Think of CBD as a signal to your body. When it is detected, your body’s endocannabinoid system (an important regulatory part of your nervous system) knows to work hard.
Here’s a little known fact:
Your body actually produces molecules that are very similar to THC and CBD.
They are known as endogenous cannabinoids and are an essential component of one of the systems that regulates your body.
CBD oil from hemp is so effective because this regulatory system works just as well with it as it does with your body’s own natural cannabinoids.
Whenever you take CBD, you tell this system to work harder to bring you back to full health. It works so well because instead of being clustered in your brain, your ECS system has CBD receptors throughout your entire body.
CB1 and CB2 Receptors in the Endocannabinoid System:
You have two types of ECS receptors scattered throughout your body -- CB1 and CB2.
CB1 receptors are more diverse. They are found in everything from your organs to different glands and your nervous system.
CB2 receptors are almost exclusively present in your immune system and other tissues and body parts that are related to you being at your best health.
Marijuana gets you high because it contains a lot of THC. THC directly stimulates these CBD receptors, causing psychedelic effects. CBD is different: whenever you take it, it tells your body’s own cannabinoids to stimulate the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Instead of your body feeling some alien outside substance, it’s just doing more of what it usually does.
THC also gets you so “high” because it focuses on CB1 receptors. These are concentrated in your brain and cause psychoactive effects when stimulated.
CBD affects these receptors a lot less, allowing anyone who takes it to continue going through their day without being hindered.
Importance of CBD Claims:
We’re not allowed to make claims that CBD heals or cures anything (so when purchasing CBD, be sure to be wary of companies that claim that CBD can cure or heal). But we’re simply giving you the science: CBD allows you to boost your natural immune system, designed to keep you strong and healthy.
With receptors scattered throughout your entire body, it is no surprise that CBD has received so much interest from the scientific community.
What Is The Right Dosage For Me?
FINDING THE RIGHT DOSAGE IS HARD EVEN FOR REGULAR USERS
It’s only been over the past decade where CBD has become respected enough to be studied closely. There’s only now enough data to compare different theories and see how much CBD is necessary for optimal effects. Thankfully, this isn’t too important for safety.
Unlike other drugs, it is impossible to overdose off CBD. Even unlike marijuana: too much CBD will not impair your ability to go about your daily routine. While there is not a single case of someone dying from CBD, there are times where you need to be careful.
CBD itself has no negative side effects or lethal properties, however its interactions with other drugs can be dangerous. If you are taking any opioids you should drastically reduce the amount of CBD you take. As they affect your body on the same pathways as opioids such as codeine, vicodin, and oxycodone, they will strengthen the effects of those drugs.
The amount you need to take will decrease depending on how good the quality of your CBD is. The better and more natural the CBD, the easier it is for your body to process. If there was a chart we could give you that told you how much to take -- we would. But there’s nothing like that.
CBD HAS TO BE CUSTOM TAILORED TO YOU
The amount of CBD you take is going to depend on what you need, what your body is like, and the reason you are taking it. CBD is funny. Oftentimes a smaller dose will do more for you than a larger one.
5 Tips To Find Your Dose
We’re not trying to find what the “best” dose is, in general. We want what’s going to do the most for YOU. So here are some steps and tips to find the CBD dose that is going to improve your health.
One thing before we keep going: A lot of people take CBD as a preventative measure.
It’s just part of a daily routine like taking multivitamins or fish oil. If that’s you, you are probably best off following the recommended dosage amounts on the label of our products. Even if you feel great, CBD can still do wonders for your body and improve your natural processes.
WHAT DOSAGE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
If you’re taking CBD because of a health condition, remember that it was usually your lifestyle that got you sick in the first place. It could be everything from smoking cigarettes, to not exercising enough.
CBD can heal you, but nothing is going to change if you don’t go out of your way to change your lifestyle.
- Always start with a low dose. CBD works in funny ways, you might be reducing your health benefits by taking too much.
- Give your body time to react. Don’t keep changing your dose every day you don’t get the results you want. Give it at least 2-4 days before changing again.
- Keep detailed notes of how you feel after changing your dose. Are you feeling cramps, lose your appetite, or did it get harder to sleep?
- Always ask a medical professional to give you an opinion.
- Increase your dosage if you aren’t feeling the way you want to.
How much CBD is right for you is going to depend on everything about you.
Your age, height, weight, genetics, lifestyle choices, and previous medical history. There are tons of different factors that can affect how quickly you feel health benefits.
Hemp and Marijuana - are they the same?
Hemp and marijuana are both part of the cannabis family. However, to be classified as hemp, the plant must contain very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (less than 0.3 percent). Our product contains zero percent, so it will NOT get you high.
That’s why whenever you buy our products, you have 30 days to give it back, no questions asked.
For some people, they will start taking our product and feel better immediately. But for others, it might take as long as several weeks. It can take a while to find the right dose and see how much you need depending on your health and your conditions.
If you have any other questions, please consult with a medical professional or contact us via email. You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions.