5 Questions to Ask Before Using CBD Products for Beginners

So you’re thinking of using CBD products.

It’s not surprising, given how popular CBD is. Did you know that the CBD market generates as much as $2 billion in sales? By 2025, that figure will grow to $16 billion.

That means there’s quite a demand for CBD products, and it’s safe to say that you’re not the only one curious about trying them.

Of course, before trying any supplement (take note that the FDA treats CBD products as a nutritional supplement), you need to know what it is you’ll be taking. Here, we’ll talk about the top questions you have to ask before trying any CBD product. 

1. What Results Will I Get From Using CBD Products?

The benefits of CBD are well-known. A quick online search will give you tons of results from reducing anxiety to helping acne and other skin issues, and so on. 

When you know the results you’re expecting to get from CBD, it’s easier to choose the right CBD product. For example, if you have eczema, topical preparations like CBD lotions or salves are a good option.

Meanwhile, if you’re feeling anxious, you can try taking CBD orally or sublingually. These will give you faster relief as the CBD in oils and tinctures can enter the bloodstream much quicker.

2. How Do I Know the Proper CBD Dosage for Me?

Because there are no current medical guidelines for CBD dosages, it’s best not to take high doses when you’re a beginner. Always start low and only increase your dosage after giving it enough time to work.

You can also base your dosage on your weight, but if you need more guidance on how much to take, you can ask the store where you got your CBD from. They should be able to tell you the right dose for you based on the condition you want to treat, as well as the concentration of CBD in their products (whether those are pills, drops, gummies, etc.).  

3. Are There Side Effects of CBD I Should Know About?  

CBD products from reputable stores are relatively safe. If you feel like consulting your doctor though, go ahead.

He or she will know whether adding CBD to your routine can help you. Plus, your doctor will also tell you if there are possible drug interactions. For example, if you’re taking blood thinners, your doctor might caution you against taking CBD oil and other CBD products. 

4. Is CBD Oil the Best CBD Product? 

It depends on what you mean by “the best.” For some, CBD hemp flower is better because when they smoke it, they experience immediate effects. 

Others may like edibles or topicals better. You may have to experiment on which CBD product works great for you. It’s all a matter of preference.

5. What Should I Avoid When Buying CBD? 

To be a savvy CBD shopper, you need to choose your supplier well. The problem is there are too many shops to choose from. 

If you’re buying online, ask to see third-party lab results to make sure their product claims are real. You should also check how they extract their CBD. Tip: CO2 extraction is better than solvent extraction to avoid impurities.

Should you find a store that avoids answering these questions, you should avoid it and look for another supplier.

Want to Know More About CBD?

Now that you some questions to ask when using CBD products. Don’t stop here. Research is your friend, so keep looking for more information on CBD.

For more tips and advice on CBD, check out our other CBD articles.