They say there’s a first time for everything. And you won’t know until you try it.
The same can be said for CBD (cannabidiol) use. You’ve heard about its many benefits. You’ve seen ads online or even in your local malls and health and wellness stores. CBD use has never been more popular.
And the influx in CBD products and knowledge about its benefits makes it appealing to users of all ages, backgrounds, and needs.
Do you suffer from chronic pain? Are you having difficulty sleeping? Or perhaps you’re just curious about how CBD would make you feel.
Regardless of the reason, you’re ready to use CBD for the first time — but you’re nervous. Never fear!
This article is for you. Keep reading to discover three things you should expect when trying CBD for the first time and how to prepare.
You Won’t Get High
Let’s get this misconception out of the way right from the start. If you’ve been holding off on trying CBD because you don’t like drugs, don’t want anything to do with drugs, or fear how drugs might make you feel, worry no more!
CBD isn’t a drug. It’s a natural herb and one that doesn’t contain enough THC to get you high. CBD offers all the benefits of the cannabis plant without any of the psychoactive effects.
Push aside your misconceptions about CBD users being “pot heads” or worry over being in a stoned stupper after a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue or popping a gummy.
You won’t be left feeling high, in fact, you’ll likely be left feeling more alert, focused, and energetic than before you tried CBD.
You Might Not Feel Anything
A sad but true fact, some first-time cannabidiol users report not feeling much of anything their first time out of the gate. There’s no way to determine how an individual will react to CBD.
Much of this comes from your body’s natural make-up. One person may feel a strong effect from just a few milligrams of cannabidiol, whereas someone else might need a larger dose to reap the benefits.
Dosage also plays a role in the type of reaction you have. For some people, a small dosage acts as a stimulant, causing you to feel more alert and focused. Larger doses are attributed to feelings of calm and relaxation, which can help reduce chronic pain and improve sleep.
Before you start out, determine what effects you’re trying to achieve and select a dosage accordingly.
Still struggling to experience your desired results? Read here about why CBD might not be working for you.
Try a Product You’re Comfortable With
Above all else, you need to be comfortable with your CBD experience — especially the first time. To guarantee this happens, be sure to choose a product that you’re comfortable using.
The good news is, there are endless products available today, from edible treats to oils and the traditional vapes. Edibles include traditional brownies, gummies, granola bars, and other baked treats.
Ointments and creams are another viable option and especially useful for pain caused by inflammation.
First-time users are encouraged to use a low dosage when just starting out, which also means smoking or applying ointments might be your best bet. That’s because inhaling CBD products or using topical creams are immediately absorbed into your body, allowing you to feel the effects almost instantly.
Ingesting edibles, on the other hand, must travel through your digestive tract, which could take upwards of two hours. You won’t know how you feel or what affects the drugs are having right away. This can be unsettling for some users.
No two people will have the same first experience with cannabidiol. If you’re curious about this beneficial herb, why wait?
With so many CBD products available and more and more education and knowledge unfolding every day, the world of CBD has never been safer or more inviting.