CBD is a compound
Although THC, another cannibinoid found in cannabis plants is psychoactive, CBD does not have that kind of impact. Instead CBD used in small doses can be alerting, or in higher doses it reduces anxiety, relieves pain, reduces depression and psychotic thoughts, can stop nausea and relaxes muscle spasms and convulsions. It also works as anti-tumor and neuro-protectant, as well as an antioxidant and a strong anti-inflammatory agent.
CBD is an abbreviation of cannabidiol which is a compound found in cannabis plant. There are many compounds in the plant. Although the most known is THC, the plant also contains a lot of CBD.
CBD oil is made of CBD extract from cannabis plant which is then mixed with a base that can be for example hemp seed oil or alcohol. The CBD oil is put under the tongue and held there. This way it quickly absorbs into the body’s bloodstream and has a faster effect than it would have in an edible product.
The cannabis plants also contain around 200 essential oils called the terpenes. They are the ones giving the typical flavour and aroma to the cannabis plant. They also work together with the cannabinoids such as the CBD and THC, having positive entourage effects with them.
Yes, it is possible to give CBD to pets, and they can benefit from similar effects like reduced pain, anxiety, seizures and even inflammation. It is recommended to consult a holistic veterinarian before giving any CBD to pets. Also keep in mind the dosage which should usually be very small compared to what people can consume. Dogs for example are highly sensitive to THC because they have a high amount of cannabinoid receptors. They may still benefit from a small amount of a full spectrum CBD hemp oil for example.
It is good to hold the CBD tincture under your tongue from 30 seconds to one minute. It absorbs then more.
There are no psychoactive effects on CBD. The compound in cannabis that people do use to get high is called THC. Instead CBD does have a relaxing effect that for some may feel like a mild feeling of getting high. Many find CBD as a help for insomnia while for some others it feels like too sedating.
CBD does not cause you to get high. It does not have the psychoactive effects that are found in THC. Yet there are some subtle effects of CBD. Mild feelings of relaxation and alertness or clarity of thought are experienced by many of its users.
No, it is not possible to get high from hemp seed oil since it is not a drug. Instead the hemp seeds that the oil is made of contain a lot of protein and nutrients. Hemp seed oil is considered a food product.
Hemp and marijuana plants are two different types of cannabis plants. Hemp is the one used to get CBD Hemp Oil. Marijuana plants are the source for CBD Cannabis Oil. There is little or no THC in CBD Hemp Oil but there can be significant amounts of THC in the CBD Cannabis Oil that is made from the marijuana plant.
No they are not the same product. CBD oil contains concentrated CBD extract that can be used as a medicinal product. Hemp oil does not contain CBD at all, but is made from highly nutritious pressed hemp seeds. It is a food product.
CBD has a lot of different effects. It is non-psychoactive, so it does not get you high. It does have alerting effects in smaller doses and sedating ones in higher doses. It also reduces anxiety, depression, pain and muscle spasms. It can stop nausea or vomiting and it works as an anti-tumor, neuro-protectant anti-convulsant agent and as an antioxidant.
Anxiety is not a simple condition. There are some users who have experienced anxiety or an increase in their existing anxiety levels. However for many users, CBD works the other way, strongly reducing anxiety, which is why many people are interested in or using it. The qualities of CBD as an anxiolytic and anti-psychotic drug is well studied.
It has been shown that CBD is safe even in high amounts. There is no risk of a fatal overdose, but too much of CBD can have side effects like drowsiness and lethargy.
Yes. CBD can interact with many drugs and medicines. The same enzymes that metabolise CBD also metabolise many commonly used drugs. When CBD is used, especially in higher amounts or in the isolate form, it can prevent these CYP450 enzymes from metabolising the drugs. This should not be taken lightly. The doctor must always be consulted. With any life preserving medications and serious conditions like epilepsy an extra caution is needed.
CBD can be used in many different conditions, and many have found help from it when more conventional treatments have not worked. At the moment it is used mostly in treating anxiety, chronic pain and epilepsy but new discoveries of its effects on treating different conditions are found all the time.
CBD edibles often come in the form of gum, gummy bears and chocolates that are infused with CBD. This way CBD can be dosed through eating instead of vaping or placing under your tongue.
Hemp extract is the first form of extract taken from a hemp plant. CBD oil and other CBD products are produced through processing hemp extract. The CO2 and ethanol extraction are the most used methods in this process.
CBD gummies are an edible product that is infused with CBD. There are also other CBD food products.
Pure CBD means CBD molecules that are separated from all other products, even those it naturally occurs with. This pure CBD is called CBD isolate in chemical terms. There are two ways of making CBD isolate; it can be synthesised in a lab or it can be made from the natural CBD in a marijuana or hemp plant. CBD isolate is normally in the form of crystalline white powdery.
