When you decide to take CBD, quantity is an important consideration. The amount you should take depends on a number of different factors. Whereas patient history can provide insights on personal drug sensitivities, its importance is equal to where your state of health is today and opting to truly take control of your wellbeing. So how do you know how much CBD is right for you?

Because all CBD products can differ, discovering what works for you requires an investigative process.

First Steps Before Beginning CBD Intake

The first thing to do is consult a physician, whether your family physician or a specialist you already see for the management of a specific health condition. This helps to gauge how CBD oil may affect you or how it could interact with any medications you are on.

If your health practitioner is not knowledgeable regarding CBD or you don’t feel enough of a comfort level with the feedback you receive, consider scheduling a consultation with a licensed doctor who can give you the information you need to make an informed decision. It also won’t hurt you to do your own due diligence by researching CBD on your own.

Factors to consider before beginning a health regimen that includes CBD oil or hemp oil intake should include:

  • Knowing your tolerance to CBD
  • Condition or level of pain to be treated
  • Purity and concentration of CBD
  • Source of the product
  • Product processing method
  • Cost vs. product benefits

If You’re New to CBD

For the unfamiliar, the thought of introducing CBD intake into daily life can appear daunting, especially if your exposure to the subject is limited or merely tied to negative inferences about cannabis and its psychotropic qualities. CBD is much different than the marijuana that’s making the news headlines – it’s the gentler side of cannabis. Here’s why.

What Is CBD?

CBD is Cannabidiol, an organic compound found in plants of the cannabis family which include hemp. People have an endocannabinoid system that regulates several aspects of how the human body and mind respond to internal and external stimuli.

The endocannabinoid system is composed of endocannabinoids which are lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters. These bind to cannabinoid receptors and proteins found throughout the vertebrate of the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system. Once activated, they help us respond to our world by affecting one’s mood, sleep quality, appetite, and ability to feel pain.

Sometimes, endocannabinoids help divert pain. For example, the term “runner’s high” is endocannabinoids taking effect during a long-distance run, which helps to replace pain with a sensation of pleasure. The endocannabinoid system is also instrumental in protecting us from intense pain due to traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other medical incidences.

CBD Myths

There’s a lot of science behind cannabis as a whole. Marijuana can be broken down into two parts: CBD and THC.

CBD is often mistakenly confused with the compound THC. The active chemical in some cannabis plants, THC provides the psychotropic properties within marijuana that provide that high or body/mind buzz. However, CBD does not produce the same effects as THC and will not cause mind-altering sensations in hemp-based products. Hemp products also contain a higher level of CBD than other plants in the family.

Health Benefits from Premium CBD Oil

By extracting the beneficial qualities of hemp plants, people can utilize these wellness-supporting properties safely and effectively, without the invasiveness that prescription drug use includes.

How to Take CBD

Depending on your reason for including CBD in your personal wellness program, the preferred delivery system may be different for you than others.

But just how much is enough?

Measurement Tips

Knowing just how much CBD to take will fall upon you, the consumer. Some products will provide a “starting point” to begin use, while others won’t provide recommended quantities at all.

You are your own best advocate for CBD measurement.

The beauty of CBD oil is that its use can ebb and flow with how you feel. You will become more familiar with the way it plays a role in providing more comfort. It can be an ongoing practice at your discretion.

Trust and Verification

Not all CBD products should be treated equally. Take a careful assessment of the product ingredients. Find out where they are sourced, and how they were processed. Doing research can go a long way in helping you decide whether it’s the right product.

There are minimal U.S. government guidelines when producing CBD. The result is a wide-open, opportunity-driven marketplace that can often put the consumer at risk.

Better, Measured CBD

To help circumvent the guesswork out of choosing CBD and provide much-needed peace-of-mind, GREENPATH™ SCIENCE has developed the GREENPATH™ Science System that not only includes industry-revered premium CBD oil, but a patented measuring dropper that is an industry-first showcasing the benefits of calibrated technology. With it, you’ll never have to second-guess what the right amount for you.

Every bottle of GREENPATH™ has a certificate of analysis.

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