CBD oil can be very helpful for a lot of conditions. It helps ease inflammation, and since inflammation is at the heart of a whole lot of ailments — from eczema to arthritis — CBD is quite versatile. However, since it is quite different from most medications and remedies, it's important to have some idea what you're doing the first time you try CBD. Here are some tips for a good experience with CBD oil, regardless of what you're using it for.
1. Choose the right application for your ailment.
There are three major ways to use CBD oil. You can take it orally, apply it topically, or vape it. If you're dealing with skin irritation or muscle soreness, applying it topically is a good choice. If you're taking it to treat ongoing soreness, such as from arthritis or a nerve disorder, then taking it orally works well. And if you're using it for immediate relief from a mental or emotional ailment, such as anxiety, vaping works well.
2. Start with a low dose.
Everyone reacts to CBD oil differently. Some notice an immediate effect from a couple of milligrams. Others need 30 milligrams to notice an effect. So start slow when you first begin using CBD. Take a 5 mg dropper or vape one puff, and see what happens. Increase your dose slowly, 5 mg at a time, until you're happy with the results. If you start off at too high a dose, you might get some unpleasant side effects, such as brain fog, and at the very least, you'll be wasting product.
3. Take it in a calm environment.
CBD oil typically has a calming effect, but it can make some people feel a bit anxious, especially the first time or two they take it. Luckily, this side effect is largely dependent on your environment. If you take the CBD in a quiet, calm place, you're less likely to feel on-edge. Once you're more adapted to taking CBD, you don't have to be as picky about the environment you take it in.
4. Don't combine CBD with alcohol.
CBD is safe to combine with most other medications, which is one reason why so many medical professionals recommend it as a supplemental treatment. However, you really should not take it with alcohol. Doing so can alter the way your body processes CBD, causing you to have to take more or less. When you're first getting used to CBD, you need to know how a certain dose will impact you, and you can't do that when you combine it with alcohol.
Good luck with your first CBD oil experiences. If you keep the tips above in mind, you should be in good shape.
For more information, contact a CBD shop.