What are the Benefits and Uses of CBD
Believing in nature also includes believing in its healing. Not only synthetic drugs and medicines but there are a whole lot of naturally occurring compounds that you can directly use for improving your health and all. This article about CBD (short form of Cannabidiol) found in Cannabis Plant (Marijuana), which is known for its benefits against many common ailments.
When we listen to the word Marijuana the very natural question that comes into our mind is “Does CBD get you high?” No, it doesn’t. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is found in the Cannabis plant which is the main reason for psychoactive behavior commonly known as ‘getting high’. But fortunately, CBD is not psychoactive. So, the only question remains now is whether Marijuana is legal in your area or not? Before digging into those matters, let us sort out some basic queries about CBD.
CBD is mainly considered to relieve pain and give mental calmness. The CBD can especially cure your appetite problems, normalize your blood pressure, aid in curing insomnia, reduce inflammation, nausea, anxiety, and some symptoms of cancer. Also, it can be used to treat acne since it is good against inflammation and helps to produce sebum. Research is underway on the impacts of CBD on arthritis, allergies, and respiratory illnesses.
There has been a lot of questions regarding CBD’s side-effects in reviews. Basically, CBD oil is safe to use in general conditions but sometimes it may cause you some side-effects. Most repeating of them are:
- Decreased appetite
- Mood Swings
- Dry mouth
The chances of occurrence of effects change from person to person. But normally there aren’t any side-effects if you are a healthy human being. However, if your immune system is weak, or you are already taking any prescribed drugs, pregnant, or breastfeeding, it is recommended that you should avoid CBD.
CBD for Anxiety
Depression and anxiety are leading mental health issues in the youth these days. What’s better than a natural cure available very cheaply than long therapies and expensive psychiatrist sessions. This is where CBD comes in. CBD has an ability to work with brain receptors which release serotonin hormone which is a neurotransmitter that regulates social behavior and mood changes. Several case studies have been performed on control groups in the last few years for anxiety treatment with CBD. The results after the use are promising. Patients feel more relieved and show fewer symptoms afterward.
CBD for Sleep
If you have sleeplessness, trouble sleeping or insomnia with relative symptoms, CBD is the good news for you. As we already know, CBD is beneficial for treating anxiety and the soothing effect it leaves on its users, it is not surprising to say that CBD can treat your cause of sleeplessness, grogginess, and excessive day time sleeping. CBD generally fights with mental disorders, stresses, medications that inhibit sleep, caffeine when consumed late at night and other physical factors to give you a sound baby sleep at night.
CBD for high blood pressure
CBD can also be used to cure hypertension. Research has shown that prescribed dosages of CBD can cause high to moderate drops in the blood pressure of an adult. CBD basically works on bringing your body to normal working creating a calmness effect which makes you feel more relaxed and calmer. Eventually the blood pressure drops. Since CBD fights inflammation that can cause hypertension, CBD in one way improves your cardiovascular health.
Does CBD get your eyes Red?
Some people tend to confuse CBD with Marijuana used in common and a lot of them have a question that does CBD cause redness in eyes? The answer is “NO it doesn’t”. Redness of eyes is basically caused by THC which is present in vape, smoking, edibles, joints, and dabbing, etc. And since THC is psychoactive, it will leave irritation in eyes causing redness. CBD is not psychoactive so you can have it and drive around the town without fear of getting checked.
CBD for OCD
OCD stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. It is a mental disorder that causes a person to perform a set of activities repeatedly with a compulsion without complete control over it. OCD is generally treated by cognitive brain therapy and medication. As OCD is caused by serotonin, anything that fights it should be able to cure OCD. Since CBD is a natural plant-based product, it deals directly with the brain activity and aids in the release of “Anandamide”, a hormone responsible for breaking anxiety and mood swings.
CBD dosage in milligrams.
The exact dosage of CBD to be used can only be prescribed by your physician but we have mentioned a rather common dosage calculated based on the health conditions of a normal adult. The starting dosage is 2.5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight twice a day. After one week, a person may increase the dosage double up to 10 milligrams a day.
CBD effects drug testing?
This is another most common question for CBD users that “Will using CBD fail your drug test?” The answer is NO. If you use pure CBD, you will not fail your drug test. Actually, another cannabis compound cannabinol CBN reacts in drug tests. That’s why it is recommended to buy authentic CBD oils ensuring quality and purity.
How much CBD is too much CBD?
Frankly speaking no safe limits of CBD have yet been determined. You can’t overdose CBD. That is because dosages in studies have covered a very broad range from 1 milligram to 1500 milligrams a day. That’s more than enough use for a normal human being. So, it’s safe to begin from a small dose to check how your body reacts to it knowing that you won’t get sick on a considerable high dose.