What Does CBD Do? – Discussing Scientific Perceptions

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From anxiety to sleeplessness, a good part of anecdotal reports, backed by emerging research data, shows CBD may be a natural alternative to help us cope with a  range of conditions. Whether to increase your knowledge or to help you make well-informed decisions as you journey the CBD routes, let’s go over what does CBD do. Starting with the basics…

What is CBD

CBD means Cannabidiol, a compound found in the controversial cannabis plant. Cannabis contains over a hundred compounds, of which CBD and THC are prominent.

THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive compound, which causes the typical high in cannabis.

Interestingly, CBD does not cause a high. This attribute makes the compound appealing and widely sought after among those who seek a non-psychoactive way to enjoy cannabis’ potentials. It also makes a more natural and effective option for people looking to replace their flawed pharmaceutical prescriptions.

Currently, CBD oil and other CBD-infused products have become the buzz in the health industry. Let’s discuss scientific perceptions of some purported benefits of CBD oil.

CBD for Depression and Anxiety

Anxiety and depression can ruin your daily life and lessens devastating health impacts—the World Health Organization ranks depression as the single largest factor contributing to disability. Anxiety disorders sit sixth on the ranking.

There are several pharmaceutics prescriptions for depression and anxiety. But users usually report adverse reactions, including agitation, drowsiness, insomnia, headache and sexual dysfunction.

Many depression and anxiety sufferers have sought Cannabidiol as a more viable alternative for their condition.

A test shows a 300-mg CBD dose significantly reduced anxiety among public speakers. Lower doses (150mg) or higher doses (600 mg) showed less effects.

Epilepsy

Although most anecdotal stories and early research report supports other Cannabidiol benefits, CBD for epilepsy is currently the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-recognized benefit of the CBD compound.

 In 2018, the federal government approved the use of Epidiolex, a Cannabidiol-infused pharmaceutical prescription, to treat two rare forms of epilepsy – Dravet Syndrome and the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome in children.

Researches proved Cannabidiol could stop seizures without adverse effects as with most conventional pharmaceuticals.

Arguably, there are yet no synthetic medications that affect the endocannabinoid system like CBD.

Anti-Cancer Properties

An old review points to CBD’s ability to prevent cancerous cells’ spread and inhibit their growth.

Authors, however, encourage more research into the compound as a supportive treatment for cancer.

Scientists have also considered incorporating CBD into standard chemotherapy treatments to support the immune system during cancer treatments.

Acne

Cannabidiol is gradually stealing the show in the beauty world. The compound has found a home in many cosmetic products. One everyday cosmetic use of CBD oil is against acne – a condition triggered by excess sebum produced by overworked sebaceous glands.

Thankfully, research shows CBD’s anti-inflammatory effect may help reduce the secretion of sebum, which causes acne.

Any Adverse Effects?

Perhaps a few risks. Although CBD is natural, safe, effective and widely tolerated, there are some minor concerns.

It may interact with other medications and ruin the effect and compromise its safety. Also, note that most products are not FDA-regulated. Too often, they lack standard tests. For this, it becomes somewhat tricky to tell how safe and effective a product is.

Besides the fake labels, many products on the market contain harmful additives that can make you sick. Hence, for safety, choose only products from top-quality manufacturers. Ask for products’ third-party-lab certification, which is widely considered an industry-standard quality test.

Also, insist on CBD sourced from US-regulated hemp farms and with not more than  0.3% THC concentration.

Pay attention to the amount of CBD you get with each product. High-quality products will always indicate the amount of cannabinoids you get per serving and a recommended dose. When new to CBD, go with the smallest dose recommended by the retailer. You can slowly increase the intake with time until you reach your desired results.

At DflySD, we love transparency and keeping things simple. That is why you can check the lab reports available through our website and by scanning the QR code on each bottle. Each ingestable product also indicates on the label the amount of CBD per serving.

Ways to Use CBD

You’ll find Cannabidiol in a range of products with different dosage forms, including:

  • Cream, salves, roll-on, and other topicals to apply on the skin.
  • Capsules and softgels for swallowing
  • Gummies.
  • Oils and tinctures for sublingual doses. i.e., dropped under the tongue
  • Sprays for oral application
  • Oils infused into foods and beverages
  • Concentrates for vapes

Noteworthily, there are no universal doses. Dosage may vary across users based on product concentration, individual body weight, health concerns and more.

Wrap Up

Now you know Cannabidiol can do practically everything, right? But, not exactly. Experts say there’s more to know about it, what it does and its accurate safety profile, particularly possible long-term effects.

Note – possibly, CBD may not ‘truly’ deliver all these acclaimed benefits. On the other hand, some experts perceive there are a lot more CBD potentials yet undiscovered.

Before we get more reports, the captivating firsthand users’ report and early findings from the research suggest you’re good to good – But it is always recommended to:

  • Check the COA of the high-quality product you are purchasing to be double sure
  • Start with low doses and work up the quantity until you find a most suitable dose
  • Discuss with a doctor

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