CBD oil is still a relatively new product on the wellness market and people still have plenty of preconceived ideas and assumptions about this cannabis-derived product. Unfortunately, many of these assumptions are often false and are perpetuated by those that do not fully understand cannabinoids and how they interact with the human body.
In this article, we are going to be answering some of the common questions that we receive about CBD oil. If you’ve been to a local pharmacy recently you may have started to see a wide variety of CBD products stack up on the shelves. CBD oil drops are by far the most popular product in the CBD marketplace and anecdotal evidence is continually showing that people are experiencing a range of different therapeutic benefits from the consumption of this oil.
We will be covering the following questions in this article:
● What is CBD Oil?
● How does CBD Oil make you feel?
● What does CBD do to you?
● Will CBD show on a drug test?
● How often should I take CBD oil?
● Can you take too much CBD?
The cannabis plant contains a group of chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. These compounds are responsible for the many different characteristics and traits that collectively make up the profile of the plant.
CBD and THC are the two most widely known cannabinoids. Despite sharing the same molecular structure, the personalities of these two compounds could not be more different.
THC is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It plays a direct role in producing the euphoric high sensation that is often experienced when smoking the cannabis plant.
In contrast, CBD cannot get you high because it does not share the same overtly psychoactive properties as THC. CBD focuses on providing calming, therapeutic benefits.
Taking CBD oil in drops format is one of the most effective ways to consume this cannabinoid. CBD oil is to be administered sublingually, with just a few small drops under the tongue. This allows the oil to diffuse into the blood through tissues in the tongue. You should aim to hold the oil under your tongue for up to 30 seconds, giving the oil the time it needs to diffuse into the blood.
CBD oil that is sold in the UK cannot get you high. For CBD oil to be sold legally in the UK, it must have a THC content of less than 0.2%. These trace amounts of THC are not enough to produce a high sensation.
For this reason, CBD is unlikely to have an effect that is potent enough to impair your ability to drive after consumption, as long as the product has less than 0.2% of THC.
Anecdotal evidence has shown that CBD oil can promote feelings of calm and overall wellbeing among consumers. Over the years, we have seen many different reports and studies making reference to a full array of therapeutic benefits that people have received as a result of consuming CBD oil.
The product is gaining more advocates by the day with more people adding CBD oil to their daily wellness routines.
The effects of taking CBD can vary from person to person.
Some people may experience more profound effects than others. There are many different variables at play here. It’s all about finding the CBD products and the dosage that works for you.
Everyone is unique and just because your friend takes a large dosage of CBD doesn’t mean you will need to as well. Some people can experience tremendous therapeutic benefits by just taking a very small dosage of CBD oil. Other people may require much more CBD oil to receive the desired therapeutic benefits.
To begin with, it’s always best to start small before gradually increasing your dosage. This will give you time to understand how CBD oil affects your body.
This is a question that has a tendency to come up frequently and is often associated with the perception that CBD can get you high - which is false.
CBD should not show up on a drug test. However, it is worth noting that Full Spectrum CBD can contain trace amounts of THC. Legally, CBD products must have a THC content of less than 0.2% in the UK, but there is always a small chance that this could show up on a drug test.
This certainly isn’t anything to worried about. However if drug tests are part of your work then we would suggest that you use CBD oils that are Broad Spectrum, meaning all of the THC has been removed. A few great zero-THC Broad Spectrum CBD oils are: Love Hemp, Pure Sport and DragonflyCBD.
When you’re just starting out, it’s important that you steadily and gradually introduce CBD to your body. This will give your body the time it needs to get used to the chemical compound and experience its therapeutic benefits.
In very rare cases, the consumption of CBD can result in one or two minor side effects. Starting with a small dosage will give you time to identify these and adjust accordingly without being thrown in at the deep end.
It varies for each individual and of course depends on the dosage, but in general the effects of CBD last for approx. 6 hours, so it's often recommeded to take your given dosage twice or three times per day, that should give you full coverage whilst you're awake.
The consensus among the scientific community is that CBD is generally well-tolerated by the human body. From our research, there are no known instances of CBD ‘overdoses’ and exactly what these would look like is difficult to picture.
After all, for the most part, this chemical compound is openly welcomed and embraced by the human body, helping it to promote homeostasis and create a sense of balance.
That said, the Food Standards Authority, who are in charge of regulating CBD products, have suggested a daily limit of 70mg of CBD per day.
We hope you enjoyed finding out more about CBD oil and the common misconception around whether or not it can get you high. If you have any further questions about CBD oil, please chat with our friendly customer support team, who can assist you further and help you to navigate our range of CBD oil products.
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