CBD 101 Guide

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CBD 101 Guide

 

GETTING STARTED

These tips are intended to be a starting point and provide basic guidelines, but it's important to keep in mind that everyone is different. What works best for one person, might not work the same for another.

​High CBD hemp-derived extracts are available in a variety of different concentrations and delivery methods. Taking tinctures (oil based drops) sublingually will absorb much faster into your blood stream than capsules. Capsules will have a slower release and last longer in your system.

​It is best to listen to your own body. Be as consistent as possible when incorporating cannabinoid-rich hemp extracts into your daily regimen.

Commit to at least 30 days to allow adequate time to find your "sweet spot".

 

A good rule of thumb is start low and go slow as you increase your dose.

 

 

BASIC GUIDELINES

WEEK 1

1/4ml - 1/2ml once a day

WEEK 2

1/4ml - 1/2ml twice a day

WEEK 3

1/2ml - 1ml twice a day

WEEK 4

1/2ml - 1ml twice to three times a day

 

 

Dosing example based on 1ml dropper

If desired results are achieved, stay at this amount

When starting out, keep a log of how much, how often and what time of day you ingest CBD-rich products. This will help you determine what works best for you.

Consider discussing CBD with your doctor if a serious medical condition is involved. With their professional insights, they may have a recommendation as to what serving size might be most beneficial.

Please note; CBD is processed by the same liver enzyme that metabolizes many pharmaceutical drugs. If you are taking pharmaceutical medication, we suggest leaving a window of time before or after taking prescribed medication.

The overall health and balance of our endocannabinoid system (ECS) are highly influenced by diet, exercise, sleep patterns and day-to-day stresses.​

CBD and dozens of other cannabinoids play an important role in helping regulate our body and maintain balance. The cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds naturally occurring in trusted sources of hemp provide their own unique benefits and work together to regulate our ECS for optimal health and wellness.

 

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