You’re ready to give your first CBD product a try, but there’s one small problem. There are so many CBD products out there that you have no idea where to begin. You’ll find creams, drops, vapes, soaps, and tinctures, just to name a few. To make your life easier, let’s cut the guesswork out of buying your first CBD product.
Choosing your first CBD product
Let’s not make this more difficult than it has to be.
When you’re buying your first CBD product, consider how you want to ingest your CBD. For example, you might be a recovered smoker who doesn’t want to dabble in vaping.
Simple. Stay away from the vapes.
Now you’ve narrowed your options down to edibles, creams, tinctures, and other non-vapes.
Or, you might be on a specific diet that asks you to stay away from sugar or other processed snacks.
You can disregard the edibles since most of them are sugary snacks.
The first step is simply limiting yourself to CBD products that you’re willing to try, and eliminating the ones that you’re uninterested in.
Methods of taking CBD
Your next step is thinking about how quickly you want your CBD dose to affect you. CBD doesn’t affect everyone the same way and the method of ingesting your CBD plays a big factor. You only begin to feel the effects of CBD when it hits your bloodstream.
To determine the speed of when the CBD will hit your bloodstream, consider how many layers it needs to go through before it can hit your bloodstream.
Here is a quick guide, from the fastest to the slowest:
- Vape (fastest, because it goes from your lungs to your bloodstream).
- Sublingually (also fast, because it goes to your varicose veins through your salivary glands).
- Edibles (slow because it needs to pass through your digestive system).
- Topical (slow because it needs to move through the layers of your skin and lipids).
Dosage of CBD
You’ll also notice that certain packages of CBD will show the concentration of CBD inside the product, which can be confusing for a beginner.
Remember that finding your correct product and dosage isn’t something that you’ll figure out overnight. You might go through several products and dosages before you find the sweet spot.
Start with a product that contains a lower dose. For example, if you’re going to buy gummies, buy the gummies with the lowest dose to start off. Take one gummy and see how you feel. If you’re not feeling the effects of CBD, take two gummies at your next dose.
If you still don’t get your desired effects, your next purchase should be the same product at a higher concentration.
Keep in mind that several things do affect how you feel while taking CBD. If you’re taking medication or eating before you take your CBD, it can dilute the effects or slow it down.
Choosing your first CBD product
To wrap this up, when you’re buying your first CBD product, choose a method of ingestion that you’re comfortable with. Consider how slowly or quickly you want to start feeling the effects of CBD. Lastly, start with a lower dose and increase it until you find the dose that works for you. That magic dose is different for everyone, so be patient when working on yours.
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