I’m sure, by now, we’ve all heard of CBD. But why is there so much hype around it and why is it literally everywhere?? For starters, CBD is commonly used for its “feel good” effects. Most people use CBD to relax and to feel less anxious. For others, with more physical pain like nausea and joint pain, CBD can be really helpful. It’s found in cannabis plants but does not possess any psychoactive effects.
Because CBD’s natural benefits were made popular and mainstream, businesses are able to get creative with how they sell CBD. For example, if you don’t like the idea of pure CBD oil, you can look at CBD gummies or CBD drinks like coffee or kombucha. So let’s just get right into the world of CBD.
- CBD oil: This is probably the simplest way to take CBD. Some people put a couple of drops under their tongue or they’ll take a little spoonful of it. If the texture throws you off, some places sell flavored CBD so it doesn’t seem as weird.
- Cooking with CBD: Believe it or not, cooking with CBD oil is becoming more popular. You just use CBD oil as a replacement for other cooking oils.
- CBD drinks: I swear you can find these anywhereee. Coffee shops, cafes, grocery stores, and so on.
If you go to a CBD shop, you’ll really see how many options there are.
Starting with a small dose is important. Most people looking into CBD, are newbies. That’s fine, but when it comes to trying anything new, it’s important to do research and talk to professionals. I’d first recommend asking your doctor or physician how they feel about you trying CBD. CBD isn’t known to have adverse side effects, but it’s always better to safe than sorry. Another great resource is calling or talking to a sales consultant at CBD shops. They really know what they’re talking about, and they’ll be able to ask the right questions to help you determine a good starting dose.
It is important to understand, however, that CBD will affect everyone slightly differently and shouldn’t be used as a treatment for illness or injury.
Written by GUADS staff member Toni