Your basic CBD Info
Your basic CBD Info
CBD stands for cannabidiol and plays a role in the regulation of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It indirectly affects CB1 and CB2 receptors in the ECS.
The ECS helps the body control pain sensation, appetite, mood, memory, immunity and more.
How is CBD broken down?
CBD is broken down by the liver. If ingested, it is metabolized by the liver through 1st pass metabolism. This reduces the amount of CBD received by the rest of the body.
First pass metabolism is what happens when CBD is swallowed. It goes through the stomach to the liver. The liver absorbs and breaks down some of the CBD before it is sent through the rest of the body. The liver essentially lowers the amount of CBD that is running through your blood.
Methods to skip 1st pass metabolism
- Sublingual: leave it under the tongue for a couple of minutes and swish it around your mouth before swallowing.
- Transdermal (patches)
These methods skip the liver and go straight into your bloodstream so you get higher amounts of CBD taking effect.
Typically, you need higher concentrations of CBD if you are taking it orally compared to other methods of intake such as vaping or topical creams.
CBD is fat-soluble. Eating fatty foods with CBD will help improve absorption if you are swallowing it.
WIll you get high?
No, there is no psychoactive effect. CBD actually counters the psychoactive effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and thereby reduces anxiety.
What is CBD used for?
People learn towards CBD so they can maintain a balanced lifestyle.
Types of CBD products
- Vape Juices
- Topical creams/balms/lotions
- Pet products
- Beauty products
- Capsules: 30 mins - 1 hour
- CBD oil: 30 mins - 1 hour
- Edibles: 30 mins - 2 hours
- Vape: 1 - 5 mins
- Topicals: 5 - 10 mins
- Ingestible: 2 - 4 hours
- Vape: 45 mins - 1 hour
- Topicals: 4+ hours
- Transdermal patches: 1-2 days
Amount for condition
This varies greatly according to individuals. We recommend you start off low and work your way up.
That sums it up for how CBD works. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.