There are many questions that come up when you‘re new to the world of CBD—but just as valid are all of the questions you might have if you’ve been using CBD products for some time now. You may have wondered: Will CBD stop working at some point? Is it OK to use CBD long-term? Will my body get used to it and I’ll have to start taking more? Should I stick to one kind of product or mix things up?
We’ve compiled the answers to all of these important questions so that you can continue to experience the benefits of CBD.
CBD Won’t Stop Working—So Long As You’re Consistent
Since CBD has a cumulative effect in the body and you’ve probably already done the work of taking CBD consistently over time to build up your “stores”—it won’t stop working. As someone who uses CBD extensively, now your focus can shift to staying consistent and continuing to listen to your body’s cues.
CBD is not set-and-forget wellness support so if you find the effects fluctuate at some point, it could mean that you need to experiment with increasing or decreasing your dosage to re-establish what we like to call your “Goldilocks Zone”. This is the spot where it feels just right.
Another point worth remembering is that although CBD is cumulative that doesn’t mean more is better—in fact, sometimes taking too much CBD can actually reduce its efficacy. Some people have even reported that after a few months of taking CBD with desired results, they find that they don’t need as much, and decrease their dose without the loss of effects (known as reverse tolerance).
Your Body Won’t Get “Used to” CBD
There are many factors that affect how your body processes CBD (like how often you take it, whether you use a CBD cream, CBD capsule or CBD Roll-On, and your dosage preference) and every person will differ in terms of how their body absorbs and responds to the compound. But because of the way in which CBD interacts with receptors in your Endocannabinoid System, your body will not become “tolerant” to CBD.
This is because, unlike THC (the high-inducing chemical compound in the cannabis plant), CBD does not bind to the CB1 receptor in the brain and avoids the problem of tolerance altogether. So while THC diminishes the effectiveness of these receptors with repeated use over a long period of time (causing THC users to develop a tolerance and need more THC for the same result), CBD promotes increased activity in these receptor cells and stays continually active without diminishing its own effectiveness.
Explore Your Options, But Quality Comes First
We believe that finding a high-quality CBD product and listening carefully to your body’s internal rhythms matter more than dosage levels and ingestion methods. So, assuming you’re taking a form of CBD that adheres to the highest quality control standards and is free from toxic ingredients—you can definitely mix things up and have some fun experimenting with taking CBD in different forms.
For example, some of our users tell us that they take our Drift & Dream CBD Capsules to help them relax and so they incorporate them into their pre-bedtime rituals, while others enjoy the cooling sensation of the Relief & Recovery CBD Cream after a workout, and then other people really enjoy the convenience of our Calm & Centered CBD Roll-On, on-the-go. Explore as many options available to you as you like—just make sure what you’re getting is quality and made with honest ingredients.Since you’re someone who holds a regular place for CBD in your wellness routine, we appreciate the time and effort you take to be educated about the nuances of your CBD journey. When it comes to finding holistic ways to support your wellbeing, now you can reserve a space for CBD and feel confident knowing that CBD is in it for the long haul.