CBD For Beginners
Well, hey there. So you’re interested in giving CBD a try? That fabulous news, and here at CBD Porter, we just know that it won’t disappoint you. We guess your next question may well be ‘Which product shall I try first?’. The following should hopefully help you to decide.
CBD Porter are aware that many first-time CBD users feel slightly overwhelmed when trying to narrow down their product options. That’s totally understandable; there are numerous products to choose from and a significant number of factors to consider before making a purchase.
Since your first experience could determine if you are likely to continue using CBD products, we thought it would be helpful to let you know the types of products popular with other first-time CBD users and a few of their reasons for selecting those products. But first, let’s take another quick look at what CBD is, and how it works.
What is CBD?
CBD is the common abbreviation for cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. There are two potential sources of CBD: hemp and marijuana. CBD from Hemp only has trace amounts of THC (<0.3%), although CBD legally sold in the UK will have <0.2% THC. Some retailers, such as CBD Porter, sell and guarantee ‘zero THC’ products.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD interacts with your Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a network of messengers and receptors that regulates essential functions within your body. CBD mimics the effects of the Endocannabinoid System messengers produced in your body and interacts with your endocannabinoid receptors to keep this essential system functioning efficiently.
The Top 4 CBD Products for Beginners
CBD products generally fall into one of two main categories, ingestibles and topicals. When selecting CBD for the first time, it’s essential to find a product you will be comfortable using. Of the plentiful product options out there, many first-time CBD users select from one of the following four products.
- CBD Oil: 500mg Full Spectrum Tincture
A hemp-derived tincture is a blend of hemp extract and a carrier oil. Full spectrum CBD tinctures contain all the plant terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals found naturally in hemp plants. A 500mg Full Spectrum Tincture will provide a moderate serving of CBD, ideal for those beginning their journey with hemp-derived products.
Why Full Spectrum Tinctures are Great for Beginners
The additional cannabinoids in a full spectrum tincture allow you to experience the fullest extent of CBD’s potential. CBD tinctures can be added to beverages, used in recipes, or taken orally. However, many new CBD users appreciate the simplicity of the sublingual method, holding the tincture under their tongue 30-90 seconds before swallowing.
A 500mg CBD tincture in a 30ml size bottle will contain 17mg of CBD per 1mL dropper. This is a relatively low serving of CBD, but high enough to see how CBD affects you, while you determine if you might benefit from a higher CBD concentration in the future.
2. CBD Isolate: THC Free CBD Oil 500mg
New CBD users who would like to include CBD into their favourite recipes tend to prefer starting their journey with a CBD isolate. CBD isolate is 99+% pure CBD. All the other cannabinoids and plant compounds, including the THC, are removed during extraction and processing. CBD Isolate often comes in the form of tasteless, odourless powder specifically formulated to dissolve easily. However, if you’re looking for added convenience and portability, CBD Porter sell a CBD Isolate in the form of a THC Free 500mg CBD Oil.
Why CBD Isolate is Great for Beginners
CBD isolate powders can be used in small amounts but deliver big results. For example, single gram of isolate powder can contain as much as 1000mg of cannabidiol, and is therefore one of the most inexpensive ways to try CBD. However, please remember this is a very high dosage of CBD for a first time user, and therefore if you’re keen to try isolate but in a more moderate fashion, the THC Free 500mg CBD Oil may be the right product to get your CBD journey started.
CBD Isolate can be added to your morning coffee, breakfast smoothies, or used to create your own CBD candies and baked goods. Since isolate products contain 0% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), they are popular with CBD users who want to avoid ingesting the trace amounts of THC (0.2% or less) found in full spectrum products sold in the UK.
3. CBD Edibles: 30mg CBD Gummies
Of all the types of CBD edibles available, CBD gummies are one of the most popular. When selecting CBD gummies for the first time, it’s important to pay attention to the CBD content. If your gummies contain too little CBD, you may need multiple pieces to get the effect you’re looking for. The gummies sold by CBD Porter contain 30 mg of CBD per piece and contain 0.0% THC.
Why CBD Gummies are Great for Beginners
Some people say CBD gummies are popular with first time CBD users because they are familiar and delicious. While that could very well be the case, we also know that many CBD users are attracted to gummies for their convenience.
If you purchase the 30mg CBD gummies sold by CBD Porter, each flavourful bear contains a pre-measured, consistent serving of CBD. When your serving is pre-measured, you never have to worry about filling droppers, messy spills, or broken bottles, even while traveling. CBD gummies are easy to take with you when you are on the move. Hoorah.
4. CBD Topicals: CBDol Topical Salve 500mg
The health of your skin is directly influenced by its ability to discard tired, old skin cells and generate healthy new cells. Since these functions are regulated by your Endocannabinoid System, many first-time CBD users are interested in the skin-soothing potential of CBD topical products. CBD Porter offer a Topical Salve containing 500mg of full spectrum hemp-derived CBD in every container.
Why Topical Salve is Great for Beginners
CBD Topical Salve is a great introduction to the health and wellness potential of hemp-derived CBD. It will bring the natural benefits of CBD straight to your skin. When selecting a CBD-infused topical, you are investing in a familiar product and practice, so the only thing new will be the CBD itself.
New CBD users who are looking for a natural skincare product appreciate that the Topical Salve found at CBD Porter is made with skin-friendly ingredients. In addition to a generous amount of CBD, it contains olive oil, coconut oil, lavender, peppermint, marjoram, eucalyptus, arnica, basil, camphor, frankincense, tea tree, green tea, lecithin, cinnamon, aloe, USD kosher glycerin, magnesium and bees wax.
Tips for Choosing Your First CBD Product
While knowing why people choose certain products can be helpful for beginners, there are a few more details to keep in mind before making a final selection. You may want to consider the value of the following suggestions:
> Buy Something You’re Used to Using
You are more likely to have a favourable experience if you stick with a product you are familiar with and that suits your lifestyle. For example, if you are trying to avoid sugar, gummies may not be your best CBD option.
> Start with a Low Serving
New CBD users should start with a small serving to see how cannabinoids affect them. By starting low and increasing in small increments, you will ideally find the smallest amount of CBD you need for the best results. Taking more CBD than you need unnecessarily increases your cost of daily use.
> Check for Third-Party Testing
It’s essential to select products from companies that rely on third-party testing to ensure product potency and purity. If you do not have access to third-party test results, you have no way of verifying that your products are contaminant-free or as potent as the manufacturer claims. If you purchase your CBD products from CBD Porter, you can rest assured that our products are all third party tested to the highest of standards.
> Read Reviews
You can tell a lot about a company and the products which they sell by reading the reviews and testimonials on their own website, as well as third party websites such as Trust Pilot or Google. You can use these evaluations to gauge product quality and customer service standards. To ensure the comments you are reading are from authentic customers, look for companies that partner with a review verification service, such as Trust Pilot or similar.
> Ask Your Doctor
If you have a medical condition, you may wish to talk with your doctor before ordering CBD products. CBD may interact with certain medications. If you are unsure about using CBD, it’s always best to consult your physician.
Beginning Your CBD Journey with CBD Porter
When beginning your journey with CBD, it’s important to choose a product you are already comfortable with, as well as a CBD product that suits your lifestyle. Once you have narrowed down your product options, it’s essential to purchase those products from a reputable source.
At CBD Porter, we want our new CBD users to feel super confident about the quality of the products they select. That’s why we ensure all of our products are third-party tested. You can use these results to verify the purity and potency of the products we sell. The product reviews and user testimonials on our site are posted through Trust Pilot, so you can be confident that the reviews on our site are posted by actual CBD Porter customers.