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Unsure about ingestible CBD? Learn About Our New Body Box

Taking your first step into ingestible CBD can be intimidating, especially because hemp-derived CBD is a federally unregulated product. New brands are free to pop up every day with no obligation to test their products for actual CBD content, consistency among batches, or even safety…we understand the hesitation. While quality and consistency are everything to us at Equilibria (everything we do is with an eye towards getting the best product possible, read here for more), you may just feel most comfortable beginning your CBD journey with topical products. A great way to get started is with our new Body Box featuring 3 of our best-selling, most loved topicals. 


Here you’ll find everything you need to know about our topical-only Body Box and the artfully crafted products included in it to relieve, renew, and restore your body with the power of full-spectrum, hand-harvested CBD.


Unsure about ingestible CBD? Try our new Body Box

Featuring Relief Cream, Daily Treatment Oil, and Mindful Mineral Soak, The Body Box was created with those in mind who not only are new to CBD or skeptical about ingesting it but for those who experience muscle soreness, ovarian/uterine discomfort, headache, arthritis, dry skin, skin inflammation and more. 


Relief Cream

Great for easing sore muscles after a workout, cramps during that time of the month, and muscle tension, Relief Cream is perfect for targeting local discomfort and can be used multiple times a day as needed. With 500mg of full-spectrum CBD, Arnica, Menthol, Lavender Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, and Shea Butter, Relief Cream absorbs in about 30 minutes and the effects can last hours. 


We recommend using Relief Cream by massaging into sore areas, starting with a pea-sized amount and adding as needed. 



Daily Treatment Oil

Our first face and body oil is formulated with nothing but 500mg full-spectrum CBD and seven nutrient-rich botanicals including Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Evening Primrose, Olive Squalane, Grapefruit Oil, and Litseas Oil. We left out skin irritants like parabens, petroleum derivatives, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances so your skin is left feeling hydrated, soft, and happy.


We love using this multi-purpose oil as the last step in our skincare routines to lock in moisture, on cuticles, and to soothe any other dry and irritated areas. No matter where you decide to apply it, keep in mind that daily, consistent use is key to maximizing results.


Mindful Mineral Soak

Boasting over 30 minerals, this powerful soak is delicately infused with 200mg of full-spectrum, premium CBD to purify and destress. Gardenia and Jasmine aromatic oil blends nourish skin and invigorate senses with modern floral and grapefruit notes. 


Simply pour ¼ of the bag into a warm bath and enjoy. Since Mindful Mineral Soak is salt-based, it’s a great tool for sore muscle relief. One bag included enough salts for 4x baths to relax and de-stress.


If you’re not a bath person, our Dosage Specialists recommend plugging up your drain and adding the salts to your shower — the entire bathroom will smell amazing and your feet will get to soak up all the relief!


All 3 of these topicals can be powerful tools for fast relief and because they do not enter the bloodstream the same way CBD does when you orally ingest it, they’re perfectly safe to use as frequently as you’d like. If you still have questions about topicals or CBD in general, our Dosage Support Team is here to help! Every Equilibria purchase grants you access to your very own Dosage Specialist who you can get in touch with through unlimited email support or phone if you’re looking for a more personalized approach. No matter the method you choose, our Dosage Specialists are here to educate, support, and guide you in evolving your routine to fit your needs. Not yet a member, but still have questions? Contact us anytime and we will do our best to answer them.


See why our community loves our topical products

FAQ’s We Receive During Dosage Calls

One of the things that set us apart here at Equilibria is our commitment to providing unmatched Dosage support throughout your entire CBD journey and beyond. We know that every woman’s needs and health goals are different – making every woman’s CBD dose different too. This is why we pair you with your very own Dosage Specialist who will educate and guide you to a personalized CBD routine that suits your unique needs. 


FAQs We Receive During Dosage Calls | Why you should take CBD everydayIf you’re just starting out with your routine, remember to stay consistent for at least 7 days (see here for our quick start guide for a beginner’s routine recommendation). This will give you enough time to understand how you feel when taking CBD (or what you don’t feel). If it’s been at least a week of consistent use and you have questions about your dosage or routine, we recommend booking a consultation. With several ways to get in touch with our Dosage team, you can choose what works best with your busy schedule.



