Every experienced user has their own CBD routine.—
The industry is moving at a rapid pace and gaining more momentum by the day. Today, many people are hopping on board to see how this super compound can enhance their overall quality of life.
Most people associate CBD with drowsiness and think that’s the intended effect, but that’s not always the case.
In fact, when you find your “sweet spot”, CBD won’t leave you groggy or tired, but instead, focused and motivated.
If your CBD routine is tiring you out, check out some helpful tips below that’ll help you understand why it’s happening and how to fix it.
Finding Your Ideal Amount
Trying to figure out how much CBD to take can be an enormous challenge, especially when it comes to certain products. Some products are a little harder to figure out, while others are created with this convenience in mind for the consumer.
One of the more conventional products that people started out with is CBD tincture oils. While this type of product boasts impressive bioavailability rates, and even more remarkable results for the consumer, it’s one of the harder ones to conquer.
Not saying it’s impossible, but it takes experimentation and patience. If you start off taking large amounts, you might experience undesirable side effects such as fatigue, decreased appetite, and gastrointestinal problems.
That’s why we recommended you start slow with any CBD product and work your way up.
Most tincture oil droppers are marked with measurements to see exactly how much the dropper contains before you place the oil under your tongue. There’s no “set” amount to start with because CBD doesn’t work with a one size fits all approach.
You can decide how low you’d like to start, ideally around 5-10mg, and then working your way up as needed.
Many factors influence how CBD reacts to your individual body composition. Factors include body weight, body chemistry, desired results, tolerance, as well as the concentration of the product—this all plays a part in how CBD affects your body.
Different Approaches for Different Products
When trying to figure out the “ideal amount,” you have to consider what type of product you’re taking.
We talked about CBD Tincture oils and how they are a tad more challenging in this area. Still, other products like CBD gummies are much easier to figure out because they are pre-measured.
For example, CBDfx Gummies contain 5mg of CBD in each gummy. So, if you’re taking two a day, you know that you’re intaking 10mg daily, and you can eat more gummies until you reach your desired results.
Keep in mind when you’re taking CBD regularly, you’re going to build a tolerance to it. Which means the process of finding your ideal amount is a continuous one. Once you find your “sweet spot” you’ll find that it’s not as effective, and you can slowly increase your mg level until you reach the desired effect.
If you have a vape pen, it’s a little hard to say precisely how much CBD you’re getting from each pull, but we can assume the amounts are much smaller. If we had to guess, we’d say around .5mg-1mg per pull, but it depends on the total concentration of the pen.
It’s still easy to gauge because you can work off the number of pulls you take and associate it with your “serving amount”.
Consider the Concentration of the Product
Always keep a product’s concentration amount in mind when taking any CBD product, especially if it’s a new product you’re just getting acquainted with.
Maybe you’re used to taking a 500mg tincture, but you decide to increase the amount 1000mg. You wouldn’t approach the 1000mg tincture in the same way you’ve been approaching the 500mg tincture.
You’ll need to start the process all over again, starting slow and working your way up.
This process applies across the board anytime you explore products with higher concentrations.
Since finding your ideal amount of CBD is a process that takes a little bit of time, it’s essential to understand how to manage the effects of CBD during this process. The number one precaution would be not getting behind the wheel after taking CBD because there’s a possibility that drowsiness can occur and that would be very dangerous!
Let CBD Build Up In Your System
CBD can produce such amazing effects within our bodies due to the relationship between our endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the cannabinoids found in CBD. These cannabinoids work with the ECS system to send signals to the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Each of these receptors is responsible for communication with different systems within the body with the ultimate goal of homeostasis. All that means is that all of these elements work together to keep everything balanced and functioning in a way that benefits you the most!
For some people, CBD works better when it has time to build up in your system a bit. When it has a chance to build, it stimulates your endocannabinoid system, which makes it more receptive to communication from your CB1 and CB2 receptors. This is what allows the compound to have higher success rates.
Try CBD Products that Boost Energy
If you’ve ticked all the boxes and your CBD still has you groggy you can find CBD products that boost energy.
One of those ingredients is CBG (Cannabigerol). It’s very similar to CBD in that it’s non-psychoactive while producing therapeutic effects. However, there’s one main distinction being that it holds uplifting and energizing effects. Some companies (ourselves included) have created tinctures that combine the powerful effects of CBG and CBD.
The end result is a tincture that’s excellent for daytime use, providing the consumer with the peace of mind that drowsiness won’t overtake the effects they feel.
Some other popular ingredients are L-Theanine, Teacrine, Taurine, and GABA, which all boast the ability to provide natural energy without the crash and provide a nice balance with the combined effects of CBD.
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