September 25, 2020 4 min read

CBD’s popularity hasn’t died down since hemp finally gained legal status in 2018, but with very little industry regulation and plenty of misinformation floating around, it can be hard to decipher the facts.

Of all the questions about CBD dosage buzzing around, one question holds the key to an effective CBD routine: Should you take CBD on a daily basis?

For most people, the answer is yes! Here’s why:

Table of Contents
The Great Regulator
Benefits of Daily CBD Doses
Can You Use CBD as a Spot Treatment?
What are the Best CBD Products for Daily Use?
Resources

Key Takeaways

  • CBD offers a range of potential benefits that are more apparent when CBD is taken daily.
  • Taking CBD daily may result in your body being more responsive to CBD over time. 
  • Some CBD products may also make a good spot treatment when paired with a daily CBD routine. 
  • The best CBD product for daily use varies by person, but look for one that you enjoy that is both high-quality and easy to integrate into your routine. 

The Great Regulator

While there are many different types of CBD, each dosing method has a similar purpose: to get CBD to the bloodstream where it can interact with endocannabinoid receptors, the “message receiving stations” of the Endocannabinoid System.

To understand why regular CBD doses are so beneficial, you first have to understand the function of the Endocannabinoid System. This system includes a massive collection of neurotransmitters and neuroreceptors that extend through the body, including our skin, ones, immune cells, fat tissue, liver, skeletal muscle, heart, blood vessels, pancreas, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract.

The Endocannabinoid System is accurately nicknamed “the great regulator,” because it’s primary focus is the regulation of many important bodily processes. In fact, the endocannabinoid system is largely responsible for helping the body maintain homeostasis, a state of equilibrium that allows the body to function optimally.

Research shows that the endocannabinoid has a hand in many bodily functions, like balancing mood, inflammation and pain, as well as appetite, body temperature, and hormone production.

These regulatory processes are responsible for just that—regulating. The endocannabinoid system not only strives for consistency, but thrives on it.

Introducing regular CBD doses may help boost this consistency. Researchers are especially interested in CBD's potential benefits in the case of endocannabinoid deficiency, a condition that may be linked to a series of chronic ailments like migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and more.

Benefits of Daily CBD Doses

A person adding CBD oil to their daily coffee.

Many people have reported experiencing the effects of CBD shortly after the first dose.

In fact, CBD’s popularity began to thrive after countless reports of CBD being used to almost instantly reduce seizures in children related to a rare form of epilepsy, a benefit that later helped gain FDA approval of a CBD-based medication (called Epidiolex) to treat the condition.

With that said, many of CBD’s benefits are not experienced immediately, and some users report feeling complete relief only after a few days of consistent dosing.

CBD may be store in the body’s fat storage, and it’s thought that it may even be released from these fat storages when the body needs it. Over time, CBD begins to build up in the body, which may result in increased efficacy and consistency for the endocannabinoid system.

An increase in CBD molecules in the body may even stimulate an increase in cannabinoid receptors. An increase in cannabinoid receptors may lead to increased sensitivity to cannabinoids. Over time, the body may become more capable of absorbing and regulating CBD.

In other words, using CBD regularly increases your body’s ability to use it efficiently and can greatly improve your CBD experience overall.

Can You Use CBD as a Spot Treatment?

Even though CBD poses obvious benefits when taken daily, many people wonder if CBD can be used as a spot treatment. This is a common question among those who hope to use CBD to manage a condition that flares, or who need fast-acting relief whenever symptoms may arise.

CBD may make an effective spot treatment if you choose the right product. Many CBD products are designed for regular use and may take a while to take effect.

For instance, some CBD edibles absorb via digestion, which means they can take an hour or more to work. They may also leave a significant portion of CBD behind in fat storage for later, though research has yet to thoroughly investigate this activity.

Other products, like CBD tinctures, may take effect quickly through sublingual dosing, where the CBD can be directly absorbed into the bloodstream through the sublingual gland under the tongue. This method may be effective for spot treatments when the need arises.

Some other edibles may also provide some of the same benefits of sublingual dosing. 

Even if you choose to keep a fast acting CBD product handy for flares or sudden discomfort, you still may want to incorporate a regular CBD dose to help prevent issues before they arise and maximize your CBD experience.

What are the Best CBD Products for Daily Use?

There are virtually limitless options available to CBD users, but not all CBD products are made the same. Before you choose a CBD brand for daily use, you should always verify the brand’s accountability by looking for third-party test results and clearly labeled ingredients.

The best products for daily use are the ones that make dosing simple and enjoyable, like edibles, but any high-quality CBD product will do the job.

Vida Optima CBD Multivitamin Gummies are designed for daily use and each include 25mg of high-quality CBD, plus a combination of vitamin B12 and D3, chosen for their potential ability to enhance the cell renewal process, boost immune functions, and provide sustainable energy.

Taken first thing in the morning, Vida Optima CBD Multivitamins are a simple (and delicious) step towards an energized, balanced, and optimized day.

Resources

  1. “Cannabinoid receptors: where they are and what they do” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18426493/
  2. “Cannabinoid Receptors and the Endocannabinoid System: Signaling and Function in the Central Nervous System” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5877694/
  3. “The endocannabinoid system and the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19839936/
  4. “The role of endocannabinoids in the hypothalamic regulation of visceral function” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12052044/
  5. “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Reconsidered: Current Research Supports the Theory in Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel, and Other Treatment-Resistant Syndromes” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5576607/
  6. “FDA Approves First Drug Comprised of an Active Ingredient Derived from Marijuana to Treat Rare, Severe Forms of Epilepsy” https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-drug-comprised-active-ingredient-derived-marijuana-treat-rare-severe-forms
  7. “Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System” Dustin Sulak, DO, Healer.com https://norml.org/marijuana/library/recent-medical-marijuana-research/introduction-to-the-endocannabinoid-system/#:~:text=I%20now%20believe%20the%20answer,and%20build%20more%20cannabinoid%20receptors.

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