Have you been using CBD to feel better but you feel like you’re not seeing the results that you’re looking for? When you learn how to best use CBD, the health benefits can be life changing. Here are the top 5 reasons why CBD may not be working for you and solutions on how to fix them.
1. Not finding your optimal amount of CBD
CBD affects everyone differently. Finding your optimal amount is critical to achieve maximum benefit. I recommend people start off with about five milligrams for two days and if they’re not satisfied with the results, go up to ten drops for two days, and increase by five drops every other day until they experience the results they’re looking for. If you find CBD energizing and want to try it at bedtime for sleep, you may find that increasing your usage amount by 2x–4x may decrease the energizing effect and help with relaxation and sleep.
2. Not trying CBD for long enough
While a lot of people get very fast results with CBD, for others it’s more of a cumulative effect and they need to give it four weeks before they know if CBD is going to work for them.
3. Not holding the drops in your mouth for long enough, or taking it with food.
Drops should be placed under the tongue or between the inner cheek and gums and held for one to two minutes before swallowing. Brushing one’s teeth first can increase blood flow in the mouth and speed the onset. Taking capsules and drops with food, especially healthy fats, will improve absorption and result in a stronger effect.
4. Inconsistent use
Some people can just use CBD or CBDA as needed. Others do better with daily use due to the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD and CBDA. Using our Response Tracker© (included with Healer CBD and CBDA purchases) helps you realize if the drops or capsules are working by helping you track your results.
5. Not trying CBDA
My clinical findings with CBDA, and several animal studies show that even small amounts can have significant effects. CBDA absorbs 5x-10x more than CBD. If you’ve tried CBD in moderate to high amounts (25-50mg) and have been unsatisfied with the results, I recommend switching to CBDA.
LEARN MORE – Differences between CBD and CBDA
Additional resources on CBD and CBDA:
CBD and CBDA Webinar – Dr. Sulak answers the questions frequently asked about CBD and CBDA by patients and health providers, and presents research on the benefits.