Updated: Jul 18
It seems like every Tom, Dick, and Harry has jumped on the CBD bandwagon. Spiral Herbal Remedies CBD is made by Donna Troy Cleary, a Trained Herbalist, and Former Registered Nurse.
The effectiveness of CBD depends on the quality—and how you use it. Here are some common missteps to avoid.
1. Giving up too soon.
Some people feel the effects the first time. For some, it can take a few days or even a week. Let the level of CBD build up in your body with consistent use.
2. Not taking enough or taking too much CBD.
Many brands create confusion around the amount of CBD in each dose—often emphasizing the total milligrams of all of the cannabinoids, not just the CBD.
If the CBD is less concentrated you have to take a larger volume - usually, droppers full, which you then swallow. When swallowed, stomach acid can destroy up to 90% of the CBD.
Spiral Herbal Remedies' CBD is concentrated, so you can take a small dose which translates to a small volume. 3-4 drops are the recommended starting dose. This tiny volume stays under your tongue allowing it all to be absorbed directly into your blood. This way it can start to work immediately. When I worked as a Registered Nurse, if someone was having a heart attack, I would put medicine under their tongue for this reason.
3. Taking the CBD incorrectly.
The best way to take CBD is under your tongue. The longer it sits under your tongue, the more is absorbed. (But remember it has to be concentrated and a low volume for it all to stay under your tongue.)
4. Using the wrong product.
The quality of CBD varies. Here are some important things to look for when purchasing.
a. What's in the CBD oil?
The best products have simple ingredients. Ours contains Organic Olive Oil, Peppermint, and CBD.
b. Has it been tested?
Our third-party lab results are the first thing you’ll see on our website and we will show you the lab results when u visit our shop.
c. How was it extracted?
Some methods use toxic solvents like Butane, Hexane, or Acetone because it’s low-cost. Ours is extracted with CO2. It’s more expensive but it leaves no toxic residue.
c. Is there THC?
For a while, everyone was saying you had to have THC for the CBD to work. That is categorically incorrect. THC only enhances the effects of CBD when using high doses (200+mg).
There is no THC in our CBD. You can drive a car, go to work, pass urine tests and not feel high or groggy.
d. How’s the taste?
You won’t take it if it doesn’t taste good. Ours tastes like Olive Oil and Peppermint because that's all that's in it. It does not taste like old bong water, as other brands have been described.
Why take CBD?
CBD binds with receptors on our nervous system. We have these receptors because our bodies produce something called Endocannabinoids. That's right, our bodies produce cannabis-like substances and, we have receptors for them on our nervous system and our immune system.
When CBD binds with our nervous system, it has a calming effect. So CBD has been found to be helpful for Anxiety, Depression, and Pain. It also helps people to Sleep.
CBD also binds with our immune system, calming it, and making it a powerful anti-inflammatory.
CBD is also a powerful anti-oxidant.
You can find our CBD here on our website.