New to CBD? Your Questions Answered

Here at CBD Queen, we pride ourselves in giving our customers as much information as possible especially when beginning their CBD journey.

Below we have put together the most common questions people have when they are new to the world of CBD, from knowing where to start and how much CBD to take.

We hope you find this section useful and informative. If you still require any assistance we welcome you to get in touch.

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1. What strength CBD should I buy?

As our bodies are unique, we all react differently to things. It’s hard to tell how your body will react to CBD until you try it.

Choosing a strength will very much depend on your requirements. In general, it is best to start low.

Please see ‘5. Starting guide to CBD’ further down this page for more information on dosing.

Our oils range from 300mg (3%) – 2000mg (20%), and they come in 10ml bottles for maximum potency.

Our oils are high strength, which means you use less oil each day.

If you have any queries or need any assistance choosing a strength, please feel free to contact us. We’d be more than happy to assist you.

2. How much CBD should I use?

Unfortunately, there’s no standard CBD dosage that is appropriate for everyone.

Something to bear in mind is that CBD works differently for each individual, so a bit of trial and error is needed when finding what dose works for you.

We recommend starting low and gradually increasing your dose accordingly.

Please see ‘5. Starting guide to CBD’ further down this page for more information.

3. How long does it take to work?

Your biological make-up determines the speed of the effects.

It will also very much depend on a few factors as to when you start to see changes.

For example, how many issues or ailments there are within the body and also how severe they are.

If you’re new to CBD, it may take a bit of time for your body to respond, but once your body has responded you should be able to enjoy much quicker results.

With oils that are ingested sub-lingually, the effects can typically kick in anywhere up to around 45 minutes. For some people, this can be more immediate.

Using topicals like body oil or balms, these usually take effect anywhere between 1-30 minutes. In some cases, this can be instant.

4. Things to consider when buying CBD

  1. Start Small – When starting CBD, it’s best, to begin with a smaller dose.

    As with any new product, it is important to become familiar with how your body responds.

    If you are new to CBD, we encourage you to start low and gradually work your way up to a dose that works for you.

  2. Consistency – Most newcomers expect a massive change within minutes. Unfortunately, CBD is not always like that.

    An increased sense of peace and balance is fairly noticeable when taking these products in certain amounts.

    When you use CBD, you may need to consume it for a more extended period for the endocannabinoid effects to occur.

  3. Size Matters – The right dose of CBD varies from person to person.

    Generally speaking, larger individuals may require a higher dose of CBD than smaller people.

    With CBD, you can easily scale up just a few milligrams at a time to meet your personal needs.

  4. Understanding CBD Strengths – CBD requires some trial and error to get the right amount for your body.

    With patience and practice, you should be able to get to that “sweet spot” within just a few weeks of working with it.

When looking for CBD, it’s essential to compare the strength to the size of the bottle.

This will give you a clear understanding of how much CBD you’re exactly getting compared to how much carrier oil is inside.

For example, If you had two bottles of 1000mg CBD oil – one 10ml and one 30ml, although they are the same strength, the 10ml is 10%, and the 30ml is 3.33%.

This means you would need to take three times the amount of the 30ml oil to get the same equivalent of CBD as you would from the 10ml.

Having higher strengths in smaller sizes means you receive maximum potency and benefit from using far less oil. Big is not always better!

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5. Starting guide to CBD

When beginning CBD oil, we suggest starting low and gradually increasing your dose over time until you find your sweet spot.

  • Start with taking a couple of drops at least twice a day, ideally morning and night (For more severe cases, this can be increased to three times a day).
  • Stay on this dose for at least 5-6 days. If you do not notice an improvement in your symptoms after this time, you can increase by 1-2 drops each serving.
  • Continue to increase the dose until you find what works for you.
  • Please always make sure to leave at least five days in between increasing any dose. This is very important as your body needs time to adjust.
  • Remember, consistency is key with CBD! Be sure to use the oil every single day at least twice a day, ideally an equal time apart.

Generally speaking, if you stick to all the tips and techniques we give you, users should usually expect to notice some changes within a few weeks.

Strengths and dose recommendations:

  • 300mg/500mg – Start with 2-3 drops.
  • 1000mg – Start with 1-2 drops.
  • 1500mg/2000mg – Start with 1 drop.

If you want to try vaping, click here to read – how much CBD oil should I vape?

6. Should I get CBD oil or E-liquid?

This will depend on your requirements. Some prefer to place drops under the tongue or add CBD oil to other ingredients.

At the same time, others prefer to consume CBD by vaping.

Consuming Oil

The best and most common method of CBD consumption is using oil which is consumed sub-lingually.

This is where you apply the required amount of drops directly under the tongue.

This is then absorbed through your mucus membranes (located under the tongue) and goes directly into your bloodstream.

Because of the way CBD enters the system, the longer you can hold the oil under the tongue, the more active CBD will enter your system. Therefore this will significantly increase the benefits you feel.

CBD oil gives you great control, and you can easily adjust your dose by increasing or decreasing the number of drops.

CBD oil can also be added to foods/drinks and used in cooking and baking. This is a suitable method of consumption if you do not require immediate effects.

Vaping E-Liquid

CBD E-Liquid can provide immediate effects as it enters the lungs and diffuses directly into the bloodstream almost immediately.

Vaping CBD is great for users suffering from stress and anger and is extremely popular with those suffering from anxiety.

The only downside with vaping CBD is that the effects don’t last nearly as long as sublingually consuming oil.

However, it is a very convenient way of consuming CBD, is good for use on the go and is excellent for its fast-acting results.

(We recommend using the Vaporesso Xros kit for a perfect match for your CBD vaping experience).

If you don’t like the idea of vaping CBD, you should try our Full Spectrum oil or even our delicious CBD edibles.