CBD For Dummies
Now that we are finding cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) are becoming more and more available throughout Canada, we see more people than ever before trying each product than ever before. However people are often still not quite sure exactly what CBD is, what are the long and short term effects on body and mind, is CBD safe and how much should they be taking, etc…
If this is your first time looking to try CBD, but you don’t know how and where to start, then this is the guide for you and will educate you on everything you need to know before ordering your first batch of CBD products.
What exactly is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the many active compounds found in the cannabis sativa plant, the other well known compound being tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the compound that has the psychoactive properties that “make you high”.
CBD, on the other hand, still offers many of the exact same medicinal and wellness benefits that THC does, but without the psychoactive effects. These qualities make CBD an extremely safe, natural and affordable alternative to traditional pain and inflammation relief, also making is an excellent choice for athletes looking for post-athletic and post-workout recovery.
How do I take CBD?
CBD is a versatile product and can be found in a variety of forms. There is no number one route of administration when it comes to CBD, which is why we recommend that you choose a product that will provide you with the dosage you are looking for lasting for the length of time you require.
Are there bad side-effects when taking CBD?
Taken by itself, CBD is a very safe substance, however in some cases it can have interactions with pharmaceuticals with unintended side-effects. When taken in higher doses, CBD can sometimes reduce the effectiveness of certain enzymes that help your body metabolize and process blood thinners, insulin injections, pain killers and more. This is why we always recommend anyone taking these types of medications for existing health conditions to consult with their family doctor before starting to use CBD products.
If you are taking pharmaceutical medication, you should always keep an eye on your blood levels and adjust CBD dosages accordingly. Bad interactions almost always occur when someone is taking extremely high dosages of CBD isolate products that are almost 100% pure CBD.