Getting Started with CBD

The human body is an interconnected orchestra of systems and chemical reactions, which is why simplifying how CBD works can be challenging. But it’s this same interconnectedness that allows CBD to have such widespread benefits.

If you’re looking to get started with CBD to restore balance to your life, we suggest beginning with a small daily dose of a full-spectrum tincture like our BALANCE drops - which imparts a clear, calm, and focused mood. CBD is most effective used like a multi-vitamin and you should not expect any "high" feeling.

Frequently Asked

Start low and slow.

Ingestibles: Start with a base dose of 10mg 1-2 times/day stick with it for 5-7 days and then increase 2-5mg a day until you find your sweet spot.
Nope, all Juna products contain under .3% of the psychoactive compound THC by law. We also triple-test all products at an independent lab, just to be extra sure. While Juna formulas will calm you down, they won’t get you stoned, high, or even lit.
Yes! Our hemp flower, active extract, and final drops are all 3rd party tested to ensure purity, potency, and efficacy in every drop. To learn more visit our lab results page here
It is very unlikely. Hemp CBD under .3% THC (like all our products) should not show up on a drug test, however, there is a slim chance of false-positives.
Like most supplements, the benefits of CBD compound with cumulative use. While many Juna users feel a shift immediately, we recommend you allow 7-14 days of consistent dosing for it to take full effect.
Like most honest-yet-annoying health advice, the answer sits squarely in the “it depends” camp.⁠ You can find data on both sides of the aisle - from resounding yays (a mother's breast milk is naturally full of endocannabinoids that benefit mom and baby) to harrowing nays (the lack of modern research on this topic, and the unknown risk CBD may pose to baby, far outweigh the benefits).⁠ We're not doctors, but we know some who are discussing this very topic. Check out their takes in this article here
They only Juna product that will lead to tiredness is Nightcap. You can dose our other products at any point during the day.

Understand CBD Absorption

Give it Time

The way you consume CBD will affect the final dose that enters your bloodstream. Juna’s CBD has a delicate taste that makes it enjoyable to drop directly under your tongue or added to food and drink. Just know that when you ingest your CBD with food and drink, a smaller percentage of the original dose will be absorbed after digestion occurs. In other words, you may need to double up on doses if you want to feel a strong effect. For CBD efficiency and conservation, sublingual (CBD under the tongue) consumption is our go-to therapeutic method.

Wondering how soon it takes to feel the CBD kick in?

Again, your means of CBD consumption will affect how quickly you feel it. Sublingual consumption has the fastest onset, while ingestibles tend to take a little longer. No matter how you dose CBD, we suggest waiting 60 minutes to let the full benefits take hold.

How often should you use CBD?

It’s also important to note that CBD builds up in fat-cells over time, and is best taken daily like a multivitamin. We suggest all new users dose consistently for 7-14 days to experience CBD’s full potential.

Balancing Your Endocannabinoid System

Embedded throughout your body, skin, and brain is a network of receptors known as your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Think of your ECS as an internal circuit board; when working optimally, your endocannabinoid receptors sense shifts in your environment (these can be mental or physical changes) and trigger biochemical reactions to keep your body in harmony. So far, we know the ECS influences pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism,immune, and reproductive processes. While your body naturally produces a kind of neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids to support your ECS, chronic stress, poor diet, drug use, and genetic predisposition can elevate or interrupt this self-sufficient production. This imbalance can cause your endocannabinoid receptors to be over or under-stimulated, triggering conditions from general brain fog and low energy to migraines, fibromyalgia, and IBS. CBD is a plant-produced cannabinoid (AKA, a phytocannabinoid) that modulates your endocannabinoid receptors - helping to restore and maintain ECS balance. CBD works by either: Increasing your body’s natural levels of endocannabinoids by blocking the re-uptake of your existing endocannabinoids, allowing your body to use more of what it’s already naturally producing. Modifying the shape of your endocannabinoid receptors so that they are harder to overstimulate by excess endocannabinoids. You’ll notice these seem like two opposing abilities. Similar to an adaptogen, CBD can sense what your body needs, and will trigger either biochemical upticks or downticks accordingly.

Mimicking Serotonin

Heard CBD might help with anxiety and mood support? That’s because CBD can mimic serotonin (your body’s “happiness neurotransmitter”) by directly activating a receptor called 5HT. This can not only support your mood, but improve other bodily functions that also require serotonin, like digestion, bone synthesis, and cardiovascular health.

Reducing Pain Perception

TRPV1 is a special kind of receptor throughout the body responsible for relaying sensations of pain. Scientists suggest CBD’s potent pain-relief properties derive, in part, from its ability to desensitize TRPV1 receptors.

Regulating Inflammation

The medical community is placing more and more attention on how inflammation underpins many of today’s ailments- from physical pain to digestive, skin, and memory issues. Research shows CBD activates PPARγ – a receptor that, when stimulated, can reduce your body’s production of inflammatory molecules and increase its production of reparative antioxidants.

Translating This to Routine

Determine Your Wants

Juna’s products seamlessly and tastefully integrate into every moment of your day - from your morning coffee to your pre-post workout, to your nightly restorative sleep. For a lifted-focus - start with 5-10mg (1⁄2-1ml dropper) of Balance. Note: this formula is safe to dose multiple times throughout the day.

Determine Your Needs

For a take the edge off- start with 15-25mg of Balance or Balance X. For physical relief - start with 10-20mg of Balance or Balance X  and/or a topical application of Ease CBD skin serum.

Determine Your Desires

For restoration and release - start with 1 full dose of our Ease (CBD:CBG) dropsFor sleep - start with 12mg (1⁄2ml/ 0.50ml) of Nightcap
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