Have you ever tried a CBD or other cannabinoid product and didn’t get the results you were hoping for? You’re not alone! Many people give up too quickly when trying cannabis for the first time. But it’s important to remember that everyone’s body is different, just like every product and formula is a bit different, and it can take some time to find the right one for you. The first product you try may not be the perfect fit, so it’s important to keep trying new ones until you find the one that is.

You may have had a friend or even a healthcare practitioner suggest that you “try CBD” or perhaps try CBN, CBG, or other cannabinoids. But that recommendation can be rather vague. There are hundreds of product options out there for CBD alone. So, understandably, many people pick up a CBD tincture or CBD edible, take one standard serving size, don’t see miraculous results, then quit. If this has happened to you, it doesn’t necessarily mean that cannabinoids don’t work for you; it’s likely that you just haven’t found the right brand, dose, or type of product.

There are a few different factors you can consider when searching for your Cinderella cannabis slipper:

Brand

These days, the cannabis market is packed with dozens of different brands, some better than others. Different brands will source their cannabis from different places and under different growing conditions. The way the cannabis is harvested, stored, purified, and bottled will differ, too. Beware of CBD that seems cheap; creating a quality CBD product requires careful processing and the correct equipment. Companies selling cheap CBD likely haven’t invested in what it takes to create an effective, quality product. Of course, you should also be skeptical of outrageously expensive CBD, as it could simply be an inferior product marked up. 

Bottom line: ask questions of your brand and ask for information about how they source and create their product. If a brand claims to be organic, ask them what about the product or process makes it organic. If they have no specific answers to these questions or have no third-party lab results to speak of, that is a red flag.

Dose

It’s a great idea to start with the recommended dose on the bottle, or even half that, when you’re first starting out. However, know that this still may not be a high enough dose to deliver benefits. If the recommended dose doesn’t produce the effects you’re after, you may need a higher dose. Incrementally increasing your dosage is a safe way to get it calibrated.

Timing/Frequency

Popping a CBD capsule every few days may not give you the results you want. Experiment with how often you take your cannabinoid products, and what time of the day or night you take them. Your lifestyle, circadian rhythms, hormone fluctuations, and other unique aspects of your body chemistry can affect how it responds to cannabis.

Need some guidance on what to try next when it comes to CBD or cannabidiol products? Come down to Ignite Dispensary today and let us help!