Here are some helpful CBD FAQs for your reading pleasure.
What is CBD?
CBD is a component of the hemp plant that doesn’t get you high but has been recognized for its health benefits in humans and animals alike. Our bodies have something called the endocannabinoid system that acts as receptors for the compounds in the cannabis plant. This non-addictive, non-psychoactive, healing compound has been shown to offer the body health benefits such as Pain Relief, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Anti-Nausea, Anxiety Relief, Insomnia Relief, Improved Mood, Anti-Seizure, among many others.
Can you take CBD on top of other medications?
It has been shown to be safe to take CBD on top of other medications but we always recommend you discuss taking CBD and modifying current medications with your regular physician. You may not see/feel results of CBD if you are currently medicated. The rule of thumb is if the medication interacts with grapefruit, CBD will slow down the metabolizing of that particular pharmaceutical drug meaning you won’t need to take as much.
How long does it take to begin to have the desired effect?
Depending on how you ingest CBD (from quickest to slowest: vapes, sublingual oils, topicals, edibles) the timing of relief can vary. Most people will feel something within 5-10 minutes but over time, your system will start to incorporate it into your body better. Some people find it takes 2-4 weeks to really feel the full effects.
How much CBD should one take?
This depends on your own personal tolerance level, your body and your method of ingestion. Every body is different. It’s always better to start with a low dosage and work your way up gradually. Once you find the desired relief, maintain that dosage.
Is CBD legal?
Products that are manufactured from agricultural hemp, which contain less than 0.3% THC in dry weight, are exempt from the Federal Controlled Substance Act, and therefore are currently not unlawful for distribution. 101 CBD products fall under this category.
Is it best taken on an empty stomach?
To feel results quicker, take on an empty stomach. Having food in your stomach, especially if using edibles, oils or capsules, will delay the desires effects.
Any known side effects?
There are no known side effects of taking CBD. If you ingest a large amount of CBD and your body isn’t used to it, you may feel somewhat drowsy. An excessive amount of CBD could be less effective therapeutically than a moderate dose. “Less is more” is often the case with respect to cannabis therapy.