How to use CBD Oil
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the health and wellness properties of CBD are being studied by scientists and doctors around the world. As a safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is renowned for its medical and therapeutic abilities.
CBD is closely related to another important medicinally active compound: THC, the compound that causes the high that cannabis is famous for. These are the two components of marijuana that have been most studied by scientists.
Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or “wasted”. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on the receptors in the brain and body.
CBD can actually lessen some of the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each compound is consumed. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the high – or with less of a high. The fact that CBD is therapeutically effective as well as non-intoxicating, and easy to take as a CBD oil, makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are nervous about trying cannabis for the first time.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
CBD and THC interact with our bodies in a variety of ways. One of the main ways is by mimicking and augmenting the effects of the compounds in our bodies called endocannabinoids – so named because of their similarity to compounds found in the cannabis plant. These endocannabinoids are part of our body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience – our mood, our energy level, specific bodily functions, how we experience pain, hunger, stress, and more.
It’s important to note that CBD is a molecule, not a miracle cure-all. CBD oil has been advertised as a curative for the sick and a preventive for the healthy, an all-purpose palliative for pets as well as people of all ages. Taking CBD alone may not always have the desired therapeutic effect. There is compelling evidence that CBD works best in combination with THC and the full spectrum of other components found in the cannabis plant. CBD oil products and flower with varying levels of THC and CBD are available for smoking or vaping at cannabis dispensaries in states that have legalized the herb for therapeutic use. CBD has a low-risk profile and many people are using CBD as an add-on therapy to their existing treatment plans.
HOW TO USE CBD OIL
Similar to cannabis and its other extracts, CBD oil uses number in the hundreds if not thousands. It can be consumed and or applied in numerous ways. Most options fall into a few general categories, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. You’ll experience different effects if you smoke CBD-rich flower or vape a THC-rich cartridge; swallow a gelcap or drop CBD oil under your tongue.
Everybody processes cannabis a little differently. The diversity of human experience means that finding your ideal form of cannabis consumption may take some experimentation.
The key differences between ways of using cannabis pertain to these questions:
- Onset: How quickly will cannabinoids begin to work?
- Dose: What’s a reasonable starting dose for CBD?
- Effect: Which parts of the body will be most affected?
- Duration: How long will the effects of CBD last?
CBD dosage required depends on the quality of the product, the reason for its use, and how we uniquely metabolize or process cannabis.
HOW CAN I GET CBD PRODUCTS?
While using cannabis products can be fun and experimentative, getting products can oftentimes be a hassle. Most cannabis products will be found in cannabis dispensaries in states where the medicinal usage of cannabis is legal. In these dispensaries, you can find countless products ranging from flower and edibles to vape pens to gel capsules.
But in the day and age of technology, why should you have to get up from your couch to enjoy cannabis? Doobie strives to solve this issue by delivering cannabis right to your doorstep! In addition to delivering products, Doobie also helps cater your cannabis journey towards your specific taste, so you can have the best cannabis experience without having to drive to the store!
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