Have you hopped on the CBD bandwagon yet? If not, let us enlighten you. Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid that eases the body as well as calms feelings of stress and anxiety. While there are many reputable companies out there, there is also a sea of not so trustworthy manufacturers online.
If you use CBD oil, these mistakes may seem like a no-brainer, but for a new user, there are some mistakes to be cautious of. Using CBD oil correctly can provide therapeutic benefits for many invisible ailments including anxiety, but some pitfalls need to be avoided.
Not Doing Your Research
If you don’t know where the hemp is grown, you can worsen your symptoms because of residual toxic ingredients. Hemp isn’t regulated globally. This means herbicides, heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxins can be present in CBD oil at the end of the extraction process.
Let’s say you did your research and you found a high-quality hemp farm. CBD products need to be third-party lab tested. This way, you know you’re ingesting precisely what the label says.
An anxiety attack causes physical symptoms like a fast heart rate, sweaty palms, and it also causes unwanted unseen feelings of panic, stress, sadness, and fear. CBD possess beneficial properties that can be effective in treating many symptoms of mental illness.
We highly recommend that you are fully educated on the CBD oil of your choice before you purchase it. That way, when you come across a CBD oil that claims to regrow limbs, you’ll know fact over fiction.
Price Point Over Quality
CBD products taken sublingually, or as capsules, edibles, or drops are effective at easing the mental chatter that so often accompanies anxiety. That’s great! So, you rush to your local dispensaries to purchase a CBD oil. Unfortunately, because CBD has taken the cannabis scene by storm and it has grown in popularity, it has also sparked a slew of uneducated and dishonest people that solely want to cash in on the CBD gravy train.
A lab tested, high-quality CBD oil that is pure and safe is not going to be cheap. Those selling cheap CBD oil are putting you at risk to be exposed to dangerous chemicals, and they are also merely stealing your money because most of these products will not provide the effects you desire.
The 3 key things you need to look for:
1. The extraction method (CO2 is the safest)
2. The cannabinoid content (CBD and THC)
3. Where the brand sources their hemp
Spending a few moments doing some research on the CBD company will help you avoid serious health risks and also save you money. Opt quality over affordability every time.
Instant or Unrealistic Expectations
CBD oil possesses many therapeutic properties that treat unwanted symptoms like anxiety, it is also great for promoting a healthy, balanced lifestyle. However, CBD isn’t a cure-everything-overnight elixir. In fact, unlike THC where a user can feel high almost instantly, CBD takes time.
Science says an unbalanced ECS (endocannabinoid system) may be the root cause of our conditions and that using cannabinoids like CBD can help balance out our body. It can take a few months before you feel a significant improvement. Be patient. It’s the best advice we can give anyone who is new to using CBD.
Not Keeping a Journal
Keeping an eye on your dosing is vital when you’re just beginning your CBD journey. A CBD journal will help you log your reactions, what works, and what doesn’t work. Experimentation and patients are the two keys to being successful with CBD. You should record when you take CBD and how much you took. This way, you can adjust your dose to maximize the effects.
Things you can note down in your journal:
How you feel the next day
Which CBD product you are using
What time you took CBD
Anything else that may affect how CBD interacts with your body ( did you eat?)
How much CBD you took
Having a journal to look back on can help you fine-tune your CBD experience.
In a Nutshell
CBD can effectively help you treat the unwanted symptoms of anxiety. There are a few mistakes you can avoid to have an optimal CBD experience. Sourcing a high-quality product, keeping track of your results, understanding reality, and doing your research can save you time, money, and even protect your health.
Do not choose an inexpensive product over a high-quality product. As the old adage goes: you get what you pay for. Thinking CBD can take away every ounce of anxiety or pain overnight is unrealistic. Write down everything about your CBD experience. We even offer our own CBD journal to help you stay on track.
Have you successfully treated your anxiety symptoms with CBD? We want to hear from you. Always remember: stay lifted!