Do you want to take CBD and have no idea where to start? Do you have many questions like how is the best way to take it or if you need to go to the doctor first? What are the recommended dosages for my specific needs?

It is very usual to have many questions, especially when you want to try something new. As CBD grows in popularity, more and more people seek information about it. 

According to a study, anxiety (67%), insomnia (60%), and joint pain and inflammation (52%) are the three most common reasons people use CBD. Other reasons include depression (43%), muscle strain (35%), migraines (34%), and chronic pain (31%).

As before you start any natural treatment, it is essential to take the time to do your homework and have more information about CBD and how it can help you. Here we selected some of the common questions CBD users have before starting.

How does CBD work in the body?

CBD works by interacting with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system is a collection of cell receptors in the brain, other organs, and tissues throughout the body. Cannabinoids created outside the body—like CBD— can also bind with the CB1 and CB2 receptors to produce various effects and moderate some of the physical and emotional functions in the body.

Should I talk to the doctor before taking CBD?

If you are generally in good health and not taking any prescription drugs, you probably do not need to talk with your doctor before incorporating CBD products into your daily routine. However, it is crucial to understand how CBD interacts with other prescribed medications in case you need it.

Is it safe to use CBD while pregnant?

The safest way to ingest CBD during pregnancy is in oil, lotion, and other topic forms or derma care like shampoo and cream formats. Many pregnant women believe that using CBD oil and other topic products during pregnancy can reduce some of the more negative elements of pregnancy, including sickness, nausea, and hyperemesis. It can also help to reduce insomnia, joint pain, and stress.

How to determine the CBD dosage?

CBD oil can respond differently in our body due to several factors, including the individual’s body weight, metabolism, diet, and how your body reacts to a certain amount of CBD. It is also important to consider why you are taking it, as different treatments may need different dosages. The safest way is to start with the lowest recommended dosage and slowly increase if you feel it is necessary. 

What’s the most effective way to take CBD oil?

Taking CBD oil specifically under the tongue is the most effective and most popular way to take it daily. The CBD oil will be absorbed by the glands of your tongue and in the areas between the cheeks and gums, bypassing the stomach and intestines going to the bloodstream first. According to studies, taking CBD oil under the tongue can last up to 6 hours (on average) in the system.

How to properly store CDB oil?

Knowing how to store your CBD oil best will ensure to get the best results when taking it.

  • Keep your CBD oil out of direct light
  • Keep your CBD products somewhere with a moderate temperature, away from heat exposures
  • Prevent your CBD oil be exposed to air
  • Keep the contents free of contaminants

Still have questions?

At Gaia Hemp, we believe in the miracle healing power of herbs, as we personally have experienced the restorative medicinal benefits of CBD. We value transparency by offering the finest quality Canadian-grown hemp and cold-pressed CBD extracted with 100% purity. If you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact us today.

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