Self Care

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol.  It is a chemical compound from the hemp plant. It's naturally occurring  & used in products like oils and edibles. Unlike its cousin THC (the ingredient in marijuana that gets you high), CBD is not psychoactive.  Yes..this means that CBD will not get you high.

Read this CBD article for a quick and easy to understand overview of CBD, how it works, and the benefits of CBD

CBD Beginner Tips

1.  Everyone’s experience is different.

It’s so important that you remember this.  CBD is a personalized experience. Your experience will be different from your friends, your moms, or even your significant others. Do not try to compare yourself to others.  Use your research as a frame of reference to what you might experience or expect. But it’s not hard and set rules. Everybody is different.  Give yourself the flexibility to really find out how CBD will work for you.

2.   It is important to find the right dose.

I cannot tell you how much CBD to take to stop your panic attack.  This goes back to tip number one. Everybody’s experience is different. But it is a good idea to start small and work your way up, especially if you’re new or if you’re nervous (which is totally normal when you’re first starting out).   Pick a low dose so you can control the consumption and see how it affects you.  I suggest starting at 20 -40 mg a day and increasing as needed. So, start small and work your way up till you get to that perfect dose.

3.  Do not give up if you don’t feel anything at first.

The effects of CBD oil are much slower than most pharmaceutical drugs and require consistent use to be effective.   This is especially true when you start with small doses. It may take a little longer but remember that is the best route.  You might not feel any effects at all at first.  But if you are consistent and build up, your body starts to see, Oh, okay, we got something new going on here.

If for some reason you feel like you’re having a negative reaction, or you just don’t like it then by all means stop. But don’t just stop because it not working as fast as you think it should. Give it time to build up so it can work for you.

4.  Find the right products.

Maybe you prefer chocolate like me or you like gummies.  Maybe the oil drops are your thing.  You can play around with this and see what works.  See what you like and don’t like. It can be fun.

5.  Find the right regimen.

This encompasses everything we have been talking about.  You have to find the right dosage, find the right products, etc.  The thing I suggest is to keep a journal and note the following:

  • What did you take?
  • What brand did you take?
  • What were the milligrams (dosage)?
  • How did you feel?

You don’t have to get all fancy with it. You can use a physical journal or use your notes app on your phone.  You just need something so you can go back and see patterns.  This will help you to create your regimen.

Disclaimer. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration and are in no way intended to treat or diagnose any physical ailment or disease. Please consult your Doctor before adding CBD or any supplement to your diet.   We are not doctors. This information was developed through our personal experience and research. They should not be considered medical advice. Please consult your doctor for all medical advice.