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How Much CBD Should I Take the First Time?

CBD, or cannabidiol, seems to be everywhere nowadays. If you haven’t noticed it in places like the beauty section or the checkout line at your local grocery store, you’ve likely at least heard about CBD. Especially if you live with stress, anxiety, chronic or acute pain, insomina and more.. Despite CBD’s overwhelming popularity, some people might still be confused about exactly what CBD is and its effects. How much CBD should I take the first time? What types of CBD products should I use? For relief? Relaxation? Let’s explore the basics for first time CBD consumers, or for anyone getting started with CBD and looking to learn more about this fascinating compound.

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the two most abundant compounds found in the cannabis and hemp plant. Compared to THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is found solely in the cannabis plant, CBD is found in both the cannabis and hemp plant, and it produces a non-intoxicating effect. Interest in the healing benefits of CBD has skyrocketed in recent years. And, because it won’t get you high, many are turning to CBD for pain relief, appetite stimulation, anxiety relief and more. 

Dosing for First Time CBD Users

When getting started with CBD, it’s common to wonder, “how much CBD should I take the first time?” If so, you aren’t alone as this question is asked frequently on Google Searn. It’s important to remember there is currently no universally agreed upon dosing metric in medical and science communities, and depending on your individual biological makeup, body weight and method of administration, dosing will vary.

We recommend you discuss the benefits and risks of CBD with your healthcare provider before incorporating it into your wellness routine. They may be able to guide you in proper dosing amounts.

If you are still interested in trying this popular remedy, we suggest starting with a smaller dose and gradually increasing from there. Since CBD still isn’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it can be difficult to find accurate information about the proper dose for you. What researchers do know is that CBD is relatively safe, with a low toxicity rate. 

Getting Started with CBD

While there aren’t enough controlled studies done on the benefits of CBD just yet, results thus far have been encouraging. It’s commonly believed that CBD can help with muscle soreness, arthritic pain, cancer, anxiety even addiction recovery. Whether you’re looking for relief of muscle soreness after a hard day’s work, alternatives or supplements to current prescription drugs, or for an enhanced workout or self care routine, CBD may be worth a try! For some, experiencing the healing benefits without the high is reason enough to give CBD a try. Whatever your reason is, Hot Springs Hemp Company has a variety of lab tested products to try on your journey.  

Popular CBD Product Types

CBD comes in many products ranging from tinctures, topicals, balms, smokable flower and vapes, edibles and even bath products

  • Tinctures are a common go-to for first-time CBD users as they are administered through a dropper and easy to dose.
  • Topicals like roll-on cream and balms are also popular since they are said to offer fast-acting relief for acute body pain.
  • CBD smokeables allow for the effects to begin within five minutes and are especially popular for those looking to ditch the nicotine. At Hot Springs Hemp Company, our CBD flower is curated to achieve the best flavors while still being a high-quality and effective product!
  • CBD edibles like gummies, hard candies and fresh baked goods can also be an excellent choice because they are available in a variety of flavors, strengths and spectrums.

Hemp and CBD products have gotten quite popular since becoming legal. Choosing a trusted and safe product type is important. Whatever product you decide to try, be sure to look for a Certificate of Analysis (COA). This guarantee’s lab results and testing standards have been followed.

Begin Your CBD Journey with HSHC

It’s natural to have first time CBD jitters after the years of stigma against using hemp and cannabis for wellness and recreation. Whenever you choose to begin your CBD journey, we hope these tips for first-time CBD users on dosing and available product types increased your confidence. For more information and to shop all things CBD, visit the Shope page on our Hot Springs Hemp Company website. We offer a range of CBD products grown and processed in Arkansas.

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