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June 25, 2020

4 Reasons Your CBD Isn't Working


Paaez Coleman

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Ever feel like CBD products simply don’t work for you? Here are a few reasons you might feel this way, as well as how to correct them!

By: Paaez Coleman

It’s hard to believe in the power of something when it doesn’t work for you. You did everything right – you researched the product, looked at the third party lab reports, checked reviews, and still nothing! It’s understandable to be disappointed if you find yourself in this boat, but there are ways to remedy the situation. 

There are a few reasons your CBD might not be delivering the experience you expected. The good news is that some quick fixes will have you on your way to experiencing CBD the way nature intended! 

Brand Choice 

The most critical factor in this equation is quality. Did you purchase from a company that puts quality first? That, in itself, makes all the difference! There are thousands of CBD companies out there, so it’s easy to become distracted by one that’s cutting corners. 

If you don’t have much experience identifying which companies do and don’t play by the rules, here are some primary questions to ask when you’re looking for a reputable company that produces top-of-the-line products:

Where and how is the hemp grown? 

This is an important question, because it’s the baseline for that company’s entire product lineup. It’s best to look for hemp that’s been organically grown in the US. You can tell a lot about a company by the way they source their hemp. Some companies even collect rainwater to use on their crops!

Where are the third-party lab reports?

Unfortunately, all companies don’t follow a heightened moral code as they should. Some companies try to trick consumers with minimal and ineffective amounts of hemp oil – if any at all! Other companies might use cheap ingredients that are harmful at the end of the day. This is why third-party lab reports are vital to a successful CBD purchase, because they allow you to actually confirm what’s in your product. You want to make sure the product is free of pesticides, toxins, harmful chemicals and other dangerous ingredients.

What do the customer reviews look like?

Who doesn’t check out reviews in 2020? It’s no different with CBD! When you’re looking into a prospective product, read through the experiences of past buyers. Do they say that it’s effective? Are the reviews great for the most part? It goes without saying that a heap of bad reviews is probably a red flag. 

You’ll find that CBDfx hits all the marks listed above! We pride ourselves on our rigorous quality standards, and our products have thousands of positive reviews – highly recommended by all. Our hemp is organically grown in Kentucky, and we use the supercritical CO2 extraction process to ensure our CBD oil is pure and potent!

You Need More Cannabinoids 

There are over a hundred different cannabinoids in the hemp plant. When these cannabinoids are combined, they have the opportunity to work synergistically to produce a symphony of effects. These supporting cannabinoids are all similar in the sense of being non-psychoactive. Still, they all bring something unique to the table. If you’ve been using a particular CBD product that hasn’t been hitting the mark, you might need to increase the number of active cannabinoids. Look for products that combine CBD with CBG, CBN, CBC and others that are similar. 

If this sounds like a route you’d like to explore, there’s no better way to do so than with our Wellness 2:1 CBD Tincture Oil. This revolutionary product combines a 2:1 ratio of CBG to CBD with a blend of 18 proprietary terpenes. But we didn’t stop there; we also included Curcumin and Coenzyme Q10 for an unrivaled wellness boost. You’re more familiar with curcumin than you think. It’s the active ingredient in Turmeric, a potent and effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It works to boost your immune system and do much more. Coenzyme Q10 is a compound that our bodies naturally produce, but unfortunately, it slows with age. This compound is what our cells use to provide energy for our bodies. It’s also a potent antioxidant that protects against free radicals. With this combination of cannabinoids, terpenes and essential nutrients, you’re sure to feel the difference!

CBD Is Not “One Size Fits All”

One of the main reasons people give up on CBD before it has a chance to prove itself is because they don’t experiment with serving sizes or the range of bioavailability that different products offer. One of the products that proves more difficult to start with than others is the classic CBD tincture, since you have to start slow and work your way up to a serving that satisfies you. Also, keep in mind that some people experience CBD’s effects more powerfully once they’ve let it build up in their system consistently, over the course of days or weeks. The truth of the matter is that some of our bodies produce higher levels of endocannabinoids than others, which is why some people feel the effects of CBD much faster than others. 

For those who enjoy a pre-measured serving of CBD, our Original Mixed Berry CBD Gummies are a great option! Each gummy is pre-measured at 5mg, so it’s great for those who like precise serving sizes. You can start with one for a bit, see if that works, and increase as needed. Our gummies are created from CO2 extracted hemp oil, and they contain all-natural ingredients, flavorings and sugars! They’re good for you, and they taste delicious. Can’t go wrong with that! 

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Product Type

As you become more familiar with CBD, you’ll start to realize that each product has its own specific bioavailability. This refers to how your body absorbs cannabinoids and how quickly they enter your bloodstream. Basic product categories consist of topicals, tincture oils, edibles and vapes. Vapes have the highest level of bioavailability because the CBD is traveling straight into your bloodstream through your lungs. You get the effects you’re looking for in a matter of minutes! 

The product category with the next highest bioavailability is tinctures, because they are taken sublingually and absorbed by capillaries under the tongue, quickly entering the bloodstream that way. Edibles take a little longer because they have to be processed through your digestive system, and topicals never actually enter the bloodstream. Instead, they’re simply absorbed into your skin and provide effects that way. 

Our disposable CBD vape pens are popular because they are convenient and extremely effective. Our OG Pineapple Express CBD Pen w/ Terpenes is an excellent option for anyone looking for higher bioavailability levels, which equates to faster onset times. This pen contains 50mg of high-quality CBD and combines it with a terpene blend that provides its classic cannabis flavor profile! 

Don’t be discouraged with CBD if it doesn’t initially work the way you expected. The most important thing to understand is that you can’t expect to approach CBD as a “one size fits all” method. You have to find the products that work best for your body chemistry, and experiment a bit with your serving size to find your sweet spot! Once you do, you’ll see what all the fuss is about… because you’ll feel the difference!

Did you know?

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