Everything you need to know about CBD
Understanding what CBD is and how it works can be very difficult. So, let´s for once get a full simple explanation of everything.
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WHAT IS CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, and is derived from Cannabis sativa plant. Unlike delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the active ingredient in Marijuana, CBD is not a psychoactive substance. This means that no matter how much you consume, it will not produce the characteristic feeling of being high.
CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid system – a complex network of receptors and neurotransmitters that are spread throughout the body. This system is interconnected with regulating the balance of various organs and their systems.
The largest amount of these receptors is found in the brain in the so-called central nervous system, as well as the immune system. Cannabinoid receptors are found in almost every organ in the body, including the skin and the digestive system.
The endocannabinoid system controls a wide range of biological functions. CBD works through the endocannabinoid system by increasing our naturally occurring endocannabinoids and activating the endocannabinoid system – thus can help bring on a sense of increased balance and centeredness within body & mind.
CANNABINOIDS AND THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
The Endocannabinoid system is one of many bodily systems that helps to maintain homeostasis in the body, which refers to the stability of your internal environment. Its receptors are widespread and found in the skin, immune cells, heart, brain, and digestive system, and it impacts many body processes. CBD supports the Endocannabinoid System and in doing so facilitates a state of whole body balance and optimal wellness.
The endocannabinoid system involves 3 components: endocannabinoids, receptors and enzymes.
Endocannabinoids – Molecules that your body produces. They are very similar to cannabinoids, but they are produced by your body. These ensure that internal functions in the body take place smoothly. The body produces these on demand, which also makes it difficult to know what the typical level is for each one. Phytocannabinoids on the other hand are cannabinoids that occur naturally in the cannabis plant and can be used as a daily supply, for example CBD.
Endocannabinoid receptors – These are found throughout the body. Endocannabinoids bind to these to in turn activate them to secrete signals that the endocannabinoid system should be activated. These receptors are mainly found in the central nervous system as well as the peripheral nervous system, mainly immune cells.
Enzymes – Its function in the endocannabinoid system is to break down endocannabinoids once they have performed their function.
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE AND HOW OFTEN?
The optimal daily dose of CBD varies from person to person depending on their unique physique, the recommended daily dose of our CBD oil is 1-5 drops, 2-3 times a day.
The best way to calculate how much CBD that works for you is to start with the lowest possible dose and increase over time to be able to find your desired dose.
When taking cannabinoids, you should be aware that it increases the number of active receptors present in the body. It can therefore be estimated that it takes about 3-4 weeks to fully activate the endocannabinoid system.
IS CBD SAFE AND IS IT ADDICTIVE?
There are currently no reports of any overdose of CBD, although high doses can create unwanted side effects. Dosages above about 1000mg (a whole bottle of 10% CBD oil á 10ml) in one day may, however, is worth mentioning. This can cause:
• Dry mouth • Nausea • Headache • Fatigue • Looseness of the bowels
There are also studies today that clearly show that CBD is not addictive and can not be abused as it does not create any dopamine change in the brain.
At DR. Herbals® we only use the plant Cannabis Sativa L (industrial hemp) when we prepare our products. It also includes minerals, vitamins, naturally occurring terpenes and cofactors from hemp. All products at DR. Herbals are EU-approved and contain less than 0.2% THC. Our CBD oils contain 0.0% THC. Our products are developed with the latest method, so-called CO2-extraction. This method has a good reputation for capturing plant substances in the desired form. With this process, we can easily develop our products that consist of a wide range of cannabinoids. We have chosen to use this method as we can choose to have all cannabinoids and terpenes from the hemp plant except THC in our oils which makes the end product completely legal!