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CBD (Cannabidiol) is an active ingredient in cannabis derived from the hemp plant. It effectively relieves a wide range of medical conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and more.
CBD interacts with your body at a cellular level in a variety of ways. It has been shown to reduce inflammation, intercept pain signals to the brain, boost serotonin levels, dampen the flight-or-flight response and help regulate sleep. Because of these qualities, there are many chronic medical conditions whose symptoms can be reduced or eliminated with the use of CBD. These include but are not limited to:
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Back pain from bulging, herniated, or degenerative discs
- Back spasms
- Chemotherapy-induced neuropathy
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Insomnia (mild to moderate)
- Menstrual cramps
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Nerve pain from Lyme disease
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Social anxiety
- Tension headaches
- Trigeminal neuralgia
It is important to understand that CBD has a subtherapeutic, therapeutic and supratherapeutic rang of dosing. The aim is for a therapeutic dose. It’s the dose that is just right for you. It’s the dose where the CBD is helping to relieve symptoms without any adverse side effects. There isn’t a “one size fits all” dosage.
Anyone can use CBD due to the fact that it has no psychoactive effect. The following should use it with caution:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women: There is a lack of conclusive data on the effects of CBD on a developing fetus or a growing breastfed baby.
- Children under the age of 2: Safe and effective in children two years of age and older. However, due to the differences in dosing needs for children, it is best administered under the care of a physician.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is non-psychoactive (it does not produce the ‘high’ associated with cannabis use), making it a safe and effective option for patients who may be concerned about the mind-altering effects of other cannabinoids as THC.
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) the molecule that gives the psychoactive effect which most recreational users are after.
Sublingual: With the sublingual option, drops of CBD oil are placed under the tongue, where they can easily be absorbed by the blood vessels located there. CBD oil is available on our website.
Ingestion: Throw a few drops of CBD oil in your morning tea. There is also the option of eating CBD. You can order CBD Gummies from our website. Experiment a little and decide which way is the best for you to consume it.
Topical: When applied topically, it can alleviate symptoms caused by medical conditions of the skin or alleviate certain types of pain. Topicals with CBD can be purchased from our website, or oil can be directly applied to the affected area.
Overall, CBD is relatively safe and well tolerated. However, it is important to note that CBD can have an effect on some prescription medications. Please consult your doctor before use if unsure.
The most commonly side effects are fatigue, tiredness and sleepiness but, when used correctly, it is unlikely.