CBD 101: A Brief Guide for First Time Users

If you’re trying CBD for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions and need a trusted CBD guide. What exactly is CBD, and how is it made? Which CBD product is best for me? With so many brands and products to choose from, it can be confusing even knowing where to start.

One of our missions at Go Botanicals is to offer reliable education alongside our products. We know how powerful the right information can be when trying something new, so let’s start with the basics. Taking some time to increase your knowledge with our CBD guide will boost your confidence, and you’ll be an expert in no time!

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of over 113 different cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. All cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds, but each one interacts with our internal endocannabinoid system differently. While the most well-known cannabinoid is THC, CBD has gained rapid popularity over several years due to its incredible benefits.

How is CBD made?

CBD starts out on the farm as hemp plants. First, a cannabinoid-rich “crude” oil is extracted from the whole plant. Then, the extracted oil goes through further refinement processes to remove unwanted compounds and cannabinoids. The end result is an incredibly pure CBD isolate powder, which is then used to formulate a growing number of CBD products.

Why use CBD?

There are tons of great reasons to use CBD. While we cannot legally make health claims or tell you what you should use it for, we encourage you to look online and read about other users’ experiences. You’ll find that plenty of everyday people just like you turning to CBD to help them manage a variety of ailments. Some even claim that CBD is the only thing that’s helped them!

Will CBD get me “high?”

Absolutely not! Because CBD is non-psychoactive, it doesn’t share the mind-altering effects associated with its psychoactive cousin THC. All GoBotanicals products are made with premium CBD isolate, meaning we make sure to remove all trace amounts of other cannabinoids and compounds, including THC. You can use our products with confidence knowing you’re getting the purest CBD available.

Should I try CBD?

From weekend warriors and premier athletes to active senior citizens and stressed-out office workers–people from all walks of life are turning to CBD to help them better manage their day-to-day problems. If you’re considering CBD, make sure to do your research and find a product that’s right for you. The only way to find out if CBD fits into your wellness routine is to try it for yourself. But make sure to remain committed to a CBD regimen for at least three weeks to see results.

Which CBD product is best for me?

The variety of options available can be intimidating but it gives you more opportunities to find the right one for you. Do you already have a daily supplement routine? Try adding a premeasured product like our capsules or gummies, one of the more popular forms of CBD.

Or maybe you love your post-workout protein shakes? Our tinctures can easily be added to beverages and meals to give your recovery an extra boost. The possibilities are endless, so we suggest you try a handful of products before settling on one or two that work best for you.

How much CBD should I take?

Everyone is unique and anything you introduce to your body can impact you differently. Our recommendation with all products is to start low and go slow. Take a consistent dose at the same time each day to learn how CBD makes you feel. Then, when you are ready, you can gradually increase the amount of CBD you take until you find your ideal sweet spot.

We hope this quick guide has helped answer some of your questions and increased your CBD confidence. We’re just scratching the surface here, so we hope you’ll look forward to more education from us in the future. If you have any additional questions or comments, let us know! You might see it in our next blog.

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Go Botanicals 1500mg Full Spectrum CBD gummies are expertly formulated to provide the whole plant benefits of hemp in each dose. Full spectrum products deliver a unique benefit referred to as the entourage effect, which supercharges the cannabinoids, making them more powerful together than they would be on their own. Suggested Dosage: For best results, take one Balance Blend CBD Gummy every morning and one every evening. CBD works best when taken regularly.

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