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50 CBD Tips and Recommendations

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CBD Tips and Recommendations

CBD has taken the world by storm in recent years. It’s being utilized by consumers who are seeking relief from health conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, and more. Companies of all shapes and sizes have jumped on the bandwagon and are coming out with a variety of products, in everything from skin care, to food and beverages, to pet products, and beyond. If you’re unsure where to start when it comes to CBD, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are 50 CBD tips and recommendations to help get you started:

General CBD Tips

General CBD Tips

  1. CBD is safe and non-habit forming. The World Health Organization (WHO) claims that CBD is safe for consumption and doesn’t pose any risk for abuse.
  2. CBD won’t get you high. While both THC and CBD are cannabinoids, THC is the compound in cannabis that gets you high. CBD, on the other hand, won’t get you high and is non-psychoactive.
  3. There’s a difference between full spectrum and CBD isolate. Recent research shows that full-spectrum CBD creates an “entourage effect” that may be more effective than CBD isolate alone.
  4. Hemp-derived CBD is 100% legal. In 2018, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (also called the Farm Bill) legalized CBD. It must be derived from hemp and have no more than 0.3% THC.
  5. CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a biological system which plays many important roles in the human body. The interaction between CBD and the endocannabinoid system is also responsible for the potential effects of CBD.
  6. The quality of your CBD matters. As CBD has exploded in popularity, some companies have attempted to profit by selling low-quality CBD. That’s why it’s important to be able to identify high-quality CBD.
  7. Research the extraction method when buying. CBD can be made using various solvents, some of which could leave behind potential toxins. Look for CBD processed through ethanol or supercritical CO2 extraction, as these are the safest and cleanest methods.
  8. Look for organic, U.S.-grown hemp. The best CBD is extracted from organically grown hemp, which can be tracked to its cultivation source. This will help you avoid toxic substances like herbicides, pesticides, or heavy metals.
  9. Check the amount of THC the CBD contains. As mentioned above, CBD is legal only if it contains no more than 0.3% THC. Be sure to research how much THC is present in the CBD you choose.
  10. Check for third-party lab results when buying CBD. You should always make sure that the CBD you choose offers third-party lab results. These are often called a Certificate of Analysis, or COA.
  11. Side effects are generally mild. Side effects of CBD are rare and are typically mild when they do occur. Potential side effects may include tiredness or fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, changes in appetite or weight, and dry mouth.
  12. CBD likely won’t show up on a drug test. Since drug tests check for THC, CBD probably won’t show up on a drug test if it contains the legal limit of THC. However, if the product you’re using contains more than 0.3%, it might trigger a positive.
  13. CBD is non-habit forming. Research has generally found that CBD shows no risk of dependency or abuse and is not addictive.

Types of CBD

Types of CBD

  1. CBD oil is the most popular type of CBD. CBD oil tinctures provide an easy-to-use method of delivering CBD. They are versatile with a large variety of tinctures to choose from on the market.
  2. Capsules provide an easy, error-proof way to take CBD. CBD capsules are also quickly rising in popularity because, unlike CBD oil tinctures, they can deliver a consistent, error-proof dose.
  3. CBD topicals may help alleviate pain. CBD topicals are creams, balms, and lotions that have been infused with CBD and can be applied to your skin. They allow you to deliver a dose of CBD directly where you need it.
  4. Vaping CBD may provide quick relief. Vaping CBD is one of the easiest methods available to consume CBD. It delivers convenient and quick relief, but it may pose a few risks.
  5. CBD-infused products offer a delicious way to imbibe. CBD-infused products are consumable supplements that contain CBD and come in the form of chocolates or tasty chews.
  6. Oral sprays offer a new way to take CBD. Oral spray is a tincture that comes in a spray instead of with a dropper. This means that you lift your tongue and squirt a few sprays into your mouth rather than using a dropper to drop the liquid under your tongue.
  7. Other types of CBD products are gaining in popularity. Other types of CBD products, such as CBD patches, CBD syrup, CBD gummies, and CBD powder can be an enjoyable and tasty way to take CBD.

