What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is a product that is obtained from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. Its main ingredient is cannabidiol. It is also distinguished by a very low concentration of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), below 0.2%. This means that there is no psychoactive effect on the human body. It has a wide spectrum of healing properties on the human body. Cannabidiol is CBD. It is a substance that is part of cannabinoids (THC also belongs to the same group). It is an organic chemical compound that interacts with the cannabinoid receptors present in human cells (they are found, among others, in the brain). Thanks to this, it can have a specific effect on the tissues. Cannabidiol itself is a natural remedy that is non-narcotic. CBD has antipsychotic, anxiety-relieving, sedative, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, and pain-reducing properties. The endocannabinoid system mediates processes such as inflammation, learning and immunomodulation. Disturbance of its homeostasis results in the occurrence of many abnormalities (including skin, immune, circulatory and nervous system). An often-used name to refer to oil is CBD hemp oil. However, it should be remembered that hemp oil is a separate food product. It is pressed from hemp seeds. It does not contain any cannabinoids. Therefore, it is devoid of the healing properties of CBD oil.
How should you use CBD oil?
The interaction of CBD oil with the endocannabinoid system naturally occurring in the human body produces very beneficial reactions. Mainly anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and relaxing. For this reason, CBD oils are used in the treatment of many diseases, such as epilepsy, chronic pain, anxiety, autoimmune diseases, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cancer. There are many options for taking CBD at the moment. From CBD oils in various concentrations through gel capsules, topical creams, crystals, inflorescences and e-liquids. The most common method is to consume CBD oils. Which way is the best? How to get the best therapeutic effects? How much CBD should you take to be effective? Of course, the answer will be different for each of you. This is a very individual matter. Our predisposition to absorb cannabidiol and the result we want to achieve are important matters to consider.
Dosage of CBD oil
The recommended way is to drip the oil directly under your tongue and keep it there for about 1-2 minutes. This method ensures good absorption and also facilitates the absorption of the oil. You should know that CBD oils are quite bitter. Each person reacts differently to cannabinoids, depending on how your body absorbs them. It is usually recommended to start with the minimum dose indicated on the package of the oil that you choose. It would help if you started with small doses to get your body used to it and stimulate the endocannabinoid system. For example, when using CBD oils, start with 1-2 drops every 6 hours or twice a day, in the morning and evening. Optimal concentrations are 5% – 10%, the dose may be increased after 7-10 days.
Remember to monitor your body’s reactions to CBD oil carefully. For some, two drops will be sufficient, while for others, it will be a dose much too low. Larger doses are used in neoplastic diseases accompanied by chronic pain, severe inflammation or, in the case, advanced epilepsy. Remember that if you suffer from the above-mentioned diseases, taking CBD should always be consulted with a doctor. In most situations, the use of CBD oil is safe. However, you need to consult a doctor to make sure it does not react with the medications you take. It is important to use common sense and be patient in therapy. Therefore, starting therapy with small amounts, observing the body and increasing the dose if necessary is the optimal solution.