For new users, trying CBD for the first time can be both an exciting and intimidating experience. You know CBD won’t get you high, but what — exactly — does it do? In this guide, we’ll start by providing some basic information on CBD. Then, we’ll break down what you can expect during your first month of using this highly beneficial hemp cannabinoid.
CBD is a cannabinoid, which means it is only found in hemp and cannabis. Unlike THC, CBD does not have any intoxicating properties whatsoever, so no matter how much of it you use, you won’t get high. Most users report that the effects of CBD are mildly relaxing, and this cannabinoid does not have any significant common side effects.
The most common types of CBD products you’ll find online or in specialty stores are tinctures, gummies, and capsules. Tinctures are simple and offer exact dosing, but gummies and capsules are even more convenient with gummies having the extra benefit of tasting good. The best CBD gummies, capsules, or tinctures contain broad-spectrum or full-spectrum CBD and don’t include any unnecessary or artificial ingredients.
CBD is generally affordable and easy to take, and it has impressive benefits while posing no significant risks in almost all cases. Researchers have looked into the usefulness of CBD for pain, inflammation, sleep, and a wide variety of other conditions. People commonly use CBD for pain and relaxation, and they almost unanimously report excellent results.
Now that you know more about CBD’s overall properties, what do you have to look forward to as you start using this hemp cannabinoid? Let’s take a look:
You may experience the effects of CBD the first time you use it, or you may not. If you have any serious negative reactions to any of the ingredients in the CBD product you’re using, you will most likely notice them during the first day.
By day three of using CBD on a daily basis, you should definitely have a flavor for the effects this non-intoxicating cannabinoid has to offer. You may even already be experiencing relief from the condition that caused you to turn to CBD for help.
A week is usually enough to know if CBD is going to work for you or not. If you have any subtler issues impacting the way your body processes CBD, you will know about them by the end of the first week.
After you have been using CBD for 14 consecutive days, your body will have gotten entirely used to this cannabinoid, and you will have had a chance to truly absorb and bask in the healing power of hemp.
Day 30 of CBD will mark the first true milestone of your new hemp lifestyle. You will have developed a routine and dosing schedule that works for your intended purposes, and you’ll start feeling that you might be ready to explore additional hemp cannabinoids like CBG or CBN.
Once a full 30 days of using CBD have gone by, you should take a minute to reflect on where you are now versus the position you were in a month ago. Using CBD should not have made you feel worse in any way. It should, in fact, have made you feel considerably better. If the testimonies left behind by other long-term CBD users are any indication, a month of using this non-intoxicating hemp cannabinoid should make you feel the same as if you just got back from vacation.
Some people like the effects of CBD so much that they continue to use it month after month and year after year. Scientists generally understand CBD to be well-tolerated and remarkably non-toxic, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t continue to use this cannabinoid on a daily basis as long as you like.
As you incorporate CBD into your daily wellness routine, consider keeping a dosing journal to establish the ideal dose of this cannabinoid to use per day. Most long-term users end up finding a sweet spot of 50 to 200 mg of CBD per day, but feel free to experiment.