  1. Email Our Dosage Support team will email you after your first purchase, pairing you with your own Dosage Specialist. Simply reply to the email with any questions at any time.
  2. FB Group If you’re an Equilibria subscriber, Join our exclusive #MyEQ FB Community to receive dosage support fast.
  3. Phone – For a more personalized approach, schedule your 1:1 phone consultation. 

And if you’re really tight on time or just have a burning question, below we’ve rounded up a few of the most commonly asked questions our Dosage Specialists receive.


FAQ’s We Receive During Dosage Calls


1. Why full-spectrum?

Full-spectrum products are more effective problem-solvers than pure CBD alone. This is because CBD works best when surrounded by other cannabinoids found in the plant, including its more well-known sister THC (even in small amounts). The combined chemical reaction is known as “the ensemble effect” or “the entourage effect.” This means the cannabinoids boost each other and work together to achieve their goal.


Bonus Fact: Equilibria has one of the largest varieties of cannabinoids and terpenes (scented organic compounds) than any other “full-spectrum” industrial hemp strain on the market. This means you get the best possible results from our premium products!


2. Will your products get me high?

full-spectrum CBD

The short answer is no. The .3% of the THC in full-spectrum CBD is there so you can reap the full benefits. THC and the other components that make up full-spectrum CBD work synergistically to amplify one another. To get even more technical, CBD is one of over 150 naturally-occurring compounds (aka “cannabinoids”) found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. The Cannabis Sativa plant is bred and grown in two different ways:


  • As “industrial hemp” with less than 0.3% THC content. Which makes it a completely federally legal agricultural crop in the U.S. and will not get you high
  • As “marijuana” with up to 30% THC content. THC is the psychoactive part of cannabis. And in higher amounts (more than 5%) it causes the intoxicating “high” effect.


3. I experience chronic discomfort, should I be using extra-strength products?

When people are experiencing chronic discomfort, Maia, our Head of Member Success, typically recommends taking a larger CBD dose which varies from person to person. She suggests sticking with regular strength products for at least one month and setting up an appointment with one of our dosage specialists before your next product shipment so they can help you adjust your routine accordingly. However, if you are not feeling any effects after 30 days of consistent use, that’s likely an indication you’ll need to bump yourself up to extra strength products.


4. Why isn’t CBD working for me?

It’s very normal for CBD to take a few weeks to show its effects. So if you’ve been trying CBD for about a week and aren’t seeing what you want, that’s OK! We typically recommend trying your CBD products for the first 5-7 days with the starting instructions. Then meet with your Dosage Specialist to talk about your experience so far and make any changes. If you’re not seeing your desired results with CBD, oftentimes the missing ingredient is more time.  


5. When will I feel the full effects?

FAQs We Receive During Dosage Calls | How good sleep benefits your quality of lifeCBD does take time to build up in your system, so whether or not you start out with the right routine — this is not wasted time! We love seeing positive results in the first 1-3 weeks but often see the BEST results after 2-3 months. Consistency is key!


Still have questions? Our blog is a great educational resource to keep up to date with, especially if you are new to CBD. Stay in the know about CBD basics, why we recommend daily CBD, and so much more! And as always, feel free to make an appointment with your personal dosage specialist for a custom consultation or reach out via email. Your purchase includes a private 1-on-1 phone consultation and unlimited email support. If you haven’t purchased from us, don’t worry! Just send us a note and we’ll try to answer all of your questions.

CBD Oil vs Capsules: Which One Is Right For You?

Whether you’re looking to improve your sleep, reduce your situational stress, or light a match under your libido, there is a bevy of reasons to incorporate CBD into your wellness routine. After all, the naturally occurring compound, or phytocannabinoid, that’s derived from industrial hemp flowers has been shown in clinical trials to bolster mental and physical well-being when taken properly and consistently. 


But if you’re new to using CBD, you might find yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed by the various forms of delivery. Two of the most popular are CBD oil and CBD capsules. “The Daily Drops and the Softgels work differently within the body. So having different delivery methods available makes it easier to personalize a routine best suited to your personal needs and body chemistry,” explains Maia Reed, Head of Member Success at Equilibria.


