Cannabidiol is one of the most popular herbal remedies on the market today. With more and more research into its medical and psychological benefits, cannabidiol has become not only prescription medication but a recreational supplement as well. With its symptom-relieving benefits and calming effects, it’s unsurprising that our vape shop on North End Road is stocked full of cannabidiol supplements alongside our extensive range of vape products.
But if you’re thinking of trying out cannabidiol, it’s worth doing so with a plan in mind. Too much or too little can ruin the experience, and not every application of CBD is right for individual needs. Furthermore, there are a great number of common misconceptions about this non-psychoactive terpene that can mislead and put off those who would actually benefit the most from it. This blog will outline everything a first time CBD user should know so that whether it is CBD gummies or vape liquid that you’re planning on using, you know how to get the most out of it and what exactly you should expect.
Will CBD Get You High?
CBD is part of the marijuana family, and indeed there is only one atom that separates them on a molecular level. However, THC binds with the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, which produces the high associated with illegal or restricted marijuana, whilst isolated cannabidiol molecules cannot do so. CBD does amplify relaxation in the body though and can have anti-inflammatory properties. In short, cannabidiol doesn’t have psychoactive effects and in fact, can lessen the effects of THC when used together.
Is CBD Legal?
Since 2006, cannabidiol has been legal in the UK and since then, there’s been a huge uptick in the methods of use it has taken. From CBD vape oil to tinctures, all forms of cannabidiol used in the UK are completely legal. Whilst you might find cannabidiol prescribed as an ingredient in medicine, other forms can be bought and enjoyed by anyone over the age of 18, whether as a shot of CBD oil in your coffee or as an edible.
Why Are You Taking It?
The point just made feeds into something incredibly important if you’re planning on taking cannabidiol for the first time - know what form does what and for how long. Each type of CBD application will have differing timescales and interactions with your body and are more suited to some types of customer than others. You wouldn’t start vaping e-liquid with nicotine if you weren’t already addicted to nicotine now, would you? A similar line of thinking goes for cannabidiol, creams and sprays of CBD are best used for pain relief and inflammation, whilst tinctures can help you to feel more relaxed throughout the day.
CBD Tolerance Explained
There are a few things to factor in when it comes to how much CBD you should first start taking. Whilst there is no official strategy, it’s important to know that faster metabolisms will break down and utilise the terpene quicker than those with slower ones. Those with a heavier build might find that they’ll have to take more cannabidiol if they want to experience the same effects as those with a lower body mass.
Start Low And Build Up
Everyone’s different, so the best thing to do is to start your dosage low, and then after a week add 5 mg to your daily CBD intake. Keep on doing so every week until you find the right concentration for you and your needs.