CBD starter packs: How to easily start taking CBD
Everyone’s CBD journey has a different starting point, but it can often be tricky choosing yours. Even as CBD grows in stature, with over 1.3 million active users in the UK, there aren’t many clear signposts to guide you.
Part of the mystery surrounds what products to take, and how often to use them. There isn't a recommended dose for CBD like many other compounds. This is because the MHRA has yet to recommend a dose; however we have created an easy dosing system and recommend that new users start at 70mg CBD a day. Information on how to dose and what we recommend is included in all of our CBD products.
Over the course of this article, we hope to make the important information around CBD a little clearer, and what kind of products there are currently available.
What is Bioavailability?
When we discuss any of our CBD products, the first word that comes to mind is bioavailability. Put simply, this is the amount of any given ingested compound that your body can actually make use of practically. The quicker the path to your circulatory system, the higher the bioavailability.
A higher bioavailability essentially means your body is making use of more of the CBD in your product. However, some CBD products like topicals and cosmetics take a different route by targeting the endocannabinoid receptors in your skin rather than aiming for the circulatory system.
That’s why we’ve compiled these starter packs. For each one, we’ll take you through the products we’ve paired together and explain why we think they go so well together. First up: our user’s favourite combination, and our original starter pack.
What are the best CBD starter products?
People often ask what product we’d recommend to start with, or what CBD oil the Vitality CBD team use most ourselves, which is when we realised the answer wasn’t so simple. The most common product we came back with was, in fact, a two product combination. That’s where our starter pack idea came from.
Our first and best-selling combination is our Oral Spray and our Skin Cream. These two are perfectly complementary because of how they work. Both products are designed for daily use, but with different methods of delivery and different ideal dosing times. Let’s find out more.
CBD Oral Spray
Our Oral Spray is the ideal starting point for anyone new to CBD. The spray applicator means the CBD is applied as a fine mist in one of three flavours, making it light and easy to ingest beneath your tongue. This is aided by our chosen carrier oil, MCT (coconut) oil, which further masks the hemp taste with a mellow flavour.
The Oral Spray has a great bioavailability due to its application process. Simply lift your tongue and spray a few drops there. Then, wait for around 90 seconds until all of the CBD oil has been absorbed. The blood vessels there enable the CBD to reach your circulation quicker, meaning it takes 30 minutes to take effect, with a duration of 6 hours.
We recommend all users start out with a 300mg spray, before moving up to the 600mg or 1200mg after month-long intervals to ensure your body has time to acclimatise. As part of the starter pack, 300mg is a perfect dose to take alongside the 300mg Skin Cream as a smooth way to ease you into your CBD routine.
CBD Skin Cream
Our Skin Cream is composed of a hand-selected series of ingredients designed to become a central part of your daily moisturising routine. Each of these component parts also support the spread and release of CBD across your skin each morning and evening.
Whilst the Skin Cream has a lower bioavailability than the Oral Spray, it serves a different purpose. Instead of reaching the bloodstream it interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in your skin, acting in a wholly different way to the Oral Spray. Due to its external application, the CBD will take around an hour to take effect, and then lasts roughly 5 hours.
Using CBD Oral Spray & Skin Cream together
We’ve found that the Oral Spray and Skin Cream work great together due to their differences. The Skin Cream works with your skin, whilst the Oral Spray reaches your entire internal network. Likewise, the spray is perfect for using on the go as a way of dosing throughout the day, whilst the skin cream is great for applications in the morning and evening.
We’ve also selected our award-winning Lemon flavour Oral Spray out of the three flavours available. With its fresh citrus zing, it covers over the hemp taste and makes sure that every spray is delicious.
How to Start Vaping CBD
Whilst the first starter pack is perfect for those entirely new to the world of CBD, we also recognised that our consumers have different needs and desires. That’s why we’ve put together this second selection with our broad spectrum E-liquid and Muscle Balm, based on our experience with avid vapers.
Broad Spectrum CBD E-liquid
This is our go-to e-liquid recommendation for vapers that want to give CBD a try for the first time. It comes in three delicious flavours, and it’s a little less thick than our Whole Plant E-liquid, making it a light and easy vape throughout the day.
The fact that it’s broad spectrum is also significant, because that means it retains a range of helpful hemp cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids as well as CBD. Since vaping CBD gives it a high bioavailability, that means all of these compounds reach your bloodstream faster. But don’t worry, none of these compounds are THC, so this e-liquid won’t get you high.
We recommend starting out with the 300mg broad spectrum E-liquid, and using a Muscle Balm to support the rest of your dosage.
CBD Muscle Balm
Our Muscle Balm is our ultimate topical application. Where our Skin Cream is ideal for using as a full skin moisturiser twice a day, our Muscle Balm is best used after a workout or light exercise. The blend of organic essential oils ensures an easy application and a fresh fragrance.
We set the amount of CBD in our Muscle Balm at 300mg, making it perfect as a means of supporting your dosage from your vaping. There’s no need to only apply it in a localised area - massage it across your body for the full impact.
Using CBD E-liquid and Muscle Balm together
As with our other starter pack, we’ve selected these two products because we believe they complement one another perfectly. Where the broad spectrum E-liquid is perfect for using regularly throughout the day, the Muscle Balm only needs to be applied at one or two key intervals each day. Together they ensure you’ll have full-day CBD coverage.
We’ve chosen our lemon flavoured vape juice because it’s our most acclaimed flavour. The citrus taste works great to mask the earthy hemp flavour, and guarantees an easy vape all day.
Learning more together
Whether you decide to buy our original starter pack, our vape starter pack, or even just choose your own starting point, learning more about CBD is key. If you want to find out more about each of our product lines, why not start with our beginner-friendly CBD guides?
If you have any questions about what products work best together then why not ask us a question? You can either send us a message on our contact page, or speak to us live via our online chat in the bottom right corner of each page. Either way, we’re here to help you start your CBD journey smoothly and easily.