Since CBD turned out to be an important trend in the health and wellness department. A lot of manufacturers and health stores laid out tons of different kinds of CBD. This includes one of the common types like tinctures. But using them may be a first for people who are new to CBD.
CBD and Its Usage
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intrusive compound that is part of cannabinoid found in cannabis strains and hemp. THC and CBD are often confusing to have psychoactive effects, however, only THC product such effects and CBD counteract the psychoactivity of THC.
The effects of CBD starts when it communicated with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). ECS is an important system that helps regulate and maintain the homeostasis or internal systemic balance of the body. The three main components of ECS such as cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids, and metabolic enzymes can be seen throughout the body.
Regrettably, due to some outside factors, ECS can change and compromised eventually destroying the balance. These factors are diseases, injury, stress, anxiety, overwork, diet, and many more. But with the help of CBD, it helps prevent damage to the body and restore function.
CBD research has been improved in recent years and results from it proved to help these disorder:
- Chronic Pain
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Anxiety Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Sleep Disorders
CBD tincture is a type that comes in a liquid state in a bottle with a dropper. Generally, the concentration of CBD is greater in tinctures. It is created by steeping CBD-rich hemp flowers in high-quality grain alcohol then applying low heat for multiple hours. Depending on the manufactures, the extraction method can be different like combining CBD to CO2 with a carrier oil.
The original form of CBD tends to be very bitter and the final product contains the purest CBD with no more than 0.3% THC following the stated required level and makes CBD legal in every state. Because the original taste is bitter some brands have infused different flavor without compromising the effectiveness of CBD.
Using it directly means administering it sublingually or dropping drops of CBD under the tongue and hold it for at least one minute before swallowing the rest of the solution. The area under the tongue is rich with blood vessels which the tincture accompanied by other ingredients is able to pass through the tissues in the mouth and absorbed quickly in the bloodstream.
By taking the shortcut and not going through the process of the digestive system, CBD can take effect faster and interact with the ECS receptors faster. Result of tinctures will take effect within 15 minutes making it the fastest-acting forms in administering CBD.
There are other ways to take tinctures beside the sublingual route. You can drop CBD oil into your food and drinks which helps avoids the bitterness of the solution. Although this method takes about 30 minutes or more to feel the effects after consuming it.
As a beginner, it is important to take note and make rules in taking CBD. Taking CBD oil at the same time every day with the same amount can help monitor the effects. Do this for a week and monitor change if there’s any including side effects.
For the long-term run once you assess yourself in increasing the dosage, monitor and track any differences. Observing and assessing yourself of the use of CBD can help find the desired dosage to reach the optimum wellness you are seeking.
If undesirable effects were identified stop using it and consult a doctor to find the cause. It less likely it will happen but taking CBD with other drugs or alcohol may cause problems.