For the past few years, CBD oil has been gaining everyone’s attention, thanks to its many benefits. But there is still a little bit of mystery that needs solving.
When trying a new substance, it is good to ask questions. It gives you information as well as peace of mind. We know that you must have a lot of questions about CBD oil, ranging from what exactly CBD oil is to how come it does not get you high.
Well, the mystery will soon be solved as we are here in our Mystery Machine to answer all your questions about CBD oil.
We have seen a lot of people harboring misconceptions about CBD oil. And that is one of the main things that keep them from using it and taking advantage of all its amazing benefits. The reason for those misconceptions is because of the lack of awareness. And how do you expect those to go away when you don’t ask about them?
Here are the answers to a few common questions people ask about CBD oil:
What is CBD oil and how does it work?
Unless you just landed from Mars, you must have heard about the cannabis plant and the numerous natural compounds present in it. CBD oil or cannabidiol is one of those compounds and is derived from one of the secretions of the cannabis plant.
We know the first thing that must have come to your mind after reading the word “cannabis” is marijuana. What people don’t know is that cannabis has two branches – one is marijuana and the other is hemp.
CBD oil can be extracted from both the plants, but they are different in several ways. And the levels of THC top that list.
We will tell you what THC is later in the blog post, so keep on reading.
Now that you know what CBD oil is, let’s tell you how it works.
You must have heard all the amazing benefits of CBD oil. But the question remains: how does it work? Like we said, we are here to solve all the mysteries. We will be happy to solve this one as well.
CBD oil works by interacting with the cannabinoid receptors found in the endocannabinoid system of your body. Your body consists of millions of cannabinoid receptors. They are spread everywhere on your body, from your brain to your central nervous system. And not just that, all the organs in your body has cannabinoid receptors in it. Even your skin has them.
The two main receptors in your body are CB1 and CB2, and CBD interacts with them both and encourages your body to produce more receptors naturally.
The job of these receptors is to target the following primary purposes without causing psychoactive effects:
- Stress relief
- Regulation of body’s state of balance
- Immune response
Is there a chance I will get high from consuming it?
Believe it or not, this is the first question people ask when they learn about the origins of CBD oil. And the answer to that question is no and yes both, depending on the type of CBD oil you use.
And to answer your follow-up question, the answer is because of the levels of THC.
You must be wondering what THC is. Well, THC is the substance that causes psychoactive effects. In simpler words, THC allows you to get high. The levels of TCH in hemp-derived CBD oil are so little that there is no way you can get high off of it. You can consume hemp-derived CBD oil any time or anywhere you want. It will just give you the feeling of relaxation, not high.
CBD oil that is derived from the marijuana plant has high levels of THC in it. So, if you consume that, you will be high as a kite.
What is the legal status of CBD oil?
You must be concerned about the legal status of CBD oil, seeing that it is derived from the cannabis plant. But like we explained before since CBD oil derived from the hemp plant contains little to none amounts of THC, it is legal in all 50 States. Surprised? We know you must be. But it is the truth. Though, it does come with a few strings attached.
You see, CBD oil derived from the hemp plant is legal in all 50 States, but the one derived from the marijuana plant has a different story.
If you are a resident of one of the following States, you can enjoy using CBD oil from both the sources – hemp and marijuana.
But in other States, using marijuana-derived CBD oil is illegal. So, make sure that you check the levels of THC before purchasing CBD oil.
Oh, and there is another thing. Even though CBD oil derived from the hemp plant, you have to be careful of the State laws. There are several States that have their own laws regarding CBD oil, so it is better for you to read up on them.
What are the side effects of CBD oil?
This is another question that is pretty common with first-time CBD oil users. The answer to the question is none. There are no long term side effects of CBD oil.
CBD oil is a natural compound and will not cause any harm to your body. There is a chance you might feel a little drowsy, but nothing severe.
