Depending on their composition (CBD is obviously the main component), CBD oils are of three types –
With the recent popularity of CBD and cannabis products across the world, a lot of companies have joined the bandwagon. It’s been quite a frenzy, companies trying to cash in on the latest trend while the metaphorical sun shines on the cannabis products. Naturally, not every businessman or seller will be honest. As a consumer, you must have to be cautious and educate yourself on everything you use or consume. Before you buy a CBD product, check for these signs:
If CBD doesn’t work on you initially, don’t be disheartened. Check if the above reasons are to blame. If it still doesn’t work, you will finally have to acknowledge the truth – it simply doesn’t work on you.
#5 You may not be consistent with your doses
With cannabinoids, it is always about trial and error, as they don’t quite work the way pharmaceutical medications do.
If all else fails, you may have to make peace with the fact that you’re simply immune to its effects. Like we mentioned earlier, we are all genetically unique. Besides, your body’s capacity to absorb cannabinoids also depends on its metabolism and biochemistry. Our endocannabinoid system that interacts with cannabinoids is unique to each person, and they behave differently. These factors that determine the time taken to be effective or its effectiveness are the same factors that may make you immune to its effects, altogether! Since research on CBD is still in his nascent stage, no specific reason for these differences can be cited yet.
So why does this happen? We found that one, two, or sometimes even a combination of several reasons may be behind such experiences. Let us discuss them in detail.
You may have lost hope and interest after 5 – 6 doses – or even an entire month of use! Sometimes, it may start working only after a month. With cannabinoids, it is not as simple to determine the time it takes to act as any other pharmaceutical medication. Your body may need more time to adjust or acclimatize to the new substance. Initially, it may have no effect at all for quite some time, until your endocannabinoid system realigns itself to respond to the substance. Alternatively, it may reject the new substance altogether, making you feel worse than better. Give it time – let your body take its own to respond positively to CBD.
This process is hastened if the oil is exposed to sunlight. The warmth of the sun’s rays, as well as UV light, cause chemical reactions in any product that make it break down quicker. This is how food goes stale.
The reason why uptitration works is that CBD builds up in your body over time. As you continue to take more and more, your reserves build-up. After a while, you’ll have enough that the oil you’re taking is only replacing that which your body uses. You’ll then have a continual source of just the right amount of CBD in your body. Understandably, people call finding this correct dose ‘hitting the sweet spot’!
The endocannabinoid system, which CBD affects, isn’t well understood. But according to the New York Times, some people naturally produce more endocannabinoids than other people—meaning that CBD isn’t needed for these people. Around 20% of people in the U.S. have a genetic mutation that makes this the case.
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This is also the reason why you experience a coffee crash, and withdrawal symptoms of intense tiredness if you stop drinking caffeinated drinks altogether. It’s not good for your body. You might expect that a product distilled from cannabis might be addictive in the same way.
With legal drugs like caffeine, alcohol, and illegal drugs, it’s possible to build up a tolerance. This is where the body reacts to the drug by making more or less of something.
Eventually, you get to the point where you feel a strong effect each time you take your daily dose of CBD. You may notice that taking any more CBD at this point doesn’t seem to hasten or strengthen this effect. If so, then you’ve reached your optimal level of dosage and should stop.
In the face of an issue like this, you should see a medical professional, either for a diagnosis or expert help. Don’t rely on food supplements like these, or herbal remedies, instead of medical assistance.