Is CBD right for me?
Due to its interaction with the ECS system, CBD produces a vast array of benefits in the body. It has been identified to play active roles in the digestive, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, endocrine, and nervous systems. These effects include but are not limited to the following;
- Pain relief
- Boost brain health
- Trigger the production of new brain cells (neurogenesis)
- Improve internal balance
- Neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals
- Lowers blood pressure
- Relieving anxiety and depression
- Improves bowel health and appetite
- Aids digestion
- Prevent muscles spasm
- Can serve as replacement therapy for harmful substances
- Boost the health of the musculoskeletal system
Although CBD has been identified to be safe, research has found out that it can lead to the following side effects;
- Drop in blood pressure
- Dry mouth
- Fatigue and irregular eating
- Interaction with pharmaceutical drugs.
- Reduces the ability of Cytochrome P450 to metabolize drugs
- Weight gain
How Much CBD should I take?
The recommended daily intake of CBD varies from one person to the other hence the reason why dosing CBD intake may follow a trial by error process. This is because our body chemistry and the availability of receptors may differ. Here are some simple steps to assist you when determining your CBD dosage.
- Know your Body Mass Index (BMI)
This is one of the essential factors when dosing your CBD. It gives you an idea of the lowest possible dose for your body type. The higher your BMI, the higher the CBD Concentration required, and vice versa. To calculate your BMI, divide your body weight (in Kilograms) by your height (m).
- Pain level
The table below summarizes the best dose for all pain levels based on your weight.
- Experiment with dosage
Once you identify your starter dose, as shown in the table above, it is highly recommended that you increase the dose until you experience the best reactions. Please note; the increase in concentration should be consistent to monitor the change and quickly identify the best dosage. Make sure to monitor your body reaction before and after taking the CBD and make sure it is consistent and measurable.
- Consult with your physician
Seek the opinion of your physician on the best dosage for your CBD products. This could ease your stress.
Will I pass a drug test?
Most drug tests are aimed at identifying the presence of THC and other psychoactive substances. CBD alone will not cause you to fail a drug test. However, there are trace amounts of THC and other compounds due to processing in most CBD products today. Therefore it is possible to test positive.
What are the best methods of taking CBD?
Proposed use and the intended effect predetermines the best method of taking CBD. Although the methods of application may tend to affect the final concentration and bioavailability of the compound, you should consult with your CBD expert or physician for the best methods of application.
Legalities of CBD
Although the law controlling the use and administration of CBD may differ from one state to the other, CBD is legal for use and does not produce life-threatening side effects. It has GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) status, does not create withdrawal effect or lead to addiction.