Herb40’s Guide To Selecting The Best CBD Product For You
A vast majority of our customers want to know more about CBD, how it works, and which is the best CBD product for them. That’s why we have compiled together the most popular questions so you can understand more about CBD.
Table of content:
- What strength CBD should I buy?
- Important things to consider when buying CBD
- What is the difference between “Broad” and Full Spectrum CBD?
- Which CBD product is best for me?
- Can I take CBD if I am on medication?
Which one is best for your needs?
High strength, super strength, ultra-strength… with so many different types of CBD available, which one is best for your needs?
When you first start taking CBD, you’re advised to start low and go slow. This is because some people appear to metabolise CBD more slowly than others, and need only a low dose to notice an effect. Gradually increase the dose if you need to; you may want to revisit your dose each week, for example, until you find a level that works best for you. The CBD dose at which you finally arrive will vary depending on the strength of the product, how you respond, and the reason you are taking it. Full details here.
Important things to consider when buying CBD
Start small: When beginning with CBD, it’s best to start with a smaller dose. As with any new product, it is important to become familiar with how your body responds to CBD before increasing the dose. If you are new to CBD, we encourage you to start with the lower dose of 500mg CBD oil and gradually work your way up to the dose that works for you 2000mg (20%) CBD Oil.
Consistency: For newcomers, expect a huge change within minutes. CBD is not like that. An increased sense of peace and balance is fairly noticeable when taking these products in certain amounts. When you use CBD, you might need to consistently use it for a longer period of time for the endocannabinoid effects.
Size Matters: The right dose of CBD varies from person to person. Generally speaking, larger people may prefer a higher dose of CBD than smaller people. With CBD, you can easily scale up just a few milligrams at a time to meet your personal needs.
Understanding CBD Strengths: CBD requires some trial and error to get the right amount for your body. With patience and practice, you should be able to get to that “happy and relaxing point” within just a few days of working with it.
When looking for CBD: it’s important to compare the strength to the size of the bottle. This will give you a clear understanding of how much CBD you’re actually getting, compared to how much carrier oil is inside.
For example: if you had two bottles of 1000mg CBD oil – one 10ml and one 30ml, although they are the same strength, the 10ml is 10%, and the 30ml is 3.33%. This means you would need to take three times the amount of the 30ml oil to get the same equivalent of CBD as you would from the 10ml.
What is the difference between “Broad” and “Full Spectrum” CBD?
Full-Spectrum vs. Broad-Spectrum CBD: Which one suits you best? You’ll find CBD products in three forms: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate.
Full-Spectrum CBD: Full-spectrum CBD contains small amounts of all components of the cannabis plant. That means it can have trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Federally legal full-spectrum products will always have less than 0.3 percent THC. In states where cannabis is fully legal, you may also be able to find full-spectrum products with higher levels of THC.
Broad-spectrum CBD: This type of CBD does not contain THC. It does contain other components of the cannabis plant, though, so it won’t be 100-percent CBD alone.
Which CBD product is best for me?
This will really come down to personal preference on whether you want a product that has 0% THC or 1mg THC. While the THC present in Full Spectrum CBD is only in trace amounts, we believe customers should have all the information required to make the right purchase decisions.
Many scientists maintain that all of the natural components of cannabis behave synergistically to produce far greater results than any single compound.
Can I take CBD if I am on medication?
It is best to check with your GP or specialist physician if you are on long-term medication for a chronic condition. CBD does interact with the CP450 enzymes in the liver that are responsible for activating most ingested medications.
If your questions or concerns have not been addressed here, please see our CBD FAQ page.