There’s no doubt about it, for those new to CBD, the landscape of products and information can be a confusing mire of mystery. Where do you start? Who can you trust? Here to dispel the curious world of CBD mythology, we endeavour to inform and cast aside any misinformation you may have been unsuspectingly subjected to on your travels.
Today we seek to combat the objections posed by those who may have used CBD once and said “it didn’t work”.
From choosing the right product to understanding the correct dosage, let’s take a look at how to correctly use CBD.
WHY ARE YOU USING CBD?
There are a number of reasons as to why someone might say that when they tried CBD it didn’t work. From buying cheap CBD oil at the market to using an incorrect dosage, there may feasibly be times when the aforementioned statement may well be true. As you wonder as to whether you should take the plunge and try CBD for yourself, it may seem a silly question, but have you thought about why you may want to introduce this food supplement to your daily diet? Just because your best buddy Bobby swears that CBD helps him chill out in the evening, his circumstances — be they height, weight, diet, or even occupation — may differ to yours, which means that you won’t necessarily experience exactly what your friend experiences.
The takeaway here is to drill down on why you want to take CBD, following on from your own research. From there, stay tuned to those factors at play, keeping note of your progression.
HAVE YOU SET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF CBD TOO HIGH?
If you choose to vape CBD e-liquid or use sublingual CBD oil, your reason for doing so may simply be based on recommendation alone. Is that justified? From CBD blogs to enthusiastic noises from your nearest and dearest, it may be important to understand the difference between anecdotal evidence and science.
Anecdotal evidence is often formed from one-off reports of use, that don't necessarily adhere to any structured observation or methodology. As opposed to the sterile setting of a laboratory, where every move and molecule may be recorded, external factors that influence and shape our environment can rarely be something we control. Who knows what effect that super berry smoothie that you consumed on your way to work went on to influence your day? Whilst anecdotal evidence may provide insight for onlookers seeking advice, it is essentially the point-of-view of an individual that can be given at any one time, which in turn may have several environmental variables that differ to yours...
‘Scientific evidence’ is, of course, most often conducted within the confines of a laboratory — variables and environments recorded methodically and systematically in the attempt to attain a conclusive result of some kind. When the subject at hand is fully understood and the results of experiments show consistent conclusions, the authoritative voice of science consequently nods its head of approval.
Unfortunately, as CBD is 'new', very little confirmed reports and research has been carried out; let alone supported by governing bodies. Therefore, reading one article and feeling like you know it all is many yards from the mark.
DID YOU GIVE CBD ENOUGH TIME?
Like many things in life, giving CBD a fair chance is a highly valuable exercise to undertake. Because CBD helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle, using CBD vape oil or CBD oil drops regularly is wholeheartedly recommended.
Try using your CBD every day for a week and see how you get on. Whether you choose to use CBD just before you go to bed or want to intersperse your use throughout the day in doses for the morning, noon and night — the choice is yours.
You can also read our blog looking at the best times to take CBD to see if there is anything you can find useful in setting up your own routine.
ARE YOU USING THE CORRECT CBD DOSAGE?
Administering the correct dosage of CBD oil can often be something overlooked by those new to the food supplement. Depending on which kind of product you choose will play a part in how often and how much CBD you consume.
One of the best ways to get your daily dose of CBD oil is by choosing sublingual drops. 3 drops held under your tongue for 90 seconds 3 times a day is all you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you’re new to CBD we would always say start on the lowest concentration of CBD (100mg) and work your way up in strength over time depending on whether you feel you need to or not. Just because your friend uses a 1500mg strength CBD oil doesn’t mean you have to.
Another popular way to consume CBD is by vaping CBD vape oil/e-liquid. It's important to note that the concentration of CBD your body absorbs when you vape will be less than CBD oil, which means that you will have to vape more frequently to achieve a like-for-like concentration when compared to taking drops.
HAVE YOU TRIED FLAVOURED CBD?
If you’re keen on helping maintain healthy bodily functions by using CBD, but find that the naturally herbaceous flavour is proving somewhat of a stumbling block, then a flavoured CBD product may be the answer to your problems. We provide an excellent range of flavoured CBD e-liquids that are perfectly suited to those looking to maintain their health with a sweet-tasting vape. Available in a variety of strength concentrations and flavours, there should be something to take your fancy.
Similarly, if you’re looking for a completely natural way to consume flavoured CBD vape oil, then our range of CBD e-liquid infused with terpenes will be just the ticket. From pine trees to pears, terpenes are the natural oils that provide fruits, flowers and herbs with their distinct aromas.
TRY OTHER WAYS TO USE CBD
While we’ve mentioned CBD e-liquid and CBD oil drops as some of the best ways for your body to absorb CBD, it is, of course entirely plausible that neither of those options will be preferable to you. If you’re looking for an alternative way to get your daily dose, then absorbing CBD through the body’s largest organ (the skin) may be an option that you’d like to explore.
Quickly becoming a popular way for consumers to use CBD, many top brands have started to produce skincare and self-care pampering products that are infused with CBD: from moisturisers, to bath bombs, to even make-up. Consider what you use as part of your daily routine and see if there is a counterpart just fits your style.
ALWAYS BUY THE BEST CBD PRODUCTS
A brand you can trust is more important than ever. As the popularity of CBD increases, the number of companies looking to make a profit from the boom means that sourcing the very best products is more important than ever.
You may think that all CBD products are the same. However, depending on the quality of the hemp used, how the CBD molecules have been extracted, and what kind of oil they are blended with, certain factors will all play a part in the overall quality of the CBD that you buy. Always look for reviews online and listen to what other customers are saying — a well-reviewed CBD seller is a reputable CBD seller.
Consider the price you are paying. Avoid the temptation of buying cheap CBD and stick to always buying the best products, even if you have to pay slightly more! There's a reason you can buy CBD tablets in Savers for just £1.
For personal help and advice on using CBD, or to discuss our range of products in further details, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We're here to help.