When we don’t have enough info on something, we end up getting the wrong idea about it, and as a result, the myths are born. Such myths are also found with CBD. Consequently, before making your own conclusions, you need to be on familiar terms with CBD.
Read on to learn more about CBD. Here we answer some of the most common questions we get asked:
What Is CBD?
What is Cannabidiol (CBD), that’s all the buzz nowadays? Well, CBD is a natural compound found in both hemp and marijuana plants. There is some evidence that it may help in the treatment of seizures, pain and other health problems. But much more research is required for physicians to know for sure what it can do.
How Does CBD Work?
CBD works through something referred to as the endo cannabinoid system. This system is present in all human beings. Researchers made the discovery of our endo cannabinoid system over the years — we weren’t always aware of its existence.
Basically, the endo cannabinoid system is a network of synapses and neurons throughout your mind and body. These produce and respond well to cannabinoids — a chemical that the marijuana plant produces and, interesting enough, a chemical our bodies secrete!
CBD works for the reason that the cannabinoids it contains combine with the endo cannabinoid system (CB2 and CBD1 receptors) to form a fully operational network of neurons in your body. That’s why your body reacts so well to CBD when provided with additional cannabinoids — this chemical occurs naturally in your body!
How Fast Will CBD Kick In?
This is another one of those questions that can differ from individual to individual. If you don’t feel the CBD effects straightaway, give it some time. You can gradually increase your CBD dosage as you go if you feel you need more.
From time to time you’ll feel the effects of CBD immediately. This is especially true if you choose to vape CBD. Other times you’ll only feel the effects of CBD later — like if you decide to ingest CBD in cooked form.
How Long Does CBD Stay in Your System?
In research where the patients were made to take very high doses of the CBD for six weeks, it was discovered that the cannabinoid was out of their system after just a week of not using it.
So, those that use the substance on a moderate to light level will notice that all traces of CBD are eliminated from their body in about three to four days after the last dosage. However, seven days is the maximum length of time for which it’ll remain detectable under test conditions.
How to Take CBD?
CBD can be taken through many forms. Nowadays, there is a wide range of CBD products including capsules, syrups, edibles, tinctures and CBD oil. You can also vape some CBD oils. There is a 98 percent absorption rate with CBD oil since the CBD is quickly absorbed quickly into the bloodstream.
What Drugs Shouldn’t Be Used with CBD?
Before using CBD with any other drug, you should always check in with your physician first. They are in the best position to tell you if it’s a good idea to change your medication plan to squeeze in the CBD or if you’d need to take out some medications first.
Does CBD Make You High?
CBD doesn’t – another substance in marijuana referred to as THC does that. If you use CBD products, be sure to check the labels and ensure that it’s the only cannabinoid listed.
Can I buy CBD Online?
CBD products derived from the cannabis plant, including CBD oil for pain, are obtainable online. As the marijuana plant and its extracts are prohibited under federal law, you can’t get CBD without proper proof of medical urgency. This is to avoid overdosing on CBD.
Is It Addictive?
CBD by itself isn’t. But CBD products that have THC can be. The secret is to know the source and check the amounts and ingredients, so you know exactly what you’re using.
Are There Side Effects?
So far, CBD doesn’t appear to cause life-threatening ones. When it’s used to treat psychotic or epilepsy disorders, people reported changes in appetite, diarrhea, and tiredness. But CBD can alter how other medications work, so remember to tell your doctor about everything you take, including supplements and vitamins.
Is CBD Safe to Use During Pregnancy?
You should check in with your physician before taking any new substances during pregnancy.
There you have it, a rundown of the most common questions about CBD. In case you still have burning questions to ask that weren’t covered in this post? Feel free to ask in the comments area, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.