When you’re just getting started in the vast world of CBD, there are a lot of products to look at, so much information to take in, and naturally, so many questions.
You want to get started with CBD, but you have no idea where to start. So, you pull out your laptop and search “best CBD oil”, and Google shoots back 69,600,000 results in less than 50 seconds––now you really don’t know where to start!
Well, lucky for you, we’ve been there too––we fully understand and empathize with this situation!
That’s why we’ve created a quick how-to guide for getting started with CBD.
It’s easier to understand than you think, and once you start to gain more knowledge, it will all fall into place and become second nature.
What Type Of Oil Will Work Best For You?
When you set off on your search for the best CBD product, you’ll need to take into account the different types of CBD oils used in products. There are three basic categories. Let’s breakdown each one, so you have a working knowledge of them all.
Full-spectrum: This type of oil consists of all of the plant’s compounds. This includes trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%), terpenes, essential oils, and of course, the CBD.
When all of these components are still present in the oil, they have the ability to work in harmony with each other––also known as the entourage effect. The only problem that there’s always the possibility of a false-positive drug test from those trace amounts of THC.
Broad-spectrum: This type of oil goes through the same process that full-spectrum does, except those trace amounts of THC are removed. This guarantees that you won’t have any false positives. It also provides peace of mind knowing that it contains no THC.
CBD Isolate: Isolate shares the fact that all traces of THC have been removed, so it’s another excellent choice for those who want to something completely THC-free.
What Type Of Product Fits Into Your Lifestyle?
This should be a significant part of the decision-making process because the product you choose needs to fit into your lifestyle. Think about it, if you have issues taking any kind of pills, then CBD capsules wouldn’t be the best option for you.
On the other hand, if you know that you’ve tried gummy vitamins before and they shuffled into your routine quite seamlessly, then CBD gummies may be a viable option. It’s all about you––your likes, dislikes, and what you hope to get out of the product.
The best way to figure out this piece of the puzzle is to ask yourself a few key questions. The first thing you want to ask yourself is what you want to get out of the product. What are you using it for? If you need more targeted relief for a specific part of your body, you might want to try a topical.
If you tend to become agitated quickly, you can look towards a CBD vape pen because they kick in the fastest. Vape pens have the added bonus of being super discreet!
How To Find The Right Company
Once you’ve figured out the type of oil you prefer and have a general idea of what kind of product you want, it’s time to look for a reputable CBD company. This is where most people tend to get overwhelmed because there are so many (more like thousands) of CBD companies out there, and they’re not all created equally!
That’s why the first thing you’ve got to do is make sure the company conducts independent third-party lab tests on all of their products. These tests should be easy to find, and most commonly on the product page. These tests confirm that the products have the potency and quality that they claim to be.
It also confirms that there are no harmful toxins, heavy metals, or pesticides. If you don’t see lab reports for the product you’re thinking about––abort and divert the mission! There are too many high-quality companies out there doing everything right!
Once you’ve looked into that part of the process, the next step is to check out some product reviews. Honestly, how many of us don’t Yelp a place before you go out to eat or order take out––exactly!
So, check out a few reviews, if the bulk of them are positive, you’re good to go! At this point, you probably feel like a CBD expert––kicked back feeling super confident about your purchase––but there’s still one more thing to discuss.
When you get the product in hand, you’re staring at it, and it’s blanky sitting there staring at you, waiting for you to make the first move––but you don’t know how much is enough!
How To Find The Perfect Amount
This is another common issue that people run into trying to figure out how much to take. It’s easier with some products like gummies because they are premeasured, but products like CBD tinctures can prove to be a little more challenging. The best approach is to start with small amounts and work your way up until you find the sweet spot.
It’s also a common belief that some people have to let the CBD build up in their system more so that their endocannabinoid system gets a little more stimulation and is able to accurately send the needed signals to the CB1 and/or CB2 receptors.
Also, it’s best to understand that different products have different activation times depending on the product’s bioavailability.
Things To Remember Through Your Journey
The CBD industry is growing at a rapid pace, and there’s always some new CBD information or knowledge on the horizon. There will always be sketchy companies out there, but with this handy guide, you won’t be swayed easily by companies that operate in questionable grey areas.
New experiences are always exciting, but new CBD experiences are that much more exciting because they hold the key to change!
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