November 16, 2019 Posted by: Shane Dwyer Category: CBD Oil
A compound naturally produced by the Cannabis Sativa plants is called CBD or Cannabidiol. This phytocannabinoid has taken the world by storm in recent years due to its multiple potential health benefits.
Since the mid 70’s, studies suggest that it could be used to treat a variety of ailments and conditions effectively, including inflammation, chronic pain, epilepsy, depression, and anxiety.
A common question asked by people looking to start taking CBD is: “How much should I take?” Unfortunately, there’s no straightforward answer. There’s not enough knowledge of CBD for official dosages to have been released, and a multitude of factors come into play when calculating it for yourself. This article will provide guidance on how much CBD you should take.
Cannabidiol and the Body
Before you decide how much CBD to take, it’s important to understand how it interacts with the human body – and what it will affect. It’s therefore vital to inform yourself about the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex biological system found in the human body with the primary purpose of maintaining physical and emotional homeostasis (balance) throughout the body. It does this by using naturally produced endocannabinoids to regulate various biological and cognitive processes, such as mood, appetite, and sleep – as such, it is often referred to as “the bridge between the body and the mind.”
The ECS is also responsive to plant-based cannabinoids, such as those found in cannabis – which is where CBD comes into play. It acts as an antagonist to the body’s cannabinoid receptors, which are found throughout the entire body. It makes it harder for them to be over- or under-stimulated, plus boosts the production of endocannabinoids, which all helps your body to achieve homeostasis quickly and efficiently.
Due to the fact that CBD interacts directly with the ECS, its effects are potentially broad – in fact, studies suggest that the ECS is involved in the majority of bodily functions and processes. CBD is therefore becoming increasingly popular as a treatment for a variety of conditions, as well as a general health supplement.
So, How Much Should I Take?
Currently, CBD is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means that there are no official recommended dosages. However, it’s possible to discuss dosing with your