CBD (Cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid compound derived from the chemical extract of the hemp (marijuana) plant. CBD is very much popular among people nowadays due to its potential health benefits and therapeutic uses reported by several research studies. Apart from possible potential health benefits, there is another reason for the popularity of CBD. It is completely safe and non-psychoactive because the THC contents (which are responsible for the psychoactive effects) are almost in trace amounts in it. It means that CBD will not put you “high” and there will be no overdosing as well.
But is CBD really work? Well, according to the scientific researches there is are no evidences of the working of CBD but some independent research studies have reported that CBD can work in the human body and produce its effects. In this article, our main focus will be on the working of CBD products.
There are many CBD products available in the market nowadays like CBD Oil, CBD Vape Oils, Edibles, Capsules, and CBD topicals (lotions and creams). We will discuss the working of all these Popular products.
How does CBD work?
As we have discussed earlier, the working of CBD is reported by some of the independent research studies. According to these studies, CBD may produce its effects by interacting with the Endocannabinoid System of the body.
The Endocannabinoid System is an additional immune system in the body that is responsible for the regulation of many important functions like sleep, pain, inflammation, memory, body temperature, and mood. The Endocannabinoid System regulates all these functions through its receptors which are known as the Endocannabinoid receptors. There are two types of Endocannabinoid receptors in the body including CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. Both these receptors are responsible for the regulation of the above-described body functions.
The Working of Popular CBD Products
· CBD Oil
CBD Oil is the chemical extract of the hemp plant. It is very much popular nowadays because of its easy to use nature. The working of CBD Oil is reported by many research studies. CBD Oil provides instant relief from both chronic and acute pain. It can be also used for the treatment of Insomnia. CBD Oil is mostly consumed through the sublingual method (Under the tongue). In this method, 4-5 drops of CBD Oil are placed under the tongue. Through this method, the CBD Oil will automatically dissolve with saliva and enter the bloodstream. CBD Oil has a very fast reaction time (only 10-15 minutes). CBD Oil is also available in the form of capsules which are suitable for those people who don’t want to taste the CBD.
· CBD Vape Oil
CBD Oil vaping is one of the modern ways of consuming CBD in which CBD is converted into vapors by using a vaporizer electronic device called as CBD Vape Pen. Among all of the CBD Products, CBD Vape Oil works very fast. CBD vapors coming out of the CBD Vape pens directly enter the lungs and then quickly enter the bloodstream. The CBD in the form of vapors has five times more reaction time than other forms. But there is a downside of vaping CBD Oil. There are likely chances of contamination in the CBD because CBD vapors pass through the air before entering into the human body. Apart from this downside, CBD vape oil is a fast-working CBD Product.
· CBD Topicals
CBD Topicals is the form of CBD which especially manufactured for external use. CBD creams and lotions are the best example of CBD Topicals. The use of CBD topicals is very easy. Just apply some amount on the site of injury or pain and it will start working automatically. However, in comparison with other CBD products, CBD Topicals require somewhat high time to react.
· CBD infused Gummies
CBD-infused gummies are candies and edibles infused with a fixed concentration of CBD. These are particularly suitable for children who don’t want to take CBD in its pure form. However, there is a disadvantage of using CBD Infused gummies. They work very slowly and even in some cases, they produce no effects at all.
What are the possible side effects of CBD?
As we have discussed earlier, CBD is completely safe and does not produce any kind of “high” effects. However, some research studies have reported mild side effects of CBD Oil including:
- Slight headache
- Mild flu-type situation
According to a recent research study that was done on 423 participants who were using CBD for the first time, these mild side effects are produced because the body is new to CBD. You might experience such side effects when you will use CBD for the first time but you will notice that with passing time, these effects will continue to disappear. After 2-3 weeks, a time will come when your body will adjust itself to the CBD and there will be no side effects at all.
We have discussed the working of different Popular CBD products like CBD Oil, CBD Vape Oil, CBD infused gummies, and CBD topicals. All of these products work but some of them work quickly and some of them work slow according to the bioavailability. Still, an expert in the effects of CBD can guide you better in this regard. So, consulting with your doctor before using CBD is not a bad option at all.
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