Can CBD Oils and Hemp Products Build Optimal Health?

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The health benefits of using CBD daily has been known for some time now.

According to The World Health Organisation (WHO) in December 2017, “CBD (Cannabinoids) show no public health risk and does not show any potential for abuse,” they also mentioned that CBD could have therapeutic properties. I’m sure this is good news for individuals who are interested in using CBD, knowing that there is no risk attached to using the product and it has a lot of health benefits.

The information in this article is all about using CBD oils and Hemp products to attain optimal health. You will also learn different ways you can use this therapeutic product in your day to day life. However, it’s important we discuss the Endocannabinoid System (ES), which is activated when using CBD before we talk about using this product and many ways to use them.

The Endocannabinoid System, which is found in all mammals, is a complex physiological system. The ES consist of cannabinoid receptors (cannabinoid-1 receptors) that are distributed all through the entire body. The aim of this system is to receive cannabinoids called “Anadnamide” and “2-Archidonyl-glycerol” that are produced inside the body. Using plant-based cannabinoids to stimulate the ECS helps the body restore balance and treat symptoms. From the image below, you can see that both CB1 and CB2 receptors function together to restore balance and harmony to the body and mind. CB1 receptors are distributed in the brain and the central nervous system in large concentrations, while CB2 receptors are found around the body organs, mostly organs associated with the body’s immunity. The image below shows the distribution of ECS receptors in the body:

By understanding the ES to some extent, we know how the body interacts with CBDs and how it promotes optimal health. The cannabis plant contains more than 113 different cannabinoids with unique properties. You can do your own research online to know more about the individual cannabinoids. Know you know how CBD works with the body, we can now talk about the different CBD products available in the market as well as their individual benefits and how to use them.

CBD Oils

This CBD product is the most common and talked about product in the market. CBD oils vary based on the brand, some CBD oils contain only a few cannabinoids while others make use of the whole plant hemp extract. The strength also varies from 100mg to 3000mg of cannabinoids. Your bottle choice is also based on why you want to use CBD. This product is taken by dropping the CBD oils under the tongue.

CBD Capsules

CBD capsules are similar to CBD oils, but they are taken in the form of capsules. The advantage of using CBD capsules is that you can take the capsules on the go and also monitor how you use them.

Both CBD oils and CBD capsules are taken orally (ingestion) and are metabolised via the liver, which can take a longer period to work. The effect of this medication will manifest with 2-3 hours. Some individuals have reported digestive problems to CBD capsules, although this is no common. You can try vaping CBD if taking the capsules will be harsh on your digestive system.

Vaping CBD

Vaping CBD is totally different from using CBD oils or capsules, as vaping does not require the liver. Reports from a lot of people claimed that vaping is more effective than ingestion.

Instead of CBD passing through the gut and liver as seen in capsules and CBD oils, in vaping, CBD enters the lungs directly and diffuses into the blood stream. This avoids the first-pass effect altogether; thus, CBD enters your circulation nearly four times more for a maximum bioavailability of nearly 50-60%. Basically, you can enjoy the same beneficial effects with a lesser amount of CBD.

In addition, taking CBD through vaping reduces the time required for CBD in your system to become active, since it skips passing through your gut. You will feel the effects of this medication between 30 to 60 minutes or less by vaporizing CBD e-liquid or high-CBD concentrate. Thus, vaping CBD is an extremely effective method of taking CBD.

There’s no right or wrong way of using CBD. Everything boils down to discovering a solution that’s ideal for you. There are different ways of introducing CBD into your day to day life. It’s strongly advised that you do some research before you use CBD and always check to ensure you buy a CBD product that’s clean and safe.

I hope you found the information in this article useful and that your view of this unique plant has positively changed. We would love to hear your thoughts and questions if you have any, please share them with us in the comment section below.

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