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Common cbd questions

How to start using CBD


First, consistency is key when you’re looking for the long-term benefits of CBD. While some notice they slept a little better or recovered from workout quickly in the first week, others will tell you it can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks to notice results (and even sometimes longer). 


We suggest using it twice per day and starting with a low dosage and increasing it slowly. Most adults start with 10 mg per day and increase the dosage until desired results are achieved.  


If using a CBD tincture, check the Supplement Facts panel to determine the amount of mg of CBD per mL. In a 30mL bottle, 1ml can be measured by emptying the dropper, then squeezing the top completely and letting the dropper fill, which is 1mL. 

 

 CBD softgels provide a precise dosage per capsule as indicated on the Supplement Facts panel on the label.   


Many of our customers find success using it morning and evening as those are easy moments of routine – with your morning coffee, or after dinner while you’re getting ready for bed. 


Others notice the benefits by having a serving with lunch, and then again right before bed. One way to identify the dosage that’s best for you is to track your progress by keeping a journal to document your sensations over time. 


It’s important to keep in mind as you’re beginning your CBD journey that supplementing your wellness routine with CBD is not a “quick fix”. Similar to many wellness routines like mindful eating, yoga and exercise, it takes time for the benefits to be fully noticed. When it comes to providing long-term support for overall wellness, there are many contributing factors. With all of this in mind, let's dive deeper into how CBD works within your body and how long it takes to work.   

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How long does it take for CBD to work?

We are often asked, “Why does CBD take so long to do anything?” We’re here to help answer that question, but also provide the science behind it. 

CBD takes time to work because of how your body processes cannabinoids and how your endocannabinoid system (ECS) responds.   


Some might swear they felt instantaneous results from consuming  CBD supplements, it may take you a little longer to notice similar results. 


Everyone’s experience with consuming CBD is different. There is ultimately no right answer when it comes to the question of “how long will it take until I feel the effects of CBD.” The answer to this question lies in the way that our bodies process CBD as well as other cannabinoids. We all possess an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). All animals with a vertebrae do. 


The ECS is a lipid-signaling network that works as a regulatory system in your body. It assists in maintaining a sense of internal and external physical wellbeing by interacting with other bodily systems. The main function of the ECS is to help the body achieve homeostasis.  This lipid signaling system is involved in many important physiological functions in the central and peripheral nervous system and in the endocrine and immune systems. 


According to scientific journals, the ECS has been linked to supporting the proper functioning of processes involved with appetite, sleep, mood, and memory. Cannabinoids, including CBD, work in conjunction with the ECS to support a variety of bodily processes and can help our bodies maintain a sense of internal and external balance.  


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How Much CBD do I need?

An additional factor in the length of time it takes to notice the benefits of CBD is the starting point of your body’s systems and how much CBD you’re consuming. As suggested above in the how to get started section, we suggest following the serving size listed on any bottle of full spectrum hemp extract with naturally occurring CBD.   


We all exist at different states of wellbeing so for someone whose ECS needs a little more support than someone else’s it may take a while longer to see change. Or, you may need to change CBD concentration. 


Our products are labeled by how much CBD is in each mL to prevent confusion. If you’re looking for a more precise delivery system, liquid capsules contain an exact measurement in each capsule.  


The benefit of using a CBD oil is that you can increase (or decrease) the amount of CBD you’re taking each day based on how your body is responding to it.


If your week is extra stressful, it might be a good time to increase your frequency to 3x per day or have a little more in the morning and evening. If restful sleep cycles aren’t coming as easily as they used to, play with the times of day you’re taking CBD. Maybe a couple hours before bed works better, or maybe minutes before bed.  

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Why quality matters when picking a CBD product

There’s no two ways about it. Quality matters. Especially when it comes to things that you are going to be consuming and will potentially impact your bodily functions.  


Unfortunately, there are companies out there that don’t meet quality and concentration standards of the products they market to contain CBD. 


Sadly, some companies are taking advantage of the buzz around CBD and sell products that make claims about the potency and purity of their product without having any evidence such as third party lab testing to back them up.  


When it comes to our products you can rest easy. We have  all our products tested and verified by a third-party company and you can see those batch results via our website. A third-party lab tests every batch for things like heavy metals, pesticides, and solvents as well as running tests for potency ensuring that the amount of CBD listed on the label is exactly the amount that you will receive.


We are dedicated to providing the best products possible. Our products are tested numerous times before they ever reach our family of customers. Know you’re in good hands and you never have to worry about whether you’re consuming more (or less) than you intend to. 

  


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Dogs and CBD's

Additional Information

Cannabinoid Receptors

CB1 mostly in the brain and central nervous system. Also found in lugs, blood vessels, muscles, digestive tract & reproductive organs.

CB2 mostly in the peripheral organs - especially immune cells. Also found in the liver, bone marrow, pancreas, skin & brainstem.

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