You may be spending way too much money to enhance your CBD experience, but getting nothing in return. It happens with a lot of us. We put our hard-earned money on buying high-quality and well-regulated CBD products with hopes of achieving that feeling of ‘goodness’ it’s known for. However, many of us are left disparaged as the product fails to deliver on the promise. Then starts the blame game — we often think we’ve been duped. Or we say the product sold to us was “fake”.
While these two can also be genuine reasons, that may not be the case always. Most of the time, it’s because CBD may not work for us because we don’t know the best techniques to master the art of consuming CBD. Experts suggest one must master some key techniques to boost your CBD experience. This is important because mastering these techniques will allow you to gain maximum therapeutic benefits from this beautiful cannabis compound.
In this article, we’ll understand how we can nail the art of using CBD.
Let’s dive right in.
Why is CBD experience so good?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. This is only one of the 500 different cannabinoids and terpenes found in cannabis or hemp plants. While some of the cannabinoids can be harmful, this one is really good… so good that this chemical alone can treat a host of critical health-related problems, including acute and chronic diseases, mental health issues and digestion issues.
For those who may not know, CBD is a chemical compound extracted from the Cannabis Sativa plant or more commonly known as the hemp plant. Unlike its cousin, Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, CBD does not cause high or intoxication. It’s also not a psychoactive compound like THC, which is derived from marijuana or cannabis plants.
If medical marijuana is legal in your state, CBD may have already become an integral part of life around you because of its pleasant experience. Coffee shops, CBD gummies, recreational marijuana stores, beauty products, spas offering CBD massage — the CBD sector is a diverse field now. People are drawn towards the compound because it’s 100 percent organic, does not cause hallucination, and gives better results than contemporary medicines without any side-effects.
How to consume CBD to properly experience its effects?
Due to its unbelievable health qualities, we all want to consume CBD to achieve the maximum effect. However, not all succeed in it. The reason: we don’t do our homework properly. If you have been consuming CBD but still are confused about dosage and methodology, we have got you covered. Don’t worry. There are certain things you must keep in mind before consuming CBD oil, or any other CBD-based product for that matter, and it’ll surely hit the right spot.
Here are some key ideas:
1) Did you read instructions?
Let’s start with instructions first. Now, this may sound like a dumb idea, but instructions are super important. Take them seriously and read point by point. For example, if you are consuming CBD orally — let’s say CBD oil — it’s crucial to hold your dosage beneath the tongue for 30 seconds, failing which it’ll not have any impact whatsoever. Some people just gulp it, hoping to experience the magical effect. But that does not happen at all. Don’t just consume CBD; enjoy it.
2) What type of CBD products are you into and for what experience?
Your choice of CBD product is as important as having the right dosage. Some CBD products may have medicinal properties while others may just produce the ‘feel good’ effect without causing high. So choose your CBD product wisely. Since most people start with CBD oil, experts suggest we should look for full-spectrum CBD oils unless the health expert recommends any other specific CBD-based product. Experts also agree that full-spectrum CBD products are generally more potent than 100 percent pure CBD isolate. Full-spectrum CBD products are those with all active cannabis compounds. Scientific observations say a CBD product is more potent when it’s loaded with hundreds of phytocannabinoids and terpenes and that can come along with full-spectrum CBD only.
3) Let’s get the sleep of our life
We all want to sleep like babies. Sleep is the most beautiful activity one can indulge in. However, not all of us are lucky enough to get that good night sleep. Still, many use CBD to help them sleep better. While this sounds like a wonderful idea, you can make it even better by adding melatonin in it. For those of you who don’t know, melatonin is a hormone released by our body itself. Pineal glands in our body release it to help us sleep nicely. Companies are now coming up with products that contain CBD oils or syrups with the right dosage of melatonin. Buy them. Also, it may be a good idea to consult your product dealer if melatonin does not find mention in the product description.
4) Spice it up with some THC
Some people find no effect at all even after following all the above-mentioned directions. You may be trying legal CBD-based products for a while now but if they are not working for you, move over to THC or weed. Now let’s make it clear — we are not advocating to consume weed at all. But, if your ultimate goal is to achieve ‘high’ using cannabis-based products, then look for those with a maximum THC level, not CBD. They won’t disappoint you. The whole plant marijuana products can, however, be consumed only if they are legal in your state or country.
5) CBD ‘super’ coffee and liposomes
Alert — these two ideas may seem weird but trust us they aren’t. And to trust us, you’ll have to try them. A CBD ‘super’ coffee is something most people love since it can generate an enhanced therapeutic response. The idea is to add healthy saturated fats (grass-fed cow butter and palm oil) and CBD oil in your coffee, and voila, your magical CBD-based coffee is all set to give the desired effect. The other one is the use of ‘liposomes’. They are spherical vesicles having at least one lipid bilayer and are used to administer nutrients and pharmaceutical drugs. You can encapsulate active CBD compounds in lipids and the gut will be at ease to absorb them, thus giving you the enhanced experience.