What is CBD? Deciding to try CBD products is unfamiliar territory for most people and throws up lots of questions with often long and complicated answers. In this beginner’s guide to taking CBD oil, we will answer some of the most commonly asked questions, such as:
- Is it safe to take CBD?
- What could CBD help treat?
- And how much CBD should you take?
More and more people are turning to CBD oil for relief from an array of ailments, including inflammation, anxiety, chronic pain, and irritable bowel syndrome. If you are curious about the benefits you might enjoy by taking CBD oil but are brand new to using it, don’t worry – just read on. In this article we talk about How to take CBD, we find out if it is safe to take CBD and ask: can you give CBD to your pet? Read on and you will soon become an expert to taking CBD.
1. What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis/hemp, a plant with a rich history as medicine going back thousands of years.
Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and gives the plant its robust therapeutic profile.
CBD is closely related to another important medicinally active phytocannabinoid: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the compound that causes the high, that cannabis is famous for.
Many people are seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals with harsh side effects – “medicine” more in sync with natural processes. By tapping into how we function biologically on a deep level, CBD could provide relief for a long list of ailments.
Inhalation or Vaping
If you are taking CBD to help any condition related to your lungs or airways, you may want to try vaporizing CBD. This form of administration is inhaled and absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the lungs. For instance, done via an e-cigarette or a vaporizer.
Topical CBD can come in a number of forms, like an oil, salve, lotion, or even a patch. When you have an area of the body that’s in pain, you can use topical CBD the way you would a lotion to help combat the discomfort. You need to apply it liberally. In addition, choosing a product with a high concentration of CBD and making sure that you apply enough to get into your skin’s pores, will give you the best results.
Eat your CBD
Though it might take longer for CBD edibles to kick in – anywhere between 30 minutes to two hours – the result is that the effects last longer than with inhalation. Generally, with edibles, the compound is combined with other food products. As a result, the CBD is released more slowly and over an extended period as food is digested
Through the Bellybutton
Many people don’t know about this Ayurvedic method of applying oils in and around the belly button. This technique is called the Pechoti intake method. According to Ayurvedic text, it’s said that the Pechoti gland is located behind the belly button. It is believed that every human has a Pechoti gland and it is connected to more than 70 million nerves, tissues, and organs throughout the body. Yes, 70 MILLION!
7. To be continued…..
There is so much more to be discussed, and next week we will continue with Part 2 on our beginner’s guide to taking CBD oil. We will cover questions such as: Do you get “high” with CBD? – CBD and regular drug testing! – Side effects? – Pets etc. We can’t wait to share all the secrets and important information with you. Stay tuned!