CBD oil is widely known for its fantastic health benefits and its proven effects on both the human body and mind. It can be used for a wide variety of health issues, conditions and even diseases but the best use of CBD oil is proven to be prevention.
What do we mean by this?
Although research shows that CBD oil (when used either alone or combined with traditional medications) can help treat certain diseases and conditions, the best effects were noticed if used to prevent certain conditions. For example, if you’re suffering from stress, it would be a good idea to use CBD oil and prevent big amounts of stress turning into a medical condition such as depression.
Another good example for that is if you have trouble falling asleep, then you might use CBD oil to be able to get quality sleep and therefore by doing this, you would prevent conditions such as insomnia.
On the other hand, it’s been proven that all of the products that contain CBD oil can actually help fight more serious conditions such as skin conditions and even some types of cancer. That being said, there are multiple reasons for you to try this oil, and start taking advantage of its benefits.
On the market, there is a plethora of products from traditional oil to edibles such as gummies, sprays, moisturisers, lotions and other products that can be either applied to the skin or used as food. Whichever option you go for, one thing is sure: you will be able to relax, without feeling high or dizzy. People usually mix cannabidiol with marijuana which is a big mistake, because the first is less strong or in other words, it’s THC percentage is lower. Finally, you get to feel relaxed, but not hyped. And this is why CBD is legal in the majority of countries around the globe, compared to its cousin, from the hemp family derivatives.
If you’ve never tried cannabidiol before, you should take it slow by opting for either oil or something basic. People are usually worried about dosage when they first start consuming CBD, but this shouldn’t be something to worry about. The best recipe is to first start with the smallest amount possible only to increase the overtime. If you’re using CBD for pain, or any other health problems you are experiencing, you should always pick a reputable website or company, because they will provide you with all the needed info and you will be able to indulge in the world of CBD correctly. The market is slowly becoming oversaturated which is why it’s important to only pick the renowned and trustworthy sources of cannabidiol products.
You can do that by reading the reviews that can be found online, checking if the company is licensed and speaking with their customer support. Transparency and initiative to discuss all the related topics are also signs of a good brand.
If you’ve never tried using any of these products before, you might be afraid to intake them directly. If that’s the case, there are more traditional ways to use this oil. For example, you can make your own edibles and simply add this oil into your food. But are there any do’s and don’ts during the process?
The answer is yes.
One of the biggest dont’s is not measuring the amount of CBD you’re adding to your edibles. There are several tools you could be using to prevent under dosage or over dosage. You can use certain online calculators that could help you with your CBD amount, or you can try to dose it in a smaller ratio compared to other ingredients. You can either use hemp flower or CBD oil that can be directly added to the edibles, no matter what you’re making.
Another don’t if you decide to use a hemp flower is adding the same amount as you would if it was a normal flower. You should be careful when doing this, since this is an ingredient that needs to be carefully measured.
Third don’t is to forget to add some special ingredients that will help your edibles actually become effective, and that is coconut oil or avocado, for example. If you forget to add it, your hemp might not be effective. It’s the chemical processes that need to happen in order for you to feel the advantages.
When it comes to do’s, it’s advisable to wait for sometime after you actually eat your edibles to feel all the effects it has on your body.
Do: experiment and add cannabidiol to recipes you already like. You don’t have to come up with new recipes just to incorporate this ingredient. You can simply make your favorite brownies and depending on whether you’re using oil or flour, just include it in the original recipe. That said, chocolate goes amazingly with CBD, along with puddings, oats, soups – almost anything that can come to your mind! So try to think about specific dishes you like and then experiment with the oil or hemp flower.
Also, do a bit of math. It’s basic mathematics so don’t be afraid of it. If you’re making brownies, for example, depending on where you are at your CBD journey, you can determine the amount of cannabinoid you want every cupcake or brownie to contain, and then simply calculate the total amount that should go into the dough. Easy, right?
If you’re using CBD to treat your anxiety, several studies have shown that you can expect both short-term and long-term effects: you will feel more relaxed and you’ll be able to ease the negativity, discomfort and the stress you’re experiencing – both physical and mental.
What’s also important to mention is the fact that you don’t need high doses of this ingredient to feel instant relief, quite the contrary: with small doses of CBD you can keep your anxiety under control which is why more and more people decide to opt for this instead of traditional medications.
The way this works is – cannabidiol affects your serotonin receptors, helping boost the serotonin levels in your body. Finally, this helps your body fight anxiety, in a gentle and natural way. Worth trying, isn’t it?