- What is CBD?
- Does CBD really do anything?
- What are the effects of CBD?
- How do I start using CBD?
- Can you take too much CBD?
- Can you get addicted to CBD?
This guide will cover everything you need to know to start using CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD cannabinoid, also known as cannabidiol is one of the cannabis molecules. Scientists have identified hundreds of cannabinoids, but CBD and THC are the most famous. These two are very different from each other. THC causes psychoactive effects. In other words, people who use it can be addicted to it. On the other hand, CBD does not have psychoactive effects, so people who use it are not addicted to it. This kind of cannabinoid has proved to be very beneficial for people and also for animals. Just to mention a few benefits: CBD is good about inflammation, reduces several kinds of pain and has many more useful properties.
These days people use it for themselves and for their pets also. The best way to obtain CBD is cultivating hemp seeds, or growing hemp, which is a part of the Cannabis Sativa family, just like Marijuana. This drives us to the most important difference between hemp and marijuana. THC and CBD are the two main ingredients of cannabis. Marijuana contains 15-20% tetrahydrocannabinol or THC as we shortly call it. Hemp contains only 0.3% or less THC. That makes hemp the perfect seed to cultivate, as it gives more CBD.
Does CBD really do anything?
Just the fact that you are here reading about it shows a lot. A lot of people use it and share the benefits CBD provides. These people use it mostly in the form of oil. The spread of information about the beneficial properties of cannabidiol has been proved to have a big impact on the growth of this market.
Now there are stores that provide information and suggestions on how to use it? Your doctor knows about it for sure, and can also confirm the properties of CBD. If you have pets, your vet also knows about it, because people are using CBD oil for their pets also. CBD has proven to be the medical essence of cannabis. More about the effects of CBD will be explained below.
What are the effects of CBD?
Several studies have been made and are continuing on the effects of CBD. These scientific studies have cleared out some doubts and also planted the seed for other doubts to be studied and cleared out in the future. Yet, there is not a unanimous opinion from researchers regarding the possible side effects and possible applications. Since there is little confirmed information about the possible side effects, we can only report here some of the feedback from users. Some of them saw a change in appetite and weight, some mentioned tiredness after using CBD. But, these are short-term effects that do not risk users’ overall well-being.
But, the benefits of CBD are way too many:
- Has non-psychoactive effects – users are not addicted to it
- Is anti-inflammatory – reduces inflammation
- Acts as a pain-reliever – helps chronic pain
- Is anti-bacterial – stops bacterial growth
- Controls blood sugar level
- Improves immune system
- Good for sleep
How do I start using CBD?
In order to know how to use CBD, you should definitely read a CBD guide first.
The first thing you should consider before using it is consulting your doctor. Because if you are using other medicines, it may cause problems for your well-being. People use different ways to get CBD work for them. The most usual way is releasing a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue and keeping there for two minutes before swallowing. When you buy CBD oil, in the pack you will find extra information about dosage and also a dropper. On the market, there are a lot of choices, different types of CBD oil with 5% to 20% CBD.
These quantities are based on the users’ weight and age. People start with very small doses, then see how the body reacts. After that, if there are no side-effects increase the dosage. Also in this phase is good to consult your doctor for keeping notes of the dosage and observing.