Does CBD even work? How much do I take? Is all this CBD hype just a scam?
Most CBD novices ask themselves these questions. Without any prior knowledge, people sometimes go out on a limb and try a higher CBD dosage, yet they feel like they are not getting the most beneficial outcome.
In fact, there are a number of legitimate reasons why CBD might not be working for you. So before you throw in the towel, check and see if any of the following reasons apply to you.
Your CBD product isn’t from a reputable source
Due to growing popularity, the CBD market has attracted many newcomers introducing products for sale, some of which are not following proper labelling, or quality controls.
According to an article published in JAMA (Journal of American Medicine), a surprising 69% of CBD products were found not to contain the amount of CBD listed on the label. One way to avoid this is to only purchase from companies that have conducted third party lab tests and that publish those results prominently on their website. Make sure you are getting the right dose.
You need to give it more time
People expect instant results when taking CBD, but each body is different. If you’re using a topical CBD, and you don’t feel a result after 2-5 minutes, reapply more CBD on the same spot. If you’re consuming an ingestible, it may take up to a week or even longer of consistent usage, before feeling a difference.
You need to accumulate CBD into your system over time
Dosage varies for each person, based on factors such as overall size, body weight, and age.
The general rule of thumb would be to start with a low dose and slowly increase it over time to discover optimum results.
It may be useful to keep a journal logging your results against your dosage levels. Keep track and add any changes you may feel within yourself. Over a long period of time, you can find out if CBD is really for you.