With so much newfound time at home, many people have become interested in trying CBD as a way to relieve stress, aid with sleep, or simply pass the time. When first considering using CBD, people often have a lot of questions and concerns. We put together a guide to address these questions and help you find the best CBD product and dosage for your needs. 


Which type of CBD is right for me?


CBD comes in many different forms: topicals, tinctures, edibles or vaporizers. With such a large selection, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. While there is no “best” way to take CBD, each method has its pros and cons, which depending on your goals, preferences, and lifestyle, will help you determine which is best for you. 


Topicals

Pros

  • Provides targeted relief for specific pain and inflammation

  • Useful for various skin conditions and ailments

  • Can be combined with essential oils and other beneficial ingredients

Cons

  • Can be messy 

  • Does not enter the bloodstream, thus only provides relief to the specific area


Edibles

Pros

  • Convenient way to consume CBD

  • Variety of forms and flavors

Cons

  • Slow absorption 

  • Provides a relatively low dose of CBD compared to the other methods


Tinctures

Pros

  • Fast absorption

  • Easy to use (for both humans and animals)

  • Versatile consumption methods (can be taken alone, or added to food and beverages)

  • Flexible dosing

Cons

  • Taste can be unappealing to some users


Vaporizers 

Pros

  • Highest absorption rate

  • Effects are felt almost immediately

  • Portable

Cons

  • Effects last a shorter amount of time

  • Stigma around smoking/vaping


How Much CBD Should I Take?


There are several factors that influence a person’s optimal CBD dosage, including: weight, diet, metabolism, sleep patterns, stress levels, genetics, and overall sensitivity. These variables make finding your optimal dose an individual process that varies from person to person, and may take several trials to get right. When first starting out, it is important to take CBD, regardless of the form, in small increments and remain patient. 


For people with little or no experience using cbd, most start off with a low dose  of around 10-20mg. They then slowly increase the dose to determine what is most effective for them. 


Recommended Products for Beginners

Wildflower CBD Soap

Soji Health 100 mg. Gummies

Vertly Bath Salts

The Good Patch

Canna River Warming Therapy Balm

Tessera Tincture - 500 mg



Next Steps

If you are ready to get started, head over to our website and browse and learn more about our wide selection of tinctures, topicals, edibles, and more. If you have any questions about our products, you can call or email us and a member of our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you. When you are ready to purchase, order online and get free shipping for a limited time.



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