What is CBD, and What are its Benefits?
CBD stands for cannabidiol and is naturally extracted from the cannabis plant. While cannabis has compounds that can cause harmful effects on the human body, it can also be useful as a supplement for treating various conditions, including both chronic and acute diseases. The most popular way to consume it is in the form of oil, which is made in combination with a carrier oil, such as olive or coconut.The main reason for the growing popularity of the CBD is the number of medical problems that it can potentially solve. Below are some of the well-known benefits of CBD that show how effective it can be for the human body. CBD helps to treat chronic pains in the body, which can otherwise take months, or even years, to be cured with synthetic drugs. It is known to be effective in managing mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression. CBD has been proven useful in the treatment and prevention of cancer to some extent.
th CBD oil without experiencing significant side effects.
How to Consume CBD Properly?
Cannabidiol is one of those organic ingredients that gained unbelievable popularity in recent years. It’s endless practical help and benefits help in the treatment of numerous diseases, have made its use extremely popular. Consequently, the most important thing to understand is the amount of one’s optimal dose. Let us discuss the CBD usage methods that help to avoid unwanted side effects.
The anti-inflammatory effects of CBD oil not only promote better mobility when the oil is taken orally; the effects can also be experienced at the cellular level by blending the oil with a topical cream. It is especially useful for those who want to enhance cosmetics or other skin products, adding the therapeutic effect of CBD oil. For people that suffer from skin irritation, topical CBD oil may be a better and more natural alternative. However, CBD can be used both topically and orally depending on one’s preference.
On the other hand, CBD has powerful antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. It has been reported that its antioxidant properties can be more effective than vitamin E and C. CBD can reduce cell damage, which leads to signs of ageing by helping to stabilise harmful free radicals in the body.
Another beneficial property of CBD that makes it a particularly useful wellness supplement is its anxiolytic effect. Preclinical tests have shown that CBD can be used to supplement the treatment of anxiety disorders due to its anti-compulsive and panic effects (for example, effects that reduce the fear of flying or other phobias). Those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders can also use the anxiolytic effects of CBD to relieve stress caused by being overwhelmed at work and other lifestyle aspects.
These are just a couple of examples of how CBD oil can be used as an additive. Other studies indicate its antispasmodic, analgesic, and antiproliferative, among others. It can be concluded that CBD oil works with the body, not against it. In fact, it is an exceptionally well-tolerated compound among most users. Since the CBD is not psychotropic, it can be used by a large and diverse consumer demographic.
The use of CBD oil in medicine:
- Cardiac and vascular systems. The medicinal properties of the oil can be used in the treatment of atherosclerosis, hypertension, ischemia, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins. It can be used as an effective tool in the prevention of heart attack and stroke.
- Oncology. Leading oncologists confirm the use of the product in the treatment of cancer. Hemp oil in oncology is used in complex therapy, removes the side effects of chemotherapy. The oil contains chlorophyll, which has an antitumor effect. It is this substance that gives the green colour to the oil.
- Circulatory system. The elements contained in the CBD oil are directly involved in the synthesis of blood cells. The product is recommended for anaemic patients.
- Digestion. Anti-inflammatory, wound healing, analgesic and other properties are used in the treatment of stomach ulcers, gastritis, cholecystitis, haemorrhoids. With a laxative effect, the oil is used for constipation.
- Respiratory system. CBD oil can be helpful in a diet for diseases of pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, catarrh of the respiratory tract.
- Dermatological diseases. Hemp oil can help with diseases of psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema. It is often used in the treatment of burns, wounds and cuts.
- Nervous system. The CBD oil used in nutrition is beneficial for neurosis, any of the behavioural disorders, insomnia, and childhood autism.
- For men, regular use of the product can potentially serve as prophylaxis against impotence and diseases of the prostate gland.
- As studies have shown, it is enough to take two tbsp daily before meals. After a couple of weeks of consistent use, you can feel an improvement in overall health.
CBD dosage — how much is too much?
Many customers ask this pertinent question, which, however, requires a more complex answer than it seems.
