A Beginner’s Guide to CBD

CBD, Cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis that is said to have significant medical benefit and delivers none of the “stoning” effect. The medical benefit and the non-psychoactive properties have made it popular among individuals looking for relief from things like inflammation, pain, anxiety, seizures and other conditions without the lethargy and dysphoria associated with THC.

Scientific and clinical research sponsored by the US government support many of the claims of CBD’s potential benefit in treating conditions like arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, PTSD, depression, and chronic pain. However, you don’t have to have a chronic condition to enjoy some of the benefits of CBD. Individuals simply looking to gain a little extra focus or regulate their sleep better have found benefit from the use of CBD in combination with regular diet and exercise.

How Can I Take CBD?

Pop culture has popularized smoking marijuana. However, non-psychoactive CBD can be taken a variety of ways. Kingdom Harvest currently offers two tinctures, which can be taken sublingually (drops under the tongue). Additionally, CBD can be administered with a variety of edibles (like lozenges and gel caps) and topicals (such as lotions and salves). While inhalation via  vape pen is the fastest way to absorb the CBD, oral is often a preferred but can take up to 30 to 90 minutes for the full effect.

How Should I Start Taking CBD?

If you’re new to CBD, dosing the right amount can be challenging. While there is no psychoactive properties or “high” associated with CBD, it’s still important to not over do it with your first doses and find the balance that’s right for you. If for nothing else, you can be sure you aren’t using more than you need and wasting money.

  • Don’t overdo it – start with a small amount, wait a while to see if you feel the benefit.
  • Take several small doses throughout the day – rather than one bigger dose
  • Use the same dose for several days – observe the benefit over the course of a few days
  • Use with a balanced diet and exercise – eating the right foods maximizes the benefit

This is an exciting time in our industry. Centuries ago, CBD was a regular part of our forefather’s diet. Now that state regulations are relaxing, and people are beginning to understand the benefit of supplemental CBD use, you get to be at the forefront of this growing trend. It’s important to stay well informed and educated about CBD, however, and Kingdom Harvest will always be here to help keep you up to date with the latest advancements and the most accurate information in CBD products.

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