CBD For Beginners
When you start looking into CBD, it can end up being a minefield & completely overwhelming, because everywhere you look you’ll be given different information. This can end up putting people off of using CBD because they still don’t know enough about it as their brain has just been overloaded with so much different information, besides there being some awesome CBD suppliers on the market.
So I’m here to simplify it for you & break it down into some easy steps. Firstly, you’re going to need to find a trust worthy supplier, because there’s a lot of cowboys out there looking to make a quick buck, so you need to pay special attention to these things:
1. Does the company have lab tests to support their products?
Trust worthy supplier will have the lab tests displayed on their website for easy access to their clients.
2. How is the CBD extracted?
Look for the Co2 method, also known as the ‘Cold Compress Method’, because this does not use any heat to extract the oil making sure there is no changes to the chemical compounds within the oil.
3. Make sure the CBD has been extracted from hemp & has a THC content below 0.2%, anything else would be illegal (UK).
Three types of CBD to choose from, Full Spectrum (Whole Plant Extract), Isolate or Broad Spectrum (A mix between Full Spectrum & Isolate), you will need to make a decision which one you’d like to use before starting your CBD journey.
I’ll explain the difference now so you can make an educated decision –
- Full spectrum – whole plant has been used, so the oil will contain all of the cannabinoids & terpenes found in the plant, giving the CBD some extra support to work more effectively, BUT… this also means that the oil will contain THC, it isn’t likely for it to show up on a drugs test because it’s such a minimal amount but no one can guarantee that it won’t give a positive results as everyone’s body will process it differently.
- Isolate – CBD has been ‘isolated’ from all the other cannabinoids & terpenes in the plant & is soley CBD. This does also means that the CBD will have to work on it’s own.
- Broad Spectrum – mix between Full Spectrum & Isolate, the whole plant has been used but the cannabidoids such as THC & THCV have been removed from the oil.
Now this is where it gets a little more complicated…
SO many different types of products to choose from:-
• Pure Oils
• Bath Salts
• Body Oil
Which product you go for is more down to personal preference & what you’re hoping to gain from using CBD. I can’t really go into too much detail because there’s rules against making medical claims, but it’s pretty obvious that if you have something going on inside your body that you’re hoping CBD will help with, then you need to use a product that’s going inside your body. If it’s something on the outside of your body then you need to use a topical product.
Now lets talk Dosage..
How much should you use? What mg should you buy? Is there different dosages for different things? A lot of places will claim you need a certain amount of mg content for different things, but the truth is, everyone’s bodies are different & reacts differently to CBD, it’s better to start on a low mg, let it build up in your system then move up to a higher mg content of you feel like you need too.
I hope this has simplified CBD for you & that you now feel like you know enough to confidently start your journey with CBD.