What is CBD?

The cannabis plant contains several different chemical compounds known as cannabinoids, which interact with the body's endocannabinoid system. One of those cannabinoids is cannabidiol, better known as CBD. CBD, unlike THC, is non-psychoactive, which means it won't get you high, and there's a growing body of evidence that it has multiple health benefits.

To understand the effects of CBD we must first understand the human endocannabinoid system. Homeostasis is the concept that most biological systems are actively regulated to maintain conditions within a narrow range. Our body doesn’t want its temperature to be too hot or too cold, blood sugar levels too high or too low, and so on. Conditions need to be just right for our cells to maintain optimum performance. The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a vital molecular system for helping maintain homeostasis.

 

If you are in perfect health, you probably don’t need cannabinoids. While research is ongoing early evidence suggests CBD may help an array of physical and mental issues. CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is found throughout the human body’s nervous system, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune system. CBD oil has been said to help anxiety, alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and much more.

Always consult with your physician before using CBD and prescription medications.

 

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all dosage and users should expect some trial and error. Several different factors can affect dosage such as the concentration of CBD, weight of the individual, the individual’s body chemistry, and the ailment being treated.

We can make suggestions on dosage based on 3 principles:

1.Body Weight
  • <150 lbs- 12-15mg per day
  • 150-240 lbs- 18-23mg per day
  • >240 lbs- 23-30mg per day
2. Start low and increase as needed. Starting with a lower amount will not only help find the appropriate dosage, it also may help you understand how CBD affects you and it will save you some money.
 
3. Consult your physician When in doubt, consult your physician, especially if you have an existing medical condition. While there aren’t a lot of doctors who have experience with CBD, most doctors should have a good idea on how your body will react and can provide you a professional dosage for your situation.