Nervous about trying CBD for the first time?
Don’t be! This blog will guide you through the many reasons why you shouldn’t be afraid to begin taking CBD as a daily supplement…
1. Your body produces cannabinoids already
Since CBD cannabinoids naturally occur in the body they therefore naturally work with the endocannabinoid system to control communication between cells and mediate body function.
Many of us realise the important of “balance” in our daily lives. Balancing work and play is a critical part of our physical and mental health.
To understand the human endocannabinoid system, it’s helpful to know a little about one of the most fundamental concepts in biology: homeostasis. And the best way to understand homeostasis is to think of Goldilocks and the three bears.
That classic fairy tale illustrated the idea that the best outcome often lies somewhere in the middle, between two extremes. We don’t want things too hot or too cold, but just right. Endocannabinoids are the chemical messengers that tell your body to get processes moving and when to stop. When the ECS is disrupted, your body can fall out of balance.
2. You will not get stoned or high from using CBD
People often believe that because CBD is associated with the cannabis plant, that if they take it will make them “stoned” like smoking cannabis does! WRONG!
CBD is simply a non-intoxicating component which has enormous potential. Your state of mind etc. will not change if you take CBD at all. Although it can make changes in the body- this isn’t one of them.
The way we extract CBD allows us to pull all of the natural and beneficial nutrients out of the cannabis plant without getting anything nasty in there as well. Not only are you NOT getting high, but you are getting a product from us that’s natural and safe.
3. Lots of research been done into the use of CBD
All you have to do is type CBD into your search engine
Research is key, and we always advise all of our customers to do their own research before buying products.
4. You can’t overdose and CBD has no side effects
First things first, it is IMPOSSIBLE to overdose on CBD, and THC for that matter so you do not need to worry about this. Neither is it addictive!
Scientists have spent a considerable amount of time proving that CBD is safe for human consumption with no potential of abuse.
From this, there is every reason to believe that CBD is safer than safe.
While every single person is different, and each have their own genetic makeup and chemistry, most people can take CBD without ever having an unpleasant side effect. The remaining few might just feel minorly different if they are new CBD. It’s likely that if anyone is to experience a side effect it is due to the quality of the oil.
When it comes to CBD causing side effects-primarily the only one is the fact that CBD can lower blood sugar levels.
A handful of people have reported that they felt a mood change or slight mind-altering from taking CBD, but this could be due to taking a higher dose too soon. It is best to start with a low dose and work your way up-listen to your own body.
If you are in doubt just simply message us or speak to your doctor.
5. CBD is not addictive
Because CBD is made from high CBD and low THC hemp it makes it non-addictive. CBD does not stimulate the brains “pleasure hormone” dopamine system.
CBD is unlike any addictive substance. Because it does not produce an excessive release of dopamine, it cannot get you high. This means that the euphoria associated with opioids, or the intense relaxation that nicotine causes, are not present when you use CBD.
Although CBD may contain a tiny amount of THC, it will never be enough to get you high and won’t carry any sort of addiction risk.
In addition to this there has never been a reported case if CBD causing death. This is because CBD does not interact with any receptors in the brainstem (the part that controls your heart rate and breathing.
Hopefully this short blog has cleared up any misconceptions you have may regarding CBD being addictive. Just remember, if you are just starting CBD just start off low and work your way up until you find a happy medium.
6. CBD will help you in ways you couldn’t imagine
Hemp was one of the most widely grown crops up until the worldwide ban on cannabis kicked in about 100 years ago. It was part of everyone’s diet! People often overlook the fact that it is an important element in human and animal nutrition due to irrational fear and the drugs policies since the ban. When, in fact, it’s one of the most beneficial plants out there.