Before you give up on CBD, consider these reasons why the results you hoped for might be slow to show!

If you’ve tried CBD products and given up using them after not seeing any results, you’re not alone… but that doesn’t mean that CBD doesn’t, or can’t, work for you. CBD is being researched and investigated for many possible health and wellness benefits, and without the presence of THC to get you “high”, CBD can offer all the good stuff without the worry of experiencing any psychoactive effects.

People are using it to support the management of a number of ailments, including:

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep

You may have heard people with various physical conditions and invisible illnesses discussing and promoting the results they’ve had from using CBD and that’s because, for them, it’s one of the limited options that really works!

So if CBD doesn’t seem to be working for you, there may be a couple of different reasons as to why. Don’t assume it’s a scam, give up taking it and never try it again… at least don’t abandon hope before you check to see if any of the following apply to you.

1. Is Your CBD Product From a Reputable Source?

Many CBD users have reported trying several different brands before settling on one that works for them, so keep searching if your first try doesn’t produce the results you’re looking for.

As awareness and the reputation of CBD has grown, so has the number of companies selling it. Whether selling online or in-store, as the market has become flooded with CBD retailers, naturally some of these are not offering the “best quality” CBD products. Some  companies have taken full advantage of people desperately hoping CBD will work for them by selling low-quality products that aren’t labelled accurately. This is all set to change though, with all CBD manufacturers currently moving through the Novel Food application and approval process to ensure only quality CBD products are available to buyers.

2. Have You Given It Time to Build Up in Your System?

Everyone has a unique body and system makeup, so finding the right amount of CBD for your individual body can be difficult, but it can be done. Start by taking a small amount of CBD and gradually increase the dosage until you feel the effects.

Many of our customers have reported that they’ve found taking CBD daily works for them, but they must remember to take it as if they miss a day or two, it can then take several days to reach the same effects again, suggesting that taking it daily seems to keep a level in their system. Some people choose to take one dose daily such as in the morning or before bed, whereas others adopt a microdosing approach, and take small doses of CBD several times throughout the day.

However you choose to take your CBD, we would recommend keeping a CBD diary. Use this to keep track of how you feel before taking it, how much you’ve taken, when you took it, and any effect you felt 15 mins, 30 mins, an hour and several hours after. Over a period of a few weeks, this diary can really help identify how CBD impacts your body and mind, and point to the amount you need to get the most beneficial effects from using it.

Do remember that like any other substance, it is possible to build up a tolerance to CBD. So, if you find that after a while the affects you were feeling are starting to lag, you can either up your dose slightly, or take a couple of days break to allow your body to reset and then start taking your CBD again.

3. Have You Given It Enough Time to Work?

CBD is often touted as a miracle cure-all for pain, sleep, anxiety etc. and the truth is there is evidence appearing to support it all.

However, unfortunately, it is not a one minute wonder drug. Sometimes people feel the effects of CBD in their system within minutes, but most of the time, it takes time to work. This links back to the point above i.e. needing time to build up in the system, with some people needing to take CBD for several days or even weeks with their diaries guiding their intake before they really notice a difference. This does require commitment, effort and patience… and changes the narrative of CBD as an immediate cure all!

While patience is key to perfecting CBD dosage, if after a couple of weeks or months you’re really not noticing any effects, then it’s time to change the CBD. Don’t select your brand on looks alone, packaging and bold claims can be extremely appealing but remember, they’re meant to be! Instead, check the lab tests are available, look at reviews, what the company stands for, social media etc.

4. Have You Tried Different Ways Of Taking CBD?

There are numerous CBD products available on the market, a long list which seems to grow longer daily!

Some of these ingestion methods will produce better results than others, and this is down to the bioavailability (how much CBD gets in to your system) of each delivery method. Basically, if getting the most CBD from your CBD product is the goal, then some ways of taking CBD are better than others, with oral drops under the tongue and vape liquids coming out on top.

CBD products commonly come in the form of oral drops, vape oils, topical creams and oils, capsules, and edible treats like gummies or honey sticks. So if you have been struggling to feel any effect, the reason might well be the delivery method you’ve been using. With CBD edibles for instance, the CBD has to travel through your digestive system before being absorbed, by which point it’s been broken down by acids so much that there isn’t much CBD left to absorb! Whereas with sublingual application (oral drops under the tongue) the CBD is absorbed directly in to the bloodstream producing much faster, much better results. So, if you’ve been using anything other than oral drops or vape liquid, change the method!

5. Maybe CBD Is Just Not Right for You?

It’s popular and gaining traction, but that doesn’t make it a miracle cure all that works for everyone… it is possible that after doing everything right and desperately wanting to experience CBD for all the properties touted by its diehard fans, it just hasn’t made a difference for you. Linking back to point 2 of this article, everyone has a unique body and system makeup. CBD may be hugely impactful on one system, yet barely make a difference to another.

Final Thoughts…

CBD is a new, exciting and natural supplement which is growing fast in popularity. With more and more research in the CBD space bringing to light the various beneficial effects this compound can offer.

As it’s still relatively new, CBD isn’t as well-researched or regulated as many other treatment options such as prescription meds, and people within the industry are still trying to research and identify the best ways to take it. There is no point viewing CBD as a standard prescription medication though, it’s a natural supplement and finding the best way to take it is a personal journey that takes time, effort and patience to discover the unique combination of strength, regularity, dosage and ingestion method that works for your unique body. The process can be tedious and can get expensive, but if natural CBD is something you believe can help, as many people have claimed it has for them, then it is worth the effort and patience. If you are still in the experimentation stages, then make sure you check to see if the brands you’re considering do smaller sized products, these can mean you end up spending less on your search for the perfect CBD supplement for your body.

At Tailored Wellbeing, we offer 10ml (£10) and 30ml (£30) bottles of CBD oral drops with added terpene blends. If you have any questions about the blend which would best suit your needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch at: info@tailoredwellbeing.com.