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Here’s What to Expect When First Taking CBD

Mar 17, 2022 | CBD 101, Industry Trends & Info, Pain Points, The Happy Camper Way

Hemp-derived CBD products are all the rage right now. Millions of everyday people, and even some respected scientists, have reported that taking a daily dose of CBD can help with overall mood, pain relief, digestion, sleep and other wellness goals.*

But despite all this positive news, many people remain too skeptical to try CBD or have tried it and failed to notice life-changing results. It’s understandable! After all, we’ve been conditioned all our lives to avoid fast fixes and “miracle” cures. 

But although there’s still much research to be done on CBD, the existing evidence shows overwhelming potential for positive effects on the human body. This article will help you create a CBD routine that works for you, and dispel any rumors or misinformation that could be holding you back. 

CBD should make you feel calm, not “high.” 

Because CBD is derived from the hemp plant (just like its psychoactive cousin THC, some people worry that taking it could make them feel incoherent or out of control. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

CBD and THC are completely different cannabinoids with different chemical structures. In contrast to THC, which interacts with certain receptors in the brain to produce an intoxicating or euphoric effect, CBD interacts differently to promote a very mild physiological response in the brain. For the vast majority of CBD users, this translates to feelings of calm or relaxation that unfold over time, as opposed to the sudden “rush” or “high” commonly associated with THC.*

The science behind CBD’s long-range effects is complex, but in a nutshell, CBD is an adaptogenic compound that works “behind the scenes” in the body’s Endocannabinoid Receptor System. Put more simply, research suggests that CBD can gradually help the body recognize and respond effectively to situational stressors such as muscle pain and occasional anxiety. 

It can take some time to feel the effects, and here’s why.

Just like with any vitamin or health supplement, CBD can take days, or even weeks, to build up measurable levels in the brain. And due to CBD’s adaptogenic nature, effects can ebb and flow as the compound learns your unique body chemistry.

While some users experience immediate effects from using CBD, most report feeling the effects of topical creams within 10-15 minutes, while ingesting CBD orally can take up to 30 minutes to reach its peak. As with any healthcare routine, the key is to be consistent and trust that it might take a little trial and error to get the results you want. To give your body its best chance at success with CBD, be sure to take it at the same time every day, and consider taking notes on your overall mood, sleep and other indicators each day to keep track.

There are types of CBD for different wellness goals.

The most popular way to take CBD is in the form of hemp oil or tincture. We recommend placing a few drops of our 1200mg Full-Spectrum CBD Tincture  under the tongue for 20 seconds before swallowing. Do this twice daily for 2-3 weeks, and increase or decrease dosage until you begin to experience the desired effects.

Our CBD also comes in ​​1500mg CBD Soft Gels, which make getting your daily dose as simple as taking a vitamin. Here at The Happy Camper, we are constantly developing new products and formats for CBD edibles, so stay tuned to try our CBD gummies, chocolates, chewing gum, drinks and baked goods. 

For those suffering from arthritis, joint pain and certain skin conditions, we recommend using a topical CBD cream, gel, lotion, balm, muscle rub or massage oil. Many of our customers have benefitted from our 500mg CBD Isolate Transdermal Cream, which works fast to relieve pain and irritations, and can be applied as often as necessary to achieve results. 

Still unsure which CBD product or dosage is right for you? Take our easy 1-minute quiz to start exploring the different types of CBD products for your individual needs, and as always, you can reach out anytime with questions or concerns.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.