Many products are coming to market that have CBD (cannabidiol) in them and marketing themselves as wonder products. Cannabidiol has some great health benefits, but like so many things, you have to understand what you are buying and how to use it for it to work best for you.
Cannabidiol is an extract from the hemp plant and is the ingredient that provides the health benefits to uses. You mustn't confuse CBD with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the part of the marijuana plant that causes uses to experience the euphoric high that comes with smoking marijuana.
CBD does not cause that high and is generally extracted from hemp because the hemp plant is very low in THC. In the US, products containing CBD must have less than .3 percent THC to be legal. That amount is almost not traceable in lab testing and will not cause any high as a result of using the CBD product.
If you are trying a CBD product for the first time, you need to understand how to read the packaging to know what you are getting. A full-spectrum CDB oil, for instance, may say one thousand milligrams on the bottle, but make sure you read the label because often that means there are one thousand milligrams in the entire bottle, not per dose.
If you are trying to achieve a specific dosage, buying a less expensive, lower milligram strength bottle of full-spectrum CBD oil may mean taking more of it to reach the goal amount. The cost savings may not be a value because you are buying more of the less expensive product.
The best way to buy CBD products is to go to a reputable CBD shop and get some help from the owner or employee in the shop. They can help you understand the different products, how they are used, and what to look for when buying products in the future.
Products and Uses
There are many different products available with CBD in them. Some of the most common are CBD topical pain creams, CBD oils, CBD vape juices, and drinks with varying amounts of CBD in them. CBD is commonly used to treat pain, seizures, mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, and psychosis, and can also be useful for treating inflammation, nausea, and migraines.
Like so many medications and compounds, CBD is not effective in every case, and your body may not react to it as well as other peoples. Start with small dosages and see what works for you. You can slowly increase the amount you use until you find what works, and talk to your doctor about CBD if you have questions.