CBD is everywhere these days. You probably know one or multiple people yourself that use it, and you might even consider using it yourself. But before you do, there are some basics you need to know. For example; what is CBD exactly? How do you use it? And is it legal? We will explain all these kind of FAQ’s in this article, so keep reading!
What is CBD
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We’ll start with the most common question; what is CBD? CBD is a compound from the hemp plant. Together with CBD, there are over 100 other compounds. The most famous ones are CBD and THC. Each of these hemp-compounds has its own effects. THC for example is known to provide the ‘high’ effect you get from smoking weed. CBD on the other hand provides a calming effect. For this reason it’s often used to ease anxiety and stress. However, CBD can do way more than that! For example reducing pain and even epilepsy! No wonder you see CBD everywhere these days, right?
Is CBD legal?
We just explained that CBD comes from the hemp plant. Therefore you must probably wonder if it’s legal. The answer to that question is yes. Since CBD doesn’t provide a ‘high’ effect, it’s legal in all 50 states of the US and most other countries as well. This also means that CBD itself can’t test you positive on a drug test! So don’t confuse CBD for THC, they both come from the hemp plant but are totally different compounds.
How do you use CBD?
There are several ways to use CBD. The most common one is CBD oil. Other options include vape products, topicals for your skin, orals (such as gummy bears and capsules) and concentrates. Each of these options has its own pros and cons. Our personal favorite method is CBD oil. However; you might prefer another option! That’s why we recommend trying the different CBD products that are available, to see which one you like the most. If CBD doesn’t work for you, trying another product type might fix the issue.
How much do you need?
Another very common question is; how much CBD do you actually need? The answer to this question is a little complicated, because it depends on several factors. One major factor is the reason you’re using CBD. For example; treating anxiety will require a different dosage than treating epilepsy. So the first thing you need to do is determine the reason why you’re using CBD. Next, you have to look at common dosages for that condition. The final step is trying this recommended dosage, and see if you notice anything. Does the dosage not work for you? Than simply increase the dosage gradually in small steps, until you find the dosage that does work for you! By using this method you avoid taking way too much from the beginning. Because; just like taking too little isn’t going to work, taking too much isn’t going to work either!
When it comes to CBD, there are a lot of brands on the market. Therefore, we recommend using the buying guide to find good CBD products.