03 Jun Can You Take CBD Daily?
CBD is an all-natural product derived from the cannabis plant, and boasts a plethora of health benefits. It assists in alleviating symptoms related to anxiety, stress, pain, inflammation, as well as sleeplessness and restlessness.
As CBD oils and products make a name for themselves in the health and wellness sphere, many are left wondering “Is CBD Oil safe to use daily?” We explore all the ins and outs, as well as the benefits of taking CBD oils and products everyday.
Can I Take CBD Everyday?
The short answer – Yes. The long answer – Absolutely! CBD is lipophilic (fat-soluble), which means it compounds in your body over time, adding to potential health benefits the longer you consume it. So, daily use is not only completely fine but encouraged – especially if you struggle with regular stress, pain or sleeplessness.
How CBD Works When Used Daily
The human body naturally contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response.
Cannabidiol (or CBD for short) naturally compliments the ECS by inhibiting the breakdown of Anandamide, one of our body’s endocannabinoids, and thereby enhancing its physiological effects. Taking CBD as a supplement therefore assists to modulate our endocannabinoid system resulting in homeostasis and the support of our other systems. The maintenance of this state of homeostasis is exactly why you should take CBD everyday.
Daily CBD Dosage For Anxiety
As a general rule of thumb, our Pharmacist and Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, Sean, always says to “start low, go slow” because everyone’s situation is unique and while one person may require 5mg a day, another will find that 20mg assists them. The required dosage may be influenced by factors such as body weight, dosage form, and your unique ECS as discussed above.
Always speak to your doctor before taking CBD as a supplement, especially if you’re taking any other prescription medication.
The best way to find the right dose for your body is to start with a very low dose (2mg, for example) and increase by a 2-5 mg per serving until you find the dose that works for you, but never exceed the maximum allowable dose per day of 20mg (as per the Department of Health and SAHPRA).
The Rethink CBD oils and capsule product range has 3 strengths which allows the consumer to choose a product that suits their current health needs. However, it is important to ensure you never exceed 20mg of CBD per day.
Types of CBD Products
There is a wide variety of product forms for CBD – From CBD capsules and tinctures to teas, liquid shots, and even edibles. How fast your CBD takes effect also depends on the form you’re ingesting it in.
CBD oils and capsules are usually the first purchase for people new to CBD as they have a controlled dose. Typically, taking the supplement in an oil and tincture form usually takes effect within 20 minutes, making it the preferred method for many.
Your Future With CBD
Now you can feel secure in the knowledge that taking CBD everyday is not only okay, but is the ideal way to take your CBD oils, capsules, and teas. If you have any existing liver problems, make sure to seek the advice of your doctor to help find the right dosage for you, and keep a close eye on your liver health.