Here’s what you need to know.


CBD Oil vs Capsules


What Is CBD Oil?

CBD Oil vs CapsulesCBD oil is extracted from the resinous flower (trichomes) of cannabis plants, including industrial hemp. Which is legally defined as cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight, according to Project CBD. “Although much can be derived from the whole plant, it’s actually in the trichomes of the flower where the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are concentrated,” says Reed. 


By targeting the flower, the oil won’t include other components of the planet that threaten to reduce its efficacy. Such as resins, fibers, chlorophyll, and leaves, explains Reed. “Extraction from the flower only yields a full-spectrum extract, with significantly more phytocannabinoids and terpenes,” she notes. 


The flower used for Equilibria’s full-spectrum CBD-containing Daily Drops comes directly from an organic hemp farm run by a team of bioscientists. “We have an obsession with genetics and meticulously control the entire supply chain, from seed all the way to your doorstep,” notes Reed.


Once it has been harvested by hand, dried, and cured, it goes through a CO2 extraction process, which allows the preservation of a full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, and amino acids. 


Then, the full-spectrum hemp oil is combined with a carrier oil. Which in Equilbria’s case is a coconut-derived MCT oil. “MCT oil is our carrier oil of choice because it has one of the highest concentrations of fat-soluble compounds,” says Reed. “MCT molecules are smaller than normal molecules, which make them easier for the body — especially, the liver — to process.” 


The final product is the Daily Drops, which are held under the tongue to allow for sublingual absorption. “This means the CBD enters your bloodstream more directly. Resulting in an onset time of 10-30 minutes with effects lasting between 4-6 hours,” says Reed. 


What Are CBD Capsules?

CBD Oil vs CapsulesWhether dosing with a tincture under your tongue isn’t your cup of tea, you want to be especially sure you’re getting a consistent dose every time. Or you’d like to take CBD as you would a supplement, capsules, or Equilibria’s Daily Softgels, might be your best bet. Because capsules are absorbed through the gut and modified in the liver, the CBD spreads fairly evenly throughout the body, notes ProjectCBD


The process? “After following all of the steps laid out above, rather than simply filling up the Daily Drops bottles, we take the extra step to encapsulate the oil in the Softgels,” explains Reed.


It bears noting that not all CBD capsules are made equally. Some are CBD isolate, meaning CBD has been isolated away from the rest of the plant. And others are labeled broad-spectrum, meaning they’re THC free. “CBD is actually just one important phytocannabinoid,” points out Reed. “THC is also a phytocannabinoid; they’re the two famous ones. But there are well over one hundred that have been discovered in the plant thus far. And they each have their own therapeutic properties. There are also terpenes, which are like the essential oils of the plant, and have their own beneficial properties.”


In other words, to get the greatest benefit from a CBD product, you’ll do best to choose one (like Equilibria’s Daily Softgels) that is full-spectrum. This means it offers a wide variety of phytocannabinoids (including THC, albeit less than .3% so it cannot get you high and it’s federally legal) and terpenes. “When combined, these components act synergistically and amplify one other’s therapeutic properties,” says Reed. “Scientists call this the entourage effect.” 


Pro-tip: CBD is fat-soluble, so taking your softgel with a healthy fat, like avocado or nut butter, can increase the amount your body is able to get out of it, points out Reed. 


Benefits of CBD Oil

Benefits of CBD Oil Reed notes that CBD oil, or Equilibria’s Daily Drops, might be preferred if you’re looking to address acute wellness woes, like period cramps, a feeling of overwhelm in the middle of the day. Or a racing mind when you’re trying to drift off to sleep at night.


Equilibria member Kristine S. can attest to this. Having suffered from “debilitating period cramps” her whole life, Kristine found that regular Daily Drops use has helped to curb her pain. “I still had some discomfort. But I wasn’t dosing Advil every four hours like I normally would,” she notes. 


The Drops have also helped Equilibria member Shelby R. combat stressful moments and physical symptoms (neck strain, headaches) throughout the day. What’s more, she started taking the Daily Drops at bedtime and noticed that she was able to fall asleep faster and more consistently. 


Another perk: “The Drops can also be administered in smaller doses, which can be helpful when trying to find your CBD ‘sweet spot,’” says Reed.


