A first-time users’ guide to CBD oil products

First-time users of CBD oil should consider taking tinctures manufactured using organic CO2 hemp plant extracts. Begin with low concentrations as you gradually improve, depending on the body’s reaction. Check the potency and purity levels of your CBD oil.

CBD oil is manufactured using various elements of the hemp or cannabis plant. The common elements incorporated in different types of hemp include terpenes, flavonoids, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cannabidiol (CBD). Either of the above elements predetermines three types of CBD oil. They include full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate CBD. CBD oil has different implications for the users depending on several factors. According to Sexton et al. (2016), highly concentrated CBD oil has various side effects, including severe headache and anxiety. The impact of CBD oil on novices differs from veterans since their body is already used to it. Also, the different types of CBD can impact first-time users.


Factors Influencing the Impact of CBD on First-Time Users


The Type of CBD


Full Spectrum CBD Oil

Full-spectrum CBD is manufactured using all the elements found in the hemp plant. It comprises terpenes, flavonoids, THC, and CBD. It is highly recommended to first-time users since it will help them enjoy the entourage effect. However, the presence of THC makes some researchers have some doubts about its effectiveness. THC is the second dominant element found in cannabis or hemp after CBD. It has intoxicating effects, which might not be suitable for the users. THC is likely to make full-spectrum CBD users feel "high." Also, full-spectrum users could be exposed to anxiety and severe headaches. Privette Kathleen (2020) suggested that the hemp plant has less than 0.3% THC, which is insignificant because it cannot affect the users.


Broad Spectrum

Broad-spectrum CBD has all the elements found in the hemp plant except THC. First-time users will be exposed to the entourage effect without fearing the intoxicating side effects of THC. Be cautious about the CBD levels since high concentrations expose first-timers to THC-related side effects. Also, they should avoid taking CBD oil with other alcoholic products that would increase the intoxicating effects on the users.


Isolate

Isolate CBD is rare but suitable for first-time users. It contains only CBD. During extraction, manufacturers remove all other hemp plant elements; terpenes, flavonoids, and THC. Therefore, using CBD oil allows users to evade the intoxicating side effects of THC. Also, if you a novice settling on isolate CBD oil, consider the concentration you are taking. Highly concentrated CBD oil results in severe headaches, poor memory, and anxiety. Notably, a slight increase in potency levels of isolate CBD oil results in the side effects, being the only element; it's highly concentrated.


The Concentrations

First-time users should be keen on the potency levels. The reason first-time users should be keener on the concentration is the ill-trend of some manufacturers posting low potency levels than those in the products. As a result, they unknowingly expose the users to the side effects of an overdose. Confirm the lab results and check on the concentration levels in the products. According to Rovetto & Aieta (2017), novices should start with low concentrated CBD oil as they upgrade gradually. The adjustment should be gradual as they monitor the impact of CBD oil on their body.


The Purity Levels

First-timers should go for pure CBD oil to avoid exposing the body to side effects associated with contaminants. Check the hemp plant being used by the manufacturer. Well-performing CBD producers get their organic hemp from either Colorado, Kentucky, or Oregon, the best hemp producers. Avoiding hemp cultivated using artificial fertilizers and pesticides minimizes contamination of the end products. Also, assess the lab results to confirm the CBD oil you are buying is void of heavy metals that might have infiltrated the end products during manufacturing.


The Elements Used

As a first-time user, confirm the elements blended in CBD oil. Consider CBD oil manufactured using only organic elements such as MCT or coconut oil. According to Giannini et al. (2022), MCT oil is used in most CBD products such as topicals, tinctures, gummies, and capsules since it is organic and improves the absorption rate of these products. It contains bioavailability features that promote rapids absorption lowering the time taken for effectiveness. A beginner should be cautious about CBD products blended with MCT oil since they are likely to offer rapid effectiveness. Therefore, consider taking low concentrations.


Number of Times You Take in a Day

CBD oil might have diverse side effects, especially for the novices, when taken in high quantities. The more you continue consuming CBD oil, the more concentration pills up in the body. As a result, the impact might stay longer in the body system. Therefore, the novices are recommended to take 10 mg of CBD oil per day two times.


Tips First-timers Can Use to Determine Quality CBD Oil

Quality is an important aspect for veterans and novices. This will help to affirm potency levels. If you are going for full-spectrum CBD oil, ensure THC levels are below 0.3% to evade the intoxicating side effects. If there is potency variance, it shouldn't exceed 10%. Pay attention to purity levels and the ingredients used. Consider CBD oil manufactured using organic CO2 hemp plant extracts since the chances of contamination are minimum.


Conclusion

If you have a weak immune system or are on drugs, consider talking to a doctor before using CBD oil to ensure the impact won't be diverse. Begin with low concentrations and low quantities in a day since the body is yet to adapt. As soon as the body starts adapting, you can increase the dose gradually while monitoring the body's reaction. Enjoy a high-quality CBD oil as a beginner.


References

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Privette, K. (2020). Implications For Use Of Marijuana And Marijuana Containing Products Among Nurses. Nursing Bulletin.

Rovetto, L. J., & Aieta, N. V. (2017). Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction Of Cannabinoids From Cannabis Sativa L. The Journal Of Supercritical Fluids, 129, 16-27.

Sexton, M., Cuttler, C., Finnell, J. S., & Mischley, L. K. (2016). A Cross-Sectional Survey Of Medical Cannabis Users: Patterns Of Use And Perceived Efficacy. Cannabis And Cannabinoid Research, 1(1), 131-138.

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