The Do’s and Don’ts of Using CBD Oils

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Now that you’ve decided you want to invest in CBD oil, we are here to ensure that you do things correctly.  Because the CBD industry is so massive and fairly unregulated at the moment, choosing the right product can be an intimidating endeavor.  Plus, because there are no general guidelines regarding how to take it, you might be concerned about whether or not you’re using it properly.  

This guide will break down the do’s and don’ts of using CBD oil, from how to select the most high-quality product to how to get your dosage level just right so that you can reap the full benefits that this cannabinoid has to offer.  As you’ll see, using CBD oil doesn’t have to be intimidating after all.


Do: Research a Company Before Buying

Look – there are a lot of CBD companies out there right now.  Because this product has become so massively successful, it’s easy to find a hundred or so brands during a standard online search.  But, that doesn’t mean that all of these companies are worth your money.

Because CBD isn’t a regulated industry at the moment, a lot of cheap products can slip onto the market.  That’s why it’s important to know what to look for when choosing the right company to purchase from.  The best thing that you can do is check for third-party lab results on a company’s website.  These results will give you unbiased information regarding the purity, quality and strain of the hemp that’s in the oil.  And, don’t be afraid to check out online reviews to hear about other users’ experiences with a particular company’s CBD oil.

Do: Know the Different Types of CBD Products Out There

There are lots of different types of CBD oils out there, which, unfortunately, can make things a bit confusing to the beginner.  Before purchasing an oil, do some research.  Learn about the differences between full spectrum CBD, broad spectrum CBD and CBD isolate.  Educate yourself on the different strains of hemp that are out there and the unique benefits that each one has to offer.  And, learn about how organically grown hemp differs from hemp that was grown conventionally. 

Don’t: Seek Out a Bargain

We know that everyone loves to save money.  However, when it comes to CBD oil, bargains are usually too good to be true.  The unfortunate truth is that if you want a high-quality, effective CBD oil, you’re going to have to spend a bit of cash.  You’re paying for the product’s purity, so the cheaper a CBD oil is, the less likely it is to be potent enough to deliver real results.

Don’t: Purchase a Marijuana-Based CBD Oil if You Live in a State in Which Marijuana is Illegal

Keep in mind that if you’re visiting a state in which marijuana is legal, that CBD oil that you’re eyeing might contain CBD that comes from the marijuana plant, not the hemp plant.  In most states, CBD oil that comes from the marijuana plant is illegal because marijuana is a psychoactive substance while hemp is not.  CBD is only legal around the country if it comes from hemp and contains less than 0.3 percent THC.

Do: Check the List of Ingredients

Before buying a bottle of CBD oil, read the list of ingredients on the bottle.  A good CBD oil should contain a high quantity of hemp extract and a carrier oil.  If it seems to be filled with cheap filler ingredients, you probably don’t want it.


Do: Be Consistent

Using CBD oil requires consistency.  Many people find that the compound needs to build up in their body before they start feeling results.  So, take the same amount each day for about two weeks before determining whether or not it’s working for you.


Do: Experiment with Your Dosage

CBD is nontoxic, which means that you can increase your dosage level without worrying about overdosing.  So, if you feel that the amount for which you’re taking isn’t giving the results that you want, increase that said amount by a little bit until satisfied.

Don’t: Go Overboard the First Time

Just because CBD is nontoxic doesn’t mean that you should consume half a bottle the first time you take it.  For some people, taking extremely high doses of CBD will make them feel very sleepy, so keep that in mind before you go for a super high amount.

Do: Take it at Night the First Time

Because CBD can make some users feel sleepy, it’s best to start out by taking it in the evening hours when you don’t have any important responsibilities.

Do: Consider the Severity of Your Ailment

When determining your dosage level, take the severity of your particular symptom into account.  For instance, those who deal with mild stress can get away with a small dose, while those who are prone to severe panic attacks will probably want to take a higher dose than most.

Do: Tell Your Doctor

You should always tell your doctor when you’re taking something for your health, and CBD is no exception.  Let them know before you start taking it so that they can provide you with some guidance.

Don’t: Expect to “Feel” Something

Certain medications and substances produce a very noticeable effect once the product “kicks in.”  But CBD doesn’t work like that.  So, after taking your first CBD dosage, don’t sit around waiting to “feel” it.  CBD isn’t psychoactive, so it won’t make you high.  Most users notice that they just feel relief after about 30 minutes of consuming CBD oil.

Follow This Guide

Hopefully, today’s tips have made your next CBD oil experience a bit easier to enjoy.  Just remember to go with a trusted hemp manufacturer, and keep in mind that everyone’s body is different, which means that using CBD to treat a particular ailment is largely about experimentation.  However, by following each tip, you’ll be rewarded with a highly beneficial CBD oil that can help you get the relief that you deserve.