CBD oil is one of the most popular natural remedies around today. Many people are turning to CBD oil because it offers many benefits without the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. However, there are some things you need to know about CBD oil before you start taking it.
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of over a hundred chemical compounds in cannabis plants. It has become very popular because it does not produce a high or euphoric effect. Scientific literature and CBD research find positive correlations between using CBD for pain relief, chronic pain, epilepsy, and stress reduction. The main reason is the way CBD binds to cannabinoid receptors found in the human body.
Trying to determine what strength to start with can be unclear, and we’ve compiled some tips below to help you on your wellness journey incorporating CBD.
#1 – Know the different types of CBD Oils
Two main types of CBD oil are derived from the hemp plant: Full spectrum CBD oil and isolate CBD oil. A full-spectrum CBD oil contains other cannabinoids (other compounds found in the cannabis plant) such as THC, CBG, CBN, etc., while CBD oil made from isolates contain only concentrated CBD and none of the other compounds found in the cannabis plant.
If you are concerned about how it will taste, full-spectrum CBD oil has a bitter, earthy, and grassy taste, while isolate CBD oil isn’t quite as strong or overbearing. The stronger the oil, the stronger the taste.
#2 – Tailor the Strength to What you’re using it for
CBD oil is one of the most popular ways people use cannabis today. But what you’re using it for and its strength makes a big difference in dosage.
There are hundreds of brands out there, each claiming different benefits. However, your dosage and strength depend on what you want from your product. There’s no standard strength or dosing advice for CBD products because different brands offer different amounts of CBD per serving. Check the bottle or container label to ensure you select and take the correct amount. For Nature’s Gem CBD oils, we have our product guidelines below.
#3 – Don’t Take Too Much At Once
If you decide to take CBD oil, ensure you don’t take too much at once and follow the recommended guideline from the product manufacturer. Without knowing how your body will react to CBD and other cannabinoids (found in full spectrum CBD oil), ingesting too much CBD can cause potential side effects, such as dry mouth, nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, drowsiness, lightheadedness, low blood pressure, and slight disorientation.
#4 – What Nature’s Gem CBD Oil Should You Purchase?
The guidelines below are specific to Nature’s Gem CBD Oil products only. There is a wide variety of other cannabis CBD oil products on the market; the below is specific to Nature’s Gem hemp-derived CBD products.
Regular Strength 500 mg Oil is suitable for people trying CBD Oil for the first time, are sensitive to medications, or small in stature. Starting dosage, to begin with, 1/2 to 1 full dropper.
Extra Strength 1250 mg CBD Oil is suggested for individuals needing more CBD in their dose due to injury, health conditions, surgery, life events, body size, or additional stress. Effective dose 3/4 – 1 full dropper.
Max Strength 2500 mg CBD Oil is for anyone wanting or needing a much stronger strength in their dose due to long-term conditions, chronic injury, surgery, etc. Starting dosage 1/2 to 1 full dropper.
#5 – How to Administer CBD Oil
Taking CBD Oil should be ideally taken under the tongue. The CBD is absorbed through the capillaries and is the quickest way for CBD Oil to enter the bloodstream.
If you don’t like the taste of the oil in your mouth, you can mix it in food or a beverage. This method will take longer to feel the effect, and because the oil has to go through the digestive tract, there may be a loss of CBD strength, requiring an increase in your amount.