The CBD industry is making progress by leaps and bounds with each passing day. It is projected to cross the $16 billion mark by the end of 2025 in the US.
CBD has been the talk of the town for quite some time now. Perhaps this can be attributed to the therapeutic properties of this herbalicious cannabinoid or maybe because people are wondering why wasn’t it taken seriously earlier. Cannabis as been in use for medical and recreational purposes for centuries and this is the first that we’re hearing of it? We demand an explanation!
CBD was “first”- and by first we mean this is where the pre-hype for CBD started- discovered during the Second World War and it has still gotten researchers and scientists confused about how it does what it does.
And what does it do you ask?
Well, we’ll be listing that shortly ahead.
What is CBD?
CBD which is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids ( over 100 ) found in the cannabis/hemp plant. The concentration of CBD in the plant is significantly higher than any other cannabinoid in the Cannabis plant.
CBD that we use for commercial purposes today is extracted from Hemp, which is a variant of the Cannabis Sativa plant that is naturally low in Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and very high in CBD.
CBD is not psychoactive like its cousin THC.
This is a common misconception among the masses that may be CBD will get me high. CBD does not get you high or make you crave munchies.
While THC leads to anxiety, CBD is being studied to assist anxiety patients to overcome their anxiety issues. (Weed/Marijuana/Hashish are the most widely used recreational substances of abuse across the globe.) Where THC, which is the active ingredient in Weed/ Hashish/ Ganja/ Marijuana can lead to cravings and dependency (addiction), CBD is also being studied to assist individuals who are trying to recover from addiction issues.
Cannabis that contains less than 0.3 percent or less THC is classified as Hemp. It is also the variety of the Cannabis plant that is naturally high in CBD levels.
In this article today we’ll be answering some major questions such as :
why should you take CBD?
What CBD products are safe?
How to choose the best CBD products/ brand for you? etc.
How does CBD interact with the Human Body?
The human brain is one of the most complex organs found in the human body. it wouldn’t be wrong to say that the potential of the human mind is unknown to the human mind itself.
The endocannabinoid system is already a prevalent system in human beings. It consists of two receptors, CB1 and CB2. While CB1 receptors are usually found in the central nervous system, CB2 receptors are associated with the peripheral nervous system. The endocannabinoids found in humans are actually neurotransmitters that bind themselves with the cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system.
CBD not only binds the CB1 but also binds to the CB2 receptors found in the peripheral nervous system. Also, it interacts with the human body through many other biological pathways. In the process, CBD is known to activate multiple pathways at a given point in time which accounts for the therapeutic properties exhibited by the plant.
If we talk about the direct interaction of CBD with various ion channels found in the human body, CBD also binds to TRPV1 receptors that are known to provide pain relief, reduce inflammation and mediate body temperature.
The endocannabinoid system still remains under research and it may take a while to fully understand how CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system.
What does CBD do?
The uses and applications of this miraculous plant are literally all over the internet.
From being included in cheeseburgers, breath fresheners, toothpicks to air pollution absorbing walls made out of hemp; the ever-increasing number of CBD users is proof of how this product has solidified its position in the minds of the consumer.
The impact CBD has brought about is not just limited to the general public. Even celebrities have used and regularly use CBD in their lives. Take Kim Kardashian West, for instance, used the product after the birth of her 4th baby. Bubba Watson; who is a famous professional golfer, also hits the bed after taking CBD.
CBD among other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant has some miraculous properties. While research is still underway and it will take a while before CBD develops a clinical history and record that is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure a particular disease.
Both, animal-based research models as well as, human-models for CBD research purposes have been utilized. Human subjects have been a part of the ongoing research on CBD for quite a while now however, the number is still quite low to actually generalize the results on a larger population.
Now before we jump into the when, let’s first address the why, as in Why should you take CBD oil?
Why Should You Take CBD Oil?
While there is no such ideal time that we can pinpoint and guarantee that it works for everyone, we will try to give you some general guidelines.
Other than that the best time for CBD oil consumption really just depends on what your personal preference is. It is imperative that you some trial and testings before deciding on the ideal time slot where CBD fits best into your routine.
The second thing to consider is your purpose for taking CBD oil.
If you’re looking to boost your productivity in the day and striving for a good start you might want to consider taking CBD with your morning cup of coffee/tea.
But wait, that’s just not you?
No problem, a lot of us skip the morning coffee and tea because of the morning nausea. Well, how about taking it in the evening with your croissants while you chillax and lounge on that sofa streaming Netflix with bae? You’ll still get all the benefits from it promise!
Hmm! So what if you’re trying to get rid of the insomniac nights you’ve been having for the past week? When should you take it then?
Well, experts recommend that you take it an hour before hitting the bed, not because it is a sleeping pill because they believe consuming medicines before bed or with your breakfast is the only time you’ll be able to maintain your schedule and reap it the benefits.
CBD is not a miraculous natural sedative, in fact, because of their low THC levels (equal or less than 0.03%), they are not sedative at all.
