5 Must-Know Facts About CBD And Anxiety

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April Norris By April Norris | Editor

Taking The Edge Off

Anxiety can be pretty debilitating. Millions of people across the planet report varying levels of anxiety and stress every year, for a variety of reasons - job, illness, trauma, and the list goes on. In a world where more people suffer from anxiety than ever before, the extensiveness of the search for a remedy has risen even higher. Not every cure will work for every person, and thus it's important to keep searching for the right remedy. When it comes to CBD and anxiety, this article may answer some important questions you may have about CBD oil, and what it can do for your anxiety.

1Color, Smell, And Taste Of CBD

The bottle of drops could be light in color and smell, or they could be darker and with a stronger scent. The difference comes from what the plants create. There is naturally a difference in the extract from batch to batch. Sometimes the extract comes out dark brown and quite scented. It may come out milky white and quite subtly scented or somewhere in between.

As for flavor, what tastes good to one, may not taste good to another. People don't typically take CBD for anxiety because they're hungry and they want some good tasting food. They're taking it for some degree of well-being, and most people who have had their life changed by CBD hemp oil couldn't care less how it tastes. At the base of the product is a plant extract from hemp. Generally speaking, just like most herbal extracts and bitters, this extract doesn't taste so good.

2Proper Dosage Of CBD

There is no definitive scientific answer to how much CBD you should take. It requires some trial and error to get the right amount for you and your condition. But, with patience and practice, you should be able to get to that "happy point" in just a few days of working with it.

Begin taking a particular amount. You can start twice a day for the first 3 to 4 days to build it up in your system, and so you can truly see what it's doing. After this amount of time, increase or decrease the amount you're taking based on the results you're seeing.

3Effectiveness Of CBD

When taking enough, it usually only takes about 20-30 minutes for it become effective. Most people when first starting out, do not know what to expect and often overlook that it is beginning to help their condition. Since there is no "high" to report, most people don't know that it is doing anything. Only after a while do they realize that any pain they may have had is no longer there or not as intense.

The feeling is so subtle that usually, all that can be identified is a subtle calming. After several uses, many people have reported that they now notice it "taking the edge" off minutes after administering. Most newcomers expect a huge change; however, it's not like that unless it's being used for pain management. A gentle release of the pain is usually fairly noticeable when taking these products in proper amounts.

4Cost Of CBD Oil

The cost lies in the fact that there are many steps and much plant material required to produce the end product. First, a fairly substantial amount of hemp has to be grown, which takes months, to produce enough seeds and stalk to produce a very small amount of hemp extract. Then, the extract has to be extensively tested to ensure its compound makeup and its purity.

The extract is then formulated into various forms of products, such as CBD oil drops or vaporizer oil and is sold to retailers. Each entity along the way needs to earn a fair profit for their efforts, and by the time you have 4 or 5 entities involved, the cost level naturally increases to what you see on the market today. The best way to compare prices is to break each product down to a "cost per milligram of CBD." By doing this, you can then start to compare the prices of the products. Also, keep in mind that various brands focus on various attributes.

5Best Way To Take CBD

Everyone is different in how their body responds to these products. Most prefer to start with drops, then branch out from there. The drops are typically the easiest to determine serving sizes. And drops, when flavored, tend to taste good. One has to want to vape to try the vape products. And, the extract doesn't typically taste very good and is difficult to measure a particular dose.

What works best for you, is truly a personal thing. Some people respond well to drops, but not at all to vaping these products. Some people respond very well to vaping but see little results when ingesting it through drops. It's all a trial and error thing that you have to test for yourself to find that "single best way" when it comes to CBD and anxiety.