CBD has been in the news a great deal recently. It can’t have escaped anyone’s attention that CBD is a hot topic right now, or that the industry itself is going from strength to strength.
There are vast amounts of data and clinical studies out there showing the many, varied benefits of CBD. Medical and scientific interest in the compound is at an all-time high, and lots of work is going into understanding just how CBD benefits various areas of the body, from the mind to organs to the central nervous system. Out of all this research and study, we are starting to get a good idea of just how CBD does what it does.
Here, we’re going to look at the mechanism CBD uses to act on the body, and just what the beneficial effects are of the compound. So, with that in mind, let’s jump in.
One of the things many people don’t know about our bodies is that we’re designed to accept and benefit from CBD. And that’s because we all have an endocannabinoid system. Humans have an inbuilt function in our bodies to derive enormous benefits from CBD. Your body already produces small amounts of CBD and other cannabinoids naturally, so when you use CBD, you’re just giving it more of a substance it already contains.
As a fascinating aside, many animals – including cats and dogs – also have an ECS that responds favourably to the introduction of additional CDB. It’s almost like nature’s trying to tell us something.
The ECS works alongside a number of essential functions in your body, such as your immune system. CBD works so well because it works in harmony with the body to release beneficial chemicals that benefit overall wellbeing. In short, it isn’t a drug that overpowers your body; it simply works with your endocannabinoid system to promote wellness and various therapeutic benefits across many areas of the body.
One of the main things that prevents many people who could benefit from CBD from trying it is that they mistakenly think its cannabis. But this isn’t true.
CBD comes from hemp, and while hemp is a member of the marijuana genus, it isn’t close to the same thing as recreational cannabis. When someone smokes or eats cannabis, for example, it’s the THC content therein that gives the ‘high’ and added effects like slowed reaction time and, sometimes, paranoia. In industrial hemp plants grown for CBD cultivation, THC levels are nearly non-existent – less than one-percent. Hemp, however, does have very high levels of CBD and that’s why it’s grown specifically for that use. Anyone using CBD doesn’t have to worry that they are indulging in a psychoactive experience, because the compounds that cause this in cannabis simply are not present at high enough levels in CBD.
CBD doesn’t provide a high like recreational cannabis, but instead can sometimes bring about gentle feelings of well-being. New users of CBD may find the first couple of experiences carry a minor effect, but the vast majority of people can use CBD without experiencing any adverse side effects or addictive properties.
When you first decide to try CBD, the rule of thumb is always ‘Start Low, Go Slow’. As with anything you put into your body, you need to feel comfortable with the effects and taking a large dose at the first time of use is not recommended.
In terms of how to increase the dosage, we recommend the Uptitration method. Start with a dosage of around 10-15mg of CBD per day, evaluating how you feel on a weekly basis and, if required, slightly increase the dosage week on week, until you feel you have reached your desired effects. Maintain that level until it is no longer as effective, before continuing to follow the Uptitration method as needed.
It’s important to remember that every person’s body is unique and has different requirements and levels of tolerance. You need to find the dose that works for you, and it’s always best to start at the lower end of the scale and work upwards. Once you find your perfect spot, you’ll benefit from everything CBD has to offer, from increased wellness to boosted mood.
If you want to find out more about CBD or find the right CBD product for your needs, visit the Hempura store today. We offer a credible, trustworthy platform for your CBD needs, and all of our products undergo rigorous testing before we offer them to our customers.