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September 11, 2020

Should I Increase My CBD Intake?

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Author-Paaez-Coleman

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“Should I increase my CBD intake?”

If you aren’t feeling your CBD the way you want to, you’ve probably asked that question more than a few times by now.

If there’s one indisputable fact about people, it’s that we always want more. 

However, sometimes we think we need more but don’t. This can apply to many aspects of our lives, but in this case, the focus is on our CBD intake. 

CBD is like one of those hidden treasures you can’t get enough of once you experience the effects, especially if you’re doing it right. 

If you’re on the fence about your CBD intake, wondering whether or not you should up your intake, here are a few general questions you should ask yourself. 

Are You Achieving Your Overall Goal with CBD? 

We all set out to gain something distinct from our CBD intake. 

While some of us want the highly-praised relaxation effects, others look for it to take the edge off their day.

This is what you have to address by asking yourself if you’re hitting the goal you set out to achieve with CBD. 

If you find you’re not, then you have some things to consider. First, think about if you want to venture out and try different types of products. 

At the end of the day, some products don’t work as well for some people. This occurs for various reasons such as genetics, bioavailability, not using the product properly, and some other factors. 

Do You Include Healthy Fats with Your CBD Serving?

Whether you decide to stick with the same product or venture out into others, you should be including healthy fats with your CBD serving. 

Why? 

Because CBD is a fat-soluble compound that absorbs properly when it has fats to latch onto before fully absorbing into the bloodstream. Since our bodies are roughly 60% water, it’s not surprising CBD oil won’t absorb without some type of fat to bind to. 

If you prefer CBD tincture oils, look for one combined with a healthy fat already, like MCT oil. This takes the hassle out of having to ingest a meal or snack with those healthy fats you need to make CBD’s absorption more effective. 

If you don’t have a tincture formulated with some type of fatty oil, then you can indulge in a variety of fish, nuts, avocado, eggs, and much more. 

Overall, if you’re neglecting this step, you’re wasting your CBD, allowing it to only pass through without absorbing where it needs to go to produce.

Have You Given It Time to Build Up in Your System? 

If you’ve read a few of our blogs, you probably know CBD can provide such tremendous feats because it works with the endocannabinoid system to provide balance within the body. 

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) controls some of the body’s major processes, such as sleep, memory, appetite, reproduction, and mood. 

But some people don’t know our bodies produce their own natural cannabinoids whether you partake in any form of the cannabis plant or not. Naturally, we all have different levels of cannabinoids in our system. 

Suppose you’re someone who has lower levels of natural cannabinoids. In this case, you have to take your CBD every day and allow the cannabinoids to build up in your system. By doing this, you’re increasing the chances of effective signaling between the ECS, cannabinoids, and CB1 and CB2 receptors.

Tried It All and Still Not Feeling It? 

When it’s all said and done, you may have exhausted all options and still don’t feel satisfied with your CBD intake. 

If this notion hits home with you, you can look into increasing your CBD intake. Of course, this looks different from different products. 

If you take CBD tincture oil, you can start to increase your serving amount by taking an extra drop under the tongue and working your way up until you reach the desired effect. Or you can increase the amount of tincture based on the measurements lining the dropper. 

The most important thing to remember is you should slowly increase your intake to not pass up your “sweet spot.”

Another thing to keep in mind is you can switch up your product selection and get better results with different products. This has everything to do with bioavailability

Edible products are on the lower end of bioavailability because they have to go through the whole process of digestion. During this process, we lose a good portion of cannabinoids. You should feel the effects of edible products anywhere from 30 minutes up to 2 hours, depending on your body. 

Tinctures have higher bioavailability levels because they have a better chance of absorption under the tongue through the capillaries. You’ll feel the effects of tinctures anywhere between 30 minutes on up to 2 hours and depending on your body. 

CBD vape pens have the highest level of bioavailability because it’s entering the bloodstream through the lungs. You can feel the effects within a few minutes. This is a huge reason CBD vapes are gaining a great deal of attention right now. We all love instant gratification. 

Topicals are slightly different because you’re applying the cannabinoids directly to the area you’d like to see relief. The cannabinoids travel through multiple layers of skin before making contact with the distraught muscle and providing therapeutic relief. 

Things to Keep in Mind 

Your CBD experience is something that will always need adjusting as your tolerance levels increase and decrease based on intake and different product selections. 

The most important thing to keep in mind is you should always increase slowly and make sure you’ve asked yourself the question above. When you’ve subjectively answered these questions, you’ll feel confident in needing to intake your CBD. 

This is the fun part, trying different products and serving amounts! 

You’ll find your sweet spot and enjoy CBD in the way you set out to. You have your reasons for exploring CBD. Make sure you get the results you’re looking for by asking yourself a few key questions. 

Decided you need to up the intake?
Visit our site and check out higher concentration tinctures today! 

Did you know?

The strength of the CBD needed (500mg, 1000mg, and 1500mg) will depend on the dog.

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