What you need to know about CBD.
What is CBD?
CBD means cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in Indica hemp plants.
Cannabis Indica hemp plant originates from Middle East.
Indica plants grow faster than Sativa and each plant produces more buds, have higher levels of CBD and less THC.
CBD may support wellness and mental well-being, it’s not intoxicating, so CBD can be used daily without experiencing a high.
CBD comes in many forms. The most popular are sublingual CBD Oils. The CBD oils are very popular because of the sublingual use, by which CBD oil is well absorbed and rapidly taken up into the circulation and take effect rather quickly.
The other products include:
- CBD infused Coffee and Tea
- CBD Edibles such as gummies/candies
- CBD Water
- CBD Chocolate
- CBD Topicals
- CBD Patches
- CBD pre rolls and more.
Will CBD Oil interact with Medication?
Most likely will. Like with all drugs, you need to check with your doctor. CBD and all of your prescription drugs are broken down by your body the same way.
CBD is rising in popularity as a natural medicine for number of ailments such as anxiety, chronic pain, inflammation, depression, epilepsy, high blood pressure just to mention few.
It is commonly used in combination with other medications, so it's very important to consider how cannabidiol interacts with other medications.
Cannabidiol tends to be more tolerable and produces less side effects than prescribed medications. The promising health benefits without side effects make CBD an appealing alternative to prescription medications. Like with all drugs, consideration of possible drug and food interactions is necessary.
Is CBD addictive?
There is no evidence to suggest that CBD can be habit-forming.
Does CBD helps with Anxiety?
Full-spectrum CBD oil that contains all of the cannabinoids is known to ease anxiety, and with just a little amount of THC of 0.3% to help CBD do its job.
People that never experienced CBD treatment it is recommended sublingual oil or a capsule. Starting with low dose and gradually increase the dosage to what works best. Great thing about CBD oil is that you don’t have to smoke it, it will not get you high and it is less sedating than glass of wine and the best part? It is legal!
Does CBD help with Chronic pain?
CBD has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and it is an analgesic (pain reliever) especially with terpenes Myrcene or Caryophyllene, which are effective in managing pain. High CBD content with very low THC product could reduce pain while keeping you mentally sharp. 60 year old Ralph Hawkins from Georgia who had a knee replacement, says it took him just few days with a CBD oil to stop using prescription drug Percocet. You can also use CBD salve on the affected area, it can work directly on nerve receptors there. Try it, but you should check with your doctor first. Always start with low dose, see the effects and increase the use as needed.
Will my pet get high if I give him CBD?
No. CBD will not affect your dog or cat. Make sure that any CBD pet product you buy has Certificate of Analysis showing a THC level under 0.3%.
Is CBD legal in professional sport?
Last year the World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from banned substances list, made it legal for athletes to use it – with the exception that it is not banned by their race regulations. NCAA doesn’t ban CBD, but it has THC limit of 36 nanograms per milliliter NBA and NHL currently prohibit CBD, MLB and NHL do not.