Your Beginners Guide to CBD!

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What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating part of the cannabis plant with a huge potential for therapeutic use. It doesn’t make you feel high like THC, and it’s being used to treat a wide range of symptoms for many different conditions. Crohn’s, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, anxiety, schizophrenia, chronic pain, and more. CBD is one of 85 Chemical substances known as cannabinoids, which is also found in the cannabis plant.



What is the Difference between CBD and THC?

CBD and THC are two main compounds that are found in the cannabis plant. Both compounds offer important health benefits to the body. If the CBD has less than 0.3% THC, the CBD dampens the THC’s psychoactivity to the point where it is completely non-psychoactive. CBD is relaxing, and not intoxicating, unlike THC based products. 



Can CBD help your symptoms?

CBD has many proven to help with many symptoms as listed below. 



What form of CBD is right for you?

 The most appropriate delivery system for CBD depends solely on the symptoms that you’re looking to get relief from. Most patients prefer a non-inhalable product made with oil concentrates. Sublingual CBD has the highest bioavailability of any form of CBD. Bioavailability effects the time of onset and duration of the effect.



Deciding on your dosage

An effective dose for CBD can be from as small as a few milligrams of CBD, to a gram or more. It’s best to start with a small dose, especially if you have little to no experience with CBD products. Take small doses through the course of your day rather than one large dose. Use that same amount over the course of several days and observe the effects, increasing dose in small increments if needed. 


CBD Side Effects and Drug Interactions

CBD Is very safe, but it can interact with a lot of different medications. At high enough doses CBD will deactivate cytochrome P450 enzymes, which alters how we metabolize painkillers, statins, blood thinners, insulin, & more. If you’re on medication, monitor changes in blood levels, and if need be, adjust your dosage. 



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