What is CBD Oil?

Cannabis sativa is a general plant name, it is made of dozens of cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol (TCH) and cannabidiol (CDB).

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a direct derivative of hemp, a plant closely related to marijuana. Although it has no psychoactive properties, CBD is the second most commonly found active ingredient in marijuana. The biggest and most important difference between the two is the amount of THC it contains, in general, cannabis plants contain both CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), those are both medicinal compounds.

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the cannabinoid in cannabis that is responsible for the plant’s psychoactive properties. This is the plant’s main psychoactive component. So if you consume THC, you will likely experience the “high” linked to marijuana.
In contrast, taking CBD oil will not give you that high or any psychoactive effects. CBD offers all the benefits without the psychoactive and toxic potential because the THC levels in the CDB oil are almost zero.

There is a whole system in both human and animal bodies known as the endocannabinoid system. This system is located in the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) and is made up of receptors. These receptors bind THC and CBD among other components of the cannabis plant.

Two of the most important cannabinoid receptors involved in the regulation of important body functions are:

Cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2 also known as CB1 and CB2
  • CB1 receptors are found mainly in two critical areas of the brain: the amygdala and the hippocampus. The amygdala is responsible for the emotional response and, in particular, for fear. The hippocampus is involved in memory.
  • CB2 receptors are found in the body’s immune and lymph systems (eg, lymph nodes), along with the peripheral nervous system.

This system influences many processes related to pain, mood, immune function and much more, so when they are activated, they control several diseases symptoms.
When the CBD is introduced into the body, it has the same effect that the receptors and helps to maintain a healthy metabolism.

Does CBD Oil work?

CBD is gaining a reputation as a magical elixir to treat everything from anxiety to depression, inflammation to acne.  Some researchers are even looking into whether it could be used as an adjunct treatment for opioid addiction.

But does it works?

Some pre-clinical and animal studies show CBD may have anti-anxiety properties and may be antipsychotic for the majority of uses.

When CBD is ingested, it exerts a litany of physiological effects that are possible through the activation of ‘cannabinoid receptors’ – receptors that are activated by CBD and are part of a system in the body called the endocannabinoid system.

This system influences many processes related to pain, mood, immune function and much more, so when they are activated, they control several diseases symptoms.

When the CBD is introduced into the body, it has the same effect that the receptors and helps to maintain a healthy metabolism.

  • The CDB oil promises therapeutic effects such:
  • Anti-inflammatory activity
  • Promoting strong joints & mobility
  • Reducing anxiety & stress
  • Blocking cell growth (Cancer)
  • Preventing the growth of blood vessels that supply tumors
  • Anti-viral activity
  • Reducing chronic pain
  • Reducing seizure frequency & muscle spasms
  • Benefitting aging & wellness
  • Relieving nausea & digestive issues
  • Calming aggression
  • Our thought and understanding processes,
  • Pain
  • Improve appetite,
  • Improve memory,
  • Sleep
  • Regulate mood and immune function.

Perhaps one of the most studied ways that CBD can positively affect humans and our pets alike is its ability to treat anxiety.

Does CBD oil get you high?

Despite sharing similarities with marijuana in terms of chemical composition, CBD does not produce the same psychoactive “high” that is usually associated with its more colorful cousin.

CBD is a non-psychoactive substance

that does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the chemical compound responsible for the “high” psychoactive felt by marijuana.

However, many CBD users have reported feeling what can be described as an “light body”, which can have several manifestations, all of which can be described as the general feeling of “relief” that many users feel.

Whether it is a relief from physical pain, mental and emotional stress or anxiety, CBD users will report a temporary feeling of improvement in any mental or physical distress that may be bothering them.

This sense of relief is not overwhelming, nor does it can harm you,  like THC. However, it is still palpable and tangible enough for the user to report some feeling of mild to moderate improvement after consuming CBD.

Is CBD Oil Harmful?

