CBD Effects & Common Questions
What is CBD?
CBD is one of the most controversial substances that has been gaining popularity in the media over the years. It is one of at least 113 known derivatives of the hemp plant. The endocannabinoid system of the human body is similar to the plant-based cannabinoids of the CBD which is responsible for regulating bodily functions such as stress, pain, sleep and appetite. When CBD is used it binds to the endocannabinoid receptors of the body to boost the production of the body’s natural cannabinoids.
Can CBD get you ‘high’?
THC which is the cannabinoid substance of marijuana is a psychoactive drug that causes “high”. Pure CBD on the other hand has little to no trace of THC that it does not cause a “high”. There are some countries or states that regulate the amount of THC per CBD product that they may ensure no psychoactive effects on its users.
Is CBD oil addictive?
Pure CBD should not contain any addictive ingredients as CBD itself is not addictive according to studies. Make sure you buy from a reputed supplier who has certification of the CBD products’ safety.
The World Health Organisation released a report on CBD that it does not have the compound to make it addictive therefore users are not susceptible to abuse of the product as long as it is pure CBD and has little to no trace of THC.
Can you overdose on CBD?
Anything in excess may cause harm or side effects in the body. It is always best to consult your doctor, and follow the indicated use of the CBD product you purchased. Make sure to look out for side effects too.
Are CBD oil and hemp seed oil the same thing?
CBD oil comes from the Hemp plant itself, from its stalks and leaves, while hemp seed oil comes from the hemp seeds which are considered food and used for cooking. Hemp seeds are not regulated and are rich in fatty acids.
How much dosage do I need and how long does it take to see and feel the benefits of using CBD?
Depending on the type of CBD product you are using, the effects of it will vary. The chemistry of the body also varies from person to person.
Oral oil drops and sprays are commonly effective within 30 minutes of ingestion up to an hour. The effects could last up to six hours depending on the amount ingested.
If you are a new CBD user, it is best you consult with your doctor the right usage of the product as well as how to slowly incorporate oral CBD to your diet. Starting with a lower dose helps your body feel more comfortable with CBD and it can help you avoid unwanted side effects.
Oral sprays can be more effective than oral oils and capsules as it can be easily absorbed in the bloodstream. When CBD bypasses the digestive tract, it cannot be broken down easily and more of it will be absorbed in the body.