What Is CBD?
CBD is one of the major cannabis compounds that people find to relieve symptoms associated with many medical issues.
CBD is reported to reduce symptoms associated with pain, inflammation, anxiety, seizures, spasms, insomnia, ulcerative colitis, depression, PTSD and many other issues.
DIFFERS FROM THC
CBD does not make people feel “stoned”. It can even negate the negative effects of THC. It is safe at higher doses. Hemp has less than 0.3% THC and marijuana has more than 0.3% THC. Some of our products are THC free for those who cannot have any in their system for legal or employment reasons.
What is CBD and how does it work?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a molecule from the Cannabis Hemp plant. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive, or in other words, it will not leave you feeling “high”.
The CBD molecule works by fitting into the body’s receptors like a key. These receptors are often deprived as a consequence of everyday life (poor sleep, poor food choices, stress, environmental toxins, drug /alcohol consumption, smoking, etc), and the CBD molecule fills these deprived slots in the receptors to bring the body back to a state of homeostasis (which means that the body is in a balanced condition where it will maintain health and functioning, regardless of outside conditions).
CBD is not associated with any known health risks and is known to be safe, even at high doses.
What is CBD used for?
CBD is a great option that people are using to find relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures and spasms, and digestive issues such as UC, Crohn’s and IBS.
CBD is also reported to relieve symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic resistant infections, and epilepsy. With these conditions, some people report needing higher amounts of CBD to achieve their desired results.
Talking about the amount, how many milligrams of CBD do you need per day?
The proper amount is key for the use of CBD. The majority of people who claim they didn’t receive a benefit from CBD, simply didn’t follow through with the proper administration recommendation. The best way to figure out the fitting amount of CBD for yourself, is to increase it until the desired relief is found. Most people find relief at around 20-40mg per day. However, relief of severe pain and conditions comes at a much higher volume.
People who need higher amounts of CBD sometimes decrease their administration requirements as their homeostasis becomes more balanced.
If you’re new to CBD, start off with 10-20mg a day for 3 to 4 days. In this period, analyze yourself and your symptoms. If they haven’t reduced or disappeared after this time, keep adding on 10mg per day every 3-4 days until you find the perfect amount for yourself.
This process is very important. Many people give up on CBD, thinking it’s “just not for them”, because they didn’t properly follow through with finding their personal amount. The proper volume will benefit the vast majority of humans as well as animals.
You don’t have to take it all at once or with the same product, either. Once you’ve found the right amount for you, you can spread it out throughout the day, or take a combination of products. Experiment and find out what works best for you!
What methods are there?
Tinctures are droppers delivered directly under your tongue. This method is the most widely advocated and the easiest to control the amount of CBD. Tinctures are the second quickest working method and are capable of carrying the most amount of CBD per volume. There may be trace amounts of THC in tinctures; however, not enough to create a “high”.
Topicals are great when used together with an internal method. If used alone, they’re good for joint pain close to the surface (such as fingers or toes). When used in conjunction with an internal method, Tinctures can help with deep joint pain such as hips and knees.
Even though the amount of CBD is hard to control, this is the most cautious way to use it. Transdermal patches are expensive to produce, though, which causes high cost in topicals.
Edibles come in all shapes and sizes, be it pills (such as gelcaps and softgels), gummies, or baked edibles. Even drinks such as water, smoothies, coffee or kombucha are not out of the equation. Edibles are by far the tastiest way to ingest CBD, but they often take longer to absorb, as the CBD goes through your digestive system before entering your bloodstream.
Vape pens are easy to use and the fastest delivery method. It is hard to control the amount of CBD with vape pens, though, and vaping concerns might have you considering other options.