CBD powder normally means the CBD isolate which is talked more about above.
CBD vape oil and CBD e-juice are names for a liquid infused with CBD that is then consumed through vaping.
A CBD oil can also be called as a CBD tincture. The names are used interchangeably in the cannabis industry. This tincture or oil is a concentrated liquid containing cannabidiol (CBD).
The CBD tinctures are placed under the tongue. It absorbs through the mouth’s mucous membrane fast and efficiently. Often just a few drops is enough, but you can see the dose in the label.
It takes between a few minutes to 90 minutes of time for CBD to effect. The amount of time varies depending on the way it is used. Vaporisation or smoking has the fastest effects, only in a few minutes. Typically used lotions and balms also take effect quite soon. The sublingual absorption takes the CBD directly from mouth to the bloodstream and also effects between 15 minutes to an hour. Orally used products take a little longer and the effects can be felt in about 90 minutes although there i]effects then also last the longest.
No. A prescription is not necessary, sinceCBD is not a dietary supplement or an FDA approved pharmaceutical.
Yes. In a country or state where it is legal, anyone can buy CBD oil even without a prescription.
CBD is, at the moment, legal in states and countries, where it is also legal to use cannabis in medicinal and recreational ways. If the state allows the use of hemp products, then also CBD is legal. However the laws are different in different states and countries, so for the exact laws in your area you have to find out for yourself.
See “Is CBD legal?” above to get the answer to this question.
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Pretty much anything in the world could be addictive, but CBD is not shown to have any kind of addictive qualities. On the contrary, it seems to have high potential in helping to break harmful addictions.
The cannabis plants naturally produce CBD. It is mainly produced in the resinous flowers but it is also found in the stalk and the leaves.
In the body there are cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids and different enzymes that participate the production and break down of endocannabinoids. All of them together are called the endocannabinoid system. Some of these have been studied more, like the endocannabinoids called anandamide and 2-AG, and the cannabinoid receptors called CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptors are mainly found in the brain and the CB2 receptors in the immune system.
The CB1 receptors are located mainly in the brain and the spinal chord, where they are part of the central nervous system.
The CB2 receptors are mainly part of the body’s immune system.
The purpose of the endocannabinoid system is balance in the body. It works as a homeostasis regulator.
No, a hemp seed lotion will not make you fail a drug test since it does not contain any significant amounts of THC.
No, hemp protein does not contain THC and it will not make you fail a drug test.
Hemp seed oil is made from pressed hemp seeds. It is highly nutritious but it does not contain CBD significantly. So the hemp seed oil is not the same as CBD hemp oil which is concentrated CBD and can be sometimes mixed in a hemp seed oil. CBD hemp oil is often also mixed with MCT oil or coconut oil instead of hemp seed oil.
Yes there is. Different types of hemp plants contain more or less of CBD. The resinous flowers of the flowering hemp plants have the highest concentration of CBD.
It is important to make sure the CBD oil is lab tested and shown to be clean and fit for use. It is possible to get good quality CBD oil from both hemp and marijuana plants. A full plant extract that also contains terpenes and flavonoids found in the plants, is better.
When there is a natural synergistic relationship between the different compounds found in a plant, it is called the entourage effect. The terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids work better together than as isolated substances all by themselves.
No, CBD is not looked for in drug tests. It is not a psychoactive substance like THC which the drug tests are looking for. Some CBD hemp oils may contain a small amount of THC and CBD cannabis oils may contain even significant amounts of THC. It is possible that a drug test detects THC in a person using these oils. Even with the CBD hemp oil (that is allowed to contain only a maximum of 0,3 % THC), if used in larger amounts a drug test can fail. As a CBD user it is important to be aware of this.
Cannabinoids bind to the body’s cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). CBD and other similar cannabinoids can also target non cannabinoid receptors of the body.
CBD is not water soluble. However, it is possible to modify the cannabinoids to behave as they were water soluble.
Neurotransmitters and endocannabinoids are two different thing although they effect on each other. There are many different ones in the body. The endocannabinoids regulate the amount of neurotransmitters, for example when glutamate, a natural neurotransmitter, is present in large quantities, it can cause pain or cell death. The body then releases endocannabinoids to stop more glutamate. Endocannabinoids are the natural cannabinoids in mammals. THC and CBD are cannabinoids from the cannabis plants and they can act in the place of the body’s endocannabinoids.
It is possible to use CBD in different ways. Usually it is consumed either as a sublingual tincture or spray, as a topical lotion or balm, as an edible product or capsule or through inhalation by vaporising or smoking. The benefit of using tinctures and sprays are the very precise dosing as well as the fast absorption and effects. It is also easy to ask quality reports from the manufacturer.