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The Beginner's Guide to CBD

Welcome to your CBD beginner’s guide.

If you’re curious about starting your CBD journey, you’ve come to the right place!

We’re answering all your burning questions on the topic of our much-loved wellness warrior.

Discover why CBD is becoming so popular, which product is right for you and how to take it safely and effectively.

Ever wondered how CBD should make you feel? Or how long it takes to feel the effects? We’ve got that covered too.

Pick a topic below:

Why take CBD?

Let’s take a look at why people are taking CBD.

Personal experience and early research indicate it may assist with stress, anxiety and sleep, but these studies are still preliminary and more research is needed.

Dr Chandni Hindocha, an internationally award-winning research fellow in clinical psychopharmacology at UCL, affirms the following:

“In terms of psychopharmacology, we do know that CBD definitely, at high doses, affects sleep and anxiety.” - Dr Chandni Hindocha

Similar anecdotal evidence and initial research suggests that CBD may help combat short-term pain relief and inflammation, support muscle recovery, and contribute to a sense of calm.

Mary Biles, holistic practitioner and author of ‘The CBD Book: Essential Guide to CBD Oil’ explains:

“It’s feeling in a balanced mood. It’s your body doing what you want it to do. You don’t ache when you get up in the morning, you’ve got energy. All these things are about balance, and that’s what CBD is about.” - Mary Biles

CBD Dosage for Beginners

All our bodies are different, and how we respond to CBD is too. As such, it is impossible to provide a singular recommendation on CBD dosage that works for everyone.

Finding the right dosage may take some trial and error. We recommend starting low and going slow, gradually increasing your intake until you find your sweet spot.

Choose your Strength

At CBII, we recommend our Discovery Oil 250mg, this contains 50mg of CBD/1 ml.

You can experiment with different dosages, for example begin with 0.5ml (half a pipette = 25mg) and build up, as long as you don’t exceed the Food Standards Agency’s recommendation of 70 mg a day.

How will CBD make me feel? 

Since everyone is different, there isn’t one singular way that CBD can make you feel. It can also depend on what you’re taking CBD for.

For some people, it may make them feel less anxious, quieting the daily noise and worries that whiz around in their head. For others, it could help them get a more restful night’s sleep, helping them feel less tired in the day and as a result more energised and able to concentrate.

Try to take a few moments to reflect each day. The key is to tune in to how you feel, and most importantly what you don’t feel.

We recommend keeping a diary to monitor what’s working for you.

Curious about CBD and excited to start your own journey? Try it without committing with our CBD Discovery oil 250mg.


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