Consistency Is The Key When Taking CBD

Posted by Tom Bauer on Mar 30th 2023

Consistency Is The Key When Taking CBD

Throughout our more than 7 years in business, customers have asked me, “What’s the best way to take or use CBD?” My answer is always the same…Whichever CBD product you decide on, use it consistently! And use it every day!

The reason behind my response isn’t just an opinion. It’s rooted in personal experience, the experience of our customers, the patients our pharmacy partners treat and above all, it’s rooted in science.

It all boils down to the Endocannabinoid System or ECS, which was originally discovered by Raphael Mechoulam, a Bulgarian-born Israeli organic chemist and professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Mechoulam, who is considered the “Father of Cannabis Research”, just recently passed away, but his legacy lives on in his research findings and indeed even in our CBD products.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system identified in the early 1990s. Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis, like CBD, THC and more than 160 plus others. Experts are still trying to fully understand the ECS, but so far, we know it plays a role in regulating a huge range of functions and processes, including:

  • sleep
  • mood
  • pain
  • appetite
  • memory
  • reproduction and fertility

The ECS exists and is active in your body even if you don’t use CBD. The ECS essentially regulates homeostasis or equilibrium through the production of endogenous or internally-produced cannabinoids. When our bodies are not producing sufficient quantities of these, issues arise. And that’s when adding exogenous or externally-produced cannabinoids can help….like using Imbue!

But to provide the most effective CBD, it needs to be ‘whole plant’ or Full Spectrum. Dr. Mechoulam also discovered what is known as the Entourage Effect where the combination of all of the cannabinoids working together produce a much greater effect than any single isolated cannabinoid. At Imbue, all of our products are Full Spectrum to provide the very best outcomes for keeping your ECS strong and active.

So think of it is this way…if taking CBD is something you need to help regulate your ECS, taking it consistently and every day helps keep your cannabinoids at the proper level. Taking CBD occasionally or sporadically doesn’t do that. I never miss a day of my CBD and that’s kept the excruciating pain of my peripheral neuropathy at bay for 7 years.

It’s kind of like that old adage…An Apple a Day… In this case it’s CBD. But just like the Apple, taking it every day is the key!