Benefits of CBD Capsules

Benefits of CBD Capsules | How good sleep benefits your quality of lifeOn the other hand, CBD capsules, or Equilibria’s Daily Softgels, can be taken like a vitamin. As they’re easy to fold into a daily routine and offer the benefit of a slow release. “Because the Softgels have to make their way through the digestive system they act as a slow release with an onset time of one to three hours and effects lasting six to eight hours,” says Reed. “The Daily Softgels act as an insurance policy, working behind the scenes all day — or night.”


This can be especially helpful when you’re looking to get a deeper quality of rest or feel more balanced or even-keeled throughout the day—two benefits that Equilibria members have reported experiencing with Daily Softgel use. 


June K., a high school special education teacher who has experienced a roller coaster of change at work during the pandemic, says they’ve been especially helpful for addressing her anxiety. “I have been feeling calm throughout the day and have been getting through my to-do list with no problem. I’ve been better about ‘letting things go’ or telling myself ‘this can wait’ without getting so anxious about what could happen if I didn’t grade something by tonight,” she notes. 


CBD Oil vs. CBD Capsules: Which Is Better?

While you and your best friend might be quite like-minded, chances are that you don’t experience the downstream effects of stress in the same exact way. And while your cycle might be synced up with your coworkers’ — thanks to all that virtual time together — you probably don’t contend with the same period-related strife. For the same reason, deciding whether to incorporate CBD oil or CBD capsules into your wellness routine is sure to be a personal, individualized journey. 


The good news is that you don’t have to navigate that path solo. You can work with a Dosage Specialist to find out which delivery method best suits your needs and goals. You can book an appointment with us at or send us an email at [email protected] if you have questions about how to get started! 

Why Full Spectrum CBD?

Whether you’re a CBD veteran or new to the party, finding the right dose and product for you can be a long and confusing process. With new companies entering the market every day, there are tons of options that promise the same results: better quality of rest, increased focus, sustainable stress management, you name it. But how do you know which products will actually perform? 


Why Full Spectrum CBD and is it right for you?

Why Full Spectrum CBD?Within the world of CBD, products can be categorized into three groups: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate. At Equilibria, we offer a Full Spectrum product, which means the power of the entire hemp plant is neatly packaged into your little white, gold, and black containers.


While Full Spectrum CBD is not for everyone, science shows that this type of formulation is often the most effective at the lowest doses; and here at Equilibria, science is the name of the game. 


Entourage Effect

Although there is still lots of work to be done in the realm of CBD/cannabis research, one thing we do know is that CBD is most efficacious when it is participating in the Entourage Effect. The easiest way to understand the Entourage Effect is to imagine your CBD as a participant in a team sport- let’s say soccer. 


In order to win a soccer game, not only do you need to score goals. But you need to keep the other team from scoring as well. CBD working alone would be like fielding your team with just a goalie. With lots of effort, surely the goalie could keep the other team from scoring. But that goalie will be hard-pressed to score their own goals and bring home a win. It can just be too overwhelming to try and do both well!


Now, when that goalie has team members, not only will protecting the goal become much easier for each individual through shared work, but it will also increase the team’s chances of scoring a goal too! The Entourage Effect put simply, is like having team members. The more hands-on-deck we have to work toward a common goal, the better! When CBD has the other components of the hemp plant there to help it out, its job as team leader becomes a lot more productive.


Let’s Compare…

Why Full Spectrum CBD?Isolate CBD products only have CBD. So there are no helpers around to give CBD the boost it needs to work its best. Since CBD is working alone, many people need higher doses to accomplish their health goals than they would need with a product that keeps the teammates around. This is typically where we see higher potency doses, reaching up to 3000-5000mg and beyond. The reason for this is simple. There are no teammates to help, so the formula needs MUCH more CBD for it to be effective.


While Broad Spectrum products do include some of CBD’s teammates, they are missing one key component. And that component is THC. Full Spectrum products, on the other hand, keep THC in the formula. Albeit in teeny tiny amounts (each of our products contains <<0.3% THC, which means it won’t get you high and it’s federally legal).


A good Full Spectrum product utilizes even the smallest amounts of THC. Because we know that THC is the greatest sidekick CBD can find.

