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    by Jason Higgins November 24, 2020 3 min read

    Whether you’re first looking into it, have recently started taking it, or have enjoyed its benefits for a long time, you have your own reasons for turning to CBD. Maybe it’s to address PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, muscle recovery after your workouts or something else. No matter what your motivation is, using your CBD properly is key to getting the best results. Here are 5 potentially game-changing tips to get the most out of your CBD oil.

    #1 — Follow The Instructions

    Who reads instructions anymore? Well, I do. And you should, too. Especially if you’re using CBD oil, that’s designed to be taken under your tongue. You need to:

    • check the dosage amount and carefully measure it
    • put the dose under your tongue
    • hold it under your tongue for at least 30 seconds and as long as 90 seconds
    • swallow

    There are lots of salivary glands and capillaries under the tongue. Holding the dose there gives them time to absorb the CBD so it can make its way into your bloodstream and work for you. If you just squirt some oil into your mouth and swallow, it may never get into the bloodstream. That can delay and reduce your results.

    Taken correctly, CBD can:

    • reduce pain and stress
    • improve sleep
    • enable emotional well-being
    • help muscles recover faster and get stronger
    • lessen joint inflammation
    • help with anger management
    • cut down on seasonal allergy symptoms
    • prevent or reduce traumatic memories and flashbacks
    • stop nightmares or make them less severe
    • and more
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    #2 — Be Patient And Persistent

    Instant gratification is a big part of our culture. So I get it if you’re expecting that from CBD. But that’s not how it works. You need two kinds of discipline for success with CBD.

    PATIENCE — most people need to take CBD for at least a week or two before they start to see results. It also helps to pay careful attention to how you feel each day - body, mind, mood and energy level. That will let you notice any benefits as they happen. You might want to make some notes so you can track your results.

    PERSISTENCE — take the exact dose recommended and don’t skip or add extra doses for at least a week or two. Then you can make an accurate assessment of the amount you’re taking and adjust if needed.

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    #3 — Take CBD With Fats

    CBD is a fat-soluble compound, so our cells have to work harder to access its beneficial chemicals. The body absorbs CBD more easily if it’s accompanied with something high in fatty acids. (“High in fatty acids” also means “delicious” to many of us.) Try CBD with:

    • fish like salmon, tuna, sardines and trout
    • meat
    • eggs
    • nuts
    • avocado
    • olive, coconut, sesame and soybean oils
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    #4 — Find A Trustworthy Source

    The CBD market is unregulated, so sources and their products vary widely. Easy Day products are thoroughly tested. 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.

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    #5 — Consider Your Own Situation

    Everyone’s different, based on age, metabolism, weight, genetics, injuries and more. Your experience with CBD might not mirror anyone else’s. But that doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. Your body may need more time to start feeling the benefits, or more or less CBD.

    But we all have one thing in common. We want to feel our best, do our best and be our best. As a veteran of the special operations community I know this deep in my bones. And I bet you do, too. Look into our range of CBD oils and gels today and start making the most of your day.

    Jason Higgins
    Jason Higgins

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