Everyone has a unique experience with CBD oil. The effects vary from person to person, so we cannot determine the exact dosage since the results are unique to each person. The dosage depends on the following factors:
- CBD tolerance
Finding the right dosage always requires adjustment and experimentation, especially in the early days of use. The first steps require patience and perseverance to achieve the right results with the correct dosage. The good news is that its use is safe and has no associated risks.
However, there is an example of a guideline that reflects the most consistent and used dosage standard that can serve as a starting point. Weight is an essential factor because it affects the dosage. People who weight more may need a higher dose than those who are a little bit lighter.
Dosing CBD: 3 steps to nail it like a professional
The easiest way to start is to find what suits you in the table below. Start with a low amount. Never begin with a high dose if you have never used CBD before.
All bottles should have an amount in mg of the concentration of CBD that they contain (on a label). However, the concentration does not reflect milligrams per drop, which will be completely different.
We present the approximate percentage as in the table above:
For example, for a dose of 9 mg, you will need 22 drops of 1% or 4 drops of 5% or 1 drop of 15%.
If you want to be more even more precise with your dosage, follow the three steps below.
Step 1: Select an initial dose of CBD
The first step is to determine the appropriate dose of CBD that you should take. It is important to remember that this is not a dose of CBD oil — it is a dose of pure CBD. This number will be used to calculate how much CBD oil it comes to. There are several ways in which you can determine the best dosage to start with, taking into account your age, gender and weight. Although each person is an individual, it makes sense to calculate a common starting point based on these factors to save you time and money (in the form of wasted CBD oil).
Step 2: Determine the effectiveness
Sometimes manufacturers make your life much easier and report the concentration of CBD per ml on the packaging. However, in many cases, it is not the information you need, and you may need to do some quick calculations yourself. This may seem intimidating at first, but in fact, it’s pretty simple.
You need to consider:
- Bottle Size (in ml)
- The CBD amount indicated on the label (300 mg, 600 mg, 1000 mg, etc.)
Now you just need to put everything together into this formula:
[CBD in mg] ÷ [vial size in ml] = [CBD in mg / ml]
Let’s use an example.
*any CBD brand* advertises CBD oil 800 mg. The volume of the bottle is 50 ml.
Let’s put these numbers in our formula:
[800 mg] ÷ [50 ml] = [16 mg / ml CBD]
So what does that mean?
As a result, we determined that for every 1 ml of oil, we get a dose of 16 mg of pure CBD.
You can refer to the table below to see how many ml you will need to achieve your desired effect.
Step 3: Calculate the dose
So now you need to decide what dose you are going to take.
Here is a general rule for dosing depending on Body Mass Index:
Body Mass Index*
1 mg each 10 lb
3 mg each 10 lb
6 mg each 10 lb
1 mg each 4,5 kg
3 mg each 4,5 kg
6 mg each 4,5 kg
*What is a Body Mass Index and how to calculate it?
BMI it’s a value that allows people to evaluate the degree of correspondence of their weight and height. Thereby, it allows to evaluate whether weight is insufficient, normal or excess.
Body Mass Index calculated by the next formula: I=m/h2
m — body weight in kilograms;
h — height in meters.
and measured in kg / m².
For example: persons weight = 85 kg; persons height = 190 cm. Therefore, the body mass index is equal to:
Now let’s consider a formula of calculating your optimal dose using the CBD strength and your weight:
[Your weight in pounds] ÷  x [desired strength in mg] = [your dose]
If you prefer the metric system, the formula is as follows:
[Your weight in kilograms] ÷ [4.5] x [desired strength in mg] = [your dose]
Here is a practical example:
Suppose you are a 70 kg person and want to achieve a dose of medium strength.
You must first divide your weight in kilograms by 4.5 to see how many 4.5 sets fit into your weight.
 ÷ [4,5] = 15,55
Now you just multiply 15,5 by the number of mg, according to the table above, which in this case is 3.
[15,55] x [3 mg] = 47 mg CBD
Thus, in this case, about 47 mg of CBD per day is a good starting dose for you.