Are you new to CBD? Don’t worry - everyone’s CBD journey starts differently. But, it can often be a tricky one, even as CBD grows in popularity and availability, there aren’t many clear signposts to guide you in the right direction.
Part of the mystery surrounds what products to take and how often to take them. There is no clearly defined dose for CBD, unlike other compounds and substances. Thankfully, however, we put together this CBD dosage chart which should give you a basis on where you should start. Information on dosing and what we recommend is included in all our products and on our website.
Throughout this blog, we will discuss some important information pertaining to CBD that will make things a little easier, and help you, ultimately choose what products are best for you.
What are CBD and Bioavailability?
First things first, let’s understand what CBD is. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in hemp. It is a naturally occurring material that is cold-pressed and used in products like CBD oils, Hemp powders, and topicals. CBD promotes a feeling of relaxation and calm and offers a myriad of benefits. Unlike its cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it does not cause any psychoactive effects.
The next big word is bioavailability. Simply put, this means the amount of any administered compound that your body can make use of. The quicker a compound enters the circulatory system, the greater the bioavailability.
A higher bioavailability means your body is making use of more of the CBD in a product, however, some CBD-based products like topicals and creams take a different route into your body. They seek out the endocannabinoid receptors in your skin as opposed to your bloodstream.
We’ve put together a pretty straightforward CBD starter kit that will suit most first-timers and veterans alike.
Best Starter CBD Products:
CBD newcomers often ask what product(s) we’d recommend starting out with or what hemp products do we, the Celtic Wind team use most ourselves. It is when we were confronted with these questions, we realised starting out is so simple. After a lot of discussions, we came back with two products that are best suited for beginners.
First up is our Multi-Complex CBD Oil 3%:
This is a fantastic oil to start your CBD journey on. At Celtic Wind, we only use cold-pressed, whole-hemp CBD oil that has no additives or nothing taken away. This means you obtain an abundance of the naturally occurring cannabinoids and a plethora of compounds, terpenes and flavonoids - as we discussed above, this is the bioavailability!
This oil comes in a 10ml bottle that is handy to carry around in your pocket for when you’re on the go.
There are many ways in which you can take CBD oil. Our suggested use is to take 1 full dropper a day - consistency is the key to success. There is around 21mg of CBD per dropper. Place the oil underneath your tongue - this part of the mouth is capillary rich, so it will reach your bloodstream quicker. Hold it there for a minute before swallowing.
Unrefined CBD oil like our Multi-Complex Hemp CBD Oil has a slightly earthy, nutty taste. If you don’t like this taste - there are many ways in which you can use CBD. You can add it to your coffee, shakes, smoothies, etc. if you find the flavour unpleasant, you’ll love our next starter kit product.
CBD Hemp Powder:
Hemp CBD Powder is the perfect option for those who might prefer to take their CBD with a drink or on cereal. This is made from 100% whole hemp using traditional cold-pressing techniques that help retail all the complexity and nutrients of the hemp plant. The versatility of this powder is unmatched, particularly if you’re not a fan of how CBD oil tastes. This is a fantastic option for those who want to take control of how they want to incorporate hemp in their daily lives.
The Hemp CBD Powder comes in a 40-gram tub which will last you a month. A 2.5gram serving will contain 50mg of cannabinoids - this is our recommended serving. Store this is a cool, dark place.
An ingenious hack to get your daily dose every day is using this powder in your hot beverages or smoothies. This powder will not affect the flavour of any food it is added to, unlike its oil counterpart. However, if the maintenance of taking your dosage with a portion of food seems like something you won’t stick to, then that’s fine, the last product on our starter kit is a muscle rub.
CBD Skincare 300MG Muscle Balm:
Our 300mg Muscle Balm is a great choice for anyone who might have joint or muscular pain. Our muscles seem to hold grudges - if you’ve spent the day hiking or at the gym, it’ll take something strong to forgive you for doing a seemingly important and health benefiting activity. Our Muscle Balm is just the thing you need to break down any tension or pain.
Before use, make sure to test a small amount on your arm. Once you’re in the clear, apply a pea-sized amount of the balm to the affected area. Slowly massage the balm into the muscle in circular motions until the balm is fully absorbed. Repeat as much as necessary.
Can you use them together?
We’ve found that using the muscle balm and our multi-complex CBD collaborate together really well. They both enter the body differently. The balm enters the cannabinoids system through the skin, whereas the oil enters the system through capillaries in our tongues to get to the bloodstream quicker.
Combining the muscle balm with our CBD oil means you receive the softening properties of the oil and thus creates a beautiful, luxurious tonic for the skin and body. Aforementioned, if you don’t like the taste of our unrefined, natural oil, you can substitute our Hemp CBD Powder to avail of the same results.
Getting started in the CBD world isn’t easy-going. There is tons of research and studying to do before you embark on the journey, but we hope this CBD Starter Kit will help you make your first steps.
If you want to learn more about our products or read more about all the glory CBD can behold, you should read some of our blogs.