Common Questions About CBD Products

CBD products are available online and in many stores throughout America and are thought to be a holistic alternative to medications used to regulate various physiological processes within the body. Is Cannabidiol illegal? Is Cannabidiol psychoactive? Is Cannabidiol addictive? These and many more question and answers about CBD benefits will be addressed in this section.

Common Questions Related To CBD And Its Products

  1. What is CBD oil? Is it a prescription drug?

 A naturally occurring chemical compound extracted from Cannabis, Marijuana, or Hemp plant. It is made into a tincture by mixing it with a carrier oil such as alcohol or hemp seed oil. It is one of the most commonly found “therapeutic compound” with no intoxicating properties.

The only prescription CBD drug is Epidiolex, approved by the FDA; other CBD products are sold as dietary supplements.

  • What kind of flavor does CBD have?

Hemp-derived CBD oil has an ‘earthy’, ‘nutty’, or ‘grassy’ flavor. The scent and flavor of hemp oil are contributed by cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, and other nutritious organic compounds naturally found in plants.

You might not like the taste of CBD oil immediately but may get used to it over time. You can swallow CBD soft gels, capsules or go for CBD gummies or mints to counteract the taste.

  • What are the various ways to consume CBD? Or what are the CBD products available?

CBD is usually taken in an edible form, as topicals, concentrates, and inhalation via smoking or vaporization. CBD oil tinctures or sprays are taken by keeping it under the tongue for several minutes for maximum absorption.

Topicals include CBD creams, lotions, ointments, balms, and patches applied to ease the pain or inflammation or treat a skin condition.

Edibles include CBD gummies, chewable, mints, capsules, and soft gels to deliver a particular amount of CBD into the body.

CBD paste is a high concentrate full extract paste used topically or orally as a fast-acting product. However, the fastest effect can be felt through vaping CBD and is usually used for treating anxiety and depression. 

  • What dosage is needed, and how long does it take for CBD to affect?

CBD oil’s dosage and effect will differ from person to person and for the condition being taken for. With an oral dropper or spray, the effects can be seen within half an hour to one hour, lasting up to six hours. It is advisable to start with a lower dose and build up gradually to a comfortable level.

Delivery via sublingual use is much more effective as the CBD bioavailability is around 10-12%. Swallowing CBD oils, capsules, or food & drinks makes bioavailability 3-4% as absorption decreases while passing through the digestive system.

  • Is Cannabidiol illegal?

All CBD products with less than 0.3% THC are federally legal, in some form in all 50 states. However it is best to check with the state laws whether CBD is legal for both medical and recreational use.

  • Will CBD give me a “high”? Or Is Cannabidiol addictive?

CBD is considered genuinely safe if you purchase a pure high standard product from a reputed supplier. CBD is not addictive or intoxicating. It will not give you a ‘high’ because it does not contain THC- the psychoactive compound.

CBD is known to be relaxing and can have a sedating effect, great for insomnia. A product certificate can confirm its safety and the leftover residues, if any, after the manufacturing process.

  • Can you overdose on CBD?

CBD is safe for use in high doses. It is better to stick to the manufacturer’s instructions on the product. If you experience drowsiness, low B.P., or dry mouth, discontinue use and consult your G.P.

  • Is there is difference between hemp seed oil, CBD hemp oil, and CBD Cannabis oil?

Hemp seed oil is made from the hemp plant’s seeds and is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, used in cooking and cosmetics.

CBD oil, also known as hemp extract obtained from the resinous trichomes of flowers and some from the leaves and stalks. It is derived from industrial hemp that results in high CBD and lower THC-containing crops.

CBD cannabis oil usually contains an equal amount of THC to CBD.

  • Are there any drug interactions possible with CBD?

There can be drug interactions between CBD and a patients’ existing medications. Also, the FDA does not regulate CBD products’ purity, some companies add opioids and benzodiazepines to CBD products to increase efficacy.

High doses of CBD may interfere with other medications such as immune-suppressants, antidepressants, and blood thinners. CBD inhibits the action of cytochrome P450 enzymes which is responsible for metabolizing many commonly used drugs.

  1. What is the difference between CBD isolate, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum?

CBD isolate 99% pure CBD, broad-spectrum means CBD and other cannabinoids without THC. In contrast, full-spectrum is the whole plant extract with all the cannabinoids found in the plant.

A full spectrum product is generally considered of higher efficacy due to the entourage effect.  

  1. Will I test positive for a drug test while taking CBD?

Yes, even if you don’t experience any mood-altering effects from the CBD product you use, you may fail a drug test.   

Most tests look for THC, the psychoactive component, usually present less than 0.3% in most hemp-derived CBD products.

  1. What is the “Entourage effect”?

The synergistic interaction between the multiple compounds from the industrial hemp plant is used to describe the ‘entourage effect’. This effect aims to enhance full-spectrum hemp CBD oil’s therapeutic properties, a natural source of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, terpenes, and flavonoids. 

  1. How does CBD work in the human body?

CBD benefits the body by acting on the cannabinoid receptors in our Endocannabinoid System. This system synthesizes its endocannabinoids. In synergy with phytocannabinoids such as CBD, it helps in homeostasis- to regulate and maintain balance.

  1. What conditions can CBD help with?

The beneficial effects of CBD are the reason for its rising popularity. It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, neuroprotectant, and anti-tumor properties.

It has an alerting effect in low to moderate doses, leading to mental clarity, sedating or relaxing effect in high doses, reducing pain, muscle spasms, and relieving anxiety, depression, and stops nausea or vomiting.

  1. Can I administer CBD to my pet?

Yes, CBD benefits pets also for some of the same conditions as humans: inflammation, seizures, pain, anxiety, and depression. CBD is safe to use for pets, but the dose may be much smaller; dogs have a higher concentration of cannabinoid receptors in their brain.  

In conclusion, hope your common questions about related to CBD have been answered such as Is CBD psychoactive? CBD bioavailability and CBD benefits. When buying CBD oil, do so from a reliable site or supplier to ensure its authenticity. And do consult your G.P. if you are pregnant or experience any side effects. It is legally approved, safe for human use and pets.

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