Does CBD Work?
Have you tried CBD and and then asked if it really works? Well there is evidence that CBD does work for certain conditions. There is high evidence that shows that it can help with sleep disorders, inflammation, chronic pain and anxiety. There is moderate evidence that shows CBD can help with focus and energy levels. And there is no evidence to show that CBD helps cure cancer or is beneficial for skin issues.
Here are some reasons that you might think CBD does not work for you:
You may be taking the wrong dosage
Since CBD is not regulated by the FDA, there is no official guidance on how much you should take. Many manufacturers will put “recommended dosage” instructions on their products. However, these are just guesses based on what other manufacturers suggest. We always tell our customers when they first start taking CBD to start out low and increase up every two or three days until you achieve the desired results. All of us are different and will metabolize the CBD differently. While one person may get the desired results with half a dropper full of tincture, another person may have to take a full dropper twice a day for the same results.
Also, make sure you pay attention to the amount of CBD in the different products. For example, one brand of gummies may have 5mg of CBD per gummy and another brand may have 25mg of CBD per gummy.
Make sure your expectations are reasonable
As mentioned above, there is high evidence that taking CBD does help with certain issues. If you think that CBD is going to help with something that there is no evidence of it helping, then you will probably feel like it is not working. Also, the key word here is “help”. CBD does not cure any conditions. It helps to reduce your symptoms.
You have not taken it long enough
The healing that comes from CBD is a slow and subtle process. You are not going to take CBD one night and wake up the next morning completely pain free. It takes time for the body to heal itself. And CBD is a powerful, natural tool that helps the body heal itself much better than other prescription or over the counter medications. We tell our customers to try CBD for at least 30 days before deciding about whether to continue using it. If after 30 days, you are beginning to see results but not quite where you want to be, increase the amount you are taking and give it another 30 days.
You may need to change your method of consumption
There are several ways to take CBD. There are tinctures that you put under your tongue. The CBD gets absorbed directly into your blood stream. There are capsules or gummies that you must digest and there are vape oils that you inhale into your lungs.
The quickest way for CBD to be absorbed into your system is through vaping. But there are other health risks associated with vaping. So, we only recommend vaping CBD to help stave off panic attacks or anxiety attacks. Vaping CBD will give you a quick relaxing feeling. But it doesn’t last long. Just long enough to calm you in a high stress situation.
Taking CBD drops sublingually, or under the tongue, helps the CBD get absorbed directly into the bloodstream. This is quicker than taking a capsule or gummy that must digest. If you need help falling asleep or relaxing at night, this would be a good option.
And finally, taking the CBD capsules, gummies or other edibles is a good way to get a consistent dose of CBD every day.
So, if you are not getting the results you want to get, try switching up the method or even combining methods.
The bottom line is there are many different brands, formulas, and types of CBD to consider. Getting CBD to “work” takes time, patience and research. We offer the most popular brands and many different options for our customers. We are certain that with time and patience you can find the right fit for you. We would love to help you if you have questions or concerns.