CBD and THC are becoming popular day by day. If THC causes euphoria, dizziness, voracious hunger and lethargy, the usual symptoms caused by marijuana use - CBD is responsible for the feeling of placidity and tranquility, it does not cause you “high” and is not psychoactive. Rising popularity of CBD is responsible for the involvement of more and more newcomers in the world of consumerism of this substance containing products. There is a clear rule to start using CBD, and that is, start with low doses and follow the guideline.
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If you are a newcomer or are hesitating whether you should start or not taking advantage of CBD or about the doses of CBD products, then just go on reading this beginners guide and find the tip that better fits your necessities.
How Does CBD Work?
The endocannabinoid system is a complex biological system in the human body. it impacts several major processes, including appetite, sleep, mood, and memory. The endocannabinoid system has three components: receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids. Researchers believe that CBD does not directly attach itself to the receptor but influences it in some way. Activating these receptors is what allows for many of the health benefits that people associate with the compound.
CBD can also influence non-cannabinoid receptors. CBD modulates the 5ht serotonin receptor, which can treat psychotic disorders. It can also affect the TRPV1 receptor, which is responsible for pain and inflammation.
Now rephrasing what was said. CBD interacts with the main receptors of our nervous system,without causing fundamental changes. As a consequence of this interaction CBD makes necessary changes to reduce anxiety symptoms, relieve pain and help with insomnia.
CBD edibles are the best options for the beginners. Cookies, gummies, or drops can become part of your daily routine. They are easy and not so expensive to buy, are comfortable to take with you, and enjoyable.
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Health Benefits of CBD
Before talking about the ways of taking CBD and CBD containing products let’s mention some major advantages that CBD has on our health.
- reduce anxiety
- reduce depression
- improve sleep
- reduce seizures in people with epilepsy
- soothe inflammation
- relieve pain
- improve heart health
- improve symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
We can continue this list with more benefits of CBD, nevertheless, it’s time to talk about how the beginners should take it.
How to Start Taking CBD
Before you start taking CBD think about the issue you want to treat with this component. It is relevant to decide what products you should take and how these products must be usd.
Once the target is clear you can choose the appropriate product.
Insomnia - CBD Sleep Oil Tinctures can be a good option for insomnia. Some drops of these tinctures, at least one hour before sleep, will help you to gain the rest you need to start the next day with new energy and strength.
Acné - CBD oil is an all-natural topical solution. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help with skin problems. The best option is to use topicals.
Stress - To treat anxiety, stress and depression the options and variety of CBD products is wide. Drops are perfect to put under the tongue, CBD combination with terpenes in form of spray, CBD pills as a supplement or calming balms for the body are all alternatives to deal with overwhelmed daily routines and calm down.
The main advice for beginners is to start with ultra-low doses. There is a wrong conception that CBD must be taken in high doses to feel its effects. NO! Even a low dose of CBD is noticeable in a short period of time.
If you are using inhalation products leave a margin of at least 15 minutes in between the inhalations. Normally, if you have not arrived at the desired result you can take an additional inhalation puff in 15-30 minutes.
These examples are only relative options. It is very individual as to how you should take CBD. It depends on your weight, the issue you are trying to treat, your overall health in general, on the one hand, and the concentration of CBD in the drops, in each pill or gummy.
It is always a good idea to consult a doctor or a professional about the doses you have decided to take.
Does an Overdose Exist in CBD?
Every year more and more research is being done about the positive effects and side effects of CBD. Until 2017 it was highly believed that CBD even in large doses was not harmful for humans. Nevertheless, some studies claim that it can cause liver problems.
Possible side effects of CBD are:
- changes in appetite
- changes in weight
If you experience any of these complications consult a specialist.
CBD has lots of advantages and very few disadvantages. If you are a beginner and decide to become a member of the worldwide spread CBD consuming community just take a while to go through the basic guides for CBD beginners.