Everything You Need to Know About CBD
You have probably heard about CBD recently. This is because CBD is everywhere. It’s on the news, it’s in the stores and you probably know people who use it (such as your friends or family). But what is CBD exactly? Why do all these people use it? And how do you use it? In this article we will explain everything you need to know about CBD!
What is CBD exactly?
Let’s start with the beginning. What is CBD exactly? CBD is a compound that exists in the hemp plant. Together with CBD, there are over a 100 other compounds. Most of these other compounds only occur in small quantities. The two biggest ones are CBD and THC. Every compound of the hemp plant has its own benefits and effects. We will get into the potential effects later in this article!
Is CBD drugs?
Above we explained that CBD comes from the hemp plant. However; don’t worry! This doesn’t mean that CBD gets you ‘high’. CBD doesn’t provide these kinds of effects. The other compound we just mentioned (THC) is the one that provides a high effect, not CBD. So; CBD is NOT comparable to smoking weed. That’s why CBD is legal, and weed is not! People don’t use CBD recreational, but for the health benefits. Let’s get more into that below.
The effects of CBD
So; if CBD doesn’t get you high, what does it do? The main thing CBD does is provide a calming effect. People that have anxiety or stress issues can have benefit from using CBD products. It’s also often used by people with epilepsy and pain. CBD is very versatile, by using different doses it can be used for different conditions. Speaking about the dosage.
How much to take?
Because CBD can be used for so many things, it’s hard to find the exact dosage that you need. The dosage also differs per person, because everyone reacts differently. That’s why it’s recommended to start at a low dose, and work your way up. By upping in small steps you will eventually find the dosage that works for you! So pay attention to how you feel after using CBD, to decide if that amount was enough or not yet.
How to use CBD?
CBD can be used in many different ways. The most famous one is CBD oil. You have probably seen these glass-tinctures with a dropper inside it around. However; this isn’t the only way to use CBD. You can for example also vape CBD, smoke it, eat it (in gummy bears or capsules) and even put it on your skin (such as lotion or cream). There are a lot of different CBD products out there. One person may prefer CBD oil, but another person may prefer a vape pen. There isn’t a ‘best’ way to use CBD. So; to find your preferred method, just try out different ones and see which one you like the most!
And last but not least; the brands. There are a lot of different CBD brands on the market. Some are good, but there are also a lot of bad ones. To find a good CBD brand, it’s highly recommended to follow the guide to buying CBD oil.