How to Know When to Start Taking CBD
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has become popular in recent years for its beneficial health effects. In fact, in 2020, the United Nations (UN) recognized the medicinal properties of CBD.
In addition, it has been proven to have various therapeutic properties to treat different conditions. For example, neurodegenerative diseases, epilepsy, pain, inflammation, among others.
It can also serve as an energizer, to regulate the sleep-wake cycle, reduce stress, anxiety and cardiovascular problems.
Therefore, you can start taking CBD if you have trouble sleeping, to calm anxiety, stress or if you want to stay energetic during the day.
How to start taking CBD?
It all depends on the intended use of cannabidiol.
If, for example, you had a bad night or are tired from work, take CBD at the beginning of the day. This will allow you to restore lost energy and you will feel more lively.
But if you want to sleep better, choose to consume it at night.
However, there are many presentations of CBD available in the market such as oils, capsules, gummies, topical creams, extracts, among others.
But if you are going to start, which product is more recommendable?
Two options are presented below:
This product is made from cannabidiol, has multiple benefits and so far, has mild side effects in a wide range of doses.
If you decide to start taking CBD, oil is a good alternative. Moreover, it is the most commonly used format.
In the meantime, it is best to start with a low concentration of oil (5%). As time passes and the body adapts, the amount can be adjusted.
Just place the drops under your tongue and leave it there for about a minute.
The consumption of CBD oils is recommended for:
- Reduce inflammation.
- Soothe muscle and joint pain.
- Relax physically and mentally.
- Optimize sleep.
- Relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- Regulating high blood pressure.
However, more studies are needed to support the full effectiveness of CBD oil in soothing various ailments.
Another good option to start consuming CBD are chewable gummies.
It’s as if you were eating one of those fruit-flavored gummies from your childhood, only these ones are good for your health.
Apart from being colorful, they are pleasant and are becoming more and more popular in the market.
Gummies can have the same effects as CBD oil. But many prefer to eat CBD gummies because of the following advantages:
- They are easy to store and transport.
- Its consumption is more discreet
- Several flavors are available.
- The fixed dose of CBD can be better controlled.
- The effects seem to last longer compared to other presentations.
- It is also perfect for those who want to quit smoking.
Ideally, however, you should consult with your physician before consuming any form of cannabidiol.
A health professional will help you determine the appropriate dosage, according to your needs or degree of discomfort.