One of the big attractions to consuming CBD products is that there are several different ways to take them. There are CBD creams, capsules, gummies, and oils. However, this does bring up a great question. That is, if it is okay to take several CBD products at the same time. If so, how can you optimize your experience with CBD and get the most out of it? There isn’t just an easy “yes” or “no” answer to these questions.
In December 2018, cannabidiol oil was legalized on the federal level. However, some states still maintain strict laws regarding its use. Once it was legalized federally, the CBD industry began to boom! In 2018, about 6% of the adult population in the US consumed CBD products. In 2022, usage increased from 6% to 26%. It is expected to rise to 35% by 2024. About one-third of adults in the US have tried CBD at least one time. The popularity of CBD use is skyrocketing. It’s no longer just a niche alternative to treat health-related issues. It’s become a global craze. If you ask people, in general, if they can combine CBD products, you may get a wide variety of opinions. Before you start mixing your favorite products, here are a few facts.
How CBD Works
Chemically, all cannabinoids work the same way. They all interact with the endocannabinoid system. CBD stimulates CB1 and CB2 receptors that are present throughout the body, even though they are more prevalent in the brain. Receptors help coordinate moods, movement, emotions, thought processes, and other functions. CB2 receptors are found in the immune system. When you consume CBD by any method, it stimulates both your CB1 and CB2 receptors to produce cannabinoids. How you consume it will impact how it interacts with your body.
- External Application. Topical CBD products are applied to the surface of the skin. They are absorbed and work through the skin to produce soothing effects. Topical CBD may come with a roll-on applicator or a cream.
- Internal Consumption. You can ingest CBD by eating a gummy or taking a capsule. It will take a little while to take effect since it has to work its way through the digestive system and into the bloodstream. However, even though it may take an hour or two to feel the effects, they will last a long time.
- Mucous Membrane. You may use CBD oils or tinctures by dropping a few drops under your tongue. It will take about a half hour to feel the effects, and they may last up to six hours.
Can You Overdose on CBD?
In general, you can’t “overdose” on CBD. However, you can take too much for your unique metabolism and makeup. One problem is that dosing of CBD products hasn’t been well-established. Even more confusing is the fact that the concentration of CBD can vary between products. This makes it very subjective to determine the right dosage for each individual. Users respond to cannabidiol differently. Various factors, such as your weight, metabolism, genetics, and CBD delivery method, influence how much CBD you need.
Over time, most are discovering that taking CBD consistently is more effective than taking a single dose. Depending on your physical makeup, it can take up to a week of consistent CBD use to feel a significant difference. Dosing guidelines are general, not exact. CBD products usually come with a recommended dosage, but it’s very generalized. It is usually recommended to start with a lower dose and gradually increase it to what works for you. According to the World Health Organization, CBD is non-toxic, and an overdose is not likely.
Why Would I use More than One CBD Product?
Even if you take several CBD products, it’s not likely that you would overdose on them. Some may wonder why a person would want to take more than one product, to begin with. If you take CBD oils, you may find the right dosage that works for you. However, you find that it wears off eventually. Should you take a larger dose? Or should you take an additional dose? Another scenario is if you use CBD gummies throughout the day, then can you also use a CBD-infused cream? Since different CBD products yield various effects, it’s not uncommon to experiment with using several products at the same time.
Another question critical to discovering how CBD might work best for you is possibly spacing out the products you presently use. There are some safe ways to space out the different products, but the choice may depend on your preferences. Most users experiment with timing their doses until they can find the timing and combination that works best for them. Maybe you find that LIFT CBD capsules give you the burst of energy you need in the morning. But in the evening, you want to take CBD to help you get a good night’s sleep.
You will want to keep track of the total amount of CBD you consume in a day. Additionally, it is recommended that you lower the amount taken daily, if you are combining products.
Tips for Taking Multiple CBD Products Safely
Using multiple CBD products doesn’t have to be a huge challenge. Here are a few tips to help ensure you consume them safely and maintain good CBD levels all day.
Don’t Mix Your Own
Sometimes, consumers consider mixing different CBD oils in one bottle to create their own unique blend. This is NOT recommended. When products like these are combined, then it is challenging to understand the effects of each of the products. There’s no way to know how much CBD you are consuming at one time.
Usually, micro-dosing is a term used when discussing THC, another cannabinoid. Even though there isn’t any THC in CBD, it’s a smart way to determine the best dosage for you. It simply means using small amounts of a product at different times. Once you know what works best for you and the best time to use it, it’s easier and safer to consume various types of CBD. The idea is to take small amounts of CBD a few times a day. If you feel or sense no effect, slowly increase the doses until you get the desired effect. Just remember that CBD doesn’t contain THC, so it can’t make you feel “high.”
Try Different Methods of Consumption
Before combining CBD products, you’ll want to know which method of consumption works best for you. You can take gummies, capsules, use topical products, or CBD oils. Different methods of use can be used throughout the day. For instance, you may want to take a CBD oil before working out in the mornings before working out. After your workout or shower, you may want to use a topical rub or roll-on to help alleviate post-workout pain. During your lunch break at work, you may consume CBD gummies. Once you get home from work and start getting ready for bed, you may want to use Drift cream topically, which contains both CBD and melatonin to help you get better sleep.
Combining CBD products is safe as long as you exercise caution. If you have any health concerns or problems, consult with your healthcare provider before starting to use CBD products. Please feel free to contact us at Brio Nutrition if you are considering combining CBD products, or if you are not sure where to get started reaping the benefits from CBD. We’re always glad to help you discover the benefits of using CBD premium products.