First, let's look at what we're talking about. CBD, or cannabidiol, is an organic compound found in both types of cannabis plants. The 2 types of cannabis plants are Marijuana and Hemp. Regardless of where the CBD comes from, it does the same thing. Let me be clear: CBD is NOT THC. THC is only found in high enough concentrations in the marijuana plant to make someone 'high'. The amount of THC in hemp is so negligible that, as far as I know, no one has ever felt 'high' from the THC in hemp. So, again, the be clear, we are talking only about CBD today and it doesn't matter whether it comes from Marijuana or Hemp, it is the same thing and does the same thing inside a human body.
So, does it work? Many people use CBD for many conditions, a very short list of what some of those uses are: arthritis, fibromyalgia, epilepsy and epileptic seizures, cancer, chronic pain, insomnia, migraines, anxiety....and on and on. And, many people find very good relief from these conditions while using CBD (please know that the FDA requires us to say that none of the information on this page is intended to treat or diagnose any condition. And, you should speak to your health care provider before making any adjustments to your medication.). So, if so many people find good relief from these horribly afflictions, why aren't more and more people using CBD and why are some people reporting that they have not found any, or little, relief?
The amount of CBD someone takes is paramount to the likelihood of whether that person will have CBD work for them. The main problem here is that the FDA requires all manufacturers to treat CBD from Hemp as a food or nutritional supplement. As such, we all have to label our products with a "serving size". But, CBD is NOT a one size fits all sort of thing. While one person may need 2mg of CBD for their condition, another might need 20mg or 30mg. Also, the various products available all have various concentrations. So, rather than taking CBD by the "number of drops" or "size of rice grain" as is indicated on so many packages, ours included, you have to take CBD by the milligram. 10 drops of one brand will have quite a different amount of CBD than 10 drops of another brand. (to help determine how much CBD you might need, view this page). You have to take whatever information is on the package and adjust it for your own needs. For instance, our basic CBD Hemp Oil Drops have 250mg of CBD per ounce. And, we have labeled our product to say that "10 drops has 4mg of CBD". But, we arbitrarily chose 10 drops because it was an easy number for consumers to work with. So, if you look at the chart mentioned above and you see, for example, that you need 12mg of CBD for your situation, then knowing our drops have 4mg in 10 drops, you'd multiply 10 drops x 3 to equal 12mg of CBD. To summarize, you can't just take 10 drops of our product and expect it to work on you.
Also, we humans are all different. And, the strains of hemp are all different. And, the manufacturing processes used in all the various brands are all different. So, there are many variables as to which product might work for you. We always recommend to try 2 or 3 different CBD Hemp Oil products to find one that works for you. So people swear by vaping. However, I personally don't get any effect from vaping the oils. I do get good, but not great results, from vaping the extract or dabs. At the same time, there are many people who will ONLY use the dabs as that's what works best for them.
In the end, there are some people, who, no matter what they try, do not find any help. Those people seem to be few and far between when enough CBD is used and various types are tried. However, there are those few. But, we have learned that when someone takes enough and is willing to try a few different types, most people can find that CBD does work for whatever condition is being looked to treat.
We wholeheartedly welcome any and all comments about your experience with CBD. DOES CBD OIL WORK FOR YOU?