By now, you have definitely heard of CBD. That is unless you’ve been living in some remote corner of the world with no outside influence at all.
CBD has been making waves in the healthcare world. It can help with appetite, pain, depression, anxiety, and even inflammation.
You may be considering trying CBD for your own symptoms. If so, you’re going to want to avoid making these CBD mistakes many users make the first time.
Common CBD Mistakes
CBD consumption may seem like common sense at first. But there are several ways you can accidentally ruin your experience. You can use too much or too little or even purchase the wrong product for your needs.
One of the most important parts of using CBD is often overlooked. Keeping a CBD journal.
1. Not Keeping a CBD Journal
Keeping a CBD journal can really help you keep track of the CBD you use. Why do you need to keep track of your use? Well, by keeping a journal you can easily see how much you’re using and how often.
In your journal make a habit of noting the date, time, dosage, and brand of CBD. It can also be helpful to record how that dose made you feel and the effect it had on your symptoms.
This can help you adjust your dose if needed, or to determine if a certain type of CBD works better for you. You can also use these to easily show your doctor how CBD is working for you.
A CBD journal is an excellent way to monitor if you’re taking the right dose for your symptoms
2. Taking the Wrong Dose
If you were prescribed a conventional medication you would likely check the label for dose instructions. The same should be true for CBD. On many CBD products, a recommended dosage will be somewhere on the label.
You should also consider any information your doctor gives you. Your doctor may want you to take less or more than what the package suggests.
If you’re not taking the right dosage you may get undesired effects. It may not work for you at all if you’re not taking a big enough dose.
The dosage you need will also vary according to the type of CBD you’re taking.
3. Not Choosing the Right Type of CBD Product
There are many different types of CBD products. There are tinctures, oils, ointments, balms, raw flower, vape, edibles, and many more CBD products. Each product is more effective on different kinds of symptoms.
A tincture is more suitable for those suffering from epilepsy, and chronic pain. Ointments and balms can be used for skin diseases and irritations. You can use CBD oil for diabetes treatment, and even depression and anxiety.
But even when keeping this in mind, if you don’t pay attention to the products label you could end up having an undesirable first experience.
4. Not Checking the Label
Lots of people make the mistake of not checking the label of their CBD products before using it. This can lead to an undesirable experience when using your product.
The label will be able to give you a lot of information. Like whether your product is full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate.
Full-spectrum CBD contains all terpenes found in hemp including up to .03 THC. Broad-spectrum CBD contains all terpenes except for THC. CBD isolate is exactly as its sounds, it is just the isolated CBD terpene.
The label will also give you a short summary of its lab test report. But you should definitely check out the full lab testing document.
5. Not Checking the Lab Test Report
When choosing your product ask to look at lab test documentation. These documents will show you a variety of information on everything inside that product.
Lab reports can also show you the potency of the product. They will also show you how much CBD and THC are present in the product.
Besides that, you don’t want to pick out the perfect CBD gummies, only for them to make you sick because of a pesticide used on the hemp.
6. Not Checking the Country of Origin
If you’re buying from a dispensary, you might not have to worry about this as much. But best practices dictate checking the label for the origin of the product. Many countries do not regulate the chemicals that can be used as a pesticide.
Hemp is a bioaccumulator, meaning that the plant will absorb all chemicals it comes into contact with while growing. You should typically avoid and CBD products with hemp originating in Asia. Asia has no restrictions on the types of pesticides that can be used on crops.
7. Expecting Immediate Results
Just like with other medicines CBD takes a little bit of time to work. Some people expect CBD to work immediately and have a long-lasting effect. This, unfortunately, gives many first time users a misconception that CBD doesn’t work.
To notice real progress, just a little patience is needed. After about a month of consistent use, you should begin to be able to feel a difference. Consistent use of CBD is about what you no longer feel.
More About Common CBD Mistakes
A lot of people confuse medical Marijuana with CBD. CBD is a hemp plant, the difference between marijuana and CBD is the amount of THC they contain. CBD will always contain less than .03 percent THC.
Because of the low percentage of THC, CBD doesn’t give you the psychoactive effects that marijuana does.
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