With so many products on the market, it can be hard to know where to begin when it comes to CBD. Here are a few helpful tips for getting started:
Consult your doctor. The most important thing to keep in mind is to always consult your doctor or healthcare provider when it comes to introducing new supplements or products into your daily regimen. Keeping your doctor well informed will also help determine the best course of action to deal with various health concerns and can help predict any potential interactions with drugs you may be taking.
Find your right product and dosage. It’s important to remember that everyone’s experience with CBD will be different. Some people may experience benefits from small dosages whereas you might need to take more to feel the desired effects. Different products such as sublingual tinctures, gummies, and topical oils all have different ways of being absorbed by the body. Topical applications are great for localized relief of sore muscles and joints whereas capsules go through the digestive system to be ultimately metabolized in the liver. Holding a CBD tincture under your tongue for a minute or two will allow for quicker absorption through mucous membranes under your tongue which allows CBD to bypass the digestive system and be metabolized faster. Knowing what you want to get out of your experience with CBD will help you greatly in determining which product is best for you.
Use CBD to supplement, not replace. Like we mentioned before, CBD is not a drug. If your healthcare provider has prescribed medications or treatments, it’s never a good idea to change your routine without first consulting them. Which brings us back to our first tip: talk to your doctor! Ask them how you can start introducing CBD to your healthcare routine safely and effectively.
Do your research. Since there are so many products are on the market, it’s important to find reputable companies that offer third party COAs on their product. These will show that the product contains the amount of CBD they’re claiming and that it also does not contain any detectable THC.