Clarifying CBD (cannabidiol)

 The first thing to know about CBD is that it is not psychoactive; therefore, it does not get people high. CBD is only one of at least 113 cannabinoids found in hemp. Each cannabinoid has a different effect on the body, which is why a whole-plant extraction is recommended; in order to feel the full effect on the whole body, it is ideal to obtain the plethora of available cannabinoids.

CBD has been studied greatly for use with patients with epileptic seizures. The FDA has approved its first pharmaceutical CBD Epidiolex to treat seizures.

CBD has also been given credit for helping anxiety, depression, inflammation, pain, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, anorexia, ADD/ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, brain tumors, cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, and AIDS-related illnesses, just to name a few.

It can be very challenging to know where to start with CBD. What products should I take and how much per day? It doesn’t help that every product has its own suggested dose and strength. 

I recommend doing the math. Be aware of how many milligrams of CBD are in each drop and pay attention to your body. Start low and increase weekly until you find you sweet spot. 

Here is a website with a great article that gives a nice starting suggestion.

Emily Held