Have you tried CBD but it didn’t work for you? Are you a CBD convert but no longer feel the same level of relief that you used to? You’re not alone. CBD is a complex compound, and it doesn’t affect every person in the same way. So before you ditch CBD entirely, it’s a good idea to rule out different factors that may influence its effect on your body. Let’s explore some reasons why CBD may not be working for you and how you can fix them to better support your wellness routine!
Why doesn’t CBD work for me?
There are many reasons why your specific CBD product may not work for you. New users often need to do some trial and error before they find an optimal way to use CBD -- which is why we offer complimentary consultations to help you determine the best dosage & method of delivery for your specific needs and lifestyle.
The most common issues with CBD experiences typically involve incorrect dosages, ineffective administration methods and, of course, the quality of the CBD oil. Let’s take a closer look at these factors.
The administration method can impact your experience.
The way you consume CBD can have a huge influence on how well it works in your body. The bioavailability (aka the amount of the substance that reaches your bloodstream) varies from method to method, which impacts the effects.
The bioavailability of CBD edibles is lower than oil tinctures. When you eat CBD gummies, they must first travel through the digestive system before making it to the bloodstream. This process naturally eliminates some of the CBD, making less of the active compound available in your body. That makes CBD gummies an ideal supplement to your everyday CBD routine, but if you are looking for stronger effects, you may need to try a different method.
The bioavailability for CBD oil tinctures taken sublingually is significantly higher than CBD edibles. Sublingual administration involves dropping CBD oil under your tongue and allowing it to absorb for at least 90 seconds before swallowing. This method allows the CBD to reach the bloodstream much quicker than edibles because it skips over the digestive system. This quick absorption means more CBD will reach the bloodstream to produce the therapeutic effects you’re looking for.
If you’re not having any luck with CBD edibles, it may be time to try CBD oil tinctures instead. Not only do the effects come much quicker, but they are likely to be more noticeable.
Maybe you’ve already figured out what method of administration works best for you. But if you’re no longer feeling the same level of relief that you used to, perhaps the issue is related to the amount of CBD you are ingesting.
Remember: CBD gets broken down by the digestive system when you eat it. If you’re not feeling the effects of your CBD edibles, an easy fix may be to just eat some more. Up your dosage every few days until you find that sweet spot (with the guidance of a CBD expert and your doctor, of course). The same goes for your CBD sublingual tinctures too; if you’re not seeing results, slowly increase your dosage every few days until you find the right amount for you. Everybody is different, so it may take some experimentation to find the right CBD dosage for you.
CBD may need to build up in your system.
For many, relief with CBD isn’t instant. While some people feel effects the first time they try the compound, others don’t get relief until they’ve built it up in their system. When you take CBD regularly, the cannabinoids begin to build up in your endocannabinoid system over time. Taking a daily dose of CBD can help maintain this accumulation and provide consistent relief.
Not everyone has to build up the CBD in their system to see results, but if you’ve ruled out other possibilities, this is the next factor to consider. Stick to your CBD regimen for at least a week before deciding to try something new. You may be surprised!
Quality is key.
One of the most important parts of the equation is the quality of your CBD product. If the CBD you’re consuming is low quality, it won’t matter how much you take, how you administer it or how much is built up in your system. It simply won’t work.
Look for CBD products that use clean, high quality ingredients and are transparent about how those ingredients are sourced. You should also select products with a good concentration of CBD. There are many CBD products on the market, but quite a few do not contain enough CBD to do the trick, so you’ll end up using more of them to get the same effects that a higher concentration would. Make sure your CBD products have been third-party lab tested to verify their quality and potency.
Every individual is unique, and CBD is definitely not a one-size-fits-all kind of compound. So if you’re struggling to find the right CBD products for your specific needs, book a virtual consultation with the Thryv Organics founders or ask the staff at our Dallas CBD store for assistance! We are your partners in health, and we’re happy to guide you in your wellness journey.