A beginners Guide to CBD
CBD is absolutely worth the hype.
… but it is only worth it if the product you purchase is actually CBD, and not some kind of fakery. For most people, the CBD world seems so big and inconsistent that it is really difficult to know what you are looking at, or where to begin!?
You may find this blog post as one of the following three.
- You’re completely new to CBD but you’re unsure where to begin, or how to navigate the mine-feild that is the CBD industry.
- You’re looking for a friend, or family member who may benefit from trying CBD.
- You’ve tried CBD before but you were not satisfied and you haven’t given up on CBD yet.
- None of the above and you’re on an info binge.
Whether you find yourself in the first, second, third or fourth category, you may still be searching for the best CBD oil for beginners?
Let us walk you through some of the options that are best for beginners.
How much CBD should I take?
The advice we always give to beginners is to start low & slow.
There are a few reasons for this; firstly, it helps your body get used to the cannabinoids (and therefore uses them more effectively) but it also ensures that you do not waste money on a strength you do not need. CBD is unlike many other remedies – the idea that ‘more means better’ does not always apply to CBD.
Before you look into product options it is important that you have an understanding of the Endocannabinoid System. This is the network of receptors which uses cannabinoids. As we are all unique, the way in which our ECS used cannabinoids changes from person to person. So one person may need 20% oils while another may only need 2.5%.
Also, if you take too much CBD you may experience some negative side effects. These can include a dry mouth, ‘brain fog’, sleepiness, nausea or a runny-tummy. This happens very rarely and the side effects pass pretty quickly so don’t worry at all! It’s just best to start small.
We need to be honest here too: as a retailer of CBD we should not (ethically or legally) be making medical claims about our products, so a reputable CBD retailer will not sell a particular strength depending on the medical condition. You may have been given the advice to take the strongest oil you can but that may put you out of pocket. By far the best thing to do is to start with a low concentration and slowly increase until you find your ‘sweet spot’.
How to take CBD Oils?
Compared to say CBD gummies, or capsules, a CBD oil can take some time to get used to. With the oil you may need to work out how much CBD you’re taking by counting the drops you’re taking under your tongue.
The requires a little dance in the mirror and some getting used to.
The best way to take CBD oils is sublingually – under your tongue. This means that the gland absorbs the cannabinoids very quickly and effectively directly into your blood stream. When you digest the CBD it can become less effective, but does last for longer.
An oil is the best of both worlds: you get a quick dose under your tongue, and the rest is absorbed in your digestive system.
The Best CBD Oil for Beginners
This is just an informational post and we are trying to be helpful more than anything, but we do have a range of awesome CBD oils for beginners that you may be interested in.
Dina is our number one suggested CBD oil to beginners. It is the second lowest concentration we do and is the ideal starting point for most new-comers. What makes the oil special is that it is whole plant, raw (contains the raw CBDa compound too) and full-spectrum which means that the oil contains a wide range of naturally occurring nutritious compounds (including waxes, amino acids & terpenes) which contribute to the synergistic entourage effect.
The formula is exactly how nature intended and contains all the active compounds that are the unsung heros of CBD oils. It does give the oil quite a strong taste but packs a powerful punch above its weight class!
The second option we suggest is the 500mg pharmaceutical ready CBD spray Cherub. The bottle is 20mls so the concentration of the oil is 2.5%. This is the lowest concentration we currently do which is perfect for those who want to start really slow.
We suspend a broad-spectrum range of cannabinoids in a superior terpene rich MCT oil blend which gives it a light flavour and rapid absorption. Plus, an easy to use spray nozzle. The spray does not contain THC.
This oil appeals to beginners because it is light tasting, easy to use and easy to dose.
If you are a a sports person, or somebody who is active on a daily basis, then Cherub may be the ideal CBD oil for beginners.
Much like Dina, this oil has a 5% concentration of CBD. The bottle is 20mls so the whole bottle contains 1000mgs of CBD. Exactly like Cherub, Virtue suspend a broad-spectrum range of cannabinoids in a superior terpene rich MCT oil blend which gives it a light flavour and rapid absorption. Plus, an easy to use spray nozzle. The spray does not contain THC.
Virtue stands as a step up from Dina & Cherub. It has a slightly darker appearance compared to Cherub down to the concentration of hemp vegetable extract.
For those looking for an oil with a little more weight, then our 1000mg (10%) Diablo is more than enough to itch that scratch. The diablo formula is our most popular product and is a blend that we are extremely proud of.
Like Dina, it contains a wide range of naturally occurring cannabinoids & petrochemicals and packs quite a punch. As long as you start nice and slow, this oil could be a one-stop-shop for any CBD user, new or otherwise.
Most users of Diablo never look elsewhere for their monthly CBD purchase.
If you have made it this far, then thank you. Starting your CBD oil journey can be a little confusing and scary so we completely understand if you feel like you need to do a little more exploring before finding the brand that resonates with you.
If you have any questions or wish to speak to us then get in touch!