If you’ve been reading online, you’ve probably heard of all the miracles that CBD gives, however you might not be seeing the same affects. In this article we look into the different reasons why CBD may not be working for you.
What is CBD?
CBD is also known as cannabidiol, which is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Unlike other elements found within the plant, CBD doesn’t get you high and is not psychoactive. This is what makes it safe and legal to take in the form of your choice. You can find many different forms of CBD available to help with pain, such as oils and gummies.
It does this, as well as providing a host of other beneficial effects, by promoting homeostasis within the body. This is essentially a healthy balance of all the elements needed to promote healthy living in humans.
Top reasons CBD may not be working
Poor Quality CBD
A low quality CBD product may be the reason that it’s not working for you. There are currently no regulations for CBD and this can mean that there is a chance that the product that you are using is of low quality.
One thing for you to check when purchasing any type of CBD is that there should be laboratory results for the batch in question that you are purchasing. All CBD supplies should have those to hand when you are deciding which product to go for. If they haven’t, stay clear, as you can’t guarantee the quality, quantity and ingredients of the product in question.
You can view all of our lab reports for Organic Relief here.
It takes time to build up in your system
When you first taking CBD you may at first be worried that it’s not actually working. The fact is that CBD does need time to build up in your system for you to start feeling its benefits. Our customers often report that it can take up to two weeks of taking CBD before they start to feel the full benefits.
Proper supplementation requires consistency and a certain level of commitment to uncovering the long-term effects.
Find the correct dosage for you
Taking into account that not one size fits all, here is some important information to consider when buying CBD oil.
- Start your CBD dosage low: Of course, your health condition and your weight and height will determine how much CBD oil you will need, but as CBD oil experts, we recommend you begin safe and start low.
- Increase your CBD dosage slowly: Once you have started your daily dose, it can take several days for your body to adjust to it, so it is suggested you continue with that dose for at least one week. If you’re not achieving your desired results after your first week, then begin to slightly increase your CBD oil amount. Only increase every 3-4 days until you notice positive effects. It’s a good idea to log and track your progress to help find your optimal dosage. If you think you have increased your dose too much and are experiencing nausea and headaches, then lower your dosage.
- Continue to make adjustments: It’s common that once you have found your optimal dosage, you may eventually develop a tolerance to it. So it’s all about safe experimentation. If you’ve developed a tolerance and are not achieving the results you once did, then make some adjustments; change how many times a day you are taking your CBD oil and at what time of the day.
How to ensure your buying quality CBD
If your looking to purchase CBD for the first time, then there’s a few things that we’ve listed below that c an help you to ensure your buying a high quality product!
- Ensure that you educate yourself on the different types of CBD products, and purchase the type that’s correct for you
- Always check the THC content
- Ensure the company has lab reports, and read them
- Check the companies reviews on a trusted source like Trustpilot
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you take CBD?
The most common way to consume CBD is by placing CBD oil directly under your tongue. This is due to the fact that CBD can easily be absorbed underneath the tongue through the thin mucous membranes there.
Is CBD a drug?
Due to it’s link to marijuana, some people may be worried that if they are taking CBD, they are taking a drug. The first thing to know is that in the UK CBD is completely legal.
When thinking about a drug, we typically think of narcotic or pharmaceutical agents. CBD has, at times, been leveraged in pharmaceutical formulas but is not a narcotic or medically controlled drug.
Is CBD addictive?
Once question we are often asked is, is CBD oil addictive? The answer is that CBD does not have an addictive effect, as it is not psychoactive. In the UK, CBD is made exclusively with the hemp plant, which does not contain THC. THC is the main psychoactive compound that is found in marijuana.
Does CBD increase your heart rate?
Adding CBD into your daily routine can help reduce your heart rate, as well as helping to improve your resting heart rate. The impact in the first few days may be steady as the body gets used to the effects of CBD. It may provide a sense of calm to the mind and could help reduce the heart rate and blood pressure, too.