What is CBD Oil?
CBD sublingual concentrated oils are a bioavailable way to take CBD if you’d like to control dosage in small increments. This whole plant formulation is full spectrum, cultivated from organically grown flower, and extracted in small batches to maximize the inclusion of the plant's natural terpenes and phytocannabinoids.
CBD oil is non-psychotropic and non-intoxicating, and intended to provide relief for muscular and joint discomfort, inflammation, anxiety, and pain. It’s easy to include in a daily routine, and dosage can be modified easily.
How to Use CBD Oil
CBD oil has been studied for pain, anxiety, chronic fatigue, migraines, and arthritis. CBD has also been studied for its effects on blood sugar levels, sleep patterns, seizures and convulsions, muscle spasms, nausea and vomiting, stimulating appetite, reducing inflammation, and overall pain.
The best way to take CBD oil varies depending on symptoms and person, but it’s often recommended to dose CBD in the morning as well as in the evening in a beverage (with water soluble CBD) or underneath the tongue.
What Does CBD Oil Do?
CBD oil is a popular choice for those looking for relief from anxiety, chronic pain, fatigue, nausea, and sleep issues. Researchers also believe that CBD’s ability to act on the endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling systems may affect those with neurological disorders.
CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) are both compounds found in the cannabis plant. While these compounds have the exact same chemical makeup (21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms), they have very different effects on the body. This is because they interact with different receptors.
In 1995, scientists discovered that we have two different kinds of cannabinoid receptors in our body: CB1 and CB2. The main distinction between them is that CB1 receptors are found in regions of the brain responsible for mental and physiological processes like memory, high cognition, emotion, and motor coordination, whereas CB2 receptors are found throughout the central nervous and immune systems.
Cannabidiol interacts with the CB2 receptors, which is why unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.
Determine Your CBD Oil Dosage
An effective dosage can range from as little as a few milligrams of CBD-enriched cannabis oil to a dropperful.
Begin with a small dose of CBD concentrate, which is produced for micro-dosing and can be increased over time. Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. Use the same dose and ratio for several days.
Observe the effects and if necessary adjust the ratio or amount. Don’t overdo it. Everyone is different, and the body will respond better if you begin with the intention of testing, safety, and care. And although CBD has no known adverse side effects, too much can be less effective than a moderate dose. “Less is more” is often the case with respect to cannabis therapy.
For pain and anxiety, 2-10 mg is a great place to start. Adjust accordingly, up to 50 mg a day. Check with your doctor about interactions with other medications.