Frequently overwhelmed by the strength of THC in edibles, today’s new cannabis users are turning to low-dose products, as well as to items rich in cannabidiol (CBD). A non-psychoactive compound, CBD balances the effects of THC, providing anxiety relief that takes the edge off an intense high. Adding CBD to your diet can aid sleep, boost athletic recovery and elevate your mood, allowing you to truly thrive.
CBD is useful in many ways, one of the most popular being pain relief, especially when it comes to pain as a symptom of greater conditions like arthritis and multiple sclerosis. When it comes to choosing the best CBD edibles for the pain, your decision will depend on multiple factors, including the severity and cause of your pain as well as your body mass index and more. The standard dose that should be used to treat pain is usually somewhere between 2.5 mg and 20 mg. Because this is such a broad span, you will need to do some research to find the correct dosage for you. If you have never taken CBD before and are unsure of how it will affect you, you should start small with a low dosage and work your way up.
But herein lies a problem. The research needed to determine the correct dosage for CBD oil in dogs simply hasn’t been done yet, Coates says. And, to make matters worse, FDA testing has shown that many CBD products contain little if any CBD, she adds. The best option available to pet parents at this time is to talk to a veterinarian who has experience with pets being treated with cannabis oil about proper dosage and reputable manufacturers, Coates says.
So what happens once you ingest your favorite CBD edibles? As you might know, the human body consists of an endocannabinoid system (ECS), with multiple receptors spread throughout the body and brain. THC activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors, while CBD on the other hand doesn’t directly stimulate either of these receptors. This is also the reason why THC makes you high and CBD doesn’t. The ECS is responsible for regulating many activities in the body such as sleep, appetite, memory, mood, and the immune system.
CBD also has really positive effects on the gut, which can be best realized with edibles. An emerging new theory suggests that keeping the gut walls healthy and tight reduces full-body inflammation and autoimmune conditions. A ‘leaky gut’ exposes the body to all the bacteria that should be kept in the gut. CBD could play a key role in tightening and restoring the gut lining.
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