My hemp oil/CBD isn’t working – now what?

My hemp oil/CBD isn’t working – now what?

You’ve heard of all the success that people have derived from CBD – but it doesn’t seem to be working for you! You wonder if it’s you, them, the CBD, or if it’s all just hype. 

Before you give up on CBD, there are some possible reasons why you’re not doing so well: 

  • You’ve been using poor quality hemp oil/CBD 
  • Your unique genetic composition and metabolism
  • Your lifestyle choices
  • Your endocannabinoid level
  • You’re using less than your personal dose requirements. 

The good news is, we have ways to remedy these! 

Poor or Mislabeled Hemp Oil/CBD 

All hemp Oil/CBD products are not all created equal! Where and how it’s grown and extracted are factors that affect quality. You may simply have poor quality CBD.So know your supplier! 

Then, it’s essential to know the amount of hemp oil/CBD as well as other ingredients in the product you are taking. According to studies, many of even the most popular products fall short in their CBD content. 

It’s estimated that 70-80% of CBD is mislabeled. In a recent analysis of 25 CBD oil products purchased in Mississippi, only 3 were within 20% of label claim, 15 were below the stated claim for CBD, 2 exceeded these claims in excess of 50%; and 5 made no claims. In addition, THC content for three products exceeded the 0.3% legal limit, which may jeopardize a consumer’s employment status (i.e. failed “drug test”).

Use hemp oil/CBD that has been tested by an independent outside lab that provides a certificate of analysis on each batch, guaranteeing that the ingredients are as labeled.

Your individual dosing is key

Dosage varies considerably among individuals, and is not necessarily related to their weight or their target condition. For one thing, be it CBD or caffeine, we all metabolize natural products differently. The dose also depends on your endocannabinoid level which is affected by many factors such as your genetics, stress level, diet and lifestyle. It will also vary at different times.  The good news is, genetic expression can be modified by a healthy lifestyle. And you can raise your low endocannabinoid level by taking an adequate amount of CBD. 

How to dose CBD

We recommend starting low and slow and gradually building up your dose till you feel an effect.  While many will see results almost immediately, others need to build up a dose over a few days or more.  Only your own body can tell you how much you need.

Some people may take 5 drops of the 750 mg 1 oz bottle (or 4 mg), 2-3 times a day, and others take a whole dropper of the 1500 mg 1 oz bottle, which is 50 mg, twice a day, or more. This is quite a spread, and it’s not dependent on your size, age, or weight, either. Average dose is 10-50 mg once or twice daily. 

Once you have titrated your dose with tincture, you can add in our 25 mg capsules. They take longer to start working and last longer in your system, so we recommend taking both at once for both an immediate and extended effect. For sleep, for example, the tincture comes on more quickly, especially if taking the Night-time formula, while the capsule (including the Night-time one with added melatonin) will start its effect later, but last longer through the night. 

 Finding the best dose, and mode of intake for your CBD can require time, patience, and close observation.

If you’re using our Dr. Cass’ Hemp oil/CBD, you received a log card with your order. By documenting your CBD use, you can track your course and any changes you’ve experienced. Then adjust accordingly. You’re in control! 

 For more details on choosing your CBD formula, click here.

Hemp Oil/CBD is not a band-aid solution 

While CBD offers many remarkable health advantages that can improve your quality of life, it is not a panacea or quick fix. 

CBD is a health supplement designed to improve your wellness. It functions best when used holistically and supports healthy lifestyle decisions. This is how you get the most from hemp oil/CBD.

Interactions with medications

If you are taking medications, you’ll want to consider any potential adverse interactions with CBD. The benefits of CBD may occasionally be diminished if anything else you’re taking interacts with it, or the drug may be either over or underactive due to CBD. Generally, though, taking under 100 mg of CBD is considered safe in this regard. 

Check here for possible interactions and contraindications. 

Also check with your prescribing health care practitioner, preferably one who is familiar with the use of CBD, and potential medication interactions. 

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