Can I (or Should I) Combine Different CBD Products?
CBD has become a nation-wide phenomenon, so much so that it's being referenced everywhere from TV shows to casual conversation. But the actual facts of CBD aren't always as straightforward as many people would like. Clear-cut answers are hard to come by, which is why it can be difficult to choose one brand let alone one product. And then the question quickly becomes: can you combine different CBD products? And if so, can you optimize your experience with the oil? As you've likely already guessed by the length of this page, it's not as easy as yes or no. Though if you want to skip ahead, the answer is YES, mostly.
What Do We Know?
We'll start with the facts: you can use CBD oil without getting high. There is no such thing as an overdose on CBD, though there is such a thing as taking too much.
If you do take a higher dose, the best-case scenario is that you've wasted expensive CBD oil. There is a point for each person when taking additional CBD oil will simply stop being effective. The worst-case scenario will be negative side effects, such as nausea, headache, lethargy, dizziness, dry mouth, and low-blood pressure.
The most common form of ingestion for CBD is through the mouth, but you can also apply salves and other topical solutions to the vast majority of the body. The most effective forms of CBD are the full-spectrum variety, meaning you're getting a full range of extracts for the plants — not necessarily just those that are meant for the particular condition you're hoping to address.
Should I Combine CBD Oil with Other CBD Products?
You definitely can combine CBD oil. So long as you're taking pure CBD oil, you can't overdose on it. In certain situations, it's even highly encouraged that you combine CBD oil products. For example, some people might take water-soluble CBD oil for mental effects or a CBD salve for a body specific application. Because the absorption methods are different, you're likely to target broad or more specific areas.
However, if you're taking different products (especially if you're taking different brands), you also have to be aware of the variances between the components of the oil. Hemp is a very complex plant, one that's properties can change based on anything from the strain to the type of soil it's grown in.
Some CBD oils are made from terpene-rich plants, making for a higher quality product. Some CBD oils are made with more additives, which could potentially create a negative reaction. As long as you're working with a trusted brand, side effects are likely to be mild if you do go overboard. (Of course, we'd prefer if you didn't have any negative experiences with CBD, so try to avoid when possible.)
Here's the rub: because everyone's body chemistry is different, it's nearly impossible to predict exactly what will happen. Before you jump without looking, you'll need to take a measured approach if you're planning to use multiple products.
First, you'll want to learn a little more about doses before you start breaking down different combination techniques.
What Is the Right Dose for Me?
This is the million-dollar question. Most people who take CBD oil just have to experiment to see what works for them. This is a frustrating answer because certain products, like edibles, can take an hour or more to kick in — so you won't know how CBD is affecting you until well after you've ingested it.
There are guides out there for dosages, but they're rough estimates and may contain broad ranges depending on what you're taking it for. That's why most people will need to adjust as they go. Start out small and preferably with something that's relatively fast-acting (at least at first), monitor the amount, and then record how you feel. You can always take more CBD oil if you're not feeling anything.
If you're concerned about the side effects of CBD oil, which can typically occur at any dose, you may want to consult with your doctor. (There is a caveat with this tip though. CBD has become much more mainstream, but your doctor may still be hesitant to give you an official opinion because the body of research is lacking.)
If You Want to Combine
CBD oil is ideally supposed to be a wellness journey. We'll give you a few tips that can help you sort out your map:
As the term implies, micro-dosing is taking tiny amounts of CBD oil to find what works for you. As you start with small doses, remember to stay realistic. Despite the attention-grabbing headlines, CBD is not a miracle. If you have a headache, it might be able to take away half of the pain as opposed to all of it. This doesn't mean it's not working or that you need to take twice the amount to get the full effects.
Starting with low-grade strength will give you a better idea of your tolerance. (Standard rules apply in that smaller people will likely need less CBD while bigger people will need more.) You can also try splitting up your dosage throughout the day. So instead of taking one 50 mg dose in the morning, you're taking three 15 mg doses throughout the day.
Try Using It Differently
As your body adjusts to CBD oil, you can feel free to shake things up a little. For example, Vitality offers water-soluble CBD oil because it's both fast-acting and a healthy way to consume CBD oil. Vaping may be instantaneous, but it's just too much of a risk for the lungs for our team to endorse it. We're all about health and we know our customers are too.
Depending on your body, you may find that edibles are too strong for you, while tinctures are just right. Trying different things, either separately and apart, will give you a better idea of what you respond to. Just be careful not to go overboard. Too much experimentation can quickly lead to burnout if you're obsessed with having as much data as possible.
Try Our Salves
Vitality CBD offers several different products that you can mix and match however you like. Our products are tested by a third-party to ensure quality, so we can stand behind everything we make with total confidence.
In particular, we have three varieties of CBD salves:
Each one of our salves is made from full-spectrum CBD and specially formulated to meet a variety of your needs. Made from entirely organic ingredients, these topical solutions can potentially ease your body with a gentle rub.
You can also try our Organic CBD oil, available at four strength levels. Starting with the 250 mg concentration is a great way to begin your micro-dosing strategy. You can always upgrade to 500 or 1,000 somewhere down the line.
Wrapping It All Up
There are circumstances when you would be better off combining CBD oil products along with salves rather than taking them separately (or worse, not at all). The key is to pay attention to your body and to ask questions if you need to.
CBD oil may interfere with certain medications or pre-existing conditions that you may have. While it's generally safe, there still needs to be some degree of responsibility on the part of the user. But this doesn't mean you need to be afraid of CBD oil, any more than you would need to be afraid of aspirin.
Vitality CBD, Inc. is 100% committed to the safety of our patients first and foremost — we would never jeopardize your health by using an inferior ingredient. But more than just providing a safe product, we're here to deliver an effective one. Our customers count on us for reliable products that work for them, whether they choose to combine them or not.
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