Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is one of the many active ingredients found in the cannabis sativa plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most famous active ingredient, it is the one that makes you "high".
CBD doesn't make you high, but it does have a number of the same medical benefits as THC. So you can take advantage of the therapeutic benefits without having the "intoxicating" effect that is often associated with THC.
There is not much research on CBD, but the results of what has been studied are promising. Some studies have shown that CBD can be effective in relieving various mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, schizophrenia, etc.
CBD has also proven itself in the treatment of childhood epilepsy and other seizure disorders. In addition, CBD is said to have a cancer-fighting property.
CBD is available in different forms. This allows the application method to be tailored to your specific needs.
Here are the most common forms of CBD:
Oils and tinctures
These oils are enriched with CBD and placed under the tongue with a dropper. The oral mucosa is full of tiny capillaries that can quickly absorb the CBD. Oils and tinctures are a good choice for anyone who can't take pills or capsules.
Creams and lotions
Creams and lotions enriched with CBD are used to treat muscle and joint pain. You can also treat some skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Capsules and pills
CBD capsules and pills are used for the systemic treatment of seizures and digestive problems.
However, there is one disadvantage, the time from taking it to the onset of effect can take a while.
CBD-fortified sweets are the most popular way to take CBD. They are affordable, portable, discreet and tasty. There is no guesswork either: you know exactly what dose to take.
Vaping / vaping
Vaping CBD liquid is the fastest way to take CBD. The active ingredients are inhaled and transported directly from the lungs into the bloodstream.
How should you take CBD?
Use the recommended dose of the product for now. If you are taking medication permanently, ask your doctor beforehand to rule out side effects.