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Tips for getting the most out of your cbd oil

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Recent years have seen a rise in CBD oil demand due to its many health benefits. CBD comes from cannabis plants and does not produce any of the “high” effects associated with marijuana. 

Choose high quality cbd oil

As with any supplement, the quality of your CBD oil matters. Hemp quality varies between growers, so do your research to find a reputable CBD brand that uses organic hemp and third-party lab testing. Higher-quality CBD oils will cost more, but they provide higher concentrations of CBD and other beneficial plant compounds. Avoid cheap CBD isolates, which strip out these beneficial compounds. When first using CBD oil, start with a low dose like 10-20mg, and increase slowly over several weeks if needed. Going slow allows your body to adjust and respond best. Since CBD builds up in your system over time, finding the lowest effective dose helps avoid unwanted side effects and save money. 

While CBD oil has relatively rapid absorption, optimal timing varies based on your mode of use. Oils and tinctures work best when held under the tongue for 30-90 seconds before swallowing, which allows faster absorption through the mucous membranes. If ingesting CBD oil in food or drink, absorption will take longer. Consider using CBD at different times of the day to see when it works for you. Many find the calming effects of cbd drops are best for sleep, so using it 1-2 hours before bed helps. For pain relief and other benefits, schedule doses throughout the day as needed.

Combine cbd with healthy lifestyle choices

While CBD offers many benefits, its effectiveness is enhanced by combining it with other positive lifestyle choices. Eat a nutritious diet, drink plenty of water, manage stress, and get enough sleep. CBD supports better rest at night when part of an overall wellness routine. Keep a journal tracking how much CBD you take each dose, mode of use, and effects felt. It helps you dial in an optimal protocol over time. Note when symptoms improve or any changes in sleep, pain, anxiety, etc. Adjust your dose and timing based on your responses.

Use different delivery methods 

CBD is available in many forms, each with varying benefits. Oils and tinctures offer precise measuring and longer-lasting effects. Vaping and smoking CBD provides faster relief. Topicals target skin-related issues. Edibles and drinks make dosing easy and discreet. Experiment to see which methods you prefer. Check with your doctor about potential CBD interactions if you take prescription medications, especially blood thinners. Start with lower doses of CBD and monitor effects closely when combined with other drugs. Stop using CBD at least 1-2 weeks before surgery as it increases bleeding risks.   

Look for whole plant products

Seeking out full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD provides a full array of naturally occurring cannabis compounds. These work together to create enhanced benefits compared to CBD alone. If drug testing is a concern, CBD isolates products that remove the trace THC but lack these “entourage effects”.