Why do people say, "CBD doesn't work for me"?

Benny Singh on 15th Jun 2021

Despite the fact that CBD has gained crazy traction in the world of commerce because it actually works, there are still those who say, "I don't use CBD, it doesn't do anything for me." So let's look into a few reasons why this may be, but first, let's address one thing...Science.

CBD is a molecule, molecules bind to receptors scattered throughout our body to trigger some downstream event such as decrease blood pressure, increase your heart rate, or even make you feel happy. Think of it like a key unlocking a deadbolt in order for you to enter a room. The fact of the matter is that, unless you aren't a human, or have a genetic abnormality that causes you to be missing these receptors, CBD is going to bind to these receptors and cause a downstream event like making you feel calm or combat pain. Bottom line? CBD 100% will perform its function as long as you're healthy. 

There are several reasons a person may not "feel" CBD working on them. One reason may be that they simply didn't take enough CBD. People tend to thing of CBD as making a person feel high, but that's just not the case with a product that has 0.0% THC like ours. THC gets you high, not CBD, so you shouldn't expect a huge change in mood, sleep, or appetite a couple hours after taking a low dose of CBD the way you would if you just smoked marijuana. The solution to this would be to up the dose. If you've never tried CBD before, we recommend starting with the 500 mg tincture, dispensing one dropper full of CBD under your tongue once a day for a couple weeks. When you are ready to do more, try doing twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. An alternative to increasing your dose would be to move to a high CBD oil like our 1350 mg CBD. 

The second reason a person might not experience the effects of CBD, is that they haven't been regularly taking CBD. The benefits of CBD aren't felt overnight. It can take up to 2 weeks to notice a difference. So, it is important that you take CBD every day. For Nature's Candy, if you simply aren't happy with the results, we'll give you your money back!

The third reason a person might not feel CBD is because of administration method. It's important to note that depending on how you take CBD, the results can vary. For example, if you are using CBD tinctures, you'll want to hold the oil under your tongue for at least 30 seconds. If you aren't doing that, the CBD isn't entering your blood stream as efficiently, and rather is getting broken down by your stomach acid. So remember to always follow the directions of use on the bottle. 

The last reason someone might not feel the effects of CBD is that they're on some sort of medication that combats the function of CBD. I'm going to go into detail about the sort of medications that might do this, because you should always check with your doctor before starting CBD if you're on medication or have health conditions. Nonetheless, there are certain medications that block CBD from doing its job, so it's worth considering when talking about whether or not CBD is working for you. 

There are many more examples that we could discuss as to why someone might think CBD doesn't do anything for them, but the Science is clear. CBD acts on various systems of our body and its been proven by thousands of studies. The conclusion isn't that CBD doesn't work, but rather, how can you as a CBD user adjust your habits to ensure that you are getting the most out of the product?