All you need to know about CBD oil
Is it safe to use? Does it really help us? Will we be high all day long? Does it have any side effects? Can we do it at home? Is there any difference in CBD, Marijuana y Cannabis? There are many questions around CBD oil. We will now try to answer some key point that can change your view of this controversial product.
The benefits from cannabis plant are as many as the question most society has about it. The wide array of ways these products can present themselves does also help generate more questions. Should I use CBD 3% or a higher dose? Liquid CBD, gum, capsules or crystals CBD are some of the different formats. Are all of them the same?
If we dare get deeper into the topic at hand, whatever the format we chose, it’s always recommended to have a doctor help before starting any treatment with these products. This professional can help us know how to use it and what quantity. He’ll also tell us what dosage so choose from, CBD 6%, de 20%, 80% or whichever percentage he might see fitting for our needs.
Most common doubts about CBD oil
Let’s dive deeper and answer some of the most common questions of the topic at hand. We selected five questions you might have asked yourself:
- What is CBD?
- What type of effects does it have on our bodies?
- Are Marihuana and Cannabis the same thing?
- Does it have any side effects? Will we be high all day long?
- Can I do my own CBD oil at home?
What is CBD?
CBD is the abbreviation of cannabidiol, one of the over a hundred cannaboids present in cannabis plant. This substance does not have any psychoactive effects, but it does affect our nervous system.
How is that? Well, our bodies have an endocannabinoid system that can regulate our nervous, immune and endocrine system. There we can find two endocannabinoids: anandamide in the homeostatic system, which is very similar to CBD, and 2-AG which is associated to serotonin, which is very similar to THC.
This system controls pain inflammation and immunity and nervous functions. With the help of the foreign cannaboids, we can achieve different CBD beneficial effects and results in our bodies.
What types of effects does it have on our bodies?
The reaction time and effects of CBD oil will vary depending on the chosen way to use it, ranging from 5 minutes to 45 minutes. This is the time it will take for the substance to get to our blood and start interacting with our endocannaboid system, and the adenosine and vanilloids receptors. This is the reason why the main CBD effect is the pain reduction.
Finally, CBD will reach our liver, where the necessary processes will occur in order for our kidneys to expel the residual substance. The relaxing CBD effect can last from 6 to 8 hours.
Are Marihuana and Cannabis the same thing?
Yes, marijuana and cannabis are the same plant, though we can find different species of cannabis plants. One difference we can make is that, “hemp” is the term used to generally refer to plants with less than 0.3% THC. On the other hand, “marijuana” is the term used for those plants with a higher concentration of THC.
Does it have any side effects? Will we be high all day long?
There a very few people that suffer any side effect from use of these types of products. Some of those side effects can be anxiety, dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, mood swings and loss of appetite. If any of these effects are presents during your treatments, we should always contact our medics for further instructions.
CBD oil does not generate any type of addiction and it does not have any psychoactive effects, even during the use of high concentrated doses, as long as the THC concentration does not exceed 0.3%. Before purchasing any product, always check the THC concentration.
Can I do my own CBD oil at home?
Yes, in fact, some therapist recommends to having farm CBD in our own places. This might not have any direct effect on our aches, but it can help improve the treatments in a psychological level.
We can search for the best methods for cultivation CBD online, or ask a professional about them. The most important thing is to get rid of the tabus we might have about the use of this beneficial plant.