While CBD products have been on the market for a while now, if you’re new to these kinds of supplements and holistic products, you might be wondering where to begin and which of the many CBD products you should use for what.
An article for the Daily Beast helpfully broke down some of the different categories of CBD products available, and explained what each one is most suited to.
The news provider pointed out that CBD, which is derived from the cannabis plant, interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which means that every person reacts differently to CBD and to products of different strengths.
As a general rule, the advice is to always start by using low-dose CBD products and, if necessary, to gradually increase the dose of CBD you’re taking once you know how your body reacts to it.
CBD tinctures are generally accepted as one of the best products to start with if you’re keen to find out how CBD can benefit you.
A few drops of the tincture is placed under your tongue, where it’s absorbed straight into your bloodstream. The reason it’s recommended for those who are new to using CBD is because it’s very easy to control the amount you’re ingesting.
You’ll notice that CBD tinctures come in different strengths, so always begin with a low dose and only try higher dose CBD tinctures once you’re comfortable with how your body interacts with them.
Another product that you can try is CBD skin cream. The news provider explained that, just like conventional moisturisers, they can be a great way to help your skin retain moisture. You’ll find that the CBD is blended with the likes of coconut butter and mango seed oil, which are both known to be great for your skin.
Topical creams are another CBD product that you can explore. These allow you to directly target sore, strained or tense areas of your body, the publication said. Using topical creams in the areas that are achy allows the CBD to react with localised receptors, easing soreness in your muscles.
An article for Inquirer recently noted that CBD salves can be effective at not only relieving muscle aches, but also joint pain and even dermatitis and other irritation on the skin.
It will still interact with your endocannabinoid system when applied to the skin, and in doing so it’s able to target the receptors that are affected, whether that’s to help relax muscles or soothe skin irritation.
Many people who regularly take CBD products report that they sleep better after doing so, the Daily Beast revealed.
CBD gummies are one option if you’re looking for a product to take just before going to bed. Because the gummies release their CBD as they pass through your digestive system, they take longer to have an effect than tinctures, but they will typically continue to work while you sleep.
Or you could try putting some of our organic CBD-infused honey into a hot drink and letting it work its magic as you drift off to sleep.