The CBD market may be new, but we already know a lot about this impressive cannabinoid. CBD does not activate our endocannabinoid system’s receptors like THC does, meaning that it does not cause psychotic effects on the brain. Because of this, CBD offers healing effects without getting you high. Potential CBD benefits include reduced inflammation, decreased anxiety, and muscle pain, improved sleep cycles, and more. As a beginner, you might be wondering, “how does CBD really work”?
Even with access to so much information across the Internet, it can be daunting for CBD beginners to get started. Things like types of CBD, dosage levels, legality, safety, and more can make or break your CBD experience if you don’t know what to look for. Our Beginner’s Guide to CBD breaks down these frequently asked questions in an easily digestible way, so you can get the facts figured out before starting your CBD journey. Even experienced CBD users will benefit from this refresher on the basics!
Some tips to get started:
- Make sure the brand you choose doesn’t use heat extraction methods. Heat destroys nutrients, but it’s an inexpensive way to extract CBD, so a lot of low-quality manufacturers use this method. If you’re unsure if the brand does this, you can always email and ask (and hope they’re honest. Otherwise, follow step #4.
- Always make sure the brand lab tests their products, with the results available to you as the consumer. Make sure there are no heavy metals or contaminants in the oil.
- Hemp pulls toxins from the ground, so be sure that the brand is growing organically in low-pollution environments.
- As consumers, we look to pay the best price for our products. With CBD you’ll get what you pay for. Avoid buying the cheapest products. There are reasons why they are cheap!