Creating a Simple CBD Regimen

How to Create an Awesome CBD Regimen 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is probably the most popular cannabinoid of all-time after delta 9 THC.  This nonintoxicating hemp derivative may provide a major sense of ease to the mind & body.  That being said, it’s easy to understand why a good majority of people simply take CBD daily, in order to maintain active levels of the cannabinoid in their system for maximum effectiveness.  If you’re interested in working CBD into your once-a-day regimen, allow us to give you some guidance.

Why Incorporate CBD into Your Daily Routine?

Cannabinoids work with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).  The ECS has the job of regulating physiological functions that play a major role in our health and wellbeing.  Cannabinoid receptors are found throughout the systems of the body, and when we take cannabinoids, they attach to these receptors, which enables the regulatory processes to occur.  Essentially, feeding this system allows it to keep us in homeostasis.

By consuming cannabinoids daily, we’re allowing the endocannabinoid system to accumulate these compounds and use them to their fullest capabilities.  People who take cannabidiol on a daily basis typically notice more long-term than those who take it sporadically.

What to Know About Taking CBD Daily

Now, let’s talk about starting a routine with CBD, and what you need to know to do it successfully.  Cannabidiol is nontoxic, and isn’t associated with any major side effects, so you don’t need to worry about getting it “wrong” to the point of it being dangerous in any way.  Still, you do want to make sure you’re maximizing the full effects of the cannabinoid by taking it in the way that’s the most highly recommended by experts in the industry.

#1: Dosage is Everything

First things first: you want to get your dosage right.  Taking too little CBD means that you’ll likely miss out on the effects that the cannabinoid can offer, and taking too much isn’t harmful, but may end up being a waste of money, and can leave you feeling groggy as that’s the most commonly reported side effect.  

So, how do you know which dosage is right for you?  There are a few factors to consider, like body weight, tolerance, and the severity of your needs.  Generally speaking, 20-25mg is a great starting point as that seems to be effective without overdoing it.  But, you may want to take more if you are treating something specific, or your weight is higher than average.  You can also follow the directions on the label for clearer information about how to take a particular CBD product.

#2: Your Delivery Method Can Make All the Difference 

You’ll also want to take into consideration the delivery method and product type, as each one can deliver different results.  Let’s elaborate.

  • Smoking: Smoking CBD flower (hemp flower buds) can deliver the strongest and fastest-acting results.  That’s because smoke is dense, as it absorbs through the lungs quickly.  It can take effect within minutes, with effects lasting for about 1-3 hours.
  • Vaping: Vaping belongs to the same delivery method as smoking, but vapor is thinner than smoke, and carries cannabinoids and terpenes less efficiently, to an extent.  The onset time and duration of effects is about the same, but it might be slightly less potent.
  • Tinctures: Tinctures absorb sublingually – in other words, under the tongue – and this means that the effects absorb a bit more slowly than inhalable products.  It can take about 30-45 minutes to feel CBD peak in the system, and the effects can last for 4-6 hours.  They’re typically a bit less potent than inhalable products, too.
  • Edibles: Edibles, like CBD gummies and mints, offer the longest duration of effects – 8 hours, give or take – and that’s why so many people prefer them.  The onset time is about 1-2 hours, depending on your digestive system and how much food you have in your stomach, and the effects are more subtle than other delivery methods.  But, at the same time, with edibles, you can enjoy effects for the majority of the day, which is a huge plus – the same goes for nighttime, if you’re taking CBD for sleep.

#3: Pay Attention to Timing

Now that we’ve gotten into the different delivery methods and product types, let’s talk about timing.  We’ve covered the unique onset time of each delivery method, so take that into account when deciding when you’re going to take your dose of CBD.  

So, how do you know when to take it?  There’s no wrong time, per se, but you do need to think about what you’re trying to achieve.  If you’re trying to, say, get a better night’s sleep, naturally you’d take CBD at nighttime.  Some people find that CBD helps them focus better, which is why they take it before work.  If you’re, for instance, trying to get a boost in appetite, then taking a long-lasting product like an edible could help you keep your appetite up during the waking hours.  

#4: Consider Different Methods for Different Needs

Another thing we want to point out is that there’s no reason why you can’t take CBD twice in one day.  For example, if you want to take a CBD gummy in the morning to keep your mind active and your body free from tension, but you also want to take a CBD mint at nighttime to help you fall asleep better, that’s totally fine.

#5: Consider Working Other Cannabinoids into the Mix

Finally, once you get your CBD regimen down, you can go ahead and add some other cannabinoids into the mix if you choose.  For instance, CBN is a fantastic nighttime cannabinoid because of its potential sleep-enhancing qualities, and we offer gummies and mints that combine the two to make it easier on you.  Taking delta 8 THC can provide a nice psychoactive buzz that complements your CBD routine at different times of the day.  Cannabinoids can be taken together with all kinds of uniquely desirable results.

A Daily Dose of CBD Can Make a Big Difference in Your Daily Life! 

The fact of the matter is that using CBD daily can make a big difference in terms of how much you benefit from the cannabinoid.  Tillmans Tranquils supplies an awesome selection of CBD products to choose from, in order to get your routine started.  Explore our variety of formulas today, and even consider different methods for incorporating cannabidiol into your daily regimen to discover what works best for you.