By 2019, at least one in seven Americans were using CBD products. They trusted that CBD could help with their needs and felt confident purchasing goods from their local suppliers. However, many people are still yet to try CBD for the first time because they don’t feel like they can make a well-informed purchasing decision. After receiving the answers to some of the most commonly asked CBD questions, you might be ready to take that next step. 

Does CBD Make Your Eyes Red?

Many people ask, ‘Does CBD make your eyes red?’ because they are worried about their CBD use being obvious to people around them. While cannabis goods with THC can make your eyes red due to the widening of the capillaries in your eyes, the same is unlikely to happen with CBD products without THC. There aren’t any firm studies to say that you won’t experience red eyes with CBD, but it’s typically less likely if your products are 0% THC. 

What Does CBD Mean?

CBD is the shortened name for the compound cannabidiol. The CDC defines it as derived from hemp or non-hemp plants and any part of the cannabis sativa plant with 0.3% or less THC. You might also see other compounds and parts of the cannabis plant being shortened in marketing materials and studies for consumer benefit. THC refers to tetrahydrocannabinol, while the CBN cannabinoid is cannabinol. If you don’t understand specific words written on a product you intend to buy, you can ask a shop assistant for more information. 

What Is CBD Used for?

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing CBD products, you’ve likely been curious about why people use them. You might then buy them for a specific reason rather than just out of curiosity. Some people use CBD goods to treat their chronic pain or inflammation, while others use it for anxiety, insomnia, or mood. 

Studies are in their infancy regarding efficacy for health problems and symptoms, but there’s no harm in educating yourself on what other people’s experiences are so that you can make a decision that’s right for you. 

Is CBD a Drug?

Companies use various marketing techniques for CBD, sometimes making it hard to know whether CBD is a drug, a plant, a supplement, or something else. First and foremost, CBD is a compound from the cannabis plant, but it is also an approved prescription drug for epilepsy. CBD can’t be legally included as a dietary supplement or added to foods and can only be included in cosmetic products. 

How Much CBD Should a Beginner Start With?

The fear of consuming too much CBD can put many people off trying it. However, the reputable business you purchase CBD products from should be able to provide advice on how much to consume in one sitting. Most recommend starting on a 10mg dose and working up in 5mg increments as needed every few days. If you are using CBD for sleep, you might find that 10mg is all you need to feel relaxed enough to drift off to sleep, requiring no dosage increase.   

It’s only natural to be nervous about trying new products, and CBD is no different. However, with research and having experts answer your pressing questions, you might build up the confidence you need to make a well-informed purchasing decision.

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