A Guide To CBD Oil
While it may seem that CBD has only just broken onto the market as an alternative approach to traditional medicine, the facts are quite the contrary. Cannabis has been used for thousands of years, with the first recorded use dating all the way back to 2727 BC.
What Is In CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD), is one of over 100+ naturally occurring phytocannabinoids found in Cannabis sativa. This is where we derive our CBD from, with the oil being acquired from an organic substance formed in the plants’ secretions.
In addition to phytocannabinoids, other compounds found include: amino acids, fatty acids, flavonoids, terpenes and more. These all actively work together to create the entourage effect, in which each component will amplify the effects of one another.
A Guide On Consumption
When it comes to finding the best dosage or method of consumption, it is recommended to experiment to see what works for you personally. Something to bare in mind is that everyone is different, varying in genetics, chemical makeup, weight, diet, metabolism etc.
With the CBD oil, it is notably best to start at a minimal dose with around 2-3 drops per day. This is usually administered sublingually (under the tongue), to allow for maximum oral absorption. By taking it this way, the saliva will dissolve the oil causing it to be absorbed within the bloodstream. A standard recommendation is to hold it under the tongue for a minimum of 30 seconds, with optimised absorption standing at 60-90 seconds.
From here, you can begin to increase your dose accordingly. Being such a tailored product, it is hard to say exactly what dose you should take. We strongly advise that you consult your doctor before and during use, and always ask if you want to alter your dose further.
Please note that each individual metabolises CBD differently. If you believe that you are not processing CBD correctly, contact your doctor for a CYP450 test to allow you to adjust your dosage accordingly.