A Beginner’s Guide to CBD

A Beginner’s Guide to CBD

January 05, 2021 0 Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to CBD 

Are you looking forward to having some Cannabidiol (CBD)? Remember that you need to know the basics of even the most benign product before giving it a go. Inappropriate use of any product can make you face the music.

Although CBD offers unlimited benefits with the least side effects, you still need to pay attention to the precautions and set of usage instructions before inducing it in your life. CBD is an organic product that comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant (hemp). It is a scientifically proven therapeutic product that might pose the body with minor dangers either through inappropriate dosage or interaction with other chemicals.  

You also need to know that which type and mode of intake serve your purpose of CBD intake most effectively.

How does CBD work?

CBD works by regulating the endocannabinoid system of the body. It protects the CB1 and CB2 receptors from breaking, which results in the increased functioning of different Cannabinoid neurotransmitters on the body.

Scientific research is underway, and the exact mechanism is still not known. However, studies show that these Cannabinoids act like natural chemicals in the body to improve the quality of life.

When should I take CBD?

Epidiolex is a registered CBD-based drug that fights against epilepsy and seizures. Research doesn't back up many reported effects by this time, but shreds of evidence are making people trust this product for various issues. People who use CBD find it helpful for their mental health issues as it calms the nerves hence pushing the mind and body more towards a relaxed state.

Moreover, people use it topically to get rid of the pain caused by muscle soreness and inflammation. Some consumers also claim it to be beneficial for the skin issues like acne, eczema, itching, etc.

You should always consult your physician or Cannabinoid specialist if you feel like CBD might be an effective treatment for your problem.

Types of CBD:

Chemically, you can divide CBD into three major categories. Each of these three categories suits different people for their individual needs. A brief understanding of these three types, as well as your purpose of CBD intake, can help you make a suitable decision. Here, we will list these CBD types.

      CBD Isolate:

CBD isolate refers to the "pure CBD." It doesn't have the contamination of any of the plant's components.

  Broad-spectrum CBD:

It contains different types of Cannabinoids present in Cannabis sativa plants. However, THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient, is not present in the broad-spectrum CBD. It suits people who need to get benefits from different Cannabinoids without getting "high."

     Full-spectrum CBD:

Full-spectrum CBD is for people who don't want to avoid minor THC effects. As the name indicates, it has whole extracts of the plant and contains THC and other Cannabinoids. The other components of full-spectrum CBD are fibers, terpenes, flavonoids, chlorophyll, fatty acids, and proteins.

So, you should always look for CBD type if the brand has mentioned on the bottle, and if not, then the ingredients on the label.

Things to keep in mind while buying CBD:

With the rising demand for CBD, many sellers and brands are selling either fake or low concentration CBD products in the market. They falsely label their product with misleading ingredients list and properties. To ensure the achievement of desired effects, you need to get good quality CBD products.

You can follow a few steps to get an idea about the product you are going to get your hands on. You might consider any of the following methods for this purpose:

  • Make sure that the brand you are getting your CBD product from has a seed-to-shelf transparent policy.  This policy will help you look at where the hemp for the product belongs. Some countries have better grown and regulated hemp than others.
  • You should see if the processing of the product is hygienic. The companies that don't care about hygiene end up contaminating their product with harmful chemicals.
  • The companies producing good quality CBD products always go for a third-party lab test for third-party certification. In this case, an independent organization tests the product's quality and issues a satisfaction certificate if it meets their standards.
  • It would be best if you necessarily go for the reviews of the other buyers.

Modes of intake:

Various CBD products are available in the market that we can use in different ways. Inhalation, sublingual, oral, and topical use of CBD products is possible. These products are available in the form of CBD edibles, CBD gummies, CBD oil, CBD chocolate bars, drinks, balms, lotions, shampoos, and even tissue papers.

It'll be good for you to know that each of the modes of intake has a different time frame in which it shows promising results.

  • Vaping or inhaling CBD rapidly gets dissolved in the blood, showing the results in no time.
  • Sublingual use of tinctures and CBD oil is the second most rapid method as it gets dissolved in the blood through sublingual capillaries.
  • The CBD intake through food takes time as sit becomes the body part when the food gets wholly digested.
  • Topical use also shows slow results as it takes time to get it dissolved in the blood through the skin.

You should choose your method of use according to your needs.


It is oft-quoted that excess of everything is bad. The CBD dose that you need to elicit results depends on different factors like your weight, the problem for which you're taking it, the CBD concentration in the product, etc.

You should consult your doctor regarding dosage before starting the use. However, if you don't have any prescription, you can start with low doses, i.e., 30mg to 40 mg per day. You can gradually increase the dosage according to your need if your body gets adjusted to it.

You must keep track of your dosage in case you get to re-consider compare it after some time.


Remember that as a beginner, you should be clear about your situation and your required product. It's a fantastic idea to start low and slow after doing your research. If you have got queries, you can consult your doctor or any cannabinoid specialist.


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[ii] https://www.epidiolex.com/about-epidiolex

[iii] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/cbd-isolate-vs-full-spectrum-cbd

[iv] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/broad-spectrum-cbd

[v] https://www.healthline.com/health/full-spectrum-cbd

[vi] https://agrisourcedata.com/seed-to-shelf/

[vii] https://www.sperocbd.com/resources/sublingual-cbd-a-complete-guide/#:~:text=The%20bioavailability%20of%20CBD%20when,range%20from%2034%2D46%25.

[viii] https://www.cbdoil.org/cbd-bioavailability/

[ix] https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-dosage