Health and Wellbeing

Starting Out with CBD By Jemma Stevens of Flawsome Jem

CBD for Anxiety
CBD for Anxiety

Flawsome Jem_Web_AugA couple of issues back I shared with you, what CBD is and how it could potentially help you. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about starting out with CBD and what products are available.

New to CBD?

CBD is one of over 100 compounds found in the cannabis plant and belongs to a class of ingredients called Cannabinoids.

CBD is the major non psychoactive component of Cannabis, meaning you won’t get high from taking it.

The human body has a system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that receives and translates signals it receives from cannabinoids in the body. The body produces some Cannabinoids on its own, which are called Endocannabinoids. The ECS helps regulate functions such as sleep, immune system responses and pain. CBD influences receptors in the body which are concerned with movement, coordination, sensory perception, emotion, memory, cognition, autonomic and endocrine functions and is also seen to reduce inflammation.

One of the first things to understand about how long the effects of CBD last is that CBD affects everyone differently. How long it takes to feel the effects and how long these effects are experienced depend a lot on the person who’s taking it so if you’re new to CBD, you’ll want to give your body some time to adjust to taking it. Many people just starting out on their CBD journey try it for the first time and think they’re going to immediately see extraordinary results, but this isn’t always how CBD works. Some people do see extraordinary results the first time (and we love hearing those stories) but for most, it’s best to give your CBD regime some time before determining how long various methods of administration work for you.

It is recommended to start on a low dosage and build your way up so you can find your personal optimum intake! To understand the varying strengths further;

  • 5% is great for mild pain, anxiety, trouble sleeping and general health and wellbeing.
  • 10% is more suited to those with recurring pain, arthritis and or injury.
  • 15%, the most popular amongst those with fibromyalgia, PTSD and severe inflammation.

Tinctures are one of the most popular methods of delivery. CBD tinctures are taken most effectively sublingually (under the tongue), where the CBD oil is held for approximately 60 seconds then swallowed.

When it’s held under the tongue, the CBD oil is absorbed by the mucous membranes and then directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract, which allows for a quicker delivery. It typically takes 20-30 minutes to feel the effects of a CBD tincture, and the effects are known to last between 4-6 hours.

There are many different ways to take CBD and the method of delivery you choose will ultimately determine how long the effects of CBD last. As a general rule you can expect the effects to last somewhere between 2-8 hours.

CBD products available:

  • Tinctures
  • Capsules
  • Vapes
  • Drinks
  • Edibles
  • Skin and Haircare
  • Balms, Lotions, Creams and Oils
  • Bath Products- Bombs, Salts, Dusts

Would you like to chat more about how CBD could help you? There are lots of products to choose from,for more information visit my website: or email me:

PLEASE NOTE: CBD is neither a medicine nor a cure for any illness and by no means do we make any medical claims. CBD can help to maintain and support your health and a healthy lifestyle.

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