Question about CBD
CBD and THC:
Cannabidiol or better known as CBD is a component of the cannabis plant.
The popularity of this compound has increased in recent years because it contains many beneficial properties without the psychoactive effects of THC.
Because it has no psychoactive effects, the use of CBD is easily accessible, yet it is important to know what CBD is and how it works.
Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about CBD and the answers.
Is CBD legal?
One of the most common questions is whether CBD is legal to use. It is a very important question because it can be a factor for many people to decide whether or not to use CBD oil.
In the Netherlands CBD products are legal as long as they do not contain more than 0.2% THC.
As an advice, we would like to inform you that you should always pay attention to the quality mark and not go for the cheapest version. We also recommend, if possible, to check whether there are lab reports available for inspection before purchasing CBD oil.
Is CBD Addictive?
Despite the fact that CBD resembles THC in properties and molecular structure, CBD does not cause addiction.
There are studies suggesting that THC could be addictive because it binds to certain receptors. This compound causes a high feeling and exhibits addictive properties. CBD, on the other hand, does not attach to the receptors but only activates them. This means that CBD is not addictive. Because of this effect, CBD is increasingly used to get rid of addictions such as addiction to alcohol, drugs and painkillers.
It is also known that CBD can counteract the psychoactive effect of THC, so that this effect can be reduced is you take CBD and THC together.
How does CBD work?
There is a lot of talk about CBD oil, but CBD is available in many forms. You can think of capsules, ointment, tea, patches and even chewing gum.
Most people who hear about CBD think it is a dietary supplement or pain reliever. Both are true, but many people do not know that CBD oil helps against many different ailments.
We already know that CBD is very helpful for stress, anxiety and depression. This has to do with the fact that CBD has a direct effect on the neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin that regulate our emotions.
In addition to mental illness, CBD is also widely used to treat pain and inflammation. In addition, CBD can also reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures in patients and provides serious support for recovery and symptom relief in patients with cancer.
How do you dose CBD oil?
The correct way to start with CBD oil is to start with a low dose. You can gradually increase the dose if the desired effect has not yet been achieved. You can keep doing this until you find out what is the right dose for you. Overdose is not harmful to health.
What is also important is that CBD is a vegetal cannabinoid. Each individual contains the body’s own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids and these vary from individual to individual. This along with other factors influences the individual’s sensitivity to CBD. The dose that works for you is personal and does not have to work for someone else.
Is CBD suitable for pets?
Many people who use CBD themselves to their satisfaction often wonder whether this can also be suitable for their (sick) pet.
Just like humans, all animals have endocannabinoids and because of this, pets can also benefit from the use of CBD.
For example, CBD can be useful in animals that suffer from separation anxiety.
It can also be used in animals suffering from arthritis, cancer and epilepsy.
Make sure that when building up the CBD level in pets, start with a low percentage of CBD and adjust the dosage to the size of the pet.