Hey, wait a moment!
Are you aware of the buzzy product in the health and wellness sector at the moment?
If you don’t know, then you are in the right place.
CBD is the product of the moment, and there is no doubt about this.
The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill has paved the way for many numerous innovations in the Cannabis Industry. The Industry has been running under high profits since legalising marijuana in some states in the globe.
Cannabis-infused products are the latest hot cake commodities in the marketplace at the moment no wonder CBD products have now become household names.
CBD is well known for the health benefits that it has for the body; however, there are still many people who have no clue about it. Are you surprised to hear that? I know you are, but that is the truth.
Good news though, in this article; we are going to discuss Cannabidiol and everything that you should know about the cannabinoid—starting from the definition up to its benefits; something that has made it to gain quite a lot of fame. Are you ready, here we go!
What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
Cannabidiol(CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical Substance if the cannabis Sativa plant which is also given the name ‘help’ as per the US National Library Of Medicine.
CBD is commonly used in oils and other products to bring the effect of calmness and relaxation. CBD can bring impact, calmness and relaxation through its interaction with the Endocannabinoid system. CBD, unlike its cousin Tetrahydrocannabidioil (THC), it is not psychoactive. Hence, the consumption of CBD does not alter the normal functioning of your body.
Can CBD get your head high?
Not at all, however, many individuals confuse it with this effect because of it being linked to the cannabis Sativa plant. People are using CBD Bongs without getting high nowadays. Anyway, here is the vivid explanation about this;
The cannabis Sativa plant contains two main cannabinoids; Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The two cannabinoids are different in that THC Is psychoactive ( alters the normal functioning of your brain and causes high) while on the other hand, CBD is non-psychoactive. However, it creates a feeling of calmness and relaxation produced by the cannabis plant. (Now the perception of body High).
Now here is the difference between the two feelings caused by these cannabinoids; the feeling of heads high( altering of the mind) is caused by THC because it is psychoactive, on the other side CBD causes the feeling of body high (relaxation and calmness) of the body.
What is the relationship between hemp and CBD?
The cannabis plant contains two species of plants, namely; the hemp plant and the marijuana plant. The marijuana plant contains THC as it’s main cannabinoid (however it has little strains of CBD) while the hemp plant contains CBD as it main cannabinoid.
Hence the plant is the mother plant from which CBD extraction is carried out in large scale. The removal of CBD from the hemp plant is carried out using the C02 extraction process.
Which is the best way to consume CBD?
When it comes to consumption of Cannabidiol, it comes in several ways. However, depending on the condition that you are working on to alleviate, then the choice of CBD form to consume is solely upon you. Here are the available types of consuming CBD;
- Oral consumption- since CBD can dissolve in fats, then it can be used as an ingredient in the bakery to come up with various delicacies. Here are the most common forms of CBD oral consumption products; CBD gummies, CBD edibles, CBD cookies and many more. This is the best way of taking CBD while it is tasty as you enjoy the benefits that it brings for you. However, this method of CBD consumption takes time to be effective because the edibles have to pass through the digestive system, but also it lasts in the body longer than other forms.
- CBD tincture consumption- CBD tinctures oral oil drops that are placed under the tongue and absorbed into the body direct. These forms of CBD are the most common among various folks. CBD tinctures are sublingually consumed.
- CBD vaping- vaping is the method of consuming CBD through smoking. However, there are negative connotations surrounding smoking for it being associated with marijuana; it is the most effective way to enjoy the benefits of CBD faster. All CBD tinctures can be sublingually consumed as well they can be Vaped. Vape pens and bongs are the most common tools used to smoke CBD.
- CBD topicals- these are creams applied to the affected areas to help reduce pain. CBD topicals work best for localised joint aches as well as muscle pains. CBD tropicals once applied to the affected area on the skin are quickly absorbed into the skin to alleviate inflammation through their anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce pain.
What is the correct amount of CBD oil for you to take?
Yes, after gathering knowledge on the different forms of consuming CBD, what is the right dosage of CBD for you to take?
Taking CBD for the first time is very tricky. The reason for it to be tricky is that CBD does not have a standard dosage prescription. So, does that mean that CBD doesn’t work?
Not really, CBD works. However, it works differently for every person. What does this mean? It means depending on aspects such as your body weight, the severity of the condition you are alleviating, your general health and many other conditions then CBD doses differ from one person to another.
So what should you do if you are using CBD for the first time? CBD is considered as a natural remedy by the FDA. Hence when taking it for the first time, it is good to be cautious. You should start with low doses while recording the response of your body till you get the dosage that works best for you.
Can take CBD while using other medicinal drugs? The answer is No! But Yes!. What does this mean? It means that you should not take CBD alongside other curative medicines until you have consulted your doctor and he/she has given you the way forward. Otherwise, CBD affects drug metabolism; hence your drugs might become ineffective.
CBD is suitable for your general health and well being. However, it is essential to note that note all states have legalised cannabis hence it is crucial to check on state laws of the country that you are travelling to before carrying your CBD with you to avoid being in trouble with the authorities.