There’s no question that cannabidiol, more commonly called CBD, is all the rage right now.
More and more people are turning to this seemingly “miraculous” substance for a wide array of issues from pain to skin issues, more energy and more.
The laundry list of touted benefits is pretty extensive.
Maybe you decided to jump on this “band wagon” to see what all the fuss was about.
So, you did your research, found a reputable brand, and made a purchase.
Then – you gave it a go.
You tried CBD oil.
In fact, you used it several times for a few days, or even weeks in a row.
Now your frustrated because you don’t “feel” anything.
At this point, you are likely frustrated, confused, and you may even feel like you were duped.
There is good news here – you aren’t alone.
The Tricky Part of Using CBD
One of the trickiest and most complicated parts about using CBD is finding the right dosage for YOU.
Also, CBD products are still in somewhat of a hazy framework between a medical and supplement status (with a few exceptions).
As a result, there aren’t any clear guidelines on what dosage is right for you, which means you may have to use the old-fashioned method of trial and error.
While this is the case, don’t give up just yet.
There are several factors you need to consider to determine the right dosage for your body.
When you get it right, you will not only feel the results, but also see them.
How are You Taking the CBD?
CBD, just like with any other medication, supplement, or vitamin, makes initial contact with your body via how you take it.
There are several options here:
- Salve (topical application)
- CBD oil
- Oral spray
As an example, the edible version of CBD, you take it in through your tongue and it moves trough your digestive tract, undergoing chemical breakdown in your stomach and then finally being absorbed when it reaches the intestines.
Some of the paths used take a bit longer than the others.
All this is dependent on the way you choose to consume CBD.
This difference is one of the leading reasons you may not feel anything from the substance right away.
What’s Your Body “Structure?”
Another factor that can significantly impact the effectiveness of the CBD product you take is your body structure.
This includes your height, weight, and general body composition.
For example, if you weigh 250 pounds and take the same dose as your 125-pound friend, it only makes sense they would see results before you.
The fact is, CBD is a highly lipophilic substance.
This means that it may dissolve in your fatty tissue.
As a result, your CBD may become trapped in specific areas of your body, resulting in it taking longer for the substance to be absorbed and for you to feel the results.
Have You Ever Used CBD Before?
This is true for anything – after you take a specific substance for any length of time, your body is going to build up a tolerance.
What does this mean?
That you are going to need more and more of it as time passes to help you achieve the same results and effect.
This is very common with prescribed medications and is one of the main reasons that doctors have to increase your dosage from time to time to make sure that the effects of the substance remain consistent.
This is also somewhat true for CBD, but mostly with isolates.
Studies have shown a full spectrum hemp extract profile does not require continual increases of dosages.
Do You Have any Unique Personal Factors or Background Issues?
This is where things can become even more confusing.
CBD affects everyone differently.
If you have another medical condition, or react to certain substances, you may not react to CBD the same way that others do.
For example, when you take antihistamines, do you fall asleep?
Or, do you have to take higher than normal doses of medicines to feel any effects?
Also, your genetics play a role in the way a substance moves through your body.
While there is going to be a day when personalized medicine is a “thing,” that day is not today.
The Bottom Line
Rather than trying to stick with standardized guidelines, make sure you keep all these considerations in mind.
Also, beginning with a lower dose of the CBD and then increasing it as time passes can help you establish the right CBD dose for your body, conditions, and more.
You will benefit far more greatly with a full spectrum product instead of an isolate.
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