Frequently Asked Questions
CBD oil, as we all know it to be a complicated product, and the current CBD market can be compared to the old way of thinking or doing things. There is a lot of misinformation floating around and, of course, this causes a great deal of confusion. One of the main points of confusion comes from the fact that the media often uses the term marijuana to refer to hemp and vice versa. This raises other issues, the most common of which are whether or not it causes a high or if it has any side effects.
Does CBD Oil Get You High?
No, it should not. Properly produced CBD oil from hemp does not contain THC in high enough concentrations to cause a high. THC acts upon particular receptors in the brain, which changes brain chemistry and therefore alters consciousness. CBD does not trigger these receptors. In fact, it may actually prevent them from reacting to THC and thus minimizes its effects. CBD oils produced by some manufacturers can contain trace amounts of THC. Our products, however, are produced using a technology that extracts THC while leaving the other cannabinoids and terpenes intact. It’s important to note that all human bodies are different and, if taking extremely large amounts of a product, CBD may cause drowsiness.
What Are the Side Effects of CBD Oil?
While pharmaceutical drugs are often developed to target particular bodily systems and provide particular effects. The effects of organic compounds can be many and can vary from person to person. Oftentimes herbal compounds can have both desired effects and unwanted effects. We call these unwanted effects adverse side effects. In order to determine if an effect is an adverse side effect, you need to know what the desired effects are. The effects which are desired by one user may not be desired by another user.
Let’s take a peek at an example of how CBD might work differently for different people. Some people use CBD oil in order to support a good night of rest but may also feel drowsiness during the day. If you want to feel awake during the day, as most do, feeling sleepy would be an unwanted side effect.
Will CBD Make Me Drowsy?
CBD has what are called biphasic properties. What this means in simple terms is that CBD oil may have different effects depending on the serving. Taken in nominal servings, CBD is unlikely to cause drowsiness. However, taken in higher servings, there is the potential that it could cause drowsiness.
Can I Give My Pet CBD Oil?
Yes, high-quality CBD is safe for pets. However, the size and activity level of your pet will determine the optimal serving size. Pets can range in weight from under a pound to hundreds of pounds. Some pets are pretty much sedentary and don’t get much exercise, while others are highly active and have a much higher metabolism. It’s a good idea to talk with a veterinarian who is familiar with CBD’s uses before you give your pet CBD.
What Studies Have Shown About CBD
In just over a half century, cannabinoids have gone from obscurity to the subject of intense research and conversation. The secrets of cannabinoids are vast, and they run deep. After many years of study, there is still very little we know about how cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system as well as other complex organs and systems in our bodies. But one thing is certain CBD does have an effect on these complex systems that themselves are not fully understood. Determining the exact mechanisms that are producing CBD’s vast array of effects might take many more decades. In the meantime, much research is underway, and many studies about CBD’s effects on the human body have already been published.
CBD’s Effects on Mood
CBD is commonly used to support emotional stability. Research shows that CBD has an effect on levels of the endocannabinoid anandamide, which we mentioned earlier. Anandamide is produced by the nervous system to stimulate the uptake of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is often referred to as the molecule that brings happiness because of its ability to improve mood. When your mood is down or feeling low, you might be dealing with a small amount of serotonin. An increase in serotonin can correspond to an increase in feelings of wellbeing. It all goes back to the endocannabinoid system — a balanced ECS is what brings an uplifted ECS balance.
CBD’s Effects on Sleep
CBD oil is a common use to help people create normal and healthy sleep pattern. We all know if you have limited sleep or have a rough sleep pattern it can cause one to be in a bad mood the once you start your day. Taking CBD before bed may help you wake up vibrate and energized state of mind.
Other Potential Health Benefits of CBD
There are additional facts that could potentially improve your health and wellness with the use of CBD oil although the industry is still researching through human studies and learning more about:
This product is not for use by or sale to persons under the age of 18. This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
It’s important that you seek the advice of a qualified medical professional who is well versed in CBD education before beginning use