CBD oil extracted from industrial hemp has many beneficial medical properties. Having more than 120 compounds called cannabioids. CBD can help relieve anxiety, inflammation, pain in the joints as well as many more symptoms. Unlike THC CBD does not produce a psychoactive effect or “high”.
There are people however that have tried CBD and claim that it had no effect on them, or noticed any difference in their condition or pain. There are however several things to take into consideration and do your homework prior to purchasing any CBD product. Below we list several reason as to why CBD might have not worked for you or to your expectations.
Some reason why CBD is not working for you.
CBD is not regulated like other medicines. For now the market is deregulated as the Food and Drug Administration has not set guidelines on CBD products. There is however one CBD approved drug Epidiolex which was approved by the FDA. This oral solution is used for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older.
With a deregulated market many biased companies can make false claims when they advertise their products with little to no repercussions. Many companies advertise their product(s) containing certain levels of CBD when they contain little to sometime no CBD in them. This explains why some consumers that have purchased CBD products sometimes have little to no effect from it. This leaves them not only confused but having no confidence of CBD ever helping them.
Consumers cannot even be sure that there is CBD in products they buy. The FDA tested products from several manufacturers, and some didn’t contain the amount they claimed. Most reputable companies will happily provide you or post their lab results on their web site as well as their certified ingredient list. Find out if the manufacturer controls the process from start to finish. How they source their raw materials and how it extracts the CBD. You need to do your research do not take any company at their word.
Taking the wrong dosage is probably one of the main reason some people do not experience the benefits they are looking for from CBD. Due to the fact that there are no scientifically measured daily dosage guidelines from the medical community as of yet. Dosages depend on the persons symptoms, age, medical health condition, and your sex as males and females are affected differently with CBD.
States where medical marijuana is legal your best option is to visit a doctor that can give you proper dosage guidelines depending on your condition. If you do not have that service available to you then begin with a low dosage and work your way up until you start feeling the desired effects. Take a few doses during the day rather then one big dose, and continue that amount for several days. After that determine the effects and adjust the amount to a slightly higher or lower dose.
Give it Time
You have done your homework and checked your products quality and certification. You researched your dosage and verified with a doctor. Now you have to give your CBD product time to work. Some patients expect to see results within one day. It might be the case for a small percentage of people but for the larger majority it takes some time. To feel the full effects of your CBD medication, it requires daily use for the benefits to be felt after several weeks.
CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in your body and your endo cannabinoid system in order to start a response from your cells. You have to give your body the necessary time to adjust to your system and your body. In general between 6 to 8 weeks is the appropriate amount of time before deciding on your results.