You’ve heard all the wonderful, natural, and 100% safe benefits of regular CBD use, and now you want to try it for yourself. But where do you start? With all of the new CBD start-up companies and misinformation available on the internet, it can be hard to know what to use and how to use it. That is why we put together this handy First Time CBD User Guide.

Step 1: Understanding Potency

As with any symptom relief remedy, over-the-counter or prescribed, there are varying strengths and potencies that consumers need to be aware of in order to obtain optimal results safely. Unfortunately, because the industry is still unregulated, there is a lack of consistency across brands in terms of available dosages.

Any reputable brand is likely to have 2-3 levels of potency available, as well as a number of different extraction methods. With isolate CBD, you may need a higher dosage than with full spectrum CBD. As a new user you should always start at the lowest potency to allow your body time to adjust. We like to use the term “Start low, go slow.” Depending on what symptoms you are trying to treat you may find that the lowest dose is sufficient. If symptoms persist after a few days, you can slowly increase your dosage.

Step 2: Decide which Form of CBD to Use

There are a multitude of ways you can consume, ingest, or apply CBD. The most popular way to ingest CBD oil is ingesting it via capsules or tinctures. Other methods include vaporizers, topicals, or infusing your food. Some of them serve specific purposes, but overall the form of CBD you choose is up to your personal preference. Here’s a breakdown of some ways to take CBD:

Tincture: The most all-encompassing form of CBD consumption. Treats all symptoms under the CBD umbrella by passing through the digestive system and into the bloodstream quickly.

Carrier Oil: Coconut oil has many beauty benefits as far as cleansing and nourishing skin and hair is concerned. What happens when you combine the benefits of coconut oil and CBDs? You get an incredible nutritional supplement or topical balm! Our CR Balance is an excellent example of this.

Vaping CBD: Great solution for anyway who enjoys vaping and can especially aid those who are using CBDs to relieve the stress and withdrawals of quitting nicotine. Provides quick relief.

CBD Gum: Great option for those who enjoy chewing gum. Freshen your breath and reap other rewards while you chew.

Topical Application: Many brands make lotions or balms infused with CBD. This is a great option for those suffering from muscles injuries or general aches and pains. The CBD can be applied directly to the affected area using our topical spray, CR Relief.

Infusing CBD: Mixing our CR Balance into your morning smoothies or coffee, or even on to salads is a great way to get your daily CBD. There are also several brands that offer “edibles” in the form of gummies or lollipops. If you are a no-frills individual, our CR Balance is available in capsules for easy consumption along with your daily vitamins!