While the other cannabinoids (CBD and THC are just two of a plethora of therapeutic compounds synthesized by the hemp plant) and terpenes (essential oils of the plant) play a key role in boosting the efficacy of CBD, THC is our top scorer and largely contributes to how well the team performs as a whole. Molecularly, it helps direct CBD to participate in the proper chemical interactions that eventually lead to therapeutic results. Without it, you’ll need more CBD to ensure enough of those necessary interactions take place. 


If you’ve done your research, you’ll notice that our products come in relatively low doses. On average, our members are taking around 20-30mg of CBD a day. Which is significantly lower than you typically see with either Broad Spectrum or Isolate products.


If you’re looking for the lowest possible dose you can use to achieve therapeutic benefits, Full Spectrum CBD may be the right formula for you. 


The Equilibria Difference

Why you should take CBD everydayAlong with producing a Full Spectrum product, you can also be sure that your Equilibria CBD will always be non-GMO, gluten and dairy-free, single-sourced, and free of pesticides and heavy metal solvents. Single-sourced is the term most people are unfamiliar with when it comes to the production of CBD. But whenever you are in the market for a CBD product it is one of the most important things you can look for. 


Having a single-sourced CBD product means we know where that CBD comes from. And at Equilibria, we take it a step further. Our CBD is extracted only from the flowers of organic hemp plants, the highest source of therapeutic compounds. No white labeling, no stems, and seeds, no harmful additives or questionable extraction processes. We have our own 1,100-acre farm in Colorado. So we can guarantee quality and consistency at every step in the production process. 


Still unsure if our Full Spectrum CBD is the right fit, or how to use it properly? Well, you’re in luck! We have a team of Dosage Specialists ready to answer your questions and help craft a routine that both addresses your health goals and fits your lifestyle. From advising on which products to get and how to use them to best suit your needs, we’ve got you covered; all you need to do now is take the leap and let your Full Spectrum teammates help restore balance to your life. 

Getting Started With Your New CBD Routine

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely decided to take the plunge into your CBD journey. Congrats! Your journey will ultimately lead you to a life of balance, and we’re here to guide you along the way. Before you begin, you might be wondering where to start in terms of dosing. Every woman’s body is different, so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all CBD dose and it may take some time and experimentation to discover your unique CBD regimen. 


To get you started, here are a few tips to refer to when introducing CBD to your lifestyle.


Getting Started With Your New CBD Routine

Start Low and Slow

Getting Started With Your New CBD RoutineWe recommend using the low and slow method and working your way up to find your perfect dose. Start with a 10mg dose of CBD using our Daily Drops or Softgel capsule in the evening. Then increasing your daily dose as needed to achieve your ideal dose. 


We also highly recommend keeping a journal so you know when and how your body reacts to dosage changes. That way, when you find your sweet spot you’ll know it!


If you’ve been trying CBD for about a week and aren’t seeing the results you want, that’s ok! We typically recommend trying your CBD products for around 7 days with the 10mg dose, then meeting with your Dosage Specialist to talk about your experience so far and make any changes. CBD does take time to build up in your system, so whether or not you start out with the right routine — this is not wasted time! We love seeing positive results in the first 1-3 weeks but often see the BEST results after 2-3 months


Pace Yourself

The full effects of CBD may only remain in your system for 4-12 hours, so it’s important to be thoughtful and consistent with your CBD intake. The goal is to maximize the strength and effectiveness of the body’s Endocannabinoid System. Consider your health goals to determine the best time of day to take your CBD–you may find it’s best to dose at night before bed, and again in the morning during breakfast.


If you’re looking for a better night’s rest our dosage specialists suggest a dose at bedtime as CBD can have a sedative effect when taken at night from amplifying your own body’s melatonin. Take 1 Full Dropper within 30 minutes of bed. For the best absorption, take two smaller 1/2 droppers back-to-back (5mg/0.5mL).


If you’re looking to promote energy and focus, our dosage team recommends taking smaller doses (like 1/4 Dropper or 1/2 Dropper) throughout the daytime which can also be a great stress management tool.


Whether you’re starting out with our Daily Drops, Daily Softgels, or are going the topical route with our Relief Cream,  It’s also important to know that different delivery methods produce different results.


