Ever more consumers are asking for information about the properties and effects of cannabidiol on their health, in this article we explain all there is to know about CBD!
Properties of Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol, due to its neuro-protectant potential, based on the combinations of the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties it has got, could be useful, for example, in contrasting insomnia.
A study published in 2017 “Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and Sleep: a Review of the Literature” demonstrated how cannabidiol (CBD) could have a therapeutic potential in favouring a good quality of sleep.
Sleep latency is ‘measured’ by means of a test, which takes place an hour and a half, three hours after nocturnal sleep, in which the patient, in a quiet, dark environment with a constant temperature, is invited to fall asleep, for four-five times at a two hour interval.
The test is concluded 15 minutes after the patients has fallen asleep or after having tried for 20 minutes to fall asleep without succeeding.
Sleep latency, reproduced several times, under 5 minutes is pathological, between 5 and 10 minutes is within limit values. “Tetrahydrocannabinol Delta-9 (THC) can reduce sleep latency but might compromise the quality of sleep in the long term”.
CBD (Cannabidiol), after how much time does it start to work?
The time it takes for CBD to work, is, in general, related to the modes of consumption.
Metabolism of CBD, being involved in many physiological processes as a modulator of other systems, and not just the endocannabinoids system, is extremely subjective.
This is an element to take into consideration to estimate the time needed for cannabidiol to start working.
However, we can state that if we take CBD sublingually, in the form of oil for example or by inhalation, by vaporizing crystals, we avoid the passage through the gastro-intestinal tract, and there will be an estimated effect within about fifteen minutes.
If, on the other hand, we consume CBD in capsules, implicating a passage through the stomach, the “time of effect” will be longer and according to the enzymes involved, can vary from one to three hours!
Which product to choose?
In order to set the dosage of CBD in a precise way, with Premium Hemp Extract Capsules you know exactly how many milligrams of CBD you take each time you swallow a capsule.
A strong point of this product regards the absorption by our organism of CBD oil. It appears to be more complete when taken in capsules with respect to the “loose” drops.
Which are the possible side effects of CBD?
A “side” effect could be an excessive dryness of the mouth, which is caused by the cannabinoid receptors present in the submandibular glands, which are responsible for the production of saliva.
The activation of these receptors alter saliva production, resulting in dryness of the mouth.
A second “side” effect of cannabidiol is an excessive state of relaxation, hence of presumed sleepiness.
In this case it is recommended, when taking CBD for the first time, to start with small quantities and then to calibrate on the basis of one’s own needs.
High intake of CBD could create an effect of dizziness, possibly associated with a drop in blood pressure. In this case it could be enough to drink a tea to make this unpleasant effect disappear.
In even higher dosages, CBD could cause somnolence, the recommendation is to avoid driving or doing things which require particular concentration.