CBD just boosts your natural body systems to help induce sleep naturally. By regulating an individual’s working, sleeping, eating, and digestion process and patterns, users have reported a surge in their daily productivity and energy levels, a better mood, and a general feeling of well being which in turn has put a lot of things in perspective for them, including their sleeping routine.
Let’s take a look at what factors govern the principle time to take CBD in detail.
What does CBD claim to do?
Advertising CBD products is something that needs careful attention.
Companies have to make sure they don’t make any health claims as there is no conclusive evidence or documented clinical history to support this fact. This is also because experts are afraid patients with chronic illnesses such as cancer would ditch their medical treatments and resort to using CBD oil only if open advertising for the benefits of CBD is allowed.
CBD companies then resort to using customer testimonials and third-party reviews for their company that do the advertisement for them.
Returning back to the topic let’s talk about the documented evidence of CBD benefits:
Many experts including Dr. Brad Ingram who is an Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Centre of the Pediatrics department has been conducting clinical trials for CBD on children and teenagers suffering from Epilepsy for quite some time now.
Promising results from similar trials including Dr. Brad’s experiments have led to the first CBD inclusive anti-seizure medicine for Epilepsy. The Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex medicine contains a high amount of CBD and uses the cannabinoid to reduce the number and intensity of seizures in Epileptic patients.
After displays of such encouraging outcomes, Doctors, Pharmacologists, Researchers, and consumers alike are eagerly interested in what more CBD has to offer.
Researchers and Doctors hope that one day they will be able to use CBD to treat other diseases as well. It will take time however before doctors and researchers have a comprehensive 101 guide on how it works.
As of now, CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Only take CBD products after consulting with your healthcare professional.
Also, if you have some underlying medical issues that you feel have been triggered by the use of the compound, we suggest you stop using it completely.
The Best Way To Take CBD Oil
There are a lot of CBD products on the market which range from edibles, oils, concentrates, isolates, gummies, vape juices, lotions, creams, and so forth. So, the question arises what is the best way to consume CBD?
Well, it depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re looking to treat your acne obviously you will go for a cream or lotion.
However, if you’re looking to take CBD for other reasons such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc there are a variety of products you could choose from. But then again, there must be an optimal consumption method for CBD. Read on to understand why we have chosen the below mentioned two CBD products as the best ways to consume CBD Oil.
The word CBD Oil is usually comprehended by people as an oil tincture across the globe.
CBD Tinctures are by far the most common CBD product that is available out there in the market.
Many retailers as well as online eCommerce stores have a wide variety of CBD tinctures to address the needs of different consumers.
The phenomenon of bioavailability is one that needs to be understood while determining the best way to consume CBD. It means that how much of CBD will actually be consumed and utilised by your body and how much of it will be wasted.
Edibles provide the lowest level of bioavailability as more than 50% of the compound is excreted out during the digestion process and the rest is filtered out pretty soon too, leaving you with only 6% absorption of CBD into your body. CBD tinctures are arguably one of the highest bioavailable methods (as believed by many, although there isn’t much evidence to support it).
How to use CBD Tinctures?
This particular CBD product is designed in a way to be administered through an oral placebo. This is one of the oldest methods to administer a dosage of any medication because of its effectiveness and efficiency.
You simply need to work out the dosage that works best for you after visiting a healthcare professional who will tell you the exact dosage in terms of drops.
Once you are ready to take Cannabidiol, simply pull the desired CBD into the dropper from the bottle and let the drops fall under your tongue. (where the soft tissue resides). Let it stay there for a minute or two to ensure that CBD is fully absorbed in your system.
Viola! You have successfully administered yourself with Cannabidiol. Wasn’t that pretty easy?
Benefits of CBD Tinctures
- Easy To Use
- Immediate absorption & effects
- Effective and Efficient
- Variety of Flavors
- Range of Dosage
CBD Vape Juices
If you are someone who likes to vape than CBD e-juices are the perfect way to consume CBD.
Bear in mind that vape oils or CBD juices are designed to use with a vaporizer.
So if you are someone who already vapes, this is the best deal for you without a doubt. Vaping CBD is the highest bioavailable CBD consuming method. (the bioavailability is anywhere between 40-55%, depending on your experience with smoking).
Since CBD is absorbed by the body through the lungs in the form of vapor, it reaches the bloodstream faster than any other CBD administration method. Take CBD ediles for instance; they go to your stomach where they are digested first and then become a part of your bloodstream taking anywhere between 45 mins to more than an hour to start working its magic.
Not only can you take CBD throughout the day with a vaporizer but you can also feel its effects on your body faster than other consumption methods.
Even if you don’t feel like vaping CBD throughout the day you can still choose the best time tailored to your routine. Nevertheless, you can always improvise and adapt to your routine to identify the best time to vape CBD.
Benefits of Vaping CBD
- Fastest Absorption
- Variety of Flavors
- Comprehensive Dosage Options
- Effective & Efficient
Concluding this article, we leave deciding the best time to take CBD up to you.
We have identified two of the best ways to use Cannabidiol which will ensure maximum absorption by the human body and we hope you fully benefit from the information. That’s it from our side for now folks. Cheers!