“I tried CBD for the first time, but I didn’t feel it. I don’t think I’ll take it anymore.”
“CBD didn’t do anything for me. I feel like the whole industry is just a big scam.”
Unfortunately, this is the story for a lot of newcomers to CBD. They finally take the step to give it a try to improve their health and wellness, and they end up disappointed. All too often these people walk away thinking that CBD in general is ineffective or that it is all just one big scam. However, if you try CBD and don’t feel any effects initially, then all we ask is that you take a minute and don’t be too hasty with swearing off the entire industry.
Why People Use CBD Products
CBD has grown to the point where people take it to alleviate a whole range of health problems. As we’ve explained many times in other articles of ours, the health benefits of CBD result from it tapping into endocannabinoid system (ECS), a biochemical communication highway in the body. It then triggers cannabinoid receptors existing within the body to stimulate changes, many of which result in positive health effects.
The potential benefits of CBD are far reaching, and people consume it to help with:
- Pain and inflammation relief
- Stress and anxiety
- Sleep issues
- Digestive problems
- Dry skin
- Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
- And much more!
If you’ve tried CBD products to help with any of the issues above and did not experience a positive outcome, you don’t need to give up on it right away. There are a number of reasons why it may have not worked out the first time around. If your CBD isn’t working the way you’d like it to, then ask yourself the following questions:
#1. Is Your CBD Lab Tested?
Third party lab testing for CBD is just like quality testing for other products in different industries. A CBD company will send their products to an outside lab to run various tests, provide results, and give their stamp of approval. These tests also confirm that CBD products have the amount of THC and CBD that their labels claim, as well as give the consumer peace of mind that the product is free from any contaminants.
If you are unable to find these lab testing results, it may mean that the product in question does not contain the stated amount of THC. Or, maybe the product contained harmful impurities.
#2. Are You Purchasing from a Reputable Company?
Related to question #1, you also have to ensure the company you purchase the CBD from is a good company that you can trust. If they publish third party testing results then that’s a good sign, but it isn’t everything. You also want to look for regular tests and re-tests of products and their new batches. Having only one test result from six months ago and nothing more can be a red flag.
You should also look for reviews from current customers of the company and reach out to the company to ask any questions you may have about their products or CBD in general. If they are responsive, open, and forthcoming with information, then that’s a good sign. If a company conducts frequent testing and publishes the results, has positive reviews from existing customers, and is open and transparent about their products, then they are probably a company worth giving a shot.
#3. Have You Given It Enough Time to Build Up in Your System?
The benefits that many people feel from CBD will not happen overnight. It takes time to build up in your body in order to stimulate the creation of more cannabinoid receptors throughout your endocannabinoid system. With a larger number of receptors, the ECS will become more active and have greater sensitivity to cannabinoids (like CBD). By consistently consuming CBD every day, you can maintain a sustained level of the cannabinoids in your body, making the products you consume more effective and improving homeostasis or bodily balance.
At Urban Roots, we recommend giving it at least a month if not two before deciding that CBD isn’t right for you.
#4. Are You Taking the Right CBD Dosage?
Everyone is unique, and our bodies react to different substances in different ways. This fact holds true for CBD dosage. You should see what the recommended dosage is on the packaging of your product and use that as a starting point. From there you just have to experiment with what feels right for you and your body. What we recommend is that you start low and slowly increase the amount you take as you see how it affects you. Try a dosage for a few weeks, take note of how you feel, then consume more as needed.
#5. Are You Consuming the Right Form of CBD?
There are many ways to take CBD, from capsules to tinctures to vape products to topicals. If you try one method but don’t experience the effects that you want, then you can try another. Certain health issues lend themselves to different types of products. For example, if you are using CBD for your joint pain, then you may want to use a topical product instead of an oral product.
The Bottom Line Is Do Your Research and Be Patient
Despite what some companies may want you to believe, CBD is not a miracle drug. It is not like a narcotic that will immediately alter your state of mind or numb your pain. What it does is bring about homeostasis by correcting imbalances in your various bodily systems.
To have a positive CBD experience, first determine what issue you want to try and improve. Next, talk to your doctor and see if they think trying CBD would be a good option for you. Then, do your research on the company you want to purchase from, so you know you’re getting a high quality product. Try out different forms of CBD and various dosages until you start to feel its positive effects. And lastly, give it enough time to do its job—we recommend a minimum of a month.
CBD helps millions of people improve their overall health and wellness without resorting to intoxicating drugs that may have harmful side effects. It changes lives for the better. And it could do this for you too, if you give it a chance and follow the steps we outlined above. All we ask is that you don’t give up on it too quickly!
If you have any questions about our CBD products or CBD in general, then please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.