CBD for Beginners

CBD for Beginners

CBD for Beginners

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is one of many chemical compounds found naturally in hemp, a plant similar to cannabis, but it's high in CBD and low in THC.

It’s not addictive, and according to World Health organization (WHO), there are no health-related problems associated with its use.

Contrary to popular belief, CBD doesn’t cause you to get high in any way. Another ingredient found in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is what gets you high, not CBD.

There are many ways to take CBD such as putting drops of oil under your tongue, putting it in a post-workout smoothie or morning coffee. You can even get CBD-infused sports bras. But what is CBD and why is it becoming more popular?

It’s claimed by many health experts that CBD has several positive effects, such as helping you feel relaxed, and it’s said to relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression, while it's also being used to treat epilepsy patients in America and the U.K.

It’s also believed to help with things such as erectile disfunction, schizophrenia, fibromyalgia, and sleep deprivation.

CBD is thought to be an anticancer agent and may help people manage some symptoms of cancer, including side effects of cancer treatments. Scientists are also looking into how CBD could aid cancer treatment, and testing shows that cannabinoids can reduce tumour growth in animal models of cancer.

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Is CBD Legal?

Many CBD beginners, or people who just discover it, seem to think CBD is illegal, but CBD is certainly legal in the UK, western Europe and the USA.

As long as it is extracted from an industrial grade hemp strain and your product contains no THC (unless prescribed by your doctor) it is legal, in the UK.

Around Europe there are different restrictions from it being illegal in many parts of Eastern Europe to there being no restrictions in Switzerland. It’s legal in the United States, but there are different restrictions in each state. So, wherever you’re from, you should definitely check whether CBD is legal or not.

CBD Won’t Get You High

Many people think CBD can get you high. Probably because it’s a natural compound found in cannabis plants, but it’s another compound, THC, that gets you high from cannabis.

THC is a Class C drug in the UK, so it’s still illegal, but CBD on its own isn’t psychoactive and doesn’t have intoxicating properties so it won’t get you high, although it's known to have a relaxing effect on some people.

In fact, if you’re high from cannabis, it’s said that taking CBD drops will level you out. This is because CBD negates the effect of THC and will reduce your high, or bring you down as it’s more commonly known.

If you consume a high concentration of CBD, more than recommended amount, it might potentially have an uplifting effect, but it still won’t get you high. Instead, you’re more likely to experience nausea or dizziness.

How long does CBD stay in my system?

How long CBD stays in your system depends on a variety of factors, but in general, it's thought to be up to 5 days. That said, you will not feel the benefits for this long, just that it will be in your system.

Are there any side effects when taking CBD? 

CBD is safe and legal but as the saying goes: everything in moderation. There are some unregulated products that you might be able to buy, but not from us at vapecbdshop.com because all our products fall within regulations and as long as they’re taken as directed, you’ll be fine.

There are some possible side effects, and some people are said to feel nausea, fatigue and irritable. CBD can also increase the level of blood thinning and other medicines in your blood by competing for the liver enzymes that break down these drugs.

According to a Harvard report, people taking high doses of CBD may show abnormalities in liver related blood tests, and of course if you buy CBD from an unregulated source, it may contain unknown elements in it.

A Beginner’s Guide to CBD: What To Look for when First Trying CBD

If you’re reading this, you’re already doing some research, but it’s a good idea to do as much research as possible, because not all CBD products are created equally.

When looking at a product, you should always:

Look where it has been grown: are they specially bred cultivators, non-GMO?
Make sure its high in CBD and low in THC (<0.2%) – make sure it clearly states this.
Understand the company’s extraction and purification process: Has the CBD oil been extracted with CO2? This separates THC and other volatile cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis plant.
Is the product certified and organic?
Is the CBD oil full spectrum? As well as CBD does the oil have other non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids and synergistic compounds such as Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabichromene, (CBC). The more natural the product, the more beneficial it is for you.

    How To Use CBD Oil

    Using is CBD oil is perfectly legal and safe, but it’s important to take the right strength and dosage when you’re first getting into it.

    If you’re trying CBD oil for the first time, it’s probably better to start with 10mg twice a day. If you like it and feel like you’d like to try more, increase it to 20mg twice a day after about one week.

    The more experience you get, the more you can take, but the recommended maximum is to take up to four times daily and with a maximum total of 200mg each day.

    How To Take CBD? 

    Most CBD beginners ask the question, how can I take CBD? There are many ways to take it and there are many more ways evolving over time.

    CBD is easily absorbed by the body, which means there are several ways you can try it out. Let's look closer at ways of how to take CBD...

    Vaping CBD

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    You can take CBD using a vape device also known as a vaporiser. If you’re not sure what vaping is, check out this Beginner's Guide to Vaping article. But basically, a vape device is a tool that holds e-Liquid, and allows you to inhale it by heating it up.

    Vape devices come in all different designs, such as mods, pods, pens and disposable vape devices, and they can all be used to vape CBD. You can use your existing vape, or get a dedicated setup for vaping CBD, as it's essentially the same process as vaping e-juice.

    Vaping CBD allows it to enter the bloodstream directly via the lungs, making it the fastest way to get CBD into your system.

    Eating and Drinking CBD

    Fancy eating some CBD oil? It’s not as bad as it sounds, and in fact is absolutely delicious! There are many ways to eat CBD, and you can get CBD edibles including gummmy bears, chocolate, flapjack, and cookies. You can also get CBD coffee, tea, and refreshing cold fizzy drinks

    Whether it’s food or drink, ingesting CBD allows it to enter your body through your digestive system, and quickly takes effect. They’re a great and very convenient way to take your daily CBD dosage and each CBD edible comes in different strength.

    Take CBD Sublingually

    You can also put CBD directly under your tongue and allow it to quickly enter your blood stream this way. CBD Oils, Tinctures, and Extracts are designed to take CBD this way, and you simply put a few drops under your tongue and wash it down after about 60-90 seconds.

    Your tongue has many blood vessels, which makes it absorbing things into your bloodstream very effective. This is also a great way to take ground Himalayan Pink Salt.

    Dermal Absorption

    You can also get CBD into your system by rubbing it onto your skin. There are many CBD skin care products such as creams and lotions designed for this. CBD skin care creams are infused with other healthy ingredients, and are great for helping with achy joints and inflamed tendons. 

    CBD for Beginners

    So, now you know as long as you buy CBD from a regulated source, you are buying good quality products that meet all government criteria. Each products will contain full information of what it is you're buying, and as long as you take the correct dosage, you should be fine.

    There are some who say they feel some side effects, but taking CBD is not dangerous, and it will not get you high. In fact, there is more evidence coming out regularly that CBD is beneficial to fighting many conditions and diseases, and actually has a positive effect on your mental state.

    There are many benefits to taking CBD oil. So, whether you vape it, put some CBD oil in your morning coffee, eat gummy bears or cookies, apply some CBD infused cream to your skin, we are sure you will appreciate the benefits of it.

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