CBD 101: Your CBD Questions Answered

We answer the need to know questions on CBD to help you understand the ins and outs of this legal cannabis extract, and find a product that’s right for you.

What does CBD do?

CBD is received in the body by a chain of cannabinoid receptors called The Endocannabinoid System (ECS). There are different types of receptors, some more welcoming of CBD than others. These are located throughout the human body. 

We all have an ECS and its main function is to act as a reset button on some bodily functions, helping to restore regulation and balance within the body. Studies show the ECS is involved in the regulation of a large range of physiological functions in the body, including mood, memory, fertility, pain sensation and appetite. 

How do I take CBD Oil Drops? 

CBD Oil Drops are designed for fast absorption, enabling you to reap the benefits of CBD quickly by ingesting under the tongue, where the lining of the wall of the mouth is particularly thin. 

Start by taking 4-6 drops under the tongue in the morning or evening, or whenever you feel it necessary to remedy. Hold for 20 seconds before swallowing. By taking CBD oil drops this way, the active compounds in the oil are absorbed while bypassing the first stage of metabolism, so they are less likely to be damaged and more likely to be absorbed.

How does CBD make you feel? 

Your individual response to CBD will be unique. Many people report feeling more relaxed after using CBD products. Since CBD should not contain any THC, it will not get you “high”. CBD products can enhance your feeling of wellbeing and contribute to a healthy lifestyle and positive mindset. 

What happens if I take too much CBD? 

There are no known adverse side effects of consuming over the suggested amounts advised on CBD products. Government guidelines in the UK suggest adults should not exceed 70mg per day.

Will CBD get me high?

No. CBD is non-intoxicating. You will often hear of words like psychoactive and psychotropic once you begin to research cannabinoids. As the industry is so young, these are often confused by brands. But science tells us that CBD is psychoactive because we know it crosses that barrier with endocannabinoid receptors in the brain and nervous system. Studies have shown it can help with things like anxiety and sleep, calming the mind. However it is not psychotropic, it doesn’t cause a ‘high’, it is non-intoxicating.

Will CBD help with stress?

Initial studies into CBD oil taken under the tongue and the impact this legal extract can have on the human brain are very promising, showing that CBD may have anti-depressant, anxiety reducing properties. There are endocannabinoid receptors near the brain and nervous system for this to happen. 

A 2015 study on CBD and mental wellbeing found that this cannabinoid could have potential in treating stress and anxiety, while there are also results patient group case studies in the US which have shown CBD helping with anxiety-induced insomnia. 

There are also a number of studies which explore CBD use in veterans with PTSD in the US.

Can CBD help with eczema? 

CBD is skin calming and rich in antioxidants. One of the main benefits of this oily extract is that it works as an anti-inflammatory, making it useful in treating skin conditions like eczema. Try using a topical CBD product to target to a specific area of inflammation. 

Can CBD help with pain relief? 

As mentioned above, CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may be why so many find it beneficial in soothing aches and pains. If you’re looking for help with the signs of an over-worked, aging body or recovering from that deadly workout, try applying a CBD-rich muscle and joint product like the CUBID CBD Re:vive Stay Active Gel to help aid your recovery. 

We also have endocannabinoid receptors near the reproductive system and this is an area in which there is a lot of ongoing research, particularly where menstrual cramps, endometriosis and the menopause are concerned.  

If you’re looking for a plant-based aid for inflammation, try taking a few drops of CBD Oil Drops under the tongue to help from the inside out.

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