Why do people decide to use CBD?

Many people who use CBD do not have any specific symptoms or any kind of disorder.  This  is because there has been research that strongly suggests that CBD helps to promote overall health in general by promoting homeostasis.  The Endocannabinoid system within the human body has been called the “Great regulator” of the human body.  CBD works with the Endocannabinoid system to promote the proper balance within the human body. 


How long should I try CBD?

It is recommended that someone trying CBD should give it at least 2 months before deciding to discontinue use.  CBD works with your body’s natural overall function.  It doesn’t make it’s most beneficial changes in a “quick fix” manner.   It is this quality of CBD that makes it such a beneficial preventative and health promoting supplement.  The changes CBD can make are sustainable and won’t wear-off as if discontinuing a drug.  Higher and higher doses won’t be required to maintain the positive changes.  Products that work in a quick fix fashion always have side effects that come with it.  This is because it is not working with your body’s natural functioning and therefore do not promote homeostasis.  A wholistic and naturally coordinated change in the direction of health and homeostasis doesn’t happen overnight.


Dosage recommendations

Starting at a low dose is recommended and if an increase is necessary, it should be done gradually.  A dose should be consistently taken for 2 to 3 weeks before an increase.  More is not necessarily better.  It really depends on the person, the symptoms, and the nature of the disorder.  The dropper on Quiteweeks Simply CBD is graduated so it has measurements on it.  The recommended starting dose is .25 milliliter(12.5mg} and if an increase is necessary after 2 to 3, increasing the dose to  .5ml(25mg) is recommended. Many people will do fine at just .25ml a day. CBD is powerful so don’t use a high dose (50mg plus a day) unless it is completely necessary.  Body mass does not determine the dosage.


Taking CBD sublingually vs swallowing and digesting

CBD is much more bioavailable when taken with a tincture sublingually (under the tongue) vs swallowing it or taking capsules or gummies.  A great way to take CBD is to use the dropper to put the CBD under the tongue and hold it in your mouth for 30 to 60 seconds without swallowing.  The tincture should be shaken before each dose. Despite the bioavailability of CBD being higher when taken in tincture form we have found that for some people the capsules may be the best option. We've found that certain individuals do not like the earthy flavor of CBD and this discourages them from taking the tincture consistently.  In this case the capsules are the best option.  You may be wondering why we don't offer flavored tinctures at this time. We have found that the flavor of the full spectrum CBD from the hemp plant cannot be fully masked with added flavoring.  In our experience if you cannot taste the plant in the tincture form it is likely not full spectrum CBD or a diluted product.  


What is  CBD most commonly used for?

Since CBD is believed to assist in regulating the body’s natural function as a whole it is commonly used as a preventative and wellness promoting supplement.  One function of the human body that seems to commonly go “haywire” is the inflammation response.  It seems the inflammation response is inherently hyperactive in nature.  The body has a strong tendency to be overprotective of itself and, in an attempt to preserve itself, it often seems to work against itself. Most disease processes are caused by the body’s natural inflammation response that becomes hyperactive and chronically overactive.  CBD is known to be used for any kind of pain and inflammation condition including:  arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and any kind of chronic pain condition in general.  It is also commonly used for insomnia, anxiety, chronic stress, etc.


Are there contraindications for CBD?

The primary concern in this matter is that if someone is taking a high dose of CBD on a daily basis it can have an interaction very similar to grapefruit juice with certain medications.  It can affect the potency of other medications such as certain cholesterol lowering medications, some blood pressure medications, and others.  If you are on any meds consult your Doctor about taking CBD, but don’t let that scare you away.  Most people are not required to take a high dose of CBD. 

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