The number one question that we consistently get asked is: HOW LONG UNTIL IT STARTS TO WORK?
As I always say, this is the $1,000,000 question. Everyone has different genetics and health history, so there is never going to be a standard, off the shelf answer to this.
Let’s start by defining “working” to mean when you are actually feeling better and the symptoms you were experiencing prior to using your Beta Caryophyllene (BCP) start to noticeably fade.
There are few things that can affect how long before you “feel” anything and, in fact, if you will receive any benefit at all from your Canna Oils BCP. Let’s take a look at some of the pieces of the puzzle:
1. How endocannabinoid deficient are you? I love this analogy: If your pool is empty, it’s going to take longer to fill than if your pool is, say, half or mostly full. I put it this way, if you genetically have a large number of receptors in your endocannabinoid system and most of them not functioning correctly, then it’s going to take some time to get everything activated and working properly again.
2. How much BCP does YOUR body need? Going back to that hypothetical pool, If you only add a 20 litre bucket of water to the half-full pool each day, it will take a very long time for it to be completely filled. So, just taking 2 drops morning and night, may not be enough for most people.
But be careful not to overdo it and go immediately to a high serving. It’s like deciding to drink 3 litres of water each day. Which is great, but don’t drink all 3 litres at once, your body won’t absorb it properly, and you will probably feel at yuck as well. This is why our recommendation is to start off slow and build up gradually. And consistency is the KEY! Morning and night, and a few drops throughout the day if needed.
This can help you find your “sweet spot” without unnecessarily taking too much or on the other hand not taking enough.
3. How’s your absorption? There are many reasons why we don’t absorb our BCP efficiently. I covered this in length in a previous blog – click here to read.
4. Is your diet hindering? It’s important to keep in mind that the word “supplement” implies “in addition to,” not “in place of.” Did you see last week’s blog on the effect sugar can have on your endocannabinoid system (ECS)? Click here if you missed it.
5. You just may need to give it more time! With most things, immediate results are not common. Upon speaking with many naturopaths, the consensus is up to 8 weeks or more. So if you have had health issues for years, you really can’t expect them to magically disappear after only a few days or even weeks. Especially if your diet is poor, and your absorption isn’t the best. We have had reports back that 10 weeks was the breaking point, but then at the other end, some people have in fact gotten very fast outcomes, even in a day or two. Unfortunately, when it comes to our health, there are no silver bullets and no two people are the same. Usually, for best results, it’s a combination of supplementing as well some changes to our thought process, diet and activity.
So in conclusion – be consistent and persistent. Time and patience are the secret to lasting results.
Over and out for another week!
Sources https://www.elitedaily.com/lifestyle/how-long-for-supplements-to-work; https://www.healthline.com/health/CBD-reasons-it-doesnt-work#takeaway
Disclaimer: The information in this post is for reference purposes only and not intended to constitute or replace professional medical advice or personal research. Please consult a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your diet, medications or lifestyle. Effects are provided as a guide only. Statements have not been evaluated by the TGA.