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Using CBD

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Using CBD

One of the best things about our hemp-extracted CBD oil products is that the sky is truly the limit! There is never a bad time to take CBD supplements, as they can benefit you in different manners for any aspect of your day — when you first wake up, before you go to bed, or any time in between as you go about living your best life.

Since each person that adds hemp CBD oil into their daily routine will do so for their own specific purposes, you will also see a variation in dosage amounts. Since CBD oil products are still a fairly new concept to most of today’s consumers, it can certainly be difficult as a first time user to determine how much CBD is right for you.

When first using CBD, many people struggle in determining where their “sweet spot” is — giving them the benefits they are looking for without taking more than is necessary. It’s important to note that taking more CBD than is required for your specific purpose will not harm you, as overdosing on CBD is not an active issue, nor are there any severe side effects that have been found thus far. Finding ideal CBD dosage amount will help you to save you money by making each CBD oil product last for its maximum amount of servings.

Here at Cornerstone Botanicals, we know that you simply want to get the most out of your CBD oil products. That’s why we have put together this comprehensive guide to hemp CBD oil dosage — to help you determine the right amount of CBD to take for your health and wellness needs.

Every Person Is Different

When finding your ideal CBD dosage amount, it's important to note that everybody is different, so you might require more or less than a friend or family member. Hemp CBD oil will be more effective in varying doses for everyone depending on a number of factors, including weight, body chemistry, metabolism, and more. When starting off on your journey with using CBD oil, these are our recommendations.

If you’ve already familiarized yourself with the rest of our Learning Center, you likely discovered the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This is a complex biological system within all of us, even plants and animals, that plays a major role in maintaining the balance of our physical and mental health in many ways. CBD is great at regulating this system because it binds with the receptors in the ECS, but what sort of impact it has and the magnitude can vary with each person. Every person’s endocannabinoid system is unique; therefore, everyone reacts differently to various supplements, and CBD supplements are no exception.

It’s also important to know that using CBD for your first time will likely not immediately provide you with all of the benefits of CBD you’ve been searching for. This is because your endocannabinoid system must become accustomed to receiving this new source of plant-derived cannabinoids rather than depending solely on its own production. Once you begin taking CBD oil products regularly over a period of time, your body will begin putting more of the new cannabinoids to use.

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Taking CBD Oil

For hemp extract, or CBD tinctures, we recommend starting with a lower strength (mg) bottle and applying one dropper full sublingually (under your tongue). Allow at least a minute for it to be absorbed before swallowing so that your CBD oil will kick in quicker, as it is able to go to work when it enters the bloodstream rather than going through your digestive tract.

If you'd prefer not to apply your hemp oil sublingually, you may choose to digest it instead, like any other dietary supplement. You can blend your hemp oil into your favorite cup of coffee, tea, smoothie — even in food! The effects may not be as immediate as taking CBD oil sublingually, but they'll still provide you with relief throughout the entire day as gradual amounts of CBD are absorbed into your endocannabinoid system.

For CBD skin care products, such as topicals or salve that you apply directly to your skin, you can apply generous amounts to the desired area of your skin, but allow a few minutes for the CBD ointment to be absorbed. If you decide you want to use more, you can apply multiple layers without worrying about drying out your skin as is common with many other skin care products.

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How Long Do CBD Effects Last?

A major component to properly using CBD oil for your particular needs is determining how long you can expect any given amount of a CBD oil product to last. There are a variety of factors that can potentially influence how long the beneficial effects of your hemp CBD oil will last for you:

• The concentration of the CBD oil product
• The type of condition you are remedying
• The method of delivery (sublingually, topically, ingestion, inhalation, etc.)
• The milligrams per serving you are taking
• The other dietary items being consumed
• The biological makeup of the user

As with any new supplement you bring into your diet, it is imperative that you become familiar with how your body responds to CBD before increasing your dosage. A variety of factors can influence how much CBD is required to fulfill your health and wellness needs, including your biological makeup, your specific symptoms you are wishing to relieve, and much more. At Cornerstone Botanicals, we always recommend that you start low and go slow — gradually increasing your level of CBD oil dosage until you are able to find your “sweet spot” that gives you the best CBD experience.

Once again, remember that if you don’t notice any of your desired effects from taking CBD oil right away, this is not unusual! Give it some time to get acquainted with your endocannabinoid system, especially if this is your first time using CBD. If you’re still unsatisfied after a few days of continual CBD supplements, increase your dosage with your next use until you begin to receive your desired outcomes.

CBD Contributes To A Healthy Lifestyle

What many people don’t realize about CBD is that you don’t have to be suffering from an illness or condition in which you are looking for relief from in order to experience benefits from taking daily CBD supplements. CBD can simply promote a happier, healthier lifestyle, which is why it’s used by athletes of all types and others who live an active lifestyle. CBD helps you to make the most of each day by keeping your body in balance while you go about your daily activities.

A BDS Analytics study recently published took at a sample population of 2,000 people from California and Colorado, which found that those who took daily CBD supplements were, in fact, able to live healthier and more successful lifestyles than those who still relied solely upon prescription medications for maintaining their health and wellness.

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Can CBD Oil Products Become Addicting?

As with any chemical-containing supplement being taken daily, many people have voiced concern over the possibility of taking CBD oil products daily becoming habit forming. You can rest assured, though, as there are no addictive properties associated with CBD. Take it from the experts:

According to the World Health Organization, “Single dose administration of cannabidiol has been evaluated in healthy volunteers using a variety of tests of abuse potential as well as physiological effects in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial.”

In other words, CBD passed all tests with flying colors for addictiveness and the risk of abuse. There are simply no negative attributes to report thus far about CBD being taken on a routine basis, which is exciting news for those who have been interested in adding it to their own daily health routine.


If you are someone who has contemplated the idea of picking up some CBD oil products to try, we hope this information has given you hope for how it can be beneficial to you. Whether you suffer from a chronic condition that CBD can benefit or you are already living a healthy lifestyle, CBD oil products can have a positive impact on your quality of life.

Interested in adding CBD supplements to your daily routine? Browse our full list of CBD oil products online to find the best type for you. At Cornerstone Botanicals, we strive to consistently provide Top Rated National® CBD oil products utilizing the highest quality hemp oil sourced locally from certified organic farms in Colorado. Start your journey with CBD today! Find the CBD oil product that’s right for you, and indulge in the therapeutic benefits!