Daily drops are held under the tongue for only a few seconds.

In a few minutes, they absorb into your bloodstream and you feel the effects. But they tend to move quickly out of your system 3-8 hours later.

Ingested softgel capsules absorb more slowly since they need to pass through your digestive system.

That means they also last longer: between 5-12 hours!

Topically-applied creams and balms absorb in minutes.

And the effect can last several hours. Remember, our Relief Cream does not enter the bloodstream the same way CBD does when you orally ingest it, so you can use it as frequently as you’d like on problem areas without it counting towards your daily dose.


Consistency is Key

Getting Started With Your New CBD RoutineCBD works best when you use it every single day. Think of it as a vitamin – you wouldn’t take it on random days and expect it to work. This is because CBD, like all cannabinoids, builds up in the body over time. A daily dose can help maintain sustained levels in your system and promote a more effective Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a biological system that has shown to help control sleep, mood, inflammation, and overall homeostasis (a body’s state of balance). So it’s important to keep it in top condition! 


While most of our members at Equilibria report improved mood, reduced mental strain, and better sleep within their first few weeks; many benefits of a highly functioning Endocannabinoid System are not fully experienced right away.  


Talk With Your Very Own Dosage Specialist

At Equilibria, we take the responsibility of personalized self-care seriously. And we see CBD education as a first step toward helping our members lead healthier lives. With our Dosage Support service, you can work one-on-one with experienced cannabis professionals to find your ideal CBD regimen, through phone and/or email. 


To gain access to our exclusive Dosage Support Team, simply purchase any item from our shop page, and upon arrival of your first box, you’ll be introduced to our Dosage Specialists. If you’re not yet a member, you can email [email protected] with basic questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


We understand that educating ourselves about CBD and the products we put in our bodies can feel overwhelming at times, especially with all the information out there. That’s why Equilibria is working hard to keep it simple and straightforward. Learn more at and follow us on Instagram and Facebook for fresh content!


Why Isn’t CBD Working For Me…But It’s Working For My Friend?

The world of CBD has officially taken off in 2020.  


The stage was already set for CBD to be a huge market this year — then add in the extreme stress of the pandemic coupled with many folks working from home or homeschooling — and you see a huge need for products that facilitate self-care and balance.  


We’re all under a lot of pressure, no matter how you slice it — and here at Equilibria, our mission is to bring strength and balance to women all across the country through our premium, organic CBD products.


Why Isn’t CBD Working For Me…But It’s Working For My Friend?

We’ve seen a huge influx of folks turning to CBD. And it’s the job of our Dosage Support team to make their CBD journey comfortable and answer questions along the way. We offer unlimited Dosage Support via email + a 30-minute phone call with a Dosage Specialist when you purchase any product.  


We truly want to help support folks as much as we can this year — women especially. I talk with women who are truly doing it all: they’re working from home or homeschooling their kids; they are handling doctor visits and Covid tests in the cold; they’re making sure their friends and family are cared for…the list goes on and on.  


And when we’re under such constant, extreme stress — that stress can take its toll on our body. 

You might be noticing more stress in your own life:  

-Maybe you get an afternoon headache from working on your laptop so much during the day

-Maybe you notice that by evening time, you’re feeling irritable and exhausted. And snap at your family or loved ones

-Maybe you notice that you can’t fall asleep easily — your mind is just going a thousand miles a minute and keeps planning what needs to be done the next day 

-Maybe you can fall asleep (because you’re exhausted), but you get up at 3 am and just can’t go back to sleep


Why Isn't CBD Working For MeDo any of these sound familiar?  If this sounds like you, it might be worth considering a consistent CBD routine. And our team of Dosage Specialists is here to help. When you combine CBD with a healthy lifestyle, people often report that many of these issues are alleviated. We talk with Members every day who say that Equilibria has changed their life and made 2020 more bearable for them.  


Women who are able to stay focused and calm during their busy day.  

People who find that CBD makes them feel “not so snappy and irritated”.  

Folks who can finally get a good night’s rest.  


But what about people who try CBD and don’t get their desired results?  What’s the deal if CBD doesn’t seem to work for you?  Does that mean CBD just isn’t your thing?  


