I’m Taking CBD Oil For The First Time…
Many of you are taking CBD oil for the first time. I was in your place not too long ago and I know how you feel.
Years of being in health industry made me very sceptical about claims and the ability of supplements to actually make a difference. I am also very cautious about what I put into my body, I never smoke or take cannabis in any other form (no judgement if you do, that’s just my preference), and I don’t really want to be high or alter my reality, so put all of these together and the whole experience of trying CBD was uncomfortable and disconcerting for me.
So don’t worry, you are not alone. Let me guide you through your journey step-by-step.
Step 1. Buying CBD oil
Make sure you get CBD oil from a trusted source.
Find a company that YOU trust. I personally got referred to a company by my friend but then I struggled to find their products again hence I started my own company. I also am a huge believer of people reviews, since any other statements can be faked especially on the internet.
Step 2. Figure out how much to take
Figure out how much you want to START with. You wouldn’t know how much you need until you try, but you at least want to have a rough idea how much you are starting with, so I would recommend reading the blog post “How much CBD oil should I take?”
Also there are a few myths about CBD that I would like you to look at HERE.
Step 3. Know what to expect
CBD oil is just a supplement, so don’t expect yourself to feel some new feelings or have an altered state of reality. I like to compare it to drinking coffee, coffee doesn’t change your reality but you KNOW when caffeine has kicked in. Some people need a sip and some people need 3 cups to feel an effect. Coffee doesn’t change your reality, it just makes you more alert.
Of course, CBD has a completely different effect from coffee but my point is that you KNOW when CBD oil is working.
Read more about what exactly to expect and how you will feel.
Step 4. Listen to your body
Everyone will have a slightly different experience because CBD brings our body into balance and that means different things for different people.
Packages usually say that you shouldn’t drive after taking CBD oil, that is more of a precaution when you are taking it for the first time. Once you’ve tried it, you will see that there is no concern about driving after taking CBD oil (neither there are any laws if you are taking pure CBD with no THC in it like Icaria’s oils).
I also have experienced first hand how CBD can have different affects on women. For example, I get really bad acne from eating dairy and taking CBD oil doesn’t help if I eat dairy. On the other hand I have customers who say that CBD oil has done wonders for their acne. I am assuming it’s because we have different root cause for acne.
Point is, listen to your body and stay open minded.
Step 5. That’s it!
Now that you’ve tried it and there is nothing else to worry about, you can freely experiment with dosage, timing and other reasons to take it.
I found the longer I took it the more benefits I’ve felt - check out a blog post I wrote after 9 months of taking it.
Last point I would like to make is that it’s important to normalize taking CBD oil. It is a plant with much less side effects than tones of other supplements and I’m not going to even start with pharmaceuticals. If you love CBD oil, then tell your friends and family about it - you might be the person to make a huge difference in their life.
Keep in mind that I am always here to answer any of your questions, so don’t be shy to reach out!