CBD Oil. What dose is right for me?
In recent years, Cannabidiol (CBD) has become quite a popular topic. It is popular among those who seek a different type of assistance to enhance their wellbeing. CBD oil is just one of many ways in which CBD can be administered. Although, this administration may be confusing to some as the amount one can ought to use varies and is not measured the same as other types of CBD. For example, gummies are measured per gummy and soft capsules are measured per capsule, therefore administration may be slightly easier as the measuring is done by the location at which you’re purchasing your CBD. In this article, we here at Panacea Life will share the knowledge we have on the dosage of CBD oil with readers so that they may properly use CBD oil to gain its advantages.
What is CBD?
Now, you may be asking, what is CBD? CBD is one of the many compounds found in cannabis and hemp plants. Like stated before, CBD is a popular topic now, but it has not always been that way. The more researched part of the hemp and cannabis plants is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This is the compound that creates the psychoactive effects that are well-known among the general public. The Cannabis Sativa plant can have either a high or low percentage of THC, depending on what the grower is growing and why. Marijuna is the commong name for the Cannabis Sativa plant that has high proportions of THC. Meanwhile, in order to be classified as hemp, plants must contain no more than .3% THC by dry weight. The CBD extracted from the hemp plant cannot get a user high, this is a popular misunderstanding about CBD. For a product to be sold as a CBD product, it must have less than .3% of THC so it is important to obtain your CBD from a reputable retailer.
THC versus CBD
What is the difference you may ask? We go in-depth in this article about the nitty-gritty details on the difference between the two compounds of the Cannabis Sativa plant, CBD and THC. The question that is most asked about CBD is if the administration of it will get you “high.” The short answer to this question is, no. CBD will not cause the psychoactive reaction for which THC is known. THC is the compound found in Marijuana, which is still classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance in the United States.
That being said, in some states using Marijuana recreationally is legal. CBD deriving from the hemp plant is legal in all of the 50 states. Because THC and CBD are usually found hand-in-hand, they give similar effects physically but, the psychoactive compound is not found and it is not created by CBD. Therefore the use of CBD will not create a “high” feeling in users but may receive the other positive effects the compounds create together.
So, what is CBD oil?
To understand what CBD oil is, we must first understand how it is made. This CBD is extracted from the Cannabis plant. Because CBD has such a high concentration, the hemp oil is diluted by using carrier oils. There are many different types of carrier oils including coconut, aragan, avocado, grape seed, and the most popular type found in CBD oil, hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil alone does not carry CBD so, purchasing hemp seed oil does not provide the potential benefits that CBD does. Carrier oils assist the CBD oil for ingestion and also topical use. Here at Panacea Life Sciences, we produce our own CBD oil. This CBD oil contains palm oil and is our most popular product. Our CBD oil contains 99% CBD oil and comes in natural, mixed berry and vanilla flavors. The typical administration of CBD oil is to place an amount under a person’s tongue. The sublingual membrane in your mouth allow the CBD to reach the bloodstream very quickly.
Why choose CBD oil?
With all the information out there on CBD, why should a person looking into CBD use CBD oil rather than the other options? There are a few considerations when making your decision. First, think about who you’re administering the CBD to. If you’re looking to give CBD to your canine versus a horse versus a child or yourself, the differences will be great. It generally depends on what the consumer is comfortable with.
For children, perhaps a gummy would be most appropriate. We all know kids love gummies and the dosage will be consistent and easy. Perhaps your furry friend would take well to having CBD oil dribbled on their favorite treat. For you? Maybe you want to feel the CBD as quickly as possible (sublingual administration provides the most immediate effects.) Doing a bit of research on whether CBD oil could be right for you is always the first step. Speaking with a health physician could also assist in eliminating questions you may have.
What is a dosage? Is it like medicine?
According to this site, the definition of dosage or dose is “the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time.” It is likely you’ve heard this term used when taking most types of medication. To be clear, CBD is not a medication, but does have amounts of “active agents” and uses the measurement system of mg (milligrams) that are to be administered. For example, our Cherry Bomb CBD Gummies have 20mg of CBD in each piece and our daily softgels are available in 15mg, 40mg, and 75mg tablets. All in all, a dosage, in terms of CBD is how many milligrams are taken then absorbed into the body and, eventually, blood stream. The amount one takes changes the potential effects of the CBD. If you take a higher dose, it is a possibility that you’ll feel the effects faster or more intensely than if you were to take a lower dose.
What dose is right for me?
The amount of CBD that should be administered varies from person to person. Like most things that are new, we also suggest starting with a low amount of CBD. Eventually, your body will become more accustomed to the CBD and the amount one takes may differ until they find the perfect dose. It is important to speak with a physician before taking CBD, as it may have effects on medications that are taken alongside it. Again, starting low and increasing the amount will help you figure out what dose is right for you. This way the effects will not vary from time to time and you will get all the potential benefits. The amount you take also deals with your height and weight. Start low and talk to your health care provider!
Besides CBD oil, what other types of CBD are there?
There are a plethora of types of CBD. If you end up trying CBD oil and not liking the administration process or the taste, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Here at Panacea Life, we offer a variety of CBD products. (It’s what we are all about!) Some of these products include sublingual tablets, soft gels, gummies, salves/creams, softgels for your canine or equine, and of course, tinctures (oil). Here at Panacea Life, we do not sell vapes of any kind and we do not support their use. Soft gels and gummies are a good way to get the same amount of CBD every day or every time it is taken. Salves, creams or balms are administered, generally, to one problem area. That area is then effected by the CBD in the topical. With this wide range of CBD applications, it is easy to get the CBD you want and how you want it. CBD oil is the quickest oral application but, if it doesn’t work for you, you can try any of these other applications.
In the end, what should you choose?
What have we learned? CBD is not going to get anyone high! This includes your cute furry friend or if you decided to give your child CBD. With that being said, it is important that the CBD you purchase has a label you can read and is created by a reputable source. Do your research! CBD oil is a mixture of CBD and a carrier oil (we use palm oil). What oil is used with your CBD is up to you. It is important to try different types to see what is your best fit and assists your wellbeing. A dosage is the amount of CBD you take/give to a person. The dosage that may be right for you, may be too much or too little to another.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 1 (800) 985-0515. We are always willing to assist with any questions one may have.