Last updated on September 27, 2021
Do you want to start using CBD but do not know how to start? You could instantly find some two-line answers when you google. But, if you belong to the insanely curious league like me, then you have clicked the right link. Smile at yourself and spend a few minutes with me!
We are aware that CBD is becoming more popular amongst different sections of the population. Not only as therapeutic support but also as a general health supplement.
This article on how to start using CBD would be appropriate for anyone who is planning to incorporate CBD into their routine.
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Where to start?
First things first, check out the National and state policies about the possession and use of cannabis-based products in the country that you are currently live. However, CBD is non-psychoactive and has been removed from the list of prohibited substances by the WADA, the composition of CBD products matters.
Numerous brands are competing to distribute CBD-based products. In the best interest of your personal safety, do check quality and third party testing. Some products could contain less CBD but labeled differently.
Therefore, the FDA keeps a check from time to time by warning companies that sell CBD illegally.
In the year, 2018 US Farm Bill loosened some restrictions. However, if the hemp plant exceeds 0.3% of THC, it is no longer termed as hemp but cannabis, making it illegal. As of December 2018, 33 states had decriminalized the use of most CBD products. Unfortunately, CBD is not legal in all 50 states.
When it comes to the EU, reports state that there is no harmonized EU law on cannabis use. There may be permissions required for medical and industrial use of Cannabis-based medicines that may have EU or national authorization.
In short, double-check the legal regulations of using and possessing CBD products in the country that you are currently living in.
How to start?
Start incorporating CBD into your routine at the start of the day. This could help you to feel the energy throughout the day. At the same time, you could also have your evening dose to optimize your sleep routine.
Quite simple to start.
Starting a CBD routine is rather simple. But you will end up having more follow-up questions.
We are aware that many kinds of formulations containing CBD are extensively available in the market. For example, edible gummies, pills, soft gel capsules, oral tinctures, topical creams, CBD oils, CBD vapes, crystals, etc.
Therefore you also need to have a clear idea about which is the best form of CBD that you would want to start.
What to start?
What CBD products to start is the next key question.
You need to begin right with the best choice. A feel-good experience would give you a head start for a new healthy lifestyle.
So, You have three best choices here.
The CBD Starter kit contains 5% CBD Oil, Mani Drops with CBD & Melatonin, and CBD Lip Balm. This bundle could be a simply great way to start using CBD.
The 5% CBD oil, is best suited for beginners with a low concentration. This can slowly help your body to experience the benefits of CBD. The Mani drops with CBD & Melatonin would help you fix your sleep routines as melatonin is the body’s own sleeping hormone. The nourishing CBD lip balm with Vitamin A and E can help you get rid of chapped lips.
The next best choice is CBD oil. You can start with a 5% oil and then gradually move up the scale as per your requirement and your experience.
Subsequently, you could gradually increase the strength of the oil and try 15%, and 20% range of CBD. CBD oil interacts with the body in a holistic style and distributes an overall therapeutic effect. Once you are used to the taste, feel, and experience, you could try other CBD products too.
Most importantly, note that Nordic oil CBD products have a non-detectable THC less than 0.03% in the US and less than 0.05% in the EU.
CBD crystals, on the other hand, are pure, isolated cannabidiol. The most advanced and innovative supercritical CO2 method of extraction is adopted to produce Nordic oil CBD crystals. It has higher solvency power, faster extraction time, and yields more cannabinoids that enhance health-promoting properties. Further, Nordic oil optimizes its filtration and purification processes to derive fine white powder of pure CBD crystals.
Nordic oil CBD crystals are derived from 100% certified organic hemp cultivation contain 0% THC, no terpenes, or flavonoids.
How to use CBD?
We have now arrived at the core part of the discussion. There are two aspects to look at it that would give us a perfect understanding and a scientific approach to start using CBD.
- Routes of administration
Routes of administration
You can use and consume oil in many different ways. In short, the sublingual form of taking CBD has an immediate effect for you to experience the taste and benefits of CBD.
There are different methods or Routes of administration of consuming CBD. They are:
- Oral ( through the digestive system): Edibles, Capsules, Pills, drops, and solutions
- Pulmonary routes through the lungs: Smoking, Vaping, Dabbing, using nebulizers, vaporization, etc
- Transmucosal: Sublingual, Intranasal, Ocular, Rectal
- Transdermal: Creams, Topicals, Ointments,
Among the several routes of administration of CBD, every method has its influence in the human body. But the most common practice of administration of CBD is through the sublingual form.
The sublingual form is taking medication through the mouth. Simply drop the CBD oil under the tongue, as it gets easily absorbed in the bloodstream through the mucous membranes. The bio-availability of CBD is better as it avoids the first-pass effect.
How much CBD should I take? is the most subjective part of the question. There is no one size fits for all; it varies from person to person. There are several aspects to precisely state a value. Bodyweight, metabolism, and more variables affect the dosage measure.
If you do not have any specific problem, you could simply start with the simple step-up method by micro-dosing.
Generally, Microdosing CBD oils sublingually can have an effect in the body for approximately 4-6 hours, and within 15-30 minutes of consumption of CBD, you can feel the experience. On this, you could increase the number of times that you want to take your CBD.
Or on the other hand, if you are using CBD for any specific condition, then your dosage requirement might vary.
As a good practice, after a three month CBD routine, take a couple of days or a week break, and then begin again. This will help the body to use up the stored CBD in the system and also improve tolerance. Moreover, restarting after a break will help you experience the full benefit of CBD.
In the same vein, when you know how to use CBD, you got to know how to store it as well. The storage of CBD is equally essential. All Nordic oil products have specific instructions about the dosage and storage as per the labeling standards as laid by the FDA.
Why use CBD?
According to studies, the endocannabinoid system is the most significant physiological systems used in enhancing human health. It initiates physiological processes that help in controlling various body processes like mood, stress, immune system, and the neurological system.
This is because Endocannabinoids and receptors are present in various parts of the body that includes the immune cells, connective tissues, organs, glands, and the brain. Their function is to encourage homeostasis at every biological level.
CBD is the naturally present phytocannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Hence, incorporating CBD into the body, they interact with the endocannabinoid system and modifies the enzymes and protein transport, and supports the body to achieve homeostasis.
When the body can attain this state of homeostasis, achieving overall health leaves a calming effect on the mind and body.
Who can take CBD?
- CBD is safe to be consumed by adults of any gender from the age of 21 onwards.
- CBD should not be consumed by pregnant or breastfeeding women and children.
- People who are under any other medication for a specific health condition should take professional medical consultation to avoid drug interactions.
Now that you have precise information on how to start using CBD, I am sure you are pretty confident to kick start your CBD routine.
I am eager to know how did you start using CBD? And what were your unique experiences?
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