CBD Dosage Tips

CBD Dosage Tips

  1. There is no official serving size for CBD. CBD affects people differently, based on weight, age, gender, and a variety of other factors. Therefore, there is no one-size-fits-all dose.
  2. Start small. It’s always a good idea to start with the lowest recommended dose of CBD and then work up from there until you begin to feel the effects. Stick with the lowest effective dose once you find it.
  3. Stick to the current recommended starting dose. Your starting dose should be 1 to 5 milligrams of CBD per 10 pounds of body weight. Start here and gradually increase.
  4. Give it time. Start with the lowest recommended dosage and give it three to seven days. If you don’t notice any effects from the CBD, you can increase your dose by one to five milligrams and take this higher dose for another three to seven days.
  5. CBD can be used daily. Having daily servings of CBD oil helps keep a regular level of CBD in your system.
  6. Ask your doctor for recommendations. It’s always important to speak with your doctor before starting a new supplement, and that includes CBD. CBD may interact with some medications and may affect those with certain health conditions differently.
  7. Higher doses may not be as effective. The effectiveness of CBD seems to work on a bell curve. A study performed in 2019 found that doses of 300 milligrams of CBD were effective for study participants, while doses of 150 and 600 milligrams were ineffective.
  8. The risk for overdose is very low. A 2011 review found that even mega-high doses of up to 1,500 mg a day didn’t harm study participants.

Conditions CBD May Help

Conditions CBD May Help

  1. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. Multiple studies, including a study performed in June 2016, found that CBD may have anti-inflammatory properties that may help treat a wide array of conditions.
  2. CBD may help alleviate pain. CBD interacts with the body’s vanilloid receptors and may help lower inflammation and pain levels, according to a study published in Current Neuropharmacology.
  3. Researchers have found CBD may be effective at reducing epilepsy. A study published in May 2018 in the New England Journal of Medicine showed CBD may be effective at reducing the number of seizures in people with a specific form of epilepsy.
  4. CBD may help relieve anxiety. A study published in October 2015 in Neurotherapeutics found that CBD holds potential as a possible treatment for multiple anxiety disorders.
  5. CBD may help to slow the growth of cancer. CBD may slow the growth of cancer cells, according to the American Cancer Society.
  6. CBD may act as an anti-acne agent. A study published in July 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation may be able to help treat acne, likely because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
  7. Researchers found that CBD may lower blood pressure. Researchers in England gave CBD to a small group of young men and discovered one dose of CBD reduced blood pressure by 6 mmHg among study participants.
  8. CBD may be effective in treating addiction. A study published in June 2017 in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research suggested that CBD may be a viable alternative to opioids for treating pain.
  9. CBD could play a role in treating diabetes. A study published in February 2012 in the American Journal of Pathology suggested that CBD could help improve outcomes for people with diabetes.
  10. Studies suggest CBD may help sleep. Research, including a 2014 study on adult male Wistar rats, has shown that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.

CBD Cooking Tips

CBD Cooking Tips

  1. Feel free to experiment. When it comes to cooking with CBD, the sky is the limit. Experiment with both savory and sweet items to discover the recipes you like best.
  2. Watch the temperature when cooking with CBD. High temperatures can burn off some of the potency of the CBD. Instead, keep the temperature below 350 degrees or add the CBD after cooking other ingredients.
  3. CBD needs to be infused into a fat or oil-based ingredient. CBD oil should be mixed with a fat, such as butter, coconut oil, or olive oil, when using it for cooking.
  4. Start small and work your way up. You can always add more CBD to your dish, but it’s difficult to take it away once you’ve already dropped it in. Start small and work your way up to avoid ending up with a too-strong CBD flavor.
  5. Keep the overall dosage in mind. Think about how potent you want each consumable to be and choose the amount of CBD you add accordingly.
  6. Mix CBD into drinks. CBD can also be added to your favorite beverages. Infuse it into beverages such as tea, water, and even coffee.

Tips for Using CDB with Pets

Tips for Using CBD with Pets

  1. Start small and work your way up. Similar to people, it’s a good idea to start your pet with a small dose and then work your way up until you begin to see effects.
  2. Monitor your pet. It’s important to keep a close eye on your pet when beginning to dose him with CBD. Monitor his reactions and adjust your dose from there.
  3. Consult with a holistic veterinarian. A holistic veterinarian can help you determine if CBD is right for your pet and recommend the best starting dose.
  4. Choose high-quality CBD. When choosing CBD for your pets, always look for high quality and well-known brands. Be sure to ask for an ingredient analysis label, avoid additives and fillers, and stick to organic CBD whenever possible.
  5. Choose the right kind of product for your pet. When treating your pet with CDB, use tinctures, topicals, or consumables. Never use smoke or inhalation.
  6. Watch out for potential side effects. Side effects may include becoming too sleepy or sedated. If your pet has any additional reactions, such as trouble walking, take him to the veterinarian right away.

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