CBD can be daunting for beginners. There are so many questions that you might have right from buying your first CBD product (what dosage is right for me? Where do I buy from?), to taking CBD for the first time (how do I take it? How much and how often?), and integrating it into your daily life. The CBD industry is picking up speed – by 2025 the market is expected to be worth £1 billion. So it makes sense that there are a lot of CBD beginners out there who don’t know where or how to start. Well, worry no more! In this blog, we’re giving you 3 key tips to help you on your way with CBD.

1. Know that taking CBD is a personal experience

CBD is not one size fits all, but the good news is that beginners don’t need to shy away from experimenting and finding the right product. Someone who is taking CBD because of its potential to ease the menopause will use CBD differently to someone who takes it to soothe aching muscles after the gym, or someone who finds that CBD helps them sleep. 

It is important to point out that all the CBD products that we sell here at Voyager are CBD isolate, meaning that they are non-psychoactive. Because of this, you can feel safe knowing that you won’t feel ‘high’ if you take CBD. Also, there is no such thing as a CBD overdose. While we do all have a CBD tolerance, going over that tolerance shouldn’t make you feel ill or negatively affect your body. Rather, it’ll more be the case that you just don’t need that much CBD. Our tip for beginners is to start with a low mg and dosage – you can work up from there if need be.

With this in mind as a beginner, when you’re shopping for CBD products consider how you think it might aid you, and your personal tastes. Do you have a sweet tooth? Maybe CBD gummies are ideal for you. Do you want CBD to become a part of your day to day life without it feeling intrusive? Try Voyager’s natural CBD oil – it’s flavourless so you can simply add a few drops to your morning coffee. Topical CBD products are also an option, such as our CBD muscle salve.

As a beginner, the range of CBD out there can be overwhelming. When you decide to take the plunge just remember: your relationship with CBD is personal; there’s no harm in experimenting; and don’t forget to think about what form of CBD is most suited to your daily routine and tastes.

It must be emphasised that CBD is not suitable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

2. Always buy from a reputable seller

Like we just discussed, for beginners, the range of CBD products out there can be overwhelming. Here’s one way to narrow down that huge range quickly: always buy your CBD from a reputable source. The growth of the CBD market is attracting increased regulation which will come into force in Spring 2021, but it is important (like with any product) to make sure you’re going to get what you paid for. Several studies in recent years have shown that some CBD products on the market contain less CBD than advertised on their own labels, and others higher in THC (the psychoactive property present in some full spectrum CBD products) than the legal limit. At Voyager we value honesty and earning customer trust above all. We include detailed information on our labels and display lab reports on our website, so with Voyager you always know what you’re getting.

For beginners, we recommend sticking with CBD sellers that are open and honest with customers. Voyager is not only committed to this, but our fair prices also make us a great place to embark on your CBD journey. What’s more is that we are easily contactable by phone, email, or on social media – so beginners can always feel comfortable and sure when they buy from us.

3. Take CBD regularly

When you want to get fit you don’t just go to the gym once, you go routinely and frequently, right from the beginning. Taking CBD works in a similar way in that to make the most out of CBD it’s a good idea to decide on a daily dose that you can commit to. Taking a regular dose means that your body maintains stability. Much like a vitamin or other herbal supplement, think of your CBD dosage as a building block that your body can then use to build up off of. If that building block is only there some of the time, then your body can’t use it to its full potential. If you take CBD because you have trouble sleeping, for instance, then try taking CBD every evening – not just when you’re having particular trouble falling asleep.

This underlines the importance of beginners finding a way to slot CBD into their routine in a way that feels natural and enjoyable. We certainly don’t want taking CBD to be a chore! Pick a product that you will either enjoy taking, or one that you can easily see becoming part of your life without much hassle. Soon it’ll be so ingrained into daily life that you won’t even have to think about it!

And there you have it! You could look forever into how exactly to get the most out of your CBD, but for a beginner these 3 tips will get you off to a great start. So long as you remember these tips, it’s hard to go wrong. There’s no need to be intimidated by this exciting addition to your life. Beginners, stretch your new wings and fly!