No actual CBD was added to the product
Many CBD products are on the market and many are not up the standards we expect. It is unfortunate but there are companies just trying to cash in the CBD craze and this can lead to many consumers feeling like CBD is just not helping them. Without FDA regulation, knowing which companies are up to our expected standards is more difficult to ascertain but not impossible.
Lower CBD amount than stated on packaging
Companies can sometimes make batches that are not completely homogenized, meaning the internal ingredients are not dispersed equally through all the products. This can make a few of the products from the batch stronger or weaker than the rest. This has been a problem within the cannabis industry for years and testing has limited how widespread the problem is.
No batch testing
Testing is important. Form testing the CBD oil or isolate to testing the end products, lab results let us know how much CBD to add and how well it was infused into each product. When testing is absent, you can expect there to me some abnormalities.
Directions and dosage are misleading
Like other medications, there is no one-size-fits-all for directions. Most CBD tinctures use a serving size of 1ml, or one dropper full, but that may or may not be necessary. Each person is different and in the case of CBD, trial and error is a large part of it. Extra strength vs regular strength is available on many over the counter medications because there are many consumers who require more to get the same desired effect. It is the same with CBD. A single 10mg gummie may help one person find the relief they need while others will find this one gummie too strong or too weak. Again, trial and error is a large part of learning how to get the benefits from CBD.
You didn’t take it long enough
Depending on what you are trying to use it for, instant relief may be out of the question. Using CBD for stress can give you a calming feeling temporarily, but it does not completely alleviate the symptom. Same with pain. You might find some relief only to find to wears off after a couple hours. In many cases, using CBD properly will require an all day regiment. CBD effects should not only be looked at as relief when needed but rather a way to prevent the need as well. Using CBD for pain, especially pain coupled with inflammation, is more beneficial when used as a preventative measure as well. Using smaller amounts of CBD prior to inflammation and pain may allow your body to reduce the amount of inflammation and pain that comes on so you don’t require a larger dose to ease the symptoms. For something like sleep, the same all-day regiment may be the more beneficial approach allowing your body to prevent some of the things that are preventing more restful sleep such as stress and pain.
Wrong product type
There are many product types. From topicals to tinctures, they all have the same benefits but they work differently. For muscular pain and inflammation, both a tincture and a topical can work. Sometime you need both. Depending on what is causing the pain and how widespread and internal it is can affect which product will work best. Muscular inflammation and pain from heavy workouts or activity is different that neuropathic pain. While a topical can help spot treat an inflamed muscle, it may not work as well for those with nerve pain. Topicals have a limit to how far they reach into your body and therefore a tincture may be necessary as well or instead of. Gummies are great but they can take up to 90 minutes to take full effect and may not be the best method to promoting your sleep. A fast acting sublingual tincture may be a better choice in this case.