As cannabis legislation across the globe becomes more relaxed, people across the world—and especially the U.S.—are finding themselves face-to-face with an increasingly large array of cannabis-derived products. If you’ve been hearing a lot about CBD oil and are curious about learning more, or if you are tempted but have been afraid to try CBD oil, you’ve come to the right place.
Read on for a comprehensive overview of which CBD products are the best to try as a newbie, how to use them, and what questions to ask when you’re shopping online or in the store.
Facts for People Who Are Afraid to Try CBD
If you’re scared to try CBD products, don’t worry: it’s normal to be hesitant about trying something new, and it’s always a good idea to do some research ahead of time! We’re here to help you understand what CBD is so that you can feel more comfortable about giving it a try to see how it may work for you.
Research completed so far on CBD oil shows that it’s generally safe and non-addictive, but it could interfere with certain medications.
It’s a good idea to check with your doctor before taking CBD if you have any current health concerns, or if you are taking prescription medication.
There Are Many Different Forms of CBD
What works well for one person may not be the best for the next, and that’s okay!
There are so many different kinds of CBD products, and each will affect the user in a slightly different way. Some are more fast-acting, and some last longer than others.
CBD products are broken up into these broad categories:
- CBD Capsules and pills
- CBD Concentrates and oil extracts
- CBD Edibles and gummies
- CBD Topicals
- CBD Supplements
- CBD Vaporizers and oils
We recommend that CBD newbies start with CBD edibles if they are unsure of the type of effect that they want. These are lower potency, delicious, and easy to take. They also don’t work as fast as some other types of CBD products such as tinctures.
CBD Products Are Only as Long-Lasting as You Want Them to Be
If you’re taking a tiny amount of CBD, such as a few milligrams, the effects will likely be quite subtle, and should only last for a few hours.
How a CBD product will affect you depends on factors like:
- The type of product you buy
- How much CBD is in your serving
- The way it’s ingested (if at all)
- How pure the product is
CBD Products Will Not Get You “High”
Industrial hemp is not the same as marijuana. This is because the CBD oil that is derived from industrial hemp contains less than 0.3 % THC.
If a plant has levels of THC above 0.3%, it is considered marijuana and therefore it needs to be regulated.
All of Healthy Hemp Oil’s CBD products are derived from industrial hemp and are non-psychoactive. However, it’s worth noting that there are CBD products on the market which do contain higher levels of THC, so use caution if you choose to purchase CBD from another company or source.
CBD Has Been Reviewed by The World Health Organization (WHO)
A June 2018 report from the WHO clarifies several points about CBD that should put your mind at ease.
- There is currently no evidence that CBD is addictive
- A CBD product (Epilodex) is currently being used to treat children and adults with seizure disorders
- CBD is “generally well-tolerated” and has a “good safety profile”
- Adverse effects are most likely to occur as a result of patients using it simultaneously with existing medications
A 2017 study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that many products contained either less or more CBD than the amount on the label. And there is also a small possibility that products from unknown sources could contain contaminants or even more THC than the legal amount.
This is why it is important to be careful about where you purchase your CBD products.
How to Shop for CBD Oil
If you are a little scared to try CBD oil, the truth is that with a little research and conversation, you won’t need to worry.
First off, you need to ask the right questions, such as:
- Is the CBD oil tested by a third-party lab?
- Do you offer returns for your products?
- Do you have an official report that you offer to prove the ingredients of the product?
- How can you guarantee that the product is as it says on the label?
- Is the product a full-spectrum hemp oil?
- What type of extraction method does the producer use?
- Is this product made from industrial hemp?
Which CBD Products Are Best for Newbies?
Consumers who are hesitant to try CBD may worry about things like:
- Does it contain contaminants?
- Are you getting what’s on the label?
- Is the company in question to be trusted?
Learn more about the best CBD oil products and narrow down some of the types that might work best for your needs.
CBD concentrates are one of the purest and strongest types of CBD, and therefore may not be as suitable for beginners if you are already afraid to try CBD oil.
To learn more about CBD, check out our handy CBD Information Guide.
How to Take CBD Oil
There are many different ways to take CBD oil, which is useful because it means that you have a huge choice! But if you are ingesting it, always start with a few milligrams (or as directed on the package) and work your way up.
Sometimes people will want to take several servings a day. Others may find they like to take it just before bed.
You will also want to bear in mind that certain products such as tinctures will work quite quickly, whereas CBD topicals work externally.
CBD is a great way for beginners to try out a hemp-based product in a way that doesn’t draw attention. Most formats are quite portable and discreet.
Tips to Keep in Mind When You Shop for CBD Products
If you are afraid to try CBD, or you really want to try it but you’re somewhat hesitant, here’s some more information to help you put your mind at ease.
Research is Ongoing
A growing body of research points to it as being generally safe, non-addictive and effective. But it’s always worth keeping updated on new research, as well as any potential legal issues.
Follow us to stay on top of the latest cannabidiol research.
Check with Your Doctor
Even though most research points to CBD as something with a very low possibility of side effects, there is always a small chance that it could interfere with medications and/or affect current health conditions.
You’ll also want to be aware of side effects such as fatigue and irritability. It may also interfere with certain blood thinners and affect the way that other medications work.
If you are worried about a specific ailment or even have questions about what CBD may do to your body, we recommend checking with your doctor first!
Purchase Your CBD Only from Trusted Sources
Because there aren’t strong regulations in place, the only way you can have confidence in what you’re getting is by purchasing your CBD products from a reputable and trusted source. So before you buy, make sure that they are fully transparent and available to answer any and all questions you may have.
You can also check that they have return policies and guarantees in place.
Know the Laws
Although recreational marijuana is now legal in many U.S. states, it is still technically classified as a Schedule 1 drug according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). And while CBD oil is technically legal in all states, you want to be aware of some legal “grey areas” and be careful when carrying these products across state lines.
Start with a Small Serving
If you are hesitant to try CBD (with or without THC) because you feel you may be sensitive to the effects, simply start with the smallest recommended serving and work your way up.
And remember, if you purchase a CBD product (without THC), it will not get you “high.”
You Can Choose from Many Different Products
There are a ton of different CBD products on the market. Here are just a few examples:
- If you’re looking for topical results, massage a small amount of Plus CBD Oil: Hemp Salve into the affected area, and add more as needed.
- If you like sweets, a delicious option is to purchase some of our Tasty Cocoas CBD Chocolates!
- For exact serving sizes with no flavor, try CBD capsules.
- If you’re looking for pure CBD to take orally, try our Herbal Renewals: Hemp Oil Spray directly under your tongue.
Contact a Company You Trust
Choosing a reputable hemp company that stands by their regulations and standards is a must.
For more information about how to buy CBD oil, check out our article 6 Tips for Buying CBD Oil Online.
Talk to Us!
At Healthy Hemp Oil, we only supply brands that have committed to third-party testing and bring you only the highest quality hemp products.
We want nothing more than for you to enjoy the entire experience and to feel happy and secure about your purchase, and we’d love to answer any questions you may have.
If you are reluctant to try CBD but genuinely think that it will benefit you, reach us via email or phone today!