What is CBD?
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.
What Is the Endocannabinoid System?
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.
How Does CBD Work?
When external forces such as stress, diet, or toxins disturb the body’s homeostasis the endocannabinoid system kicks in to help restore balance. Cannabis compounds like CBD are thought to assist in this balancing act. If you are in perfect health, you probably don’t need cannabinoids, because they are only important when you are “out of balance”.
What Does CBD Do?
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.
Can I take CBD with prescription medication?
Always consult with your physician before using CBD and prescription medications.
How much CBD should I take?
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