Humans can be impatient; often we look for the easiest and fastest solution. Our digital economy has set that expectation. But when it comes to the body and health, simple, fast and easy just doesn’t always work. Truth be told – for some, initial results with CBD can be immediate and we celebrate that. But, for the majority of people though, it takes time, patience, and consistency to find real success with a CBD routine. Why?
At 180 Pure, when working with our customers, one of the questions we hear often is “how long will it take for me to find success with…(fill in the blank)?” When trying to find solutions for personal wellness goals, there is a set of questions that almost every person asks, which all begin with ‘how’.
• How much CBD do I need to take?
• How long do I need to use CBD to see results?
• How often does CBD need to be used?
CBD is both a science, and an art.
Let’s review some of the basic science to lay the groundwork.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS for short, because science loves acronyms) is a vast network of chemical signals and cellular receptors that are densely packed throughout our brains and bodies. This system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis, or balance throughout the body – regulating everything from mood, to sleep, to immune function, hormone regulation, and more.
The most common receptors in the ECS are the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The ECS is a ‘regulating system’, so think of these cells like little ‘traffic lights’, controlling the levels and activity of most of the other neurotransmitters in our bodies. They regulate by providing immediate feedback, turning up or down the activity of whichever system needs to be adjusted.
To stimulate these receptors, our bodies naturally produce molecules called endocannabinoids. These naturally produced endocannabinoid molecules circulate in our bloodstream – and here’s the kicker – they have a structural similarity to molecules in the hemp plant.
Because of its vast impact on our body, keeping this system thriving and healthy is crucial because when our ECS itself is not balanced, it is unable to properly regulate these other systems, which can result in an array of wellness challenges.
Whew. That is the shorthand of the science behind why CBD works in our bodies.
Why You Should Take CBD Every Day?
Over time, due to a number of factors both internal and external – our ECS becomes depleted. Like many other systems in our body it breaks down and doesn’t function as it should due to stress, the environment, disease, age, etc.
CBD is a solution that can and will serve and replenish this important system. Phytocannabinoids to the rescue!
Phytocannabinoids, (for example CBD), are cannabinoids created by plants (the hemp plant). These plant-based cannabinoids share a strikingly similar molecular structure with our body’s own endocannabinoids. So, when they’re introduced into the human body – they behave like our human made endocannabinoids – and bind to and activate cannabinoid receptors of the ECS. In other words, they mimic our naturally produced endocannabinoids.
When we use CBD daily, we are augmenting the body with phytocannabinoids. We’re lending additional support which can result in a more balanced endocannabinoid system.
This is why you should take CBD every day.
The goal of taking CBD every day is to maximize the strength and effectiveness of the body’s ECS, which happens over time.
While most of our customers at 180 Pure report benefits such as improved mood, reduced mental strain, and better sleep within their first few weeks, the many benefits of a highly functioning ECS are not fully experienced right away. They are found over time, and they can even change. This is the art part of working with CBD.
Every body is different, the location of receptors vary from person to person – and each person is solving for something unique.
We’ve learned that when you use CBD consistently, and are committed to the longer term process – you will simply find better results.
A Typical Beginner CBD Path:
• Choose a product to begin with
• Use the product daily for a week, evaluating results each day
• Ask our team of experts for help!
• Make adjustments to your dose and / or product based on your results
• Use consistently for another week
• Repeat until you find success