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CBD Oil: How Long Until You See Results?

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How long does it take to work?

Have you recently started using CBD oil as an alternative to traditional medical treatment? You may be wondering how long it will be before you see the effects. There are several factors to take into account. 

Consider the length of time you have been taking it and the dosage. Before you give up altogether, look at the suggestions below. We’ll talk about recommended dosages, overuse effects, how to determine the quality of a product, and types of products out there for you to try.

How are you taking it?

There are a few ways to take CBD oil. You may have been taking supplements, eating gummies, vaping, or using a tincture. 

Vaping

With vaping, you usually feel it within minutes. It can be intense, but the effects don’t last very long. You will need to use the vape consistently throughout the day. With vaping, it is challenging to determine dosage.

Oral Supplements

Some people notice a difference within 20 minutes of taking a supplement or gummy. For others, it takes longer. It may be two weeks to a month before you begin to notice any changes. 

Tinctures

Tinctures come in a small vial with an eyedropper to administer the correct dosage. You can squirt the oil right under your tongue for fast absorption. Others put it in food, smoothies, or even their coffee. It also comes in a variety of flavors such as cinnamon or peppermint. Again, as you take it orally, the effects vary from person to person.

How much should you take?

So, you’ve been taking CBD oil for a month and still no results? Be patient! Remember that everyone is different and has different reactions to medication. Weight is a factor in deciding your dosage amount as well as other drugs you may be taking. Some people give up on this course of treatment too soon. What’s most likely happening is that your dosage is too small.

Your dosage also depends on what symptoms you’re treating. If your issues are not severe, begin with a dose of 10 mg per day and work up from there. For extreme inflammation or chronic pain, start with 20-40 mg. For other disorders such as schizophrenia and epilepsy, talk with your medical care practitioner. They’ll help to find the right dosage for you.

You know the saying, “Slow and steady wins the race?” That’s how you should view taking your CBD oil product. Start low and build up until you find the dose that works best for you.

Can you take too much?

Bottom line, no. You can not overdose on CBD oil. If your dose is too high, you will notice some side effects. You may be sleepy, feel lethargic, have an increased heart rate, or experience nausea. It is rare to experience these symptoms, but if you do, lower your dose.

Due to the fact this is an all-natural treatment, it can’t harm you. It won’t get you high if you take too much. If you’re a parent, make sure to tell your teenagers this! 

Where can I buy CBD oil?

If you live in an area that has a health food store, you can pick some up there. The shop attendant will be able to help you decide on a dosage.

Otherwise, it is available online.

How do I know what to look for?

There are a few factors in deciding which company will provide the best CBD oil for you. The FDA does not regulate CBD production. It has only recently approved a few drugs for the treatment of epilepsy. So, here’s what to look for when purchasing in a store or online.

Testing

The website should have a lab report posted on its website. This ensures their product has the amount of cannabinoids they claim and no harmful contaminants. If you don’t see this, keep shopping!

THC Content

THC is legal in some states, but not all. To buy CBD oil legally, it must contain 0.3% or less. Plus, you’re seeking its health benefits, right?

Other Ingredients

Check the other ingredients listed on the bottle. If there are long, confusing words you can’t pronounce, you may want to stay away from it.

The best products are premium, all-natural with organic ingredients listed. Some may include symptom-specific additions such as melatonin or Vitamin B12. 

Hemp Source

CBD oil comes from hemp, so it’s essential to learn where it came from. How was it cultivated? Some brands are more concerned with the lowest prices possible rather than quality. Believe it or not, the best hemp comes from the US. Check about pesticide use, GMOs, or other unnatural product usages.

The results are in!

You’ve been taking CBD for a month and have not yet seen results.There are a few things to check. Before you decide to stop taking it all together, check your dosage and the quality of the product. Maybe the type of product you’re using isn’t right for you. 

What symptoms are you trying to treat? Did you know that CBD oil products are even used for our furry friends? If they can work for you, why not them, too?

Resources

Thiele, E.A., et al. Cannabidiol in patients with seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (GWPCARE4): A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial. Lancet. Vol. 391, 2018, p. 1085, March 2018.

Iffland, K and Franjo Grotenherem. An update on safety and side effects of cannabidiol: A review of clinical data and relevant animal studies. Cannabis Cannabinoid Research. 139-154, June 1, 2017.

Bonn-Miller, M.O., et al. Labeling accuracy of cannabidiol extracts sold online. JAMA, Vol. 318, p. 1708, November 7, 2017.

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