CBD for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know

Cannabis has been used since ancient times, and hemp was used to make fabrics and other useful products which had a place in society. Hemp is not a plant that a first-timer often hears about. It is easy to confuse with the cannabis plant, which is popularly known for its psychoactive component, THC.

THC stand for tetrahydrocannabinol is the active psychoactive component of the cannabis plant which is responsible for the getting high. CBD is the second most active ingredient of the cannabis plant and can be extracted to result in CBD oil, with a negligible quantity of THC present. CBD can also be from the hemp plant, which belongs to the same family of plants, except that it does not have the psychoactive ingredient which makes people high. Instead, it is full of beneficial properties that show results over time.

The main plant that is used for most CBD products is hemp which is used to treat anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s, heart diseases, inflammation, pain, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and many other health problems and even cancer. It mainly eases the symptoms of pain and anxiousness; for cancer patients, undergoing chemotherapy, it helps stop the vomiting and nausea, induced by it.

How is the CBD compound applied?

CBD comes in various formats; some of which are, of course, the oil. Besides the oil, there are tinctures and creams for application to sore and injured muscles and joints, and for skin problems; it can also come in gummies, powder, capsules, spray and so on. The possibilities are endless.

CBD oil is bitter in tastes and many do not wish to take it sublingually, which means under the tongue. This is the fastest method of absorption into the body, as it directl6ty goes into the bloodstream. Ingesting is also effective, however, it is crucial to remember that it will take time to work. Many also argue that ingestion is simply not as effective, or as potent as the tincture or the oil.

It is believed that what matters the most is if the oil is a full spectrum or an isolate. The full spectrum will have many other cannabinoid compounds that work together to benefit the user. An isolate, on the other hand, will not be potent and will hardly make a difference. The user should aim at using high potency to ensure that they are getting the best properties from their product.

The recommended dosage for consumption actually varies from each person. What may work fantastic on one person is not guaranteed to work well on the next person. This is because, each person has a different body with different levels of tolerance, and every product will not have the same effect on everyone.

The extraction of the CBD oil also makes a big difference in the taste and potency of the oil. Many beginners are keen to try to make the oil at home, which is not a difficult process, only time consuming and required patience. Beginners should thoroughly research into the products that they are buying and how the lotions, gummies and the oil are made to make certain that they are not cheated and get the best product for the benefits.