What is CBD oil & how does it work?
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is one of over 60+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in Cannabis. Another popular cannabinoid you have probably heard of is THC. Both marijuana and hemp are forms of Cannabis. Marijuana typically has a high concentration of THC and a low concentration of CBD. Hemp typically has exactly the opposite, a high concentration of CBD and less than .3% concentration of THC.
CBD is a phytocannabinoid, a plant-based cannabinoid. The human body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. CBD primarily interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system. CBD inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in your body’s naturally-produced cannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system is a network of cannabinoid receptors throughout the entire body but are primarily clustered in the central nervous system and brain. The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance; affecting things such as appetite, sleep pattern, mood, and pain sensation.
CB1 receptors are primarily found in the central nervous system and brain and CB2 receptors are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. Unlike THC, CBD has no binding affinity with the CB1 and CB2 receptors, this is why CBD does not cause any psychoactive effect. Instead, many of the therapeutic benefits of CBD are created through indirect actions.
How much should I take?
The suggested serving size for our CBD-rich Hemp Oil is 15 drops.
Since everyone is unique, there is no standardized dosage for CBD. Experimenting a bit to see what feels best for you is recommended.
A lot of people start with 5 drops in the morning and 7 at night and go from there.
Higher dosages of CBD-rich Hemp Oil are better for pain relief and tend to have a more calming effect, while lower does can be more awakening and are good for overall wellness and restoring your body’s homeostasis.
Topicals should be applied as needed.