CBD, derived from either hemp or marijuana plants, can help you to find relief for multiple types of medical problems. CBD acts directly on your brain to balance your neurons and provide you with different types of relief from pain to anxiety.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, CBD, is a chemical found in marijuana and hemp plants. It is a member of the Sativa family that is a natural remedy used by communities throughout time to treat different types of physical and mental problems.
CBD is natural, and unlike its cousin THC, it is not psychoactive and therefore does not get you high, which makes it ideal for treating multiple types of problems. CBD oil is one to ingest CBD. You can add the oil to food or smoke it through a pipe.
How can CBD help you?
CBD has multiple medical benefits that scientists are even now proving. The benefits cross from physical relief to mental aid.
1. Pain Relief
CBD oil can help treat minor pains. The CBD oil can help with more major pain problems such as cancer pain, but the oil often requires the THC to help treat severe pain. CBD oil alone acts on the endocannabinoid systems in your brain.
The CBD oil can help with chronic pain and reduces inflammation by reducing the nerves’ ability to respond. The CBD oil can help treat pain from arthritis to overstrained muscles from an intensive workout.
2. Mood Disorders
CBD can help treat mood disorders by helping to block your brain’s receptors for anxiety and stress. CBD can help different types of mood disorders.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects men, women, and children who have suffered from extreme events. The mind of a person who has PTSD is in a constant state of arousal that does not stop. CBD Oil can help you to quiet your mind and reduce the amount of arousal, which can reduce the number of sleep disturbances, nightmares, and other memories that try to surface.
Anxiety can be debilitating to those that suffer from it. It can shape your life and prevent you from living it. CBD oil can help to decrease the levels of anxiety and to bring it to manageable levels. In one study, groups received with placebo or CBD right before a public-speaking event.
Taking a dose of at least three hundred mg of CBD before the speaking event had a considerable effect on the person’s anxiety. The people taking the placebo did not have the same benefit.
CBD also shows promise in treating the effects of depression. It acts on the serotonin receptors in your brain, helping help regulate the feelings of depression and behaviors associated with depressing. CBD has shown long-term effectiveness binding to your bran’s receptors to help with making social interactions smoother.
Not all forms of epilepsy can receive the same treatment with CBD. Some types of epilepsy do not yet have a strain that is effective in their treatment. Currently, Dravet Syndrome is the only federally approved epilepsy condition to have proven effective in treatment with CBD. Dravet syndrome starts when a person is only a few months old and causes the sufferer to have several hundred seizures a month, and when treated with CBD, they are reduced to maybe three a month.
How much should you take?
When it comes to taking any medications, including CBD, your age, sex, weight, height, medical condition, and activity levels dictate the amount of CBD you need for your condition. There are many variables you will need to consider before you start taking CBD. It is advisable to talk to your doctor about taking CBD before you start to ensure there are no adverse drug reactions.
With your doctor’s approval, they may be able to recommend a strain that can help your condition effectively. They cannot recommend what dose you will need as CBD dosages are not taught in schools. They will advise you to start with a low dose and observe the effects on your body before you gradually start to increase the dosage.
Everything will affect the dosage you need from how little to how much you ate the previous day to your genetic makeup and diet. Standard servings of CBD are around twenty-five mg taken once or twice daily. With a gradual increase about once a month for your body to adjust your body to the oil and to stop it, should you have problems.
If you are taking CBD in oil form, you will be able to follow your dosage with the dropper that comes with the oil. Keeping a log of the strain, dosage, and how you consumed it is a place to start. Most bottles specify a single drop as a dosage. You can take the drop under your tongue or add it to a drink.
Other types of CBD products, such as edibles, will come prepackaged with the dosage already established. Taking the oil and increasing your dosage is a gradual process. You will need to figure out how much is in the dropper before you take it as the amount listed on the bottle is the amount of the entire bottle.
A single drop, regardless of the size of the bottle, is usually around 0.05 mL. The measurement is for only a drop, not the entire dropper. CBD bottles vary in size, and you can do the math by the amount of CBD each bottle contains, with each drop of CBD having around five mg of CBD.
CBD Side Effects
Not everyone has the same type of side effects, and a lot of research is still needed on the number and types. The most common side effects of taking CBD are fatigue, changes in weight or appetite, and diarrhea. If you are taking other medication, please talk with your doctor before using it for possible interaction complications.
CBD can help you relieve stress, find sleep, and keep unobtrusive thoughts from overwhelming you. If you are new to CBD, go to a licensed dispensary for in-person help with dosages. It will also guarantee the quality and purity of the content. CBD is legal across the United States if it is made from Hemp, but not all states accept the CBD made from marijuana. Be aware of your state’s laws before you proceed.