CBD oil, how to start using it
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the cannabinoids we can find in the hemp plants and which is present in different concentrations in CBD oils extracted from cannabis. Unlike delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not have psychotropic effects and is increasingly used for its action on the nervous system.
CBD, in fact, helps to mitigate anxiety states and, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, can help to alleviate chronic pain. There are many ways to consume the correct dosage of CBD oil, for example by putting it under the tongue or adding it to the ingredients of a recipe.
How to take CBD oil?
If one desires to have CBD work in a short space of time, it is often recommended to take it sublingually.
Whether it is CBD oil contained in capsules, which are easily dissolved in the stomach, or oil to be directly applied under the tongue with a dropper, in these ways the times to take effect are very short and, according to the individual, would vary from 5 to 20 minutes: the time it takes for CBD to be absorbed by our tissues before entering into the blood flow.
Usually some drops are applied under the tongue and one waits for about two minutes before swallowing.
Another way of using CBD is topically. The benefits of cannabidiol, in fact, regard also our skin and many are the uses in cosmetics. In general, CBD oil applied on a part of our skin starts to act in about 10 minutes.
CBD oil can also be “eaten”, if one opts for the use of it as an ingredient of a recipe. However in this case, the times get significantly longer. The substances of which CBD oil is composed are metabolized by our organism in very variable times, from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Which quantity of CBD oil to use?
The dosage varies both according to the way it is consumed and to the weight of the individual. It is also for this reason that Enecta CBD Oil is offered in different concentrations 3%, 10% and 24%, in order to satisfy the needs of those using it for the first time.
The subjectivity in relation to the quantity to be taken, depends in the first place on the way cannabidiol interacts with the endocannabinoid system, deputed to control emotional and physiological states of the human body, like stress, pain, inflammations, anxiety states.
Cannabinoids are produced in nature by the Cannabis plant and by the human body (as well as by other mammals) and are responsible for the stimulus of a specific cell activity, while CBD interacts with the two main receptors of the endocannabinoid system, the receptors CB1 and CB2.
The ideal quantity to obtain the desired effects can thus change from individual to individual and hence a patient titration will be necessary.
The experience consumers report is that of starting with a rather low quantity of CBD and verifying if the expected results are being achieved; if this is not the case, the dosage is gradually increased until the desired effects are obtained.
We can state that if we have the intention of taking CBD Oil, observing oneself is the correct approach, parting from a few drops and then finding the dosage necessary to satisfy one’s own needs, consulting always and in any case a physician in order to identify the appropriate dosage.
Important, as always, is that we use CBD oil produced with strict procedures and extracted from pesticide-free hemp plants.