animal study also showed that high doses of CBD may cause liver damage.
Start low and slow, and make sure you give the CBD ample time to work before taking more. The general rule of thumb seems to be sticking with a low dose for about a week before increasing it.
In general, the effects of CBD last from 2 to 6 hours, depending on how you use it, how much you use, and your tolerance.
To better understand how your body reacts to it, take some general notes when using CBD, including:
- the amount you took and how you took it
- when you started feeling the effects
- how strong the effects were
- how long the effects lasted
This information can help you decide how much to take next time, as well as when to take it.
Ready to dip a toe into the world of CBD? These tips will help to unsure your experience is as comfortable, safe, and effective as possible:
- Shop smart. CBD products are largely unregulated in the United States. Mislabeling and poor quality control, including significant discrepancies in strength and undeclared THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, are an issue. Only shop from trusted, licensed dispensaries.
- Ask a professional. A healthcare provider who knows your medical history is the best person to go to for advice about how much CBD you take. As knowledgeable as sales staff may be when it comes to CBD products, they aren’t healthcare providers. Your best bet is to consult both.
- Use it before bedtime.Drowsiness is one of the most common side effects of CBD. Unless your healthcare provider advises otherwise, using CBD at bedtime — or when you have time to chill if you need to — is a good idea, at least until you know how your body responds to it.
- Avoid vaping. Vaping has been linked to serious lung infections and even death, though it’s not exactly clear how or why. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating the risks of vaping, most government health agencies recommend avoiding vaping until we know more.
CBD is typically safe and well tolerated, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. There are several factors that play into how much and how often you should use it.
Until experts come up with clinical guidelines, your best bet is to talk to your healthcare provider, especially if you’re using CBD to manage a specific condition or regularly take a medication for a specific condition.
Is CBD Legal? Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled.
Adrienne Santos-Longhurst is a freelance writer and author who has written extensively on all things health and lifestyle for more than a decade. When she’s not holed-up in her writing shed researching an article or off interviewing health professionals, she can be found frolicking around her beach town with husband and dogs in tow or splashing about the lake trying to master the stand-up paddle board.
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