Although there is a long list of CBD oil benefits, there are also some potential side effects to be aware of. The good news is that side effects tend to be very rare when taking CBD, especially if you take the proper dose. Even so, you should be aware of potential effects like:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Mood changes
  • Appetite changes
  • Anxiety

You should also consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking CBD oil if you are on any medications or over-the-counter supplements since these may cause interactions. This also applies if you are planning to use other forms of CBD such as gummies or capsules.

Is CBD oil safe to take daily?

The dosage depends on the effect you want to achieve.

Everyone has a different motivation to take it, it can be nutritional supplement/disease/symptom, etc.

The CBD concentration level is a important factor.  When the CBD is more concentrated you will need fewer drops because what matters is the amount of CBD in mg that will be ingested.

It is recommended to start with a low dose and increase it gradually so that the body adapts slowly to the CBD. Start, e.g. one drop a day and increase one drop more each day.

Example of a CBD oil dosage:

  • Day 1: 1x a drop
  • Day 2: 2x a drop
  • Day 3: 1x one drop + 1x two drops
  • Day 4: 2x two drops
  • Day 5: 1x two drops + 1x three drops
  • Day 6: 2x three drops

Drops of CBD Oil can be taken 1-3 times a day at different times of the day. If you choose to only take it once a day, then choose whether you want to take the drops of CBD oil or the CBD oil capsules in the morning or at night before going to bed.

In CBD oil capsules, pay attention to the CBD contained in mg and adjust your intake according to the drops of CBD oil. A dosage recommendation must be included with each product.

Cannabidiol has no known side effects, but you shouldn’t overdo the dosage.

Cannabidiol works in small doses and may be less effective at very high doses.

A lower dose is often the best option, especially in cannabinoid products. When purchasing CBD oil, always observe the respective recommended dose in the product descriptions.
The dosage of CBD oil is very individual, there is no fixed dose for all people and all diseases.

CBD Oil in Water. Does it work?

CBD has been well studied for its medicinal properties, research suggests it may relieve chronic pain and help reduce anxiety and inflammation. You can now buy a variety of CBD products, including oils, capsules, and gummies, among other edibles.

CBD water has also become widely available recently, drawing praise and criticism.

Manufacturers claim that drinking it can be an easy way to get your CBD fix and reap its potential health benefits. One of the main problems with CBD water is that most brands contain very little CBD. The amount in each serving fluctuates by brand, but most provide around 2–5 mg. Although dosage recommendations can vary, most studies evaluating this compound’s beneficial effects have used doses of at least 15 mg per day.

Many companies justify their products’ low CBD content by claiming that they use nanotechnology to decrease particle size and boost your body’s ability to absorb and utilize CBD. But research on the effects of nanotechnology on CBD absorption is limited.
More studies are needed to determine whether using nanoparticles in CBD water has any effect on absorption.

CBD is a highly unstable compound that requires careful preparation and storage to help preserve its medicinal properties. Exposure to light and air can cause it to break down, negating its potential beneficial effects. Most CBD water is stored on grocery shelves under bright lights in clear containers for days or even weeks, degrading its CBD content.

One study evaluated the effects of certain storage conditions on cannabinoids and found that exposure to light caused the greatest loss of CBD.

Temperature had no effect, but exposure to air also led to significant losses in cannabinoid content. Therefore, as soon as you open CBD water, the little CBD it contains immediately begins to break down.

Although more studies are needed, these findings suggest that CBD water is unlikely to have much of a medicinal impact. If you’re looking to try CBD, drinking CBD water is one of the most expensive routes to take. A single 16-ounce (473-ml) serving can cost around $4–7 USD, excluding tax and shipping. This is significantly more pricey than other forms of CBD.

Our final opinion is that CBD Water is more expensive and likely less effective than most other CBD products. Given that this compound loses its medicinal properties when exposed to air or light, CBD water is unlikely to provide benefits.

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