What Is CBD & How Is It Made?
CBD is short for Canna-bid-iol. It is one of the many cannabinoids that can be found in the cannabis plant, Cannabis Sativa.
Unlike the most well known cannabidiol THC (tetrahydrocannabidol), CBD is not psychoactive as it contains less than 0.2 % THC , meaning it won't make you ' high' which is the sensation most commonly associated with cannabis. This means it is suitable for the whole family.
CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and then diluting it with a carrier oil such as hemp or coconut oil.
What Are The Supposed Benefits
Common scientific research shows that cannabidiol or CBD oil as it is known has a range of supposed health benefits and has become extremely popular as a natural remedy for many common ailments uncluding:
- Pain Relief
- Anxiety & Depression
- Skin Conditions
- Improved Sleep Quality
How Much CBD Should I Take?
CBD can be taken at any point throughout the day. One can take it in the morning and then space out their intake throughout the day. It is imperative to ensure the recommended daily dosage is not exceeded. Taking CBD at least one hour before you go to sleep will allow the cannabinoids time to work with your body.
The majority of frequent CBD users find that a dose between 10 - 20 mg (administered once or twice daily ) is enough to prove effective relief from various ailments. The oil can be taken 3-4 times per day, but one must not exceed the 200mg daily amount
Strengths, Percentages and ml can often be very deceiving. It is very important to know how much active CBD is in the bottle you buy and also what the % of active CBD is in a 10ml, 12ml, 30ml bottle. Please see the example table.
There is no official dose levels, everyone responds differently to CBD.
You may feel the positive effects of CBD after the first use or after multiples uses, if these are slight or unnoticeable a change in dosage or strength level may be required in order to achieve the desired results.
We recommend that new users begin with small doses (Between 10 – 20 drops / daily) and adjust their intake accordingly as needed. Clear instructions are provided with all Somnio products including recommended servings and CBD content per use.
The products we provide are available in a range of strengths from low to intense, with our detailed guidelines users will be able to administer CBD safely whilst adhering to the industry recommended dosage of 10 to 45mg/day.
With that being said, a good rule of thumb to determine your proper CBD dosage is to take 1–6mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight based on the individual's level of pain. For example, 20mg-33mg would be a great starting dosage for a 200 lb individual, while 15mg-25mg would be best for another who weighs 150 lb.
How can CBD be absorbed & how long does it take to feel the effects?
Research has shown that vaping CBD offers the fastest means of CBD delivery to the body. It enters the bloodstream directly through the lungs and the majority of people feel the effects within 5-10 minutes.
Another way to feel the effects quickly is by taking CBD sublingually, under the tongue, with CBD oil drops. This is absorbed by the mucous membranes and then directly into the bloodstream. The effects of CBD take longer if it is absorbed through the digestive system or liver to be metabolised.
How does CBD help with the endocannabinoid system?
We all have an Endocannabinoid system inside us. Our bodies regularly produce natural cannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids are produced by the cannabis plant.
These are in the form of:
The Human endocannabinoid systems (HECS) purpose is to respond to endogenous cannabinoids produced within the human body.
Its main role is to be responsible for maintaining and controlling the body’s homeostasis through receptors CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found throughout the brain and the nervous system.
CB2 receptors are also found throughout the immune system.
CBD, CBN, THC fit like a lock and key into the HECS and thus reportedly allowing us to boost functions of the brain, nervous and immune system.
During their research, scientists have learned that the system will also recognise and respond to cannabinoids from external sources, including the phytocannabinoid Cannabidiol (CBD).