It has been known for quite some time now that there are health benefits for using CBD in your every day life. In fact, back in December 2017 the World Health Organisation released a statement saying that: “CBD (Cannabinoids) show no public health risk and does not show any potential for abuse”, they even mentioned that it could have therapeutic value! So, for those of you looking to start using CBD, I am sure that comes as welcome news; It is also great validation in knowing that it poses no threat and on the contrary can be beneficial to your health.
Within this article, I am going to be writing about Using CBD Oils and Hemp products for your Optimal Heath. I will also be sharing some of the myriad of different ways you can use CBD in your every day life. Before we speak about that, lets explore The Endocannabinoid System which is activated when you use CBD.
The Endocannabinoid System is a known to be a complex physiological system. One of the most important discoveries related to the endocannabinoid system is that cannabinoid-1 receptors are present throughout the whole body. This system exists to receive cannabinoids produced inside the body called “Anadnamide” and “2-Archidonyl-glycerol”. Stimulating the ECS with plant-based cannabinoids restores balance and helps to maintain symptoms. You can see from the image below that CB1 and CB2 receptors work together to bring balance and harmony to the mind and body. CB1 receptors are concentrated around the brain and central nervous system where as the CB2 receptors are focused around the organs especially associated with the immune system. Below is an image which illustrated the ECS receptors in the body:
Through understanding the endocannabinoid system, we are able to see how cannabinoids interact with the body as well as being beneficial to our optimal health. It is said that over 113 different cannabinoids exist within the cannabis plant, which all have their distinctive properties. You can learn about the individual cannabinoids online. Lets now look the different products that are available on the market whilst exploring their individual benefits and uses.
CBD Oils are the most well known and spoken about products available on the market. CBD Oils will vary depending on the brand, some will be contain just a few cannabinoids whereas others will use the full plant hemp extract. Strength will also vary from 100mg of cannabinoids through to 3000mg plus. Your choice of bottle will come down to your personal reason for using CBD.CBD Oils are simply taken by dropping the oils under your tongue.
Capsules are much like CBD Oils, though they are taken in capsule form just like you would take any other tablet. The benefit of using the capsules is that you can take them on the go and monitor your usage.
CBD Oils and Capsules are both ingested and will be metabolised through the liver which can take time to work. This can result with you feeling the effects within 2 to 3 hours. Some people have mentioned that capsules can be harsh on the digestive system, though this is not often the case. For those who do find that to be an issue, it is recommend to try vaping CBD.
Vaping CBD Eliquids is much different than using the Capsules or CBD Oils, as when you vape you are bypasing the liver. Many people say that vaping works even better than ingestion!
During vaporization, CBD enters your lungs and diffuses directly into your bloodstream rather than passing through your gut and liver. This avoids the first-pass effect altogether, allowing nearly four times as much CBD to enter your circulation for a maximum bioavailability of roughly 50 to 60 percent. Essentially, this means you can achieve the same beneficial effects with a much smaller amount of CBD.
Not only that, but vaping will greatly decrease the amount of time it takes for the CBD in your body to become active, since you don’t have to wait for it to travel through your gut. By vaporizing a CBD e-liquid or high-CBD concentrate, you could potentially feel its effects 30 to 60 minutes faster. This makes vaping CBD an extremely efficient delivery method.
There is no right or wrong way to use CBD. It all comes down to finding the ideal solution that is suitable for you. As you can see, there are many ways you can introduce CBD into your every day life. We recommend you do your own research prior to using CBD and always check to make sure you purchase a clean and safe product.
We hope you have found this article to be valuable and its helped to shift your perspective of this incredible plant! If you have any questions of comments, be sure to leave them in the comments section below and we wish you all the best with your Optimal Health.
Founder and Director of Optimal Hemp
CBD Oils and Hemp Products for Optimal Health