CBD has exploded in popularity over the past few years as the community is becoming more aware of the cannabinoid and its benefits. People all over the world have been using CBD to support their overall wellness and help with a myriad of ailments. Aside from its non-psychoactive characteristics, there are tons of reasons why this cannabinoid is making waves.
A common question asked by CBD newbies and current consumers is ‘how do I work CBD into my routine and what is the best time of day to take CBD?’ The answer to this question is that there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution for everyone. Timing and dosage depends on whether you’re seeking out general wellness or a more specific target issue.
Everyone is unique and individual tolerances to CBD and other cannabinoids vary from person to person. Figuring out the best times for you to take CBD will take a little bit of experimentation as well as talking to your doctor or health professional about what you’re looking to get out of it.
Why Should I Create a CBD Routine?
CBD may be a simple solution to many common issues people are confronted with in the face of these stressful times ㅡ from trouble sleeping, to appetite issues, or just some relaxation. Creating a routine that could get you out of bed, help you stay focused, and manage your wellbeing throughout the day is a game-changer and could also lead to extraordinary long-term benefits.
To get you going in the right direction, let’s discuss some of the things that you should know to help you on your journey.
Maintaining a Healthy Endocannabinoid System
For those needing a little refresher, Cannabidiol (or CBD) is a naturally occurring, non-psychoactive chemical compound (cannabinoid) from the Cannabis plant.
Although there are tons of studies accompanied by an immense amount of research on the benefits of consuming CBD-rich products, scientists are still attempting to fully understand all of its applications. What we do know, is that our bodies contains a network of receptors called the endocannabinoid system, that works to assist with and maintain the natural balance, or homeostasis within our body. This system plays a vital role in keeping our bodies in balance and acting as an essential regulator of bodily functions.
When CBD is absorbed by the body, it interacts with and becomes an influence on the body’s cannabinoid receptors , which are a part of the endocannabinoid system.
Research suggests that having a more balanced endocannabinoid system can be helpful for improved overall wellness.
How to Make CBD a Part of Your Everyday Routine
Each person has a unique endocannabinoid system, this means that CBD products will have different effects on different people. Some might have a more relaxing or sedating effect from a product, others might be energized or uplifted from the same CBD pre-roll, gummy, oil, or tincture.
Cannabinoids and Terpene Profiles
Before deciding on when you’re going to take CBD, we suggest gaining an understanding of the different consumption methods and products available on the market. You have a wide range of options from pure hemp flower or CBD pre-rolls to get a quick onset and high absorption rate, or you can opt for something easier on the lungs like a gummy or oil, which tend to have a slower onset and lower absorption rate.
Also consider doing some further research on Full Spectrum products which contain an array of different cannabinoids and terpenes that synergize and work together in the body. When consuming a full-flower product, you are always receiving the full spectrum of the plant.
With variations of different terpenes and cannabinoids within each individual strain of hemp, you might find certain strains and or cultivars to be more or less beneficial for you. If you’re trying out full-spectrum flower, make sure to try a few different strains to see what works best for you.
CBD Dosage and Quantity Requirements
While there isn’t going to be an optimal CBD product for everyone, there isn’t going to be a best time of day for everyone either. Much of “building the right CBD routine” is going to be trial and error ー experimentation is a part of the journey in finding what works for you.
Due to the body’s absorption rate variances between different products, you’ll need to take a different amount based on the format of the product. If it’s something that will be passing through your digestive track, like a gummy or CBD oil, much of the CBD oil will be burned off in your stomach. Other determining factors include a person’s height, weight, severity of issues and tolerance to the cannabinoid. You can find a range of info on the absorption rate of different types of CBD products on our Hemp 101 page.
If you’re taking CBD for the purpose of increasing general wellness, try consuming the product right when you wake up, or along with your daily vitamins or supplements. This will help you get into a routine of incorporating it in your daily regiment.
When using CBD with a goal of helping with stresses at work, or feelings of anxiety, always take a dose at-least 30 minutes prior to when you feel you’ll need it most. This onset time can be reduced down to about 5-10 minutes when inhaling the product.
For those who are interested in CBD for assistance with rest and sleep, try consuming the product about 30 mins – 1 hour before bed time. Start small and increase accordingly as you get a grasp on how the compound interacts with your system.
Incorporating Pre-Rolls into Your Routine
Haven’t had much success with edible products or oils? Pre-Rolls are always a familiar favorite among CBD users. Hemp flower contains all of the plant’s compounds in their natural form, without any of the additives of other products. Inhaling a compound is one of the fastest way to feel the effects and maximize absorption. Just one hemp CBD pre-roll can contain up to 5-10 times the amount of CBD as a standard gummy.
If you’re looking for the highest cannabinoid concentrations in our lineup, we invite you to try out any of our 100% Hemp pre-rolls, including Aspen, Sequoia and Palm. For the added benefits and delightful flavors of natural herbs, try out our Hemp + Herbs pre-rolls, including the calming flowers of lavender or rose, or the cooling sensation of peppermint.
Wherever you are in the decision process of if, how or when to consume CBD, we wish you the best on your journey! If you have any questions at all, please reach out – we’re here to help! firstname.lastname@example.org