Body Basics

CBD-Rich Hemp for Body

At some point – whether through age, illness, or accident – everyone finds themselves not feeling the best in their body.

That’s where CBD-rich hemp comes in, with its ability to decrease stress, tension, and swelling in the body so you can get relief.

To help revitalize your body with CBD, here’s our advice.

If we ask you about your areas of concern and you:
• Point to one spot on your body, a topical is best.
• Point to multiple spots on your body and/or have an underlying condition that’s causing concern, then a combination of topical and ingestible is best.

CBD-Rich Hemp Topicals

CBD TOPICALS: OPTIONS

Topical products are great for immediate, targeted relief.

Balms and salves like Rest Balm are useful as the oil & wax base keep the active ingredients focused on the area of application.

Oils and skincare-specific creams like Grace Serum are useful for skin conditions redness, dryness/flakiness, and itchiness.

Fast-absorbing creams like Relief Advanced Cream are ideal for more serious issues since they absorb more deeply into skin than other topicals. They’re also a great choice for use on hands or anytime you want to avoid the residual greasiness of a balm or salve.

Look for formulas that make your CBD-topical best for your own concerns:
• For joints, look for arnica
• For muscles, nerves and tendons, try magnesium
• For more serious issues & hands, look for fast-absorbing formulas
• For skin, look for ingredients suitable for sensitive areas – visit CBD for Skin to learn more

CBD TOPICALS: HOW TO USE

Use your topical product as much as needed to get the desired effects, and keep in mind that effects can be cumulative.

Using daily while your issue is active will give you the best results – keep it by your bedside and apply nightly if that’s an easy way for you to remember.

If your issue has a trigger – like a stiff back in the morning or sore knee after a run – be proactive and use your product before it happens. For example, with morning stiffness, apply your product 5-10 minutes before you get out of bed, giving it time to activate and helping make your mornings more comfortable.

Once you feel like you have the issue under control, you can determine how you want to adapt your regimen. Some people continue using/taking the products daily because they need or want to, while others find they can transition to as-needed.

If you do transition to as-needed, be mindful of triggers – for example, any movements or activities that may aggravate – and use the products before and after to keep things in check.

Be patient & consistent, and you’ll start feeling your best. Have questions? Contact us – we’re here to help.

CBD-Rich Hemp Ingesitbles

CBD INGESTIBLES: OPTIONS

Oral/edible products may take longer to deliver relief – from a few hour to a few days of continued use – but are very helpful for addressing issues from the inside out.

In terms of ease of use, gummy chews and capsules are great options as they come in pre-dosed servings.

In terms of overall efficacy and cost-effectiveness, oil concentrates are a great option: the full-spectrum extract is more potent in this form and you can really dial in your dosing.

CBD INGESTIBLES: HOW TO USE

For those ready to ingest, here’s our advice:
• If your issue is mild to moderate, start with a traditional dosing approach.
• If your issue is severe, start with a micro-dosing approach.
• If your issue is related to an underlying condition, take nightly to max out.

Traditional dosing: this method means that you’ll be taking larger doses less frequently, or even as-needed. For this approach, use the serving size on the product label as a starting point, and go up/down from there as needed.

Micro-dosing: this method means you’ll be taking smaller doses more frequently. For this approach, use half of the serving size on the product label as a starting point, and increase by that same amount every hour until desired effects are achieved. Once achieved, add up how much you’ve taken so far, and use that as a starting point to transition to traditional dosing.

Max out: this is our own variation that we recommend to those with more challenging issues. The concept here is to take the largest dose tolerated at night, when the side effect of sleepiness is not a barrier, to get maximum benefits from the CBD-rich hemp.

To max out, slowly increase your nightly dose – for example, adding one drop per night – until you wake up feeling foggy. Once that happens, decrease to the previous, lower dose and stay there. What we’re doing is looking to get you up to the maximum dose your body can process and still enable you waking up feeling refreshed.

CBD-Rich Hemp Ingesitbles: Helpful Tips

Note that a side effect of taking too much CBD is sleepiness, so if you’re getting sleepy when you don’t want to be or wake up feeling foggy, take less of your product next time.

Know that CBD is not like a vitamin in that the effects are hard to quantify. If you’re using or taking the right product in the right amount at the right time, your body should start to feel better.

Once you feel like you have things under control, you can determine how you want to adapt your regimen. Some people continue using/taking the products daily because they need or want to, while others find they can transition to as-needed.

If you do transition to as-needed, be mindful of any movements or activities that may aggravate, and use the products before & after to keep things in check.

Be patient & consistent, and you’ll start feeling your best. Have questions? Contact us – we’re here to help.