All About CBD
WHAT IS CBD OIL AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Cannabidiol is one of the naturally occurring non-psychoactive elements. It is also found in certain strains of hemp which is the tough fibrous part of the cannabis herb. CBD oil is made by extracting resin from the stalks of hemp or cannabis flowers and then diluting it with a carrier oil such as coconut or olive oil.
HOW DOES CBD DIFFER FROM MARIJUANA?
Marijuana is the dried leaves, flowers, stems and seeds of cannabis sativa. Cannabis contains both Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and CBD. THC is the component in cannabis that causes the feeling of euphoria by interacting with CB1 receptors in the brain. These receptors affect coordination, mood, thinking, and appetite. THC’s interaction with these receptors induces the result typically connected with the use of marijuana that’s associated with the sensation of “getting high.” Unlike THC, cannabinoids are non-psychoactive, and their interaction with the CB1 receptors does not alter impressions, awareness or judgment. Overall, CBD oil pulls out compounds found in cannabis without the psychoactive chemicals that produce the effects associated with inhaling marijuana.
HOW TO BUY CBD BASED ON CONCENTRATION
0.5oz (15ml) = 300 drops 1oz (30ml) = 600 drops 2oz (60ml) = 1200 drops
IS CBD OIL SAFE?
Due to its association with marijuana, many ask the question, “Is CBD oil safe?” Although uncommon, some people have reported minor side-effects from using CBD oil. These include dry mouth, low blood pressure, feeling sleepy and light-headed. Although CBD is not toxic, always consult a healthcare professional before consuming the oil to treat chronic health conditions. This is essential for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any prescribed medication.
ADMINISTERING CBD OIL
Every individual is genetically unique, so a serving size of CBD oil will be different for each person. CBD oil is usually taken orally in the form of drops or a paste. It is dispensed and held under the tongue until fully absorbed. It has a distinct flavor that some find unappealing, so drinking juice while ingesting the oil may be necessary.
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