You’ve given CBD oil a try for your pain or anxiety, hearing about all the amazing benefits it’s provided to other people just like yourself. But there’s a problem: You used it and didn’t feel any different than you were before.
Like any pharmaceutical medication or supplement, there’s often an adjustment period where you need to learn the right type and method of delivering CBD oil into your system for best results. Here are 3 reasons why your CBD oil may not be working, and how to fix them:
You’ve Got the Wrong Dosage
CBD oil dosages are not a one-size-fits-all type of thing.
You have to carefully configure the dosage that’s right for your individual needs, including your height and weight. Improper dosage is one of the most common reasons people who try CBD oil claim it “doesn’t work” for them.
It doesn’t matter if the dosage you’re using is too high or too low for your needs; if you’re using a dosage that’s not right for you, the CBD oil won’t have its intended effect.
People who have too high a dosage for their needs may find that the effect is too strong, leaving them unable to enjoy the relief of any pain or discomfort that drove them to try CBD in the first place. And if you take too high a dosage for too long, your tolerance may increase.
If your dosage is too low, you won’t get enough CBD to feel any effect from the oil.
The best way to correct an improper dosage problem is to consult someone who knows how to calculate dosages. Your local dispensary or retailer who sells CBD oil should be able to help you or point you to someone who can help you.
If you can’t get that kind of help, start with the manufacturer’s recommended dosage. From then, double or triple the dosage every 2 hours until you’ve reached a point where you’re getting relief from your pain or discomfort but not feeling any ill effects. This is your new dosage.
You May Not Actually Be Taking CBD Oil
Thanks to the boom in the CBD oil industry, there are a lot of competitors and imitators.
However, that also means there are a lot of substances out there claiming to be “CBD oil” that aren’t actually the real thing. Without industry regulation, it’s easy to purchase an imitator without carefully checking labels.
The best way to ensure you’re getting quality, actual CBD oil is to purchase it from a reputable retailer that provides evidence that their products have been tested by third-party labs.
This testing shows that the retailer you’re buying from is on the up-and-up and not trying to deceive you. It also shows you that the CBD oil you’re buying has everything in it that the bottle claims it does, and nothing else.
Many CBD retailers provide proof of this third-party testing on their websites, making it easy for you to determine which companies to buy for and which to avoid.
Once the FDA begins better regulation of CBD products, this issue is expected to decrease though not completely disappear.
No matter what, it’s important that you, as the consumer, take the time to research the product you plan to buy and the retailer you plan to purchase from. A little time spent up front will save you a lot of frustration, money, and time down the road when you have to find a new product to meet your needs.
You Bought a Product in Sub-Standard Packaging
While you’ve always been told to never judge a book by its cover, that’s not always a luxury you can afford when purchasing a new product.
High-quality CBD oil companies that care about helping their customers and spend time on research and product development will also spend the money to make sure their products are professionally packaged and marketed.
If you see a CBD oil product that looks poorly packaged with shoddy labels, chances are good the product itself is, at best, weak and, at worst, fake.
Trying a new product for your arthritis, migraine, or anxiety can be exciting; you think you’ve got some hope of getting relief from the symptoms that have plagued you for months or even years, but you’re not having to take expensive pharmaceuticals, go through extra physical therapy, or get surgery. So it’s understandable that you’d get frustrated if, when you try this supposed “magical” solution to your pain, it doesn’t work.
However, because there are so many CBD oil companies out there, finding the right fit for your needs can be a bit of a guessing game. With a little patience and willingness to adjust your tactics, you can find the fit that’s right for you and find relief.