How to start taking CBD oil
First of all, it is essential for you to know that the use of CBD as a pain relief alternative has become very popular lately. We assume that if you have reached this page you will have at least some basic knowledge about it, and you are looking for an effective and healthy way to cope with your ailments. However, you may be wondering:
What is CBD oil? What percentages of CBD are there? What is the right dosage I should take? How should I take it?
If this is your case, you have come to the right place, because we are going to answer your questions and provide you with everything you need to know before you start taking CBD.
What is CBD oil?
Hemp oil is not the same as herbal or cannabidiol oil, this oil is derived from hemp seeds and has minimal CBD. On the other hand, pure CBD oil is extracted from marijuana or high CBD industrial hemp which is then blended with hemp seed oil or olive oil to make it more palatable, as its original flavor is usually quite strong and often described as "mushy", although our CBD hemp oil has a liquid consistency and delicate flavor that is much lighter than others available on the market.
Food supplement, not medicine
It is important to note that CBD oils are not medicines. Such oils work on the endocannabinoid system making our body able to react against ailments such as anxiety, stress or chronic pain, helping to prevent epileptic seizures by working on brain cells that may be damaged and helping to reverse ailments in a natural way.
How to take CBD?
One of the most common applications is oil, in fact CBD oil is one of the preferred alternatives when using the cannabinoid as a treatment for pain.
One of the biggest doubts that arise before consuming CBD is whether it is safe for health and if it will have side effects, since we have very internalized the concept of Cannabis referring to THC, and therefore, its psychoactive effects. But you have nothing to worry about, since the use of the oil is totally safe, therapeutic, and even has the approval of the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2017. And in case you were wondering, it doesn't get you high.
Keep in mind that there is no single dose when it comes to CBD. The amount that determines the ideal dose varies from person to person depending on a number of factors, such as age, weight and the ailment we have.
How to calculate the right CBD dosage?
We recommend the tiering method to find the amount that will determine our ideal dosage of CBD products.
Leinow & Birnbaum recommend in their book "CBD: A patient's guide to Medical Cannabis" to start with a micro dose, standard dose or dosage depending on the type of symptoms we have.
It is a good idea to ask your doctor for advice on how much CBD to take.
The amount of 9 to 22.5 mg of CBD per day (CBD/dose/day), depending on your weight, is a micro dose that many users take for the following conditions:
Sleep disorders such as insomnia.
Migraine and other types of headaches
Mood swings and ups and downs
Nausea and menopausal symptoms
PTSD - Post-traumatic stress disorder
Stress and restlessness
The amount of 12 to 30mg per day, always depending on your weight, is the recommended dosage for the following conditions:
Moderate anxiety disorder
Crohn's disease and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
Always consult your doctor
It is important to always consult with a healthcare professional before consuming CBD for medical conditions, as CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.