So there you are. After hearing all kinds of promising reports about the healing effects of CBD, you’ve decided to take the plunge and are now face to face with a shelf full of CBD products. What should you choose? How much do you really need? This article has the answers, plus five essential tips that will help you read the label.
CBD has one of the fastest growing markets in the world. More and more people are discovering the healing properties of this part of the CBD plant.
This is why CBD is being produced, promoted, and used in all kinds of forms on an ever-increasing scale. And CBD oil has not been the only product available to consumers for some time. More and more suppliers are coming out with new types of oils, capsules, tinctures, sprays, personal care products and other forms of CBD. At When Nature Calls, we find and select the best suppliers through strict quality standards.
All CBD products have an information label to help people choose the right product for their specific needs. But many CBD consumers find these often confusing (and sometimes misleading) labels difficult to decipher. It is particularly difficult to figure out what your CBD intake should be.
HOW MUCH CBD DO YOU NEED?
Let’s start with one of the most pressing questions: how much CBD do you need? In the Netherlands, CBD may be sold as a dietary supplement. However, the label may not contain any health claims and advice. That doesn’t make things any easier.
On the other hand, this information is also not necessarily necessary. In fact, there is no uniform rule for dosing CBD. The rule of thumb is to start with a low dose and then increase it evenly until you experience the desired result.
Here it is important to take into account a few factors. First, the severity of the condition plays a major role.
Other factors are body weight and personal elements; every person is different. Therefore, try out what works for you. Start with one or two drops two or three times a day and after a few days increase by one drop per intake.
By the way, don’t be afraid of taking too high a dose. Overdosing is not possible.
Dosage is not the only thing you should look at when buying CBD for sleep. Also makes sure you track down and read through the following information on the label :
CBD product labels not only provide information about the amount of cannabidiol per serving, but also whether the product contains THC.
In the Netherlands, the THC content may not exceed 0.05 percent while in the rest of the world it is o.2 percent. This is a negligible amount of THC that you will not notice. The product label need not contain information on the presence of THC if the concentration is less than 0.05 percent. If it does, that’s a good thing and says something about the honesty of the supplier.
WHOLE PLANT OR ISOLATE
Check the label to determine whether the manufacturer used the whole plant (also referred to as full spectrum or full spectrum) or CBD isolates.
Although CBD isolates are becoming increasingly popular, it is wise to choose a CBD product with full spectrum active ingredients. This is because it means that the product contains not only cannabidiol, but also constituents such as terpenes (aromatic molecules found in thousands of plant and tree species, including CBD.
In these molecules the aromatic characteristics of a plant or tree are stored), flavonoids (Flavonoids are pigment substances (colorants) and are therefore in many cases responsible for the bright colors. Flavonoids are found primarily in herbs, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and plant-based beverages such as tea and wine) and other cannabinoids that provide a greater therapeutic effect than CBD alone. This is also called the entourage effect.
NOTE OF OTHER INGREDIENTS
Cannabidiol is only one of many cannabinoids in the CBD plant. Therefore, it is normal for a CBD product label to include information about other cannabinoids (except THC) and terpenes. But that’s not the only thing.
Because cannabidiol has a nutty taste that not everyone appreciates, products are increasingly infused with flavors and natural sweeteners that enhance taste and aroma.