What is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a chemical compound that comes from the plant Cannabis Sativa. It is one of over 113 unique compounds found in Cannabis, known as cannabinoids. CBD can be found in both psychoactive cannabis (marijuana) and non-psychoactive cannabis (hemp). However, most legal CBD products that you find on the market will be extracts from hemp. Thousands of people take CBD for relief of a variety of symptoms or to promote overall wellbeing.
How CBD affects our body.
The body does create its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, to help support our regulatory system. This central system helps to keep our bodies balanced day to day, including anxiety, appetite, pain sensation, mood, memory, immune system functions, and inflammation control. Phytocannabinoids such as CBD are plant-based compounds that mimic these natural chemicals, connecting with the same receptors and supplementing your system to restore balance.
Similar to how we use vitamin C to kick start our immune system, CBD acts as a kick starter for these cannabinoids to to keep the receptors working at optimal capacity and to help the functions of the body’s central regulatory system.
These days researchers are exploring options and experimenting with this miraculous pant Cannabis, thanks to the licensed retail of cannabis products.
Scientific research and consumer reports that have been published in recent years suggest CBD supplements helps in many ways including:
- Anxiety & Stress Relief
- Better Focus
- Biological Stability
- Inflammation & Pain Relief
- Relief of Post-Workout Pain & Soreness
- Sleep & Insomnia
Apart from above, CBD Oil is also used in skincare for the treatment of various skin allergies and other abnormalities such as rash, uneven tone, acne, and so on.
Although CBD Oil is not applied directly to the skin, it is used as the main ingredient in most of the skincare products available in the market.
CBD Oil as an Immunity Booster
Though the relationship between the immune system and cannabidiols is yet to be confirmed by the researchers, the consumption of CBD really boosts the immune system.
It can also be said that CBD helps to minimize the inflammatory responses of the body responsible for triggering HIV, cancer, and sclerosis. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD reduces inflammation and thus suppresses the immune system. In case your immune system becomes hyperactive or goes below normal, ingesting CBD can be really helpful.
However, one should never consume CBD as an immunity booster until and unless it’s prescribed and supervised by a doctor or health expert. And if taken with due consideration and according to the physician’s directions, CBD can be an excellent immunity booster without any side effects.
How much CBD should you take?
There’s no “one applies to all” rule for CBD Oil as it to responds differently to different people’s bodies. It should be understood that CBD might not give you the desired result in one go. To some people it shows immediate results while to others, they might have to wait for months for CBD to start working. The reasons for CBD’s inability to give you immediate results can depend on bodyweight, the dosage of CBD, bioavailability, and the kind of effects that you desire. Sometimes it may happen so that you build a tolerance to cannabidiol and then you’re required to take a higher dose.
CBD consumers have vast differences in their optimal serving size or dosage. For many people, lower doses work better! We always suggest you start low, and go slow. If you are using a CBD oil, you might start with a half dropper or less, and ease your way up to larger servings, over weeks or months, until you find the daily CBD levels that work best for you.
Types of CBD Products:
Tinctures are known interchangeably as CBD oil or drops. They are taken by placing a couple of drops under your tongue from the dropper included with the bottle. Tinctures typically offer a wider range of concentrations (doses) of CBD than most other CBD products. Common drops can range from 250mg to 2000mg per bottle.
CBD oils are also very bioavailable, meaning your body is able to use them quickly and efficiently. Less can be more: beginning users may want to start with a lower dose supplement until they learn their personal tolerance for CBD.
- GUMMIES & EDIBLES
Like CBD capsules, gummies make it easy to take a reliable dose of CBD every day. They are also undeniably one of the most fun ways to take CBD. Just like CBD capsules, because they have to work through the digestive system, CBD gummies could be slower to take effect. Common dosages range from 5 to 25mg per gummy.
CBD capsules are a great way to add CBD to your diet as a daily supplement, especially if you take vitamins or other pills daily. This can also be a great way for beginners to experiment with CBD. It’s easy to take an exact dose of CBD every day, and you don’t have to taste the tincture, which can bother some people. Because they work through your digestive system, capsules can be slower to take effect. Capsules typically offer between 10mg and 25mg of CBD per capsule.
Along with capsules and oils, topicals are another of the most common forms of CBD available on the marketplace. Most major CBD brands offer products such as lotions, salves, and balms, which can be applied to sore muscles, inflamed joints and could even benefit certain skin conditions. CBD is often mixed with other common soothing ingredients like arnica or cooling menthol.
- CBD SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Many skincare products also now feature CBD. Because CBD can reduce inflammation, it may reduce redness. It could promote healthier skin in general, due to the presence of many cannabinoid receptors in human skin. Skincare products ranging from facial masks to night creams, lotions, toners, and oils, now include CBD.
- VAPE CARTRIDGES & JUICES
Some people experience extremely fast effects from vaping CBD. Consumer reports suggest people suffering from symptoms of anxiety may find vaping offers quick relief, although there isn’t much scientific research yet to back up this use. On the flip side, vaping may offer effects that are less long-lasting than other forms of CBD. Because of the health risks of impurities in vaping products, it’s especially important to avoid illegal or “street” vape products and only buy from legal, reputable brands.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) ARE ALL CBD PRODUCTS THE SAME?
No. CBD is currently unregulated. That means anyone can advertise that their products contain CBD, and there is no one ensuring that every brand offers honest, pure, safe products. You should only buy CBD from reputable brands with clear, easy-to-read labeling. A good brand should make it easy to get your questions answered by friendly customer service agents. Also, look for third party lab tests which verify CBD content.
2) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD OIL AND HEMP SEED OIL?
Hemp Seed Oil is derived from the hemp seeds and is mainly used for dietary purposes (imagine something similar to coconut oil). Refined hemp seed oil can also be used in beauty care products, as it has amazing skin care properties. CBD oil is not the same thing as hemp seed oil. CBD is extracted from different parts of the hemp plant such as leaves, flowers etc through a very different process which isolates and concentrates the cannabinoids.
3) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD OIL AND CANNABIS OIL?
The newcomers who are not aware of the differences between Cannabis oil and CBD oil, often use the terms interchangeably. As these two have distinct differences, due to which people don’t end up getting the desired results as they confuse between the two.
Cannabis Oil is extracted from different parts of Cannabis Plant containing all cannabinoids including THC > 0.3%, whereas CBD is extracted from different parts of the Hemp plant through a process which isolates and concentrates the cannabinoids. Since, hemp is the strain that do have either no or very low THC content, (THC < 0.3%) utilisation of CBD OIL will never give you a “high” effect. Both the oils have some common and some different medicinal benefits which needs to clearly understood before choosing either of them.