What To Expect When You Start Taking CBD

If you’re considering taking CBD for the first time, then you may have a number of questions that you want answered before you dive in the world of CBD. One of the most common questions is what to expect when you start taking CBD. Here, we’re answering some of the most commonly asked questions that CBD beginners ask.   

It’s My First Time: How Much CBD Should I Take?

Depending on the product that you purchase, there should be a recommended serving size. This is usually based on product type and dosage. However, if you are a beginner with CBD and this is your first time taking it, then you may want to consider easing yourself into it. For example, taking the recommended dosage and cutting this in half and then if you’re not feeling any effects of the CBD after a little while working your way up to the full dosage. Everyone’s tolerance to CBD is slightly different, in a similar way to other substances such as alcohol. As you begin to take CBD more regularly, you’ll begin to know how much the right amount for your needs is.

It also depends on what you’re taking the CBD for – which is why it is one of the most common questions about what to expect when you start taking CBD. For example, if you’re using this to treat pain or nausea, then you may need to increase the dosage dependent on how it makes you feel.

The Arthritis Foundation released a recommendation to start slowly with CBD in a sublingual form such as with CBD oils with a few milligrams twice per day. This dosage can then be increased slowly to battle arthritis pain as needed.

What Will You Feel When You Take CBD?

The effects of CBD are often dependent on the reason for taking it, however there are common feelings when taking it. Most people will typically feel calm and relaxed, which is why it is commonly used to tackle anxiety and stress. Some may feel drowsy so prefer to take these in the evening before bed or when they have a chance to relax. It is important that you research and understand the products that you are looking to take in order to better understand how they will affect you in the long-run.

How Long Does It Take For CBD To Kick In?

This is dependent on the form of CBD that you take and the tolerance that you have with CBD. Your physiology and build will make a difference to how fast you will absorb the CBD as well as the dosage amount, concentration of CBD and form. There are some general averages that are typically found in the industry which are as follows:

  • Vaping – 15- 30 minutes
  • Tincture / Sprays – 15-45 minutes
  • Topicals – 45 minutes - 1 hour
  • Edibles such as CBD gummies – 1-2 hours 

Be careful not to take too much too quickly if you’re not feeling the effects of the CBD straight away, as you may find that taking too high of a dose can have some side effects such as diarrhoea and fatigue. 

How Long Will The Feeling Of CBD Last?

The feeling of CBD can last anywhere between 2 to 6 hours but again this depends on the form you take and the dosage, as well as your tolerance. If you’re starting with a lower dosage for your first time, then the feeling may not last as long as what it may do in the future if you increase your dosage. Keep in mind the amount you took, the form of CBD and how this affected you for the next time you take CBD in order to help you decide how much to take next time to increase or decrease the feeling of it.

For any further information about our CBD products, how to take them, or what to expect when you start taking CBD, browse our ranges or get in touch with a member of the team today. 

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