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CBD Not Working for You? Here Are 6 Possible Reasons Why & Tips to try.

CBD Not Working? Why?

Learn 6 Reasons why CBD may not be working for you.

EDUCATION LEVEL:

Beginner to Intermediate

CBD Not Working? Why?

Learn 6 Reasons why CBD may not be working for you.

EDUCATION LEVEL:

Beginner to Intermediate

I don't feel anything from my CBD, why isn't CBD working for me?

My CBD is not working for me, why?

The main reasons CBD may not be working for you are:

  1. Poor product quality
  2. Strength & Dosage
  3. Type of CBD
  4. Length of Time
  5. Tolerance, Genetics & Metabolism
  6. or you’re expecting something that isn’t going to happen.

“I think CBD is snake oil & a scam!”

“I feel normal, but do not feel the effect of CBD?”

“Why am I not getting any effects or feeling a “buzz” from my CBD?”

You are not feeling any difference from CBD, and it has you puzzled? You’re thinking, “I got scammed, I’ve wasted my money, and now I don’t know what to do?” Sounds familiar, right?

Well, although the above statements could, and in many instances, are accurate. It’s not all bad; although your initial CBD experience got tarnished, there are some simple reasons why. We’re going to guide you through the possible causes, impart some fundamental advice and ways to turn your CBD experience around. So you too can benefit from the life-changing effects that CBD has brought to many people just like you.

The main reasons CBD may not be working for you are:

  1. Poor product quality
  2. Strength & Dosage
  3. Type of CBD
  4. Length of Time
  5. Tolerance, Genetics & Metabolism
  6. or you’re expecting something that isn’t going to happen.

1) Are you expecting to feel a "Buzz"?

Let us clear up the last reason CBD is not “working” first.
You’re expecting, or you’ve been informed, you’ll feel a buzz, similar to a THC high.
This expectation isn’t going to happen 99% of the time; CBD and its companion cannabinoids don’t affect us in that way. They’re non-intoxicating. They could, in some cases, give a sense of calm, relaxation, or what’s known as a “body high.” But, you’re not going to get “stoned” unless you take high doses containing THC.

Many people report CBD doesn’t make you feel something; it’s more what you don’t feel. It takes away feelings of discomfort or anxiety. Leaving you with less pain & tension, resulting in the sense of wellness and relaxation. It can be subtle but profoundly powerful.

2) Poor product quality.

Poor product quality, unfortunately, is more common than not. With a considerable portion of the market flooded with fakes, under-dosed, low potency, un-tested CBD products getting sold. In some cases, simply hemp-seed oil getting sold has hemp extract (containing absolutely no CBD), as a means to confuse consumers into parting with their money. You want to be spending your money on the best CBD oils you can afford.

The good news is you can avoid most of these products with a few simple checks. It’s vitally important to do some digging and buy CBD from reputable companies with transparent reporting on all of there CBD products. If you cant, find lab reports, or the company isn’t willing to show you lab reports. Just say no and move on. Avoid Amazon, eBay, and similar platforms. You cannot buy legitimate CBD on those platforms as they prohibit CBD sales. Stick to domestic companies, with business registration. If you purchase CBD through social media via direct messaging, you’ll likely get scammed.

CHECKLIST: Avoid Amazon, eBay  & similar platforms.

  • Avoid buying via social media pages, private messages, and unknown individuals. Always use a credible, registered company, with an online business presence.
  • Google the brand to see if they have a legitimate website and reviews
  • Always check for lab reports
  • Contact the company to ask questions
  • If you’re unsure or something doesn’t feel right. Move on.

3) Strength & Dosage

If you frequent social media groups, you’ll often hear, start low. In many cases, quite commonly, people don’t start with a reasonable amount to receive any benefits. CBD is very individual, so trial and error will undoubtedly be required. Legally CBD product manufacturers can’t give dosing advice, so that leaves consumers to work it out for themselves.

However, many sources and consumers report that a reasonable starting dose would be between 10-50mg per day, while others state upwards of 100mg a day. So, again this would be for you to trial and adjust accordingly, which brings up the question of bottle potency. Many products contain less than 5mg per dose / per ml, so trial and error with these products would be challenging, somewhat expensive, and likely ineffective overall.