This is a question we get asked often — and we’re glad you asked! CBD takes time to build up in the body and show its effects. When we’re talking with our members, we often get asked “When will CBD start working for me? I’ve tried it for a couple of nights and nothing has happened”. If this sounds like you, don’t stress! 


This is a marathon, not a sprint!


It’s very normal for CBD to take a few weeks to show its effects. So if you’ve been trying CBD for about a week and aren’t seeing what you want, that’s OK! We typically recommend trying your CBD products for the first 5-7 days with the starting instructions. Then meet with your Dosage Specialist to talk about your experience so far and make any changes. If you’re not seeing your desired results with CBD, oftentimes the missing ingredient is more time.  


Here at Equilibria, we’ve talked with thousands of women and have metrics to track when these desired results typically show up. When do people start to notice a better quality of rest?  When do people report feeling more calm and balanced? And when do people notice their inflammation has reduced?  


Why Isn't CBD Working For MeFrom my phone calls with our Members, I notice that many women start to see their desired results around Week 3 or 4 when they’ve been consistently using CBD for a little while. This gives the CBD plenty of time to build up and begin its balancing actions. We tell our Members that while you might see your desired results quickly, we often see the full picture with CBD around 3 months of consistent use — so consistency is key!  Try to take your CBD daily for the best results — typically CBD just works better the more consistently you take it.  


Did you know that you make a compound almost exactly like CBD in your body?


All mammals do!  This compound is called an “Endo-cannabinoid”, meaning that it’s made “within the body”.  This is the most fascinating part about CBD to me. It works alongside this system called the “Endocannabinoid System” (or the ECS for short). 


The Endocannabinoid System is our main regulatory system whose job is to maintain balance across every other system in the body. It manages everything from our stress response, our immune response, our wake-and-sleep cycle, even our hormones, and menstrual cycle! All of these important systems are managed by this larger system called the Endocannabinoid System.  


The problem is — the Endocannabinoid System can be damaged by stress and exposure to Cortisol, the stress hormone. We can deplete our body’s endocannabinoids so that there aren’t enough left to do their balancing work!  


When our Endocannabinoid System becomes depleted, this is when we start to notice physical effects of stress on our body: feeling stressed and overwhelmed during the day, not getting good quality rest, dealing with inflammation-related issues like stomach aches, headaches, or sore joints…the list goes on.    


Phyto-cannabinoidEnter CBD 🙂 


CBD is considered a “Phyto-cannabinoid”, meaning that it’s from a plant. The good news is: when you take CBD, your body treats it like an Endo-cannabinoid and allows it to be used by the Endocannabinoid System.  Now your body can get out of survival mode and begin balancing out its systems again!   


CBD’s role here is to fill in the gaps — to be used by the Endocannabinoid System to balance out whatever system is in the most need of repair.


If you and 5 friends all start taking CBD on the same day, you all might start to notice different effects, depending on what system needs balancing out the most.  


You might start to notice that you aren’t triggered so easily and have a little “longer fuse” for dealing with stress, while your friend might notice that her headaches are going away.  And another friend may report that her periods are more manageable. While another friend may find that her aches & pains have vanished.  Why such varying results? 

The variance is due to the fact that we all have unique bodies, unique Endocannabinoid Systems — and different systems in need of repair!  


It’s very common for us to talk with women who buy CBD for one reason (maybe to feel calmer at work or get better rest at night) — and then find that another benefit shows up later down the road!  This makes sense when you consider that the Endocannabinoid System is our main balancing system. And with a consistent CBD regimen, it’s able to balance out more systems in our body.  


If you’ve tried CBD in the past and felt it just didn’t work for you — we’ve love to talk with you and help you through the process. CBD is very nuanced, and often the smallest changes can add up to be a big effect. Oftentimes it helps just to have someone guide you along the way!


That’s why we have a team of trained Dosage Specialists and a team of on-staff pharmacists ready to help — we want to make CBD easy for you. We want you to be another CBD success story.  


How can we help you achieve strength & balance in 2020 and beyond? 


Message us at [email protected] and see our suite of premium CBD products at  Not sure where to start? Message us anytime — we offer unlimited Dosage Support.

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