CBD 101: A New Users Guide

If you are new to CBD and want the basics, you are in right place. This blog is a brief guide about CBD, how it works, and its potential benefits. 

CBD, Cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD is the second- most abundant chemical among the many cannabinoids or molecules produced by the cannabis family. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is non-psychoactive, which means it has no direct impact on cognitive brain activity and does not induce the marijuana-associated "high" effect.

How CBD works?

 Our brains have unique receptors, such as CB1 and CB2, designed to identify cannabinoids. These receptors are responsible for the assimilation of cannabinoid molecules into your system, resulting in the associated psychoactive and immune responses to cannabis utilization.

Pros of CBD:

CBD is ideal for treating all types of pain and illnesses. The CBD molecule can assist users that suffer from anxiety, aches to seizures. Researchers are evaluating CBD for a wide range of health problems, including autism, depression, skin disorders, and schizophrenia. CBD can reduce anxiety and self-deprecating thoughts and there is evidence of that in people with schizophrenia. CBD has been highly effective in reducing seizures, a rare form of epilepsy, in people with Dravet syndrome. Now focus on the anti-inflammatory effects of CBD, for use in different types of arthritis, including knees and hands. Recent research on rheumatoid arthritis-a shows that CBD may help to reduce inflammation.

Cons of CBD:

  • FDA did not approve CBD products for treating anxiety or depressive disorders. Just one CBD product is FDA-approved, and that is for epilepsy treatment.
  • CBD vary greatly in quality, without the FDA's oversight and regulation. Manufacturers may put what they want on labels.
  • Quality CBD is considered healthy but potential side effects can include dry mount, GIT discomfort, Dizziness, Sleeping problems
  • Combining CBD with another medication, there is the possibility for drug reactions. Be sure to contact your doctor before taking CBD if you are taking an antidepressant or any other drugs.

CBD products:

There are different types of CBD products.

  • CBD Topical
  • CBD Tincture
  • CBD Capsules
  • CBD Vape Oils & Vape Pens
  • CBD Gummies
  • CBD Concentrate

How to take CBD?

There are so many ways to take CBD. The mental and physical benefits of CBD are largely dependent on the way of its consumption. Most people rely on only one or two methods.  Each method is unique in experience and effects.

CBD can be taken by four methods,

  1. By Inhalation Method
  2. By Oral Method
  3. By Topical Method
  4. By Sublingual Method

Different techniques are used under each method having different properties and effects.

Which CBD product is right for you?

The best way to find out what CBD products work best for you is through personal trial and error. Try different methods of administration and different items in each category to see what gives you the best outcomes. Keep in mind during your trials, you should record your total daily intake in milligrams (start small and increase over time). You can therefore use the information to track your input (in mg’s) and find the sweet spot.