Working out the products’ possible dosing amount is fairly simple. Take the full CBD value and divide it by the milliliter value of the bottle. You’ll quickly be able to work out how many doses you have to play with while you learn your requirements. Our 1000mg CBD oil comes in a 30ml bottle. 100 / 30 = 33mg per ml. Approx 20 drop per ml of oil = 1.65mg per drop.

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 to achieve.

Remember, what works for one person may not work for you. Biology, metabolism, diet, exercise will affect each person’s response to CBD.

Medical News Today has an in-depth dosing article here that you may find helpful.

TIP: Try spreading your intake out across multiple times a day. Gradually Increase your dose each day until you feel comfortable. You may need less; you may need more. Adjust as you see fit.

Our endocannabinoid system is active even if we do not use cannabis. Our bodies produce endocannabinoids naturally, which are different from cannabinoids found in cannabis.

4) Length of Time

While some consumers report they receive almost immediate benefits from CBD, many people say it can take a few weeks to start to feel the benefits. Why?

CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid system. Our bodies are filled with neurotransmitters & receptors (CB1 CB2), mostly primed to interact with cannabinoids. However, due to varying reasons, some people have deficient ECS that take time to “active” to a level where cannabinoids and the ECS interact at a level high enough to create change within.

Our endocannabinoid system is active even if we do not use cannabis. Our bodies produce endocannabinoids naturally, which are different from cannabinoids found in cannabis.

The two main identified endocannabinoids are,

  • anandamide (AEA)
  • 2-arachidonoylglyerol (2-AG)

Scientists around the world are still trying to understand the ECS fully. Nevertheless, studies report our ECS is responsible or partially responsible for vital human functions and processes such as:

  • Your cardiovascular system
  • Neuroprotection and muscle movement
  • Stress Responses and sleep regulation
  • Reproductive systems
  • Mood, memory and social behavior
  • Digestive processes
  • Inflammation and pain perception

Give yourself time, adjust your doses up, and try to keep a journal of your daily doses and any changes. You’ll soon find your sweet spot once your ECS is in balance. Again, it’s very personal; one size doesn’t fit all.

TIP: Give yourself time, increase doses until you feel the benefit you desire. There are no hard rules. Everyone is unique, as will your daily regimen be.

High-quality full-spectrum CBD products are typically created from extracting all of the beneficial compounds from the whole-plant, which includes the hemp flowers — Sometimes referred to as whole-plant, full-plant, or aerial parts. These types of CBD products often produce the best results as they contain all the beneficial components and multiple cannabinoids.

5) Tolerance, Genetics & Metabolism

As with Strength, dosage, and timescales, you may find you have a high tolerance naturally, which could be genetic driven or metabolism controlled. If this is true, you’ll likely want to increase your dose and take a little more time. Only you can work that out. Stick with it, make sure you have a quality tested product, and you’ll soon enough find the relief you’re seeking.

If you’ve been taking CBD for some time and it’s suddenly stopped working. You may have reached your tolerance level. You can fix this by taking a reset break for a few days and going back to your regular dosing regimen. Reset breaks have been reported as a useful strategy with CBD consumers.

TIP: If CBD suddenly stopped working, try taking a reset break for a few days & return to your regular regimen.

6) Type of CBD - Isolate, Full-Spectrum?

Not all CBD oil gets created equally. Many products are CBD isolate but not clearly labeled. Maybe you’re taking an isolate CBD product, but it’s just not delivering. Numerous research papers are suggesting whole-plant extracted products have far more health benefits and better results.

With whole-plant full-spectrum CBD products containing up to 100+ other cannabinoids in trace amounts, 100s of terpenes, nutrients, minerals, fatty acids, and more, it’s understandable that whole-plant full-spectrum results in more significant relief. All of these compounds, working together synergistically, is referred to as the entourage effect. Maybe try a full-spectrum CBD oil next time.

TIP: Try a different product using the verifying tips above. Maybe try a full-spectrum CBD product that’s validated by clear 3rd party lab reports.

When all of these individual components of whole-plant full-spectrum hemp/cannabis work in harmony, they are responsible for a synergistic process, scientists have named the entourage effect.