December 2, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide to Using CBD With Adaptogens

A medical affair that has the potential of taking the world by storm, is going strong between the two magical medicinal compounds, CBD and Adaptogens. CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the 120+ identified cannabinoids that naturally occurs in the cannabis plants. Whereas Adaptogens are certain medicinal compounds that are most often used in medicine formulations and are widely revered for their health benefits.

Combining CBD with adaptogens is then something that needs to be explored due to the infinite potential benefits. One plus one is equal to two, now let’s find out what CBD plus adaptogen is equal to. Before deliberating on the exceptional combination of these two compounds, let us find out what adaptogens actually are.

What Are Adaptogens?

Adaptogens are special compounds which are directly extracted from different types of plants like herbs, mushrooms, flowers and such. Due to their simple and most obvious health benefits, they are infused into many medicine formulations. In addition to this, these compounds are also infused into the more relaxing forms of beverages and pills to be consumed on the go. 

Before any of the modern medicines existed, adaptogens were the only preferable forms of medicines that were consumed to treat many health concerns. The history of adaptogens as medicines can then be traced back to the traditional Chinese culture as well as to the Indian medical practice referred to as Ayurveda. However the term ‘adaptogens’ was proposed in 1947, which is quite recent. This means that even if it is a relatively “new term”, it definitely isn’t a “new phenomenon”. 

Adaptogens have then been used for years altogether. Any person struggling from any of the following common issues can make use of these adaptogens to feel better.

  • Stress or Anxiety
  • Depression or Mood Upliftment
  • Fatigue or Tiredness
  • Memory loss or Focus Issues

Some of the most popular adaptogens that we have all used in our lives, aware or unaware, with their promised benefits have been included in the table below.

Adaptogens Promised Health Benefits
Astragalus (Astragalus Membranaceus)  Helps get rid of the symptoms of Tiredness or Fatigue
American Ginseng (Panax Quinquefolius)  Boosts the immunity and memory and gets rid of fatigue
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)  Helps counter stress for the patient
Jiaogulan (Gynostemma Pentaphyllum)  Boosts the immunity and reduces stress
Eluethero Root (Eleutherococcus Senticosus)  Helps get rid of fatigue and improves memory
Goji Berry (Lycium Barbarum)  Boosts the performance of the body and mind and also improves sleep
Cordyceps (Cordyceps Militaris)  Boosts the stamina of the individual
Rhodiola Rosea (R. Rosea)  Gets rid of intense fatigue
Schisandra Berry/Magnolia Berry (Schisandra Chinensis)  Boosts endurance and improves focus
Tulsi/Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum) Helps with stress, anxiety and depression
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) Helps reduce depression and improves mental focus

How to Successfully Combine CBD With Adaptogens?

Since CBD and adaptogens more or less inspire the same kind of mental as well as physical reactions in the body of the user, wouldn’t it be better if you could combine the goodness of both of them? Before we talk about combining the effects of the two, let’s first list down the common benefits that they offer to the user.

  • Helps in pain relief
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Helps boost the mental health
  • Helps with cognitive impairment

When we recognize the benefits of these two compounds as quite similar to each other, how about we combine the both of them and create a truly two-fold effective formulation? It is quite easy to say this but without any research studies, this claim is without proof. 

Waiting for more research into this phenomenon is the need of the hour. However, we have to be hopeful for a bright future where the assimilation of the goodness of these two natural forms of medicinal therapy is real. Till then we can start with little experiments to find out if it successfully helps relieve the severe symptoms otherwise we’d call it a day.

Special Tips To Combine CBD and Adaptogens Effectively

When we have already advised you to start experimenting with CBD and adaptogens for optimally utilizing the benefits of both of them, together, it becomes imperative to share specific instructions also.

However, before beginning with such instructions or guidelines for beginner’s, it is important to note that they should make it a point to consult with both their medical marijuana doctor as well as a qualified herbalist. This disclaimer is important because the effects of the combination of the both of these components are unknown and precaution is obviously better than cure. 

Once you are good to go on this medical journey, you will have to choose the adaptogen that is most suited to your needs. In the table of adaptogens drawn above, we have listed all popular adaptogens and their potential benefits, together. Hence it becomes easy for you to choose the one that has the greatest possibility of working effectively for your condition. 

Mix the adaptogen in your food or drink while also consuming CBD via oil, gummies, shots, or other formulations. Or simply consume the adaptogen pills or capsules and CBD pills at one go. Whatever sounds like a good idea, do that, however be mindful to start from a low dosage so you aren’t a complete goner. 

If you’re a newcomer who hasn’t used either of the two ever, start by first separately trying them out. Keep a month’s interval between the consumption of the two forms of medications to pinpoint how exactly they affect your body. When you first try to experiment, it could be slightly scary for you but best believe these naturally occurring compounds won’t have any type of adverse reactions in your body. 

Final Thoughts

It is always a good habit to properly think and deliberate upon the possibility of combining any food supplements or medical compounds to be sure of getting no side effects. Look and seek out ways to rid your mind of pre-existing doubts and test it out in small doses over a period of time to accurately know what would happen. And also let’s eagerly wait for more reliable studies on CBD and adaptogens to know how helpful they would prove to be for us in the future.

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