3 Questions To Ask Your CBD Oil Provider

Posted on: 5 November 2019

If you have always believed in the power of natural herbs and supplements to help the body and mind through a number of everyday health challenges, you're probably intrigued by the surge of attention currently given to CBD oils. CBD (so named for its active ingredient, cannabidiol, a naturally occurring hemp derivative) has shown great promise as a health and wellness aid — but it is right for you? Here are three questions you'll want to get answered when you see CBD oil for sale.

1. Can CBD Oil Help Your Particular Health Issue?

CBD oil isn't a cure-all, but it does seem to help an uncommonly wide range of conditions. CBD oil sellers commonly recommend it for people struggling with mood disorders, chronic pain, acne, nausea, inflammation, and even seizure disorders. It may also help individuals curb their addictions to substances such as tobacco. If you're struggling with any or all of these problems, CBD oil may definitely be worth a trial purchase. To get the widest possible range of benefits, make sure the product identifies itself as a "full-spectrum" or "broad-spectrum" oil.

2. Does CBD Oil Have Intoxicating Effects?

Some people assume that CBD oil might intoxicate them due to the substance's presence in marijuana — but don't let such worries stop you from trying CBD oils. These products contain less than 0.3 percent of the psychoactive ingredient THC (which is actually what makes marijuana users high), which means that it's practically impossible to get any kind of recreational high from them. But you do need to make sure that you're actually purchasing this type of product as opposed to other products that contain significant THC. Read the fine print carefully and/or ask your seller to clarify this point before you make your purchase.

3. How Should You Take CBD Oil?

As is the case with so many other supplements, CBD oil has no hard and fast rules regarding dosage levels or patterns. CBD oils that come in tincture form are typically administered to the base of the tongue. Your product will most likely suggest a certain number of drops to apply at a time. Holding the drops under the tongue for at least 60 seconds will help the product make its way to your bloodstream. You may also rub CBD oil onto your skin. If you're not sure how much to use, start with the tiniest possible amount and then gradually increase the dosage until you get the results you want.

A little care and forethought can help you get what you need from all kinds of health and wellness products, including CBD oil. Don't be afraid to reach out to your vendor and ask these (and other) questions — and don't be afraid of CBD products.