Why CBD Isn't Working for You

Why CBD Isn't Working for You

Easily Correctable Reasons Why Your CBD Is Not Delivering, and How to Fix Them

So, you've tried CBD products, but the results are meh, and you're wondering what went wrong. Don't worry: It's possible to remedy, and no, the whole industry is not a scam. There might be a few easily removed reasons why CBD isn't working for you as it should.

Each person's endocannabinoid system -- which is what actively interacts with the CBD compounds in your body -- operates a little differently. Your level of absorption and your body's reaction to CBD depend on your metabolism, genetic makeup, and biochemistry. So, making CBD work for you is not as simple as, say, taking two Tylenols to achieve quick relief. It might take some time, patience, and research to find the right dosage, brand, and delivery method.


How much CBD to take depends on many variables, including your reasons for taking it and your body's biological makeup. The CBD oil we sell has general dosing suggestions: To take a full dropper once a day or a half dropper twice a day. However, only you can decide what is the right dose for you, as there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Many novices tend to tread carefully and take too little CBD at first. That's fine, as is microdosing, to find the optimal dosage.

We typically recommend starting with a lower amount of CBD and increasing your CBD intake until desired results are achieved. Unless your symptoms are severe, you may not want to take high-potency CBD products, although you do get more CBD content in each dropper with those.

Evaluate your dosage continually. Increase it if you feel your current dose is not effective, or decrease it if you experience any side effects such as nausea. Of course, always speak to your doctor before using CBD, especially if you're using any medications.

Not Taking CBD for Long Enough

CBD builds up in your system over time, so it's better to use it regularly. If you use it only occasionally, the results may not be optimal. Generally, it takes two to four weeks to experience results, so stick with it for that long, to give the product a chance to deliver its full effect.

Not Using a Quality CBD Product

In an industry that's not regulated as well as some others, there's an influx of CBD products, but the labeling may not be accurate, and the CBD content listed may be misleading. To avoid scams, look for products that were third-party tested for the ingredients they contain, including CBD, plus any contaminants. Test results should be transparent and available to you.

Because we value quality and transparency above all else, we carry only CBD products from trusted suppliers. For example, the Crescent Canna tinctures we carry are made in small batches with CBD extracted from organic, USA-grown hemp and tested at independent labs to confirm quality and purity.

This process allows them to guarantee every item they make is free of THC, contaminants, and toxins, and contains CBD isolate with greater than 99% purity. The product packaging has a QR code linking directly to full-panel testing results, so you can see the cannabinoid profile for each CBD tincture, and confirmation that each product is free of any contamination.

Not Using the Most Efficient Method of Delivery

One of the most popular methods of taking CBD is to place CBD drops or CBD isolate powder right under your tongue. This method is known as sublingual delivery.

When you take CBD orally (food, drink, capsules), it has a long way to go before reaching your bloodstream. Since CBD is partially broken down by the liver and the digestive tract, absorption is only partial, and it takes longer. Plus, the enzymes of the digestive system can reduce the concentration of CBD during so-called first-pass metabolism.

Placing CBD under your tongue and holding it for 60 to 90 seconds is a surefire way to increase bioavailability (the amount of a substance that your body absorbs). That's where a sublingual artery and some capillaries are located, so CBD can cross the thin membrane to enter your bloodstream directly. It bypasses the liver, without any digestive breakdown.

Buy CBD Products From a Reputable New Orleans Retailer

Getting CBD to work takes time, patience, and due diligence, as it's not as regulated as many other treatment options like prescription medications. The burgeoning CBD industry is still trying to narrow down the best practices for taking it, but it doesn't mean that you're on your own. We're here for you at Mushroom New Orleans from 10 a.m. to midnight if want to check out new CBD products or try them for the first time.

If you have any questions or want advice on which form may be best based on your needs, give us a call at (504) 866-6065 or contact us to get more information.


CBD products are only available in-store and are not available for online purchase.

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