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CBD is the abbreviated name for Cannabidiol, a Cannabis compound that is non-psychoactive, which means it won’t get the user high.
CBD, and other compounds found in the Cannabis plant are classified as “cannabinoids”.
When scientists first discovered cannabinoids, they were only discovered in the Cannabis plant. As research continued, scientists discovered that cannabinoids also existed within the human body. Cannabinoids that were produced within the body were classified as Endocannabinoids and cannabinoids that were produced within a plant, were referred to as Phytocannabinoids.
The breakthrough occurred when scientists discovered that cannabinoids served as the activating agent in a network of neurons found throughout many core systems in the body, but primarily the nervous system.
The interaction between cannabinoids and these neurons played a crucial role in the maintenance and function of these systems, providing a number of benefits such as relieving stress, reducing anxiety, stimulating a more efficient immune response, and more. Overall, the presence of CBD in the body assists in maintaining the systems which regulate the overall balance of the body.
With this discovery researchers rightfully named this system of neurons the “Endocannabinoid System.”
Because CBD does not contain any psychoactive properties, it will not get the user high.
While the psychoactive and sedative effects of “getting high” are typically associated with the Cannabis plant, they are the result of the Cannabis compound – THC.
CBD oils and other CBD products can certainly contain THC, in which case, they may experience its psychoactive effects, but if the product is certified to be THC-free, then it should not get you high.
Generally, CBD has not been known to cause any negative side-effects; however, we are still in early stages of research, and how CBD may interact with the unique chemical structure of your body is unknown.
With that being said, it is highly recommended to consult a physician before trying CBD.
How much CBD you should take depends on what you taking CBD for, the severity of that condition, your weight/height, and your body’s metabolism.
Because of this, there isn’t exactly a “one-size fits all” answer to this question.
Experts have stated that it is best to use your weight and severity level as a starting reference, then gauge the effects of how that quantity of CBD affected you.
CBD oil is designed to be taken sublingually, which means to be administered under the tongue. Once administered, the CBD will absorb directly into the bloodstream through the veins under your tongue.
For the CBD to have enough time to absorb, it is recommended to hold the CBD oil under your tongue for 30-60 seconds before swallowing it.
Typically, most drug tests are designed to detect specific substances such as opioids, stimulants, and THC. With that being said, in most cases, CBD will not show up on a drug test, but here’s two circumstances which it will.
1. If the drug test being administered tests specifically for CBD. To learn if the test does, you can simply request what drugs are being tested for.
2. If the CBD product contained THC, which would happen if you used a “full spectrum” product, or the product you took said it was THC-free, but wasn’t. In that case, always make sure to use products that have been properly lab-tested.
Like CBD, THC (short for ”Tetrahydrocannabinol”) is also a compound found in the Cannabis plant, along with 111 other cannabinoids. Because THC and CBD both yield from the Cannabis plant, they share many of the same properties, such as being anti inflammatory and anti-anxiolytic; however the two compounds are different in one very important way — their psychoactive effects.
While THC is psychoactive and induces mind-altering effects on the user (or gets the user “high”), CBD is non-psychoactive and does not induce these effects, while still delivering the many beneficial properties of the Cannabis plant.