CBD 101: What To Expect When You Use CBD Products

 You may have encountered some information on CBD products as you surfed the Net, and wondered if you should also give them a try. CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is an extract from the hemp plant that is part of the Cannabis Sativa plant family. CBD products are supposed to have many health benefits which is why they have become so popular nowadays.

If you are thinking of trying out any CBD products, here are some ways that CBD products will show that they are at work in your body so you will be prepared.

CBD Products Are Time Sensitive

You may be wondering, “What does CBD feel like?” If you are curious enough to try some products that have edible CBD, bear in mind is that it may take some time for you to feel the effects of CBD intake, especially the edible kind. This is because the product you chose may need some time to get digested by your stomach and passed into your intestines for processing before the CBD gets a chance to take effect. So certain products tend to be absorbed by your body more quickly, compared to other CBD products.

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CBD Products Have Safe Dosage Level For You To Follow

One risk with trying out CBD products by yourself is that it can be easy to overdose, if you are not patient enough to wait for the results to become evident. You need to wait until you feel the effects of the first dose so that you don’t overdo it. If you are not sure how much of the product you should take, surf the Net for the dosage recommendations or contact the merchant who supplied it to you.

Exercise Caution When Taking Edible CBD Products

If you have never taken CBD products before, you should be cautious when you try your first oral dose because you might be allergic to CBD. One way to pre-empt an allergy is to first do a “skin test”. This simply means you put a drop or two of the edible CBD product – such as CBD oil – on an exposed area of your skin, and then wait. If you are not allergic, most likely nothing will happen. But if you do develop an allergic reaction on your skin, you should refrain from taking edible CBD products.

Effects Of CBD Products May Eventually Lessen

A product like CBD oil should be taken in low doses at the start because you need to figure out how much is enough for a person with your gender, height and weight range. If you are taking CBD products orally, be aware that you will probably hit a “plateau” when the CBD effects will peak after taking a particular dose. In time, you will find that you need to take a bigger dose because your body will develop a tolerance for it, so the effects you felt at the start of your program will start to taper off. However, be cautious when you up the dosage because you might be overdosing already.

CBD Products May Contain Some THC

There are websites that state that certain CBD products have zero THC. THC is the cannabinoid found in Cannabis Sativa plants that does induce a “high” feeling, while CBD is another cannabinoid that also comes from the same plant family. The truth is that when the processor gets an extract of CBD from the hemp plant there will probably be some THC in it. However, there are Cannabis farms that try to breed the hemp so that any extracts processed from that plant will have minimal THC. In all honesty, it might be hard to find CBD products that contain “zero THC”.

CBD Products May Have Side Effects

This may depend largely on who is taking the CBD product, but it is true that some people have experienced side effects when they take a particular CBD product. Some common side effects of CBD are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Feeling lightheaded
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dry mouth
  • Certain people developed liver damage which may have been caused by the CBD product they ingested.

For this reason, and also because more scientific data has to be gathered before conclusions can be generalized, you have to observe yourself first when you take or apply a CBD product – edible or non-edible – for a medical condition. If you develop some reaction to the product, it is best to discontinue it until you can figure out if the reaction is really due to the CBD product.


There is a first time for everything and that includes taking CBD products. If you want to know if a CBD product is appropriate for your medical condition, it is best to go slow and take minor doses at the outset. Some people have been known to develop side effects from CBD use, so it is advisable to observe yourself carefully upon taking an initial dose. If side effects occur, stop using the product immediately and consult your doctor about it.


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