CBD Faqs to help your understanding. At citrus green CBD, we get asked many questions. As CBD is relatively new to the uk, there are still many unknowns. We have put together the answers to the most frequently asked CBD questions we have received over the years.
What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol. A chemical compound (one of over 60 active compounds. ‘cannabinoids’) in the cannabis plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance used in products like CBD Oils and CBD edibles. People use CBD as a food supplement that helps them maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve their wellbeing.
How does CBD work?
Research has shown phytocannabinoids (CBD) to be a potent aid in supporting overall wellbeing in human bodies, achieved when CBD enhances the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). These receptors are in virtually every cell and tissue type in the human body (hence the seemingly endless array of CBD uses).
ECS affects many aspects of human health, including inflammation and immune function.
What is the correct CBD Dosage?
START LOW GO SLOW. Take regularly and consistently. Monitor effects. Increase dose 1-5gm. 5 to 10mg daily Light Dose 40 – 60mg Heavy Dose
An effective CBD dose can range from 5mg of CBD per day to 150mg per day. Many users start with a few small doses over the day rather than one large dose. Use the same treatment for several days. They check the effects and if need be, adjust the amount. Please don’t overdo it.
How do you take CBD?
You can take CBD a few ways. That’s one of the benefits its that there is a way for everyone. Whatever your preference. Orally, through CBD Oils (Tinctures) ingested with CBD edibles or through inhalation CBD Vape & DAB.
Why do you put CBD oil under the tongue?
This application allows tissues to absorb the cannabidiol and diffuse it into the bloodstream. CBD will still impact you if you swallow the oil.
The difference is that circulating blood levels of CBD will increase when taken sublingually compared to only ingesting the oil. It will be more active CBD in the system, assisting our bodies by boosting the immune system and promoting a sense of wellbeing.
What’s the difference between Hemp & Marijuana?
Marijuana & hemp are two different varieties of the cannabis plant. CBD generally is found in both. But, CBD is typically found in the seeds and stem of marijuana – not in the flowering buds. The strains usually used contain higher quantities of CBD and near-zero traces of THC. Most all CBD-based products in the UK come from the industrial hemp plant.
What’s the difference between CBD & THC?
Both CBD & THC interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the body & brain. But the effects are different. THC is the psychoactive compound in the plant that gets you “stoned”. CBD binds to CB-2 receptors in cell & body tissues outside the central nervous system. THC affects the brain by binding to CB-1 receptors.
Will I get stoned from CBD?
No, CBD will not get you stoned. It’s a non-intoxicating compound. THC is the molecule that’s responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana.
How is CBD made?
CO2 extraction is used to extract pure CBD isolate. It leaves practically zero traces of chemical contaminants in the end product. Alcohol extraction is another method.
Are there any side effects using CBD?
Most research has shown that CBD is perfectly safe. There are no known side effects, though some users have reported;
- Dry mouth
- low blood pressure
- Rarely can cause feelings of mild intoxication
Will my CBD show on a drug test?
A quality CBD product with minimal THC (0.02%) is improbable to show on a drug test. Research has shown people who consume 6 mg of THC per day have a 25% chance of failing a drug test. That equates to about 2,000 mg per day of CBD oil with a THC content of 0.3% or less.
Will CBD interact with my other medications?
At low doses of CBD (anything under 150mg a day), it’s unlikely that significant drug-herb interactions will occur. It is possible that interactions may still occur. CBD can potentially interact with prescribed and OTC pharmaceuticals. If you’re taking medication, where maintaining a certain blood level is critical. Talk with your local GP, health care provider or pharmacist before trying CBD.
Hopefully the CBD faqs has helped you in understanding cbd a little bit better. As more people get curious about CBD we will no doubt receive more questions and will regularly update this CBD faqs blog and share on our social. If you have any questions, please feel free to dm us on our social media accounts. You can also email we will be happy to help where we can.
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Disclaimer: This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not to provide medical advice. It is not to take the place of medical advice. And, treatment from a personal physician. Consult your local GP is our advice. Or a fully qualified health professionals for specific health questions. This information only an informational guide. Its a good starting point of reference. It should not be considered medical advice.