How to use CBD oil?

The correct dosage of CBD is different for every person.

The right amount of CBD varies for everyone due to differences in individual endocannabinoid systems. The endocannabinoid system is a physiological system within your body important to your physical and mental health. CBD oil is reported to help support your body's endocannabinoid system, ensuring it returns and stays functioning as nature intended.

Taking CBD oil is a long-term repair and maintenance program. Rapid reduction of symptoms may occur after beginning CBD oil and many people mistakenly take CBD oil only as a short term treatment only to find the conditions returns in time. mant conditions and symptoms have taken years to develop and it also takes time to recover. Please be mindful that CBD oil takes time to work and you must allow your body to fully heal.

CBD Oil Dosage Guidelines

The correct dosage for you cannot be prescribed by your height and weight, as with prescribed medicines. We recommend that when starting CBD Oil you:

  • Start with one or two drops under the tongue in the morning and night.

  • Increase by two drops, morning and night, after a few days.

  • Continue to increase the number of drops weekly, until you achieve the desired relief of symptoms.

  • Don't take it all at once. Spread your dosage over the day to allow for the constant and consistent support of the endocannabinoid system.

  • Just remember low and slow! Be the tortoise not the hare!

  • Continually take notice of your body and how you are feeling and if there have been any changes.

  • In time you will have found your correct dose. Once you believe you have reached this level, maintain this dosage by continuing to take it in the morning and night.

PLEASE NOTE: If you increase your dosage and notice a sudden return of symptoms, this is your body's way of signalling you have surpassed the right dosage. Please immediately reduce back to your earlier dosage until you receive relief again.

"42% of new CBD users stop taking traditional medicines"

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CBD's action inside the body

CBD or cannabidiol is the main active compound in hemp: and unlike THC, it is not psychoactive, so it doesn't make you high. As you may know, inside the human body there's the endocannabinoid system, with receptors spread throughout the brain and body. THC activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors, while CBD does not directly stimulate these receptors.

The CB1 and CB2 receptors.

Cannabinoid receptors are involved in a series of processes inside the human body, including the regulation of mood, pain sensation, appetite and memory. These receptors can be activated by endocannabinoids (produced by the human body) as well as by plant cannabinoids (like those found in hemp or cannabis), and they're grouped in two main categories: CB1 and CB2.

CB1 receptors are found mostly in the central nervous system, and in smaller numbers in the liver, kidneys and lungs, while CB2 receptors are part of the immune system and found in the hematopoietic blood cells as well. CB1 play a role in the production and release of neurotransmitters, cannabis products that exert psychoactive effects stimulating these receptors.

At the same time, CB1 receptors are involved in the lipogenesis process that takes place inside the liver, and seems to play a role in the maintenance of homeostasis (body's internal equilibrium). Various studies suggest that CB1 also influence pleasure, concentration and appetite, memory and tolerance.

CB2 receptors on the other hand affect the immune system, being involved in a variety of functions like immune suppression or apoptosis (programmed cell death). Studies suggest that CB2 modulate the pain sensation and could play a role in various diseases, from liver and kidney problems to neurodegenerative diseases.

How does CBD work and what are CBD effects inside the body?

CBD does not stimulate these two receptors; instead it activates other receptors, like vanilloid, adenosine and serotonin receptors. By activating the TRPV-1 receptor for example, cannabidiol plays a role in the mediation of body temperature, pain perception and inflammation. Then, CBD inhibits the FAAH enzyme, a compound that activates the CB1 by THC, reducing its psychoactive effects.  

 

The activation of adenosine receptors by CBD gives the anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory effects of cannabidiol. Adenosine receptors are also involved in the release of dopamine and glutamate, two neurotransmitters that play major roles inside the body. Dopamine is involved in cognition, motor control, motivation and reward mechanisms, while glutamate is one of the major mediators of excitatory signals, being involved in, learning and cognition.

High concentrations of CBD have shown to shown to activate the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor, exerting anti-depressant effects. The same receptor is involved in a series of processes from pain perception, appetite, nausea and anxiety to sleep and addiction mechanisms.
 

Finally, CBD blocks CPR55 signaling, decreasing bone re-absorption and cancer cell proliferation. GPR55 is widely present, as well as with cancer cell proliferation.

As previously said, CBD blocks the psychoactive action of THC, this being one of the reasons it's generally considered advantageous to combine CBD and THC when for treatment purposes.

Please note: All of our CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC.