Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use CBD?
If you’re new to CBD, you might be a little confused. How do you use CBD tinctures? How do they work?
Tinctures can be mixed into beverages like your morning coffee or cup of tea, but work best when placed directly under the tongue. This way, the photo cannabinoids are directly absorbed into the bloodstream and you will receive an effective dose. If you’re looking to mix into a beverage like coffee, just be sure to add more than normal as CBD oil is not water soluble, and some of it will stick to the side of your cup.
How much should I take?
When it comes to dosing, start low and work your way up. As there is no standard dose, it can take a little time to discover what’s right for you. Try using 1-3 drops at night, and if you don’t notice the effects after a while, slowly increase your dose or add another 1-3 drops every morning. After consistent use and some time adjusting, you’ll figure out what works best for you and your body. It even makes sense to keep something like a CBD diary to note how much you used and how you felt like at the beginning.
Can CBD oil be addictive?
No. When looking at the chemical impacts of CBD oil, the answer is no. Cannabidiol is not physically addictive in the same way opiates, cocaine, alcohol, and other drugs can be. Also, CBD oil does not produce any physical withdrawal symptoms when you stop using it. In fact, CBD oil is currently being researched as a potential tool for minimizing the severe withdrawal from drugs like opiates.
But, having said that, human beings can get addicted to just about anything - even the very good and healthy stuff - including exercise, music, sex, and food. So having said that, if you experience the physical and emotional benefits of CBD of course you don’t want to miss this.
What should I consider when you taking prescription drugs?
Pharmaceutical drugs are processed by your body in different ways; some are less effective after processing, while others aren’t effective until after they’ve been processed. Similar to grapefruits, CBD can occupy enzymes (cytochrome p450) that your body uses to process certain pharmaceutical drugs. Taking CBD alongside these pharmaceuticals could pose a health risk by either increasing or decreasing levels of these medications in your bloodstream. If you currently take prescription drugs — particularly *any that come with a warning not to consume with grapefruit* such as warfarin, anti-epileptics, HIV antivirals, chemotherapy and others — we suggest speaking with a medical professional before incorporating CBD into your wellness routine. They could help you understand potential interactions and how to proceed.
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