How Does CBD Work in the Body?
Research over the years has discovered that CBD Oil contains many healing properties and can provide numerous health benefits both physically and mentally – the potential uses of CBD are wide ranging and the possibilities are endless.
CBD works by interacting with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) that is found throughout our bodies. The ECS is a complex network, it is believed that this system is intertwined with our central and peripheral nervous systems and helps in maintaining balance in the body.
The ECS also controls the essential functions of our bodies including pain, sleep, inflammation, mood control, response to pleasure, temperature, immune function and memory to name just a few.
When you take CBD Oil oil it interacts with the endocannabinoid system through the CB1 and CB2 receptors – the CBD binds with these receptors and restores the homeostasis (balance in the human body).
So, what exactly is the Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system is a complex biological system within the human body. Research has shown that it impacts several major processes, including appetite, sleep, mood and memory, but there is still much more to be discovered. The endocannabinoid system has three components, the receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids. These parts function regardless of whether someone uses CBD or not.
Receptors – exist throughout the body and are a substance to which endocannabinoid’s bind.
Enzymes – appear in many forms, but only two types of enzymes break down endocannabinoids.
Endocannabinoid’s – complement the body by keeping internal functions running smoothly.
Understanding the effects of CBD involves examining the relationship between the receptors and endocannabinoid’s
There are two types of receptors, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily in the central nervous system and are responsible for governing coordination, movement, pain, appetite, memory and mood. The CB2 receptors are in the peripheral nervous system, influencing inflammation and pain. After the enzymes break down the cannabinoids, the endocannabinoid’s look to bind with receptors. Researchers believe that the CBD does not directly attach itself to the receptor, but influences it in some way. Activating these receptors is what allows for many of the health and wellness benefits that people associate with the compound.
How to Take CBD Oil
The most effective way to take CBD oil is sublingually (under your tongue). We recommend taking 3-4 drops, twice a day, draw some oil up in to the dropper and release the required drops under your tongue, leaving them there for 1-2 minutes before swallowing. It is helpful if you stand in front of the mirror whilst dispensing the drops. This method of ingesting the oil will help the body absorb the CBD quickly into the blood steam and tissues and will increase the bio-availability allowing the benefits of CBD to reach your system quickly. Bio-availability is a measure of how much a substance is able to access our circulation and reach the target area. CBD can only take effect if it can be absorbed by the body, so bio-availability is the key to creating a supplement that can deliver proven benefits.
As with any supplement CBD will affect everyone in a different way and the impact can depend on many things including weight, metabolism, mental health and many more factors.
It is best to start your dose slowly and steadily building your dosage gradually so you can find the balance that is right for your own body, a beginner should be starting with 3-4 drops, twice a day and best if it’s taken at the same time each day.
For example, a bottle of our Pure 500mg CBD oil contains in total 200 drops and each drop consists of 2.5mg of CBD. The latest FSA (food standards agency) guidelines state that you should not exceed 70mg of CBD a day in any 24-hour period – so with this example a bottle of 500mg CBD strength oil would mean a maximum of 28 drops should not be exceeded in a 24-hour period.
CBD dosage and the level of CBD mg contained in a bottle can be confusing to understand to a novice, for example, the size of the bottle has a direct effect on the CBD content –a 10ml bottle containing 500mg CBD actually has the same CBD content as a 30ml bottle containing 1500mg CBD. This is why we always recommend using a reputable company that displays the CBD content clearly on all products and packaging, like ourselves CBD Pure Oils. In addition, we are always on hand and happy to answer any questions or queries you may have before purchasing.
Is CBD Safe
From all the research and testing CBD is considered to be safe for use, it is a totally natural compound with no toxins and is non-addictive. The only potential concern could come from other ingredients that some manufacturers may use in their production, for example if the hemp farms use pesticides or herbicides which can cause long term health problems. This is why it is so important that CBD is purchased from a reputable brand that can provide detailed lab reports and the products are labelled correctly. At CBD Pure Oils all our products are 3rd party lab tested detailing the contents of each product together with accurate labelling on our boxes and products.
CBD oil is not a medicine and should only be used as food supplement.