CBD 101 Guide
These tips are intended to be a starting point and provide basic guidelines, but it's important to keep in mind that everyone is different. What works best for one person, might not work the same for another.
High CBD hemp-derived extracts are available in a variety of different concentrations and delivery methods. Taking tinctures (oil based drops) sublingually will absorb much faster into your blood stream than capsules. Capsules will have a slower release and last longer in your system.
It is best to listen to your own body. Be as consistent as possible when incorporating cannabinoid-rich hemp extracts into your daily regimen.
Commit to at least 30 days to allow adequate time to find your "sweet spot".
A good rule of thumb is start low and go slow as you increase your dose.
- Week 1: 1/4ml - 1/2ml once a day
- Week 2: 1/4ml - 1/2ml twice a day
- Week 3: 1/2ml - 1ml twice a day
- Week 4: 1/2ml - 1ml twice to three times a day
*Dosing example based on 1ml dropper. If desired results are achieved, stay at this amount.
When starting out, keep a log of how much, how often and what time of day you ingest CBD-rich products. This will help you determine what works best for you. Consider discussing CBD with your doctor if a serious medical condition is involved. With their professional insights, they may have a recommendation as to what serving size might be most beneficial.
Please note; CBD is processed by the same liver enzyme that metabolizes many pharmaceutical drugs. If you are taking pharmaceutical medication, we suggest leaving a window of time before or after taking prescribed medication.
The overall health and balance of our endocannabinoid system (ECS) are highly influenced by diet, exercise, sleep patterns and day-to-day stresses.
CBD and dozens of other cannabinoids play an important role in helping regulate our body and maintain balance. The cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds naturally occurring in trusted sources of hemp provide their own unique benefits and work together to regulate our ECS for optimal health and wellness.
Human CBD Receptor Chart
Your body naturally has CB1 and CB2 receptors which are located throughout the human body. Studies show that CBD acts as a modifier to the CB1 and CB2 receptors which in return helps the CB1 and CB2 receptors to fight off inflammation.
CBD, CBN, and THC fit like a lock and key into existing receptors. These receptor are part of the endocannabinoid system which impact physiological processes affecting pain modulation, and appetite plus anti-inflammatory effects and other immune system responses. The endocannabinoid system comprises two types of receptors — CB1 and CB2, which serve distinct functions in animal health and well being.
The cannabinoid receptors are G protein-coupled receptors that are activated by endocannabinoids or exogenous agonists such as tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD does not fit CB1 or CB2 receptors but has powerful indirect effects still being studied.
How to Take CBD Sublingually
There are several ways to use CBD, as it is offered in different forms such as oil, tablets to vapes, balms, and even edibles. CBD oil proves very effective, however, it is best to choose the form that is most comfortable for you. Always consult a doctor or healthcare professional when using CBD.
- Stand in front of a mirror for a certainty of dropping medication.
- Apply a few drops under the tongue.
- Let the oil absorb for at least 30-60 seconds, then swallow.
Pros of Sublingual Consumption
- Discrete — you can use them in public easily without drawing attention.
- Easy to use and requires no extra equipment, tools, or accessories.
- It is easy to control the amount used.
- Long-lasting effects when using this method.
- It is the second fastest method after inhalation. The oil is active in the body 20-30 minutes after intake.
Cons of Sublingual Consumption
- Oil takes longer than inhalation and topical application methods to have an effect.
- Results may vary between individuals.
- If you are trying to avoid alcohol, you can choose oils made with vegetable glycerin instead of tinctures.
[Graphic dropper under tongue]
CBDA: Cannabidolic Acid
- Intestinal anti-prokinetic
- Reduces nausea
- Bone stimulant
- Mildly psychoactive
- Reduces nausea
- Increase appetite
- Bone stimulant