As marijuana becomes more popular, it is not only THC that is gaining attention. Another active component in marijuana, known as cannabidiol or CBD, is becoming quite popular. This substance does not make you feel high, but it's really good for relieving anxiety, pain, depression, and a whole array of other symptoms. If you are looking for a safe and natural way to manage a health problem, you may benefit from CBD. However, there are a few tips you should follow to help ensure success.
1. Visit a store in-person.
While there are some reputable CBD vendors who sell online, you are better off shopping in-person at a store. This enables you to talk to the retailers about the various products. If you're not quite satisfied with a certain product, you can then go back to the store and discuss options that might be better. Plus, it's really fun to see all of the different CBD products displayed on shelves — it helps you learn more about the substance.
2. Don't shy away from topical products.
Oral CBD oil is really common and is often recommended as the first thing to try for any ailment, from anxiety to headaches. But it's not the end-all, be-all of CBD products. Do not shy away from topical products. They tend to be well-absorbed, they act quickly, and they are easy to carry around and apply discretely while at work or in public. Topicals are not just great for joint and muscle pain. Applying one to your forehead can help with headaches and even anxiety.
3. Start with a low dose.
Dosing CBD is a bit different than dosing other medications. Everyone reacts differently to the substance, so it's hard to say just how much you need to take. Start with a low dose—such as three drops of your standard CBD oil. After that, add a drop at a time until you get the effects you desire. You might need 8 drops while a friend needs 15—that does not mean there is anything wrong with either of you.
4. Keep dosing throughout the day.
CBD works best when you keep your levels up consistently. So rather than waiting for it to wear off, keep dosing every three to four hours throughout the day. Over time, you may find that you need to dose more or less often, depending how long the effects last for you, personally.
For more information, reach out to CBD stores in your area.