If you’re looking for a great beginners’ guide to CBD, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’ll share a “CBD for beginners” guide to get you started with CBD in the easiest and most effective way. Even if you’ve tried CBD before and it didn’t work out the way you expected – read on to learn what to do and not do as a CBD beginner.
Because results matter. The time and money you invest matters. And if you’re here – there’s a need. Let’s address that need, together.
- CBD for beginners: getting started with CBD
- What products are available for beginning CBD users?
- How to choose and use CBD products for beginners
CBD for Beginners: Questions You May Have
First off, you’ve probably heard bits and pieces about CBD but may not know exactly what it is and what the fuss is all about. In an easy nutshell, let’s cover the basics.
What Is CBD?
CBD is a plant molecule that comes from the cannabis plant, sometimes referred to as hemp. It can be used in a wide variety of forms and can be taken by mouth, inhaled by vaping, used in recipes or beverages, or applied to the skin – depending on what type of product you buy.
Will CBD Make Me High?
CBD cannot make you high. It does not have properties that make humans feel a high sensation. But it seems to make people feel more calm or relaxed.
THC is the stuff in the cannabis plant that can make you high. Some CBD products do have THC in them, but only very small amounts that offer health benefits without the high. These types of CBD products are called full Spectrum CBD The US Food and Drug Administration guides how much THC can be allowed in any CBD product.
You can buy CBD with no detectable THC in it. This is called broad spectrum CBD. Broad spectrum CBD is a popular option for beginners, for people who can’t take CBD that has any THC because of their job, or for people who are especially sensitive to the effects of THC.
What Does CBD Do?
CBD has a wide range of benefits and very few, if any, side effects. CBD is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or medical condition. But, there are tons of ongoing medical studies to explore many exciting applications for CBD and health.
Many people are experiencing a greater quality of life because they found CBD – and you can too!
Why Should I Try CBD?
There are lots of reasons CBD might be a good choice for you. Here are the most common reasons people turn to CBD products:
- General improvement of overall wellness
- For improved sleep
- To help improve mood
- To help with discomfort
Many CBD products contain additional ingredients that work synergistically with CBD. For instance, many formulations of topical CBD creams also use topical pain relieving ingredients or botanicals. At the same time, CBD reduces tension in the body, which can also help with pain. It’s a similar story with products that contain sleep aids and immune support ingredients.
Where Can I Find CBD Products?
CBD products used to be a lot harder to find. Now you see them literally everywhere – online, in gas stations and grocery stores, and even on Facebook where your girlfriend from high school is now peddling products to all her friends and family. Since it’s pretty much everywhere, you need to choose a reputable company that offers a wide variety of CBD products that can meet your needs.
Here are some key phrases you can look for to vet a CBD company:
- Industrial hemp
- Made in the United States
- Third-party testing in an ISO-certified lab
- CO2 extraction method (for getting the CBD out of the hemp)
- THC-free (if you need that kind)
What to avoid:
- Outlandish medical claims that aren’t backed by science
- Gas stations, flea markets, or street vendors
- Products that appear to have been re-labeled or tampered with
Also check the website for the product to see that the company provides a wide variety of helpful information about the products without making outlandish claims about them.