Thinking about trying CBD? It’s hard to sift through all the information out there. Some is accurate. Some is wishful thinking. Some is fear-mongering (no, CBD does not get you high). But don’t let uncertainty stop you from exploring CBD’s benefits. This beginner’s guide can help you get started right now.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound made from the cannabis plant, specifically cannabis sativa. Yes, it’s the same plant that gives us marijuana and hemp. Marijuana contains THC, which creates a “high,” but hemp and CBD contain non-detectable levels or up to 0.3% in full spectrum products. At the federal level, hemp is legal in all 50 states, which means CBD is too.
Taking CBD carefully and consistently is associated with well-documented benefits, including:
It’s for you. CBD promotes emotional well-being, and who couldn’t use more of that? CBD is also recommended to treat symptoms in people with:
CBD works in alignment with your body’s endocannabinoid system. Keeping this system healthy is essential to regulating a wide range of processes including:
CBD’s benefits don’t usually appear with the first dose. Most people need to use it consistently for a week or two before they notice improvement. There is a loading phase with CBD products, so consistency is key. But since CBD works with the endocannabinoid system that is inseparable from well-being, I urge you to stick with it. There are tons of benefits we already know about and possibly many more to be discovered.
Everyone’s situation is different. We vary by age, weight, metabolism and so much more. That means the right dose for you might not be the best for someone else. Here are a few tips to get started:
CBD can be delivered in many forms. Make sure to choose the form you’re willing to take consistently as directed and is recommended for your symptoms.
The CBD market is unregulated, so you need to find a source you can rely on. Easy Day products are thoroughly tested and held to the highest standard. In fact, you can click to read the lab test results for every one of our products. You can trust the purity and dosage in everything we offer. (You’ll find some discounts, too).
CBD oils, extracts and topicals come in different strengths. We recommend you start low and work your way up only if necessary.
Full-Spectrum CBD products
Broad-Spectrum CBD products
Of course, you should check in with your doctor before trying CBD or any other supplement or medication – especially if you’ve been advised to avoid grapefruit.
While you can’t overdose on CBD, taking too much might give you side effects like drowsiness, sleepiness or low blood pressure. Higher doses are best taken at night and can assist in a better night’s rest which is crucial to recovery and maintaining homeostasis.
If you are concerned about taking a drug test at work, we urge you to check with your employer or a legal professional before you take CBD. While CBD products do not make you high, they can cause false positives on certain low-end tests.
You may want to do some research of your own, and make sure you’re clear on your reason for starting with CBD. If you decide to move forward, start with a low dose and adjust as needed to find the ideal dose for your individual chemistry. Check in with yourself each day to monitor your results.
That’s how I found the right CBD dose for my needs. Step by step, day by day. Now I have a far better quality of life and can focus my energies on helping others. Let Easy Day be the catalyst for the changes you want in your life. You can do it. And you deserve it. Welcome to Team Easy Day!
If you are ready, I suggest you start with our most popular oil, Classic Spectrum CBD.
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