It’s more than ok to jump on the bandwagon for your health. If it works for hundreds and thousands of people, why won’t it work for you? Bandwagons are fun and cool anyway as long as the cause behind them is right.
The FACT is CBD is not a placebo. Every human body is full of receptors and enzymes involved in pain sensation, appetite, memory, and mood. The psychoactive chemical in cannabis, THC (Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol) was deemed illegal in the 1960s. 20-25 years later, scientists discovered the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and the value of cannabinoids, such as CBD (Cannabidiol), to that system.
The more and more we research CBD, the more beneficial links between CBD and body systems we find. Thousands are lining up to tell just how cannabis assisted with their well-being and reducing their pain and anxiety. It goes as far as diminishing seizures, aiding sleep, and subsiding pain. It should not be seen as a cure-all. Sometimes people get the wrong idea when taking CBD or even worse, have been told that it doesn’t work.
The only way to find truth in information like that is to find out for yourself. You must find a reputable distributor and someone educated enough to lead you in the right direction. You need to know there are multiple routes for ingestion, and not all routes are for everyone. You do not need to be a smoker to consume CBD. Just because the hemp plant is a cousin of the marijuana plant, does not mean you are going to be high.
Sublingual tinctures or oils are the most popular and most thorough way to take CBD. Taking sublingually may not be the best route for some medications; it is a very effective way to take CBD. Ingesting CDB sublingually essentially bypasses the entire digestive system as it can enter the blood within minutes. I should mention that all sublingual tinctures are not created equal. CBD oil that carries a MCT (coconut), olive, hemp seed oil, etc., will take more time for the CBD to be absorbed. It takes the body's ECS longer to distribute the CBD. A faster absorbing sublingual that still absorbs under the tongue is known as ‘water-soluble,’ meaning, it can mix with water, unlike oil, and therefore will absorb into the body faster. In some cases can still take a few days.
I like to think that taking a sublingual is the ‘Final Step’ when taking CBD. There are much faster routes that may give much relief, but it is not something that will last for the entire day. Smoking and vaping CBD can provide instant relief but only last an hour or two. Edibles may take up to 2 hours to absorb (some say much quicker relief) but only last 3 or 4 hours. When starting to take CBD, I recommend taking both. This way, you will get relief right away, while you wait on a CBD tincture to find your ECS and start doing its job.
Find a CBD route for you. And everyone is different, so you can explore all the types of CBD and ways to take it. The fun part about products other than sublinguals (in the beginning) are take AS NEEDED. They work with your body’s natural rhythm and can help you any time of the day. Take it in the morning for pain and anxiety relief, and take it at night for sleep.