It seems like CBD is everywhere these days. You can find it online, in brick and mortar stores, in yoga studios, drugstores, and even in gas stations. People use CBD for all sorts of reasons. If you’ve been dabbling with CBD, what you might not know is that it’s best when used every single day.
Why is it Important to Take CBD Everyday?
Just like other natural supplements, vitamins, and certain prescription medications, CBD also interacts with your body. It’s recommended that you take CBD everyday around the same time(s) in order for your body to get the most out of it. When you consistently take CBD each day, the cannabinoids in the oil, gummies, capsules, or whatever type of ingestible product you’re taking, build up in your body over time. While your daily dose obviously helps to maintain the CBD levels in your body, its most important interaction is with the endocannabinoid system, or ECS.
Your endocannabinoid system works to maintain a state of balance in your body. In fact, it's connected to many of our most important systems, including but not limited to:
- Reproductive system
- Digestive system
- Cardiovascular system
- Musculoskeletal system
- Nervous system
Our bodies are typically able to handle short bursts of stress better than long periods of stress. Long-term stress breaks the body down and taxes our immune systems. When we feel stressed out or under the weather, our bodies make an enzyme called FAAH, or fatty acid amide hydrolase, that breaks down the endocannabinoids in our body. When CBD is taken daily, you’re supplying your body with a steady stream of cannabinoids that helps to offset the workings of the FAAH enzyme. By consistently taking CBD every single day, you’re supporting your endocannabinoid system, which does a lot of big jobs in the human body.
What’s the Best Way to Take CBD?
CBD usually stays in your system from about four to 12 hours, depending on the method of delivery and the dose. Your main goal is to support your body’s ECS. Therefore, you should consider your health goals when thinking about the best time(s) to take your CBD during the day. Most people like using CBD first thing in the morning as well as right before bed. The best way for CBD to enter into your bloodstream is through the thin membranes under your tongue and in your mouth. Therefore, when you take a dose of CBD, you should drop it sublingually and hold it there for about 60 seconds before swishing it around in your mouth and swallowing.
When it comes to taking CBD, slow and steady wins the race. For example, if you’re taking CBD oil, like FAB CBD full-spectrum CBD oil, you should start at a low dose and then slowly increase over time. If you have a 600mg bottle of CBD, you can begin by taking half a dropper-full, or 10mg, once a day for about a week. During this time, it will help to keep a journal so that you can write down anything that is improving and not improving, any sensations you may feel, and anything else you feel is pertinent to record. After a week has elapsed, check in with yourself to see how you’re feeling. If you don’t feel your desired effect, move up to half a dropper twice a day. This will now equal 20mg of CBD a day. Stick with this dose for another week while you continue to track how you’re feeling in your journal. Stick with this method until you’ve found your desired dose.
After you’ve found the dose that’s best for your unique body and needs, remain consistent with it. Take your CBD at the same time(s) each and every day to ensure that your body is getting the most out of the CBD. Keep in mind that you may have to increase either the dose or the strength of your oil over time. If that happens, you can follow the same method that you used to find your initial starting dose. Patience is also key here because sometimes it takes time for the CBD to build up in your system and get to a point where you become aware of its effects. Consistency is pivotal to achieving measurable results.
Can You Try Other Types of CBD Products?
The short answer is yes, you can try other types of CBD products if you aren’t noticing any changes with the CBD oil you’re currently on. There’s no one-size-fits-all dosage or product type when it comes to CBD. So while most people find that CBD oil is their favorite, others may love how they feel while using gummies, capsules, creams, and other types of products. FAB CBD has a full line of CBD products that include “Anytime” CBD gummies, “Nighttime” PM CBD gummies, full-spectrum CBD oils in an array of strengths and flavors, Full-Spectrum CBD Body Salve, Topical CBD Cream, CBD+CBG Oil, and more. Regardless of which type of product you choose, documenting your experience in a journal will be key in helping you find the best product and dose in your journey.
Will CBD Make People Feel High?
Because all CBD that’s legally bought and sold in the United States must be hemp-derived by federal law, it also must contain at or below 0.3% THC. The overall THC levels are so low in hemp-based products that there’s no way that anyone can feel “high” from using a full-spectrum CBD product. If, however, you live in a state where recreational or medicinal marijuana is legal on the state level and therefore are using marijuana-based CBD products, then you can absolutely get high from using these types of CBD products. Unlike the hemp plant, the marijuana plant contains well over the federal legal limit of 0.3% THC. If you have concerns about THC in hemp-based CBD products, then you can always opt for broad spectrum or CBD isolate options, as the THC has been filtered out of them.
Why Consistent Use of CBD is Important
When you consistently take your CBD each day at the same time(s), you’re giving your body’s endocannabinoid system a helping hand. And in order for your body to return to a state of balance, or homeostasis, your ECS needs to function at peak performance. Therefore, since it can take CBD a little bit of time to build up in your system, it may take a while before you notice any differences. In light of this, it’s important not to falter or give up on your daily CBD regimen. When it comes to CBD in general, patience, consistency, and time are key factors in getting the most out of your CBD.