How to Start Taking CBD Oil

Updated on May 29, 2020
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By Alex Malkin

If you’ve decided you wanted to start taking CBD oil, you will more than likely have a lot of questions. How much should you take? How should you take it? What is the right dose?

There is an overwhelming amount of CBD products on the market, and picking the right one can seem daunting and challenging. Thus, when it comes to CBD for beginners, you might consider following some of the tips listed below.

How to Choose the Right CBD Brand and Product

Since the CBD market is so lucrative, many companies pop up overnight to get their slice of the pie. This can make it even more confusing to know which CBD product is the best one to take.

CBD is not regulated by the FDA, so there aren’t any rules or regulations when it comes to developing CBD products and knowing which ones are safe and which ones aren’t. This can make choosing the right CBD products even more difficult.

To ensure you are getting the best CBD oil for your body, you only want to work with trustworthy, reputable companies. They may not be regulated by the FDA, but they have developed their own set of rules and standards, and they only offer the best products to their customers.

You can tell a CBD manufacturer is trustworthy because:

1. They will have been around for a while.
2. They will have their products tested by a third-party lab, and they will make the results available to customers.
3. They only use all-natural ingredients.
4. Other customers will speak highly of them.

These are the traits you need to look for when it comes to choosing the right CBD brand and product.

How to Dose CBD for Beginners

After you have found a reputable company to buy CBD products from, you then need to determine with the right CBD dosage is.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to give a specific number of what you should take because CBD impacts everyone differently. The only way to find the right dosage is to experiment. After picking the type of CBD product you want to take (tinctures, capsules, gummies, vape juice, etc.), you’ll then start with the lowest dose. You’ll want to document how it makes you feel, and then slowly increase the dose until you get the desired effect.

As a beginner, you’ll want to stay away from high potency CBD oil products until you know how it will impact you. Again, no matter what CBD product you choose, start with the lowest dose and build up from there.

How to Choose CBD Strength and Spectrum

CBD comes in different strengths and potencies, and this can impact how it makes you feel. Here are the different spectrums that CBD comes in.

Full Spectrum CBD

This product includes all components that are found in the hemp plant, including a small percentage of THC (the compound that gives you a high feeling). For example, Lazarus Naturals full spectrum tinctures contain hemp-seed and fractionated coconut oils in addition to hemp extracts.

Broad Spectrum CBD

This CBD oil still contains a large number of components that are naturally found in the hemp plant, but it has been processed to remove the THC. To be legally compliant, CBD oil by Hemp Bombs is sourced from the stalks of low-THC industrial Hemp.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolates have been processed to remove all of the naturally occurring components found in the hemp plant so that only the CBD remains. This is not an oil, rather it’s a crystal that is 99% pure.

Knowing which option is right for you will depend on what you need the CBD to do. Many believe that the CBD needs to contain the other cannabinoids, including THC, to effectively and efficiently bind with your endocannabinoid system and have a positive impact on your health.

Again, everyone is different. Thus, when it comes to finding which strength and spectrum are right for you, it will require some experimentation.

Finding the Right CBD

If you are trying to choose the right CBD, you will have to experiment and find the strength and product that works for you. There is no one-size-fits-all CBD product. Finding the right product and dose may take some time, but the end results are worth it.

Alex Malkin is CBD-enthusiast, researcher, and co-founder of, a trading platform for CBD products and educating. 

Alex is the author of the book “CBD: A Door to Better Health” and certified Nutrition and Wellness specialist. 


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