Medically reviewed by Dr. Jen Palmer, ND – Naturopathic Doctor,
Director of Education for Charlotte’s Web™
CBD is a hemp-derived product that people use for their overall wellbeing. In recent years, CBD has exploded in popularity. CBD hemp extract is used today as a health supplement, similar to herbs and vitamins.
There are many reasons that CBD has become so popular. People take CBD to get relief from everyday stresses*, create a sense of calm or focus*, help support healthy sleep cycles*, and to reduce inflammation that is caused by exercise*. Learn more about the benefits of CBD.
The Charlotte’s Web™ Story
Charlotte’s Web™ CBD has a unique origin story. Several years ago, at a very young age, Charlotte Figi was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy. Her mother, Paige, researched extensively to find solutions for her daughter. She came across a then little-known plant compound called cannabidiol, or CBD.
Meanwhile, the Stanley Brothers were already hard at work developing proprietary hemp genetics that were high in CBD and low in THC. In 2012, Paige reached out to the Stanley Brothers, looking for a non-psychoactive, natural alternative to address her five-year-old daughter’s epilepsy.
Charlotte’s reaction to the CBD they shared with her inspired the Stanley Brothers to find a way to share their hemp extract with more people. This led the brothers to start their company known as Charlotte’s Web™.
How to Take CBD
Every person will have a different experience with hemp extracts. How you use CBD can have a big impact on how it affects you. The following tips can help you to get the most out of your CBD.
Consistency in CBD Usage is Key
As with any wellness routine, taking CBD will have the best results when you use your hemp extract consistently and regularly. A good first step is to figure out what time of day you like taking your CBD. Perhaps you like to take it every morning when you get up, or every evening after work. Whatever it is that works for you, continue to do that on a regular basis.
Think about it this way: You wouldn’t expect to feel the full benefits of yoga by practicing just once a week. The same goes for eating healthy, but only once in a while. Similarly, CBD should be taken consistently for maximum benefits! Click here if you are asking yourself “how long does it take for CBD to work?”
The Amount of CBD is Important
A very common question regarding CBD is, “how much CBD should I take?”. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to CBD.
A great rule of thumb is to start low and go slow. Start out with a low amount and increase it every few days until you are feeling the benefits that you were hoping for. It is generally recommended to take CBD twice a day, but if that doesn’t work for you, just find a daily CBD routine that fits your schedule. Another video in our Searching for Answers series addresses how to use CBD.
Track Your Journey
Recording your experience in a journal to track your CBD usage can be helpful as well. You can keep track of how you felt before you started taking CBD, and how you have progressed. This way, you can really dial in the amount you’re taking to maximize the benefits.
Learn More About CBD
There is plenty of information available to learn more about CBD. Chances are you already know there are benefits to be had, but that is just the first step. For more information see this article on how CBD oil works. Finally, watch this video in our Searching for Answers series about what is CBD and where does it come from.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.