Many people contemplating their first CBD purchase feel a little out of their element when trying to determine the best course of action. Whether you’re used to jumping into new opportunities with a sense of adventure or tackling new situations with a little caution it doesn’t make much difference when trying to navigate cannabinoid profiles, product types, and portion sizes.
If you have a few minutes off, maybe we can help. Because product selection can be a bit overwhelming when you have more questions than answers, we dedicate this space to helping first-time CBD users make informed decisions as they navigate their options.
New to CBD? Let’s start with the basics
Sometimes the easiest way to move forward is to start at the beginning. So let’s start with a review of what CBD is, how it works, and why so many people are adding hemp-derived CBD products to their daily routines. Since the search for information on CBD often involves many potentially confusing details, we’ll start with the highlights, the basic information that early users often find most beneficial. So let’s take it from the top.
What is CBD?
CBD is the commonly used abbreviation for cannabidiol, an active plant element in cannabis classified as cannabinoid. CBD is not intoxicating, is generally well tolerated, and has a remarkably low risk of side effects. Although relatively few people have heard of CBD recently, adults of all ages are adopting hemp-derived CBD products for its considerable health and well-being potential.
Although CBD is not a treatment or a cure for any known health disorder, current research shows that cannabinoid has considerable analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and neuroprotective properties, potential benefits that have gained much attention.1
How does CBD work? What’s he doing?
Not long ago, cannabis researchers identified a previously unknown regulatory system responsible for almost every crucial function of the body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD works by mimicking the effects of ECS messengers produced as needed in the body and transmitting urgent signals to their respective receivers. The impact of this interaction seems to depend on what essential processes could be restored to equilibrium (homeostasis) with the support of ECS.2
What are the benefits?
While everyone is different, there are many reasons to consider adding a CBD product or two to your day. Based on reviews from nearly 2000 CBD users, most respondents report favorable results using a variety of products for relaxation, sleep better, or to help with inflammation, pain and stiffness after physical activity. Participants in our survey also tell us that CBD helps calm their mind (89%) and helps with mild or temporary anxiety (88%).
Which CBD Products Are Best For Beginners? I need help narrowing down my options
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for CBD users. Some beginners start with products made with full spectrum plant extracts because they want a potent option that provides them with all the extra cannabinoids, terpenes and phytonutrients in the same proportions found in mature hemp plants, including traces of THC.
First-time CBD users like the idea of additional cannabinoids but prefer to avoid THC usually choose broad-spectrum products because THC is reduced to undetectable levels. Beginners interested in supporting the ECS function with pure CBD typically adhere to products made with CBD powder isolate, an option with 0% THC. Once you’ve selected one of the top three types of CBD, the following product options are much easier to navigate.
CBD oil tinctures
CBD tinctures can be used to add CBD to food and beverages, apply them topically, or hold them under the tongue for 10-20 seconds before swallowing (sublingually). CBD tinctures are popular with people new to CBD because it is easy to adjust portion sizes as needed. Sublingual delivery helps improve the bioavailability of cannabinoids by allowing some of the cannabinoids to be absorbed into the bloodstream before entering the digestive system.
CBD soft capsules
Soft CBD capsules are popular with beginners looking for a product that provides them with a pre-measured, hassle-free portion of CBD. Portable and unobtrusive, softgels are ideal for people who travel or want a simple product that fits perfectly with any vitamin and supplement that is already included in your wellness regimen. CBDistillery® soft capsules are available in bottles of 30 or 60 counts, and each easy-to-swallow gelatin shell provides you with 30 mg of CBD, a serving size that seems to work well for most CBD users.
Like soft CBD capsules, CBD jelly beans give you a consistent, pre-measured serving size of hemp-derived CBD. Because the job is done for you, you’ll never have to worry about mixing, measuring, or counting drops. Although they are just as portable and comfortable, CBD jelly beans offer you an option you won’t have with capsules or capsules, the ability to adjust the size of your portions by cutting a rubber in halves or quarters to increase or decrease the size. of the portion of CBD as needed. CBDistillery® CBD Gummies have 30 mg of CBD each.
Topical app might be your best bet if you want specific relief. As the CBD from your cream, serum, lotion, or sports stick penetrates your skin, it interacts with the ECS receptors beneath the surface to provide relief where you need it most. Cannabinoids are not absorbed into the bloodstream. But not all CBD topics are the same. Some are made with ingredients that help soothe joints and muscles; others are made with oils and extracts selected for the health and appearance of the skin.
How do I know how much CBD I need per serving?
There is no one size fits all. However, you’ll see portion size suggestions printed on product labels. If you start with a topical capsule or CBD, follow the label recommendations. CBD is generally well tolerated and has an exceptionally low risk of (mild) side effects, which can include fatigue or digestive upset.
If you’re inclined to start with a CBD tincture or a bottle of jelly beans, consider starting with partial portions until you know how your system responds. Then gradually increase the amount of CBD at a rate you feel comfortable with. Some beginners increase by a small amount with each serving; others prefer to give their system several days to a week to respond. The choice is yours. There is no harm in using more CBD than you need, but there is no added benefit. Taking the time to identify the ideal portion size can greatly reduce the cost of daily use.
How does CBDistillery® compare to other brands?
In the CBD industry, experience is important. In 2016, when our company was founded, the fledgling hemp industry was overtaken with CBD products with an overly questionable quality price. Too many unsuspecting consumers took advantage. We knew we could do better, so we made it our mission to provide high quality, reasonably priced CBD products and the reliable, fact-based information consumers needed to make informed decisions about how to use CBD. CBD products derived from hemp.
Today, CBDistillery® is a renowned industry leader with over 2 million satisfied customers. As a vertically integrated company, we are directly involved in all aspects of production, from seed selection to distribution. Our CBD products are made from cannabinoid-rich plant extracts from non-GMO naturally grown crops, certified by the US Hemp Authority ™ and tested by third parties to ensure consistent purity, potency and quality.3 You can verify our commitment to transparency and consumer safety. by viewing the certificate of analysis on our product pages or by scanning the QR code on product labels.
1. Physiology. Lingresti et al. (September 14, 2016) From phytocannabinoids to cannabinoid and endocannabinoid receptors: pleiotropic physiological and pathological roles across complex pharmacology.
2. Journal of Young Researchers. C Sallaberry, L Astern. (June 1, 2018) The endocannabinoid system, our universal regulator.
3. New Prime. (September 9, 2021) Why are third-party lab testing important for CBD products?