But keep one thing in your mind – everyone reacts to different substances differently. It all depends on your metabolism. Make sure that you pay attention to the dosage, and consult your doctor before trying it out for the first time.
What conditions can CBD oil help me with?
There are several conditions that CBD oil can help you with. Research is still being conducted and scientists around the world are working around the clock to discover more amazing benefits of CBD oil.
The most popular conditions CBD oil can help with are:
- Anorexia and other eating disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Chronic pain
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- ADHD and ADD
If I were to take a drug test, will CBD oil show up on it?
If you really think about it, CBD oil is not a drug. A drug is something that alters your mind and causes psychoactive effects. And CBD oil does not do that.
If you are using excellent quality CBD oil derived from the hemp plant, the chances are that it will not show up on the test.
But since there is no guarantee here, it is always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to drug testing. Make sure that you research on it very carefully. Also, read the fine print of the CBD oil bottle to make sure you know the amount of THC you are consuming.
Is it safe for my kids to consume CBD oil?
A lot of parents ask us these questions: is CBD oil safe for kids? What conditions can it help them with?
The answer to your first question is yes. It is totally safe for you to incorporate CBD oil into your kids’ diet. And since there is no way your kids can get high from consuming CBD oil, there is no harm in you giving it to them.
Now to answer the second question, children with the following conditions have shown positive results after consuming CBD oil:
- Huntington’s disease
- ADHD and ADD
But make sure that you consult your pediatrician before starting your kids on this natural supplement. They can give you the proper guidance on dosage. Also, make sure that you purchase CBD oil from a known and reputable place. There is no compromising when it comes to the health of your children.
How long before I start feeling the effects of CBD oil?
There are a lot of first time CBD oil users who think of it as a miracle supplement that will give them relief in seconds. That is a misconception.
After consuming the correct dose, it can take at least 20 to 30 minutes for CBD oil to start exhibiting results. But a lot of first-time users think that CBD oil is not working for them since there is no high.
But after a few minutes have passed, they will realize that their pain or anxiety is not as bad as before. it may take you a while to become aware of the effects of CBD oil.
There are also some people who instantly feel the effects of CBD oil. So, there is no hard and fast rule here.
People suffering from seizure disorders like epilepsy will have to take the supplement regularly before they notice a change in the occurrence and severity of the seizures.
Is it safe to give CBD oil to pets?
Being a pet parent is a tough job, you have to make sure that your furry pooch is safe and healthy. It must be hard for you to see your pet in distress.
You must know that prescription medications can cause all sorts of side effects in dogs. Suffering from side effects like skin irritation, diarrhea, rashes, etc is not only hard on your pet but also you.
But now there is a way you can treat your dog without the fear of side effects – through CBD oil.
Following are the conditions CBD oil can treat in pets:
- Separation anxiety
- Cancer and its symptoms
- Pain and inflammation
- Improves appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Promotes faster recovery
- Sleep aid
- Excessive itching and scratching
Why should I use CBD oil when I can take medications to treat my problems?
A lot of people are skeptical when it comes to using CBD oil. All the conditions mentioned above are usually treated with the help of medications. And since these medications have been around for a while and people trust them, they usually don’t want to go towards an unfamiliar path of CBD oil.
But let us ask you a question. Have you ever read all the scary side effects listed on the back of the box before you consume those medications?
Exactly our point! If you read them, you will find out exactly how bad they are for your health. And you will be happy to go down the natural route.
And it is not just the scare side effects that you have to worry about, but also addiction. Medications for pain management and depression can cause addiction. And once you get hooked to the pills, it is very hard to get away from that path.
CBD oil is a natural supplement that neither has any side effects nor causes addiction. You can see which the better option here is.
We hope we have answered all your questions about CBD oil. And the answers all indicate that CBD oil is not only the safest but also the best option for you and your loved ones.
Consult your healthcare provider before consuming CBD oil, as the dosage for each condition differs. Until next time, cheers!