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Common Reasons Why CBD May Not Work For You

While CBD is an up-and-coming holistic health and wellness remedy that millions of Americans use for a variety of reasons, the truth is it may not work for everyone. It is common for people to react differently or tolerate some products better than others, and CBD is no exception. If you’re curious about whether CBD will work for you, or you’re frustrated from not seeing the results you wanted, here are some possible answers. 

1. Some Endocannabinoid Systems Respond Differently To CBD  

Each person has a uniquely constructed endocannabinoid system (ECS), and all of them can respond differently to CBD. Filled with millions of cannabinoid receptors that work within the nervous system, each ECS has different levels of functionality that respond to CBD use. Some ECS’ have different levels of receptors which can affect response and results from using CBD. It is also possible that there are differences in how quickly endocannabinoids are metabolized. For the people with well-supported endocannabinoid systems, CBD may not have any noticeable effects. If you are someone worrying about why CBD isn’t working for you, take time and patients to explore different product and/or dosing options. 

2. CBD Takes Time To Work 

In some cases, CBD may be able to provide noticeable instant relief and results, but this is not always the case. CBD can have different effects on all users, including how long it takes to noticeably have any signs of relief or showing that it is working. CBD use is not one-size-fits-all, and it is important to remember this when considering CBD use for an array of reasons. Like many nutritional or pharmaceutical products, it usually takes several days or even weeks of consistent use to begin to see any impacts and results. 

It can be disappointing and discouraging for first time CBD users to falsely hear that CBD works right off the bat for everyone. Remember to set realistic expectations and utilize patients when waiting for your CBD to take it’s full effect! 


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3. You May Not Have Found The Right Product  

It may come as no surprise that as one of the fastest growing wellness products on the market right now, there are an unimaginable amount of CBD products available for interested users. Like many other products and medications, it takes time and trial-and-error to find the one that works best for you. When looking for a new product, whether it’s to find one as a replacement or to try CBD for the first time, take into consideration the type and concentration of the products.

Alongside the multitude of companies that provide these products, there are also different types- including full spectrum, which contains .3% of THC, and broad spectrum, which is THC free. Many CBD products also can be paired with other cannabinoids, commonly seen with CBG and CBN, while some are strictly containing CBD. Test the waters and explore different combinations of cannabinoids, different ingestion types, and different concentrations to find the one that works best for you!

4. You Haven’t Found The Right Dosage For You

One of the most commonly asked questions when using CBD is “How much should I take?” The reality of this question is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Dosing is dependent on individuals metabolism, weight, experience, and tolerance. We recommend that you start low and slow, working your way gradually. Over time work your way up to find the dosage that gives you the results that you seek. We also recommend talking to your doctor before starting any new product, especially if you have a health condition or are taking certain medications.

If you feel frustrated and don’t know where to start, check out Naternal’s Essential Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum Bundles that have an array of CBD products to set you on the path to relief and results!