Frequently Asked Questions
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the best known non-psychoactive compounds found in the Cannabis plant. It has many properties, one of them is its natural anti-inflammatory power, which can help alleviate different types of health problems. These health problems can range from anxiety, chronic pain, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis, and seizures.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of the most studied compounds with psychoactive properties of the Cannabis plant. THC, together with CBD, can help more severe health problems such as nausea, palliative use in different types of cancer, post-traumatic stress, muscle spasms and chronic pain.
All human beings and chordate animals (with a backbone) have an internal system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This system is an internal communication network essential for survival and general well-being. This happens through the activation of cannabinoid receptors (CB receptors) present in our body. Normally this happens naturally through the endocannabinoids that our own body generates. When the body is unable to generate sufficient levels of these compounds, natural cannabinoids like CBD could help regulate the body better.
There are different routes of administration for CBD, the most common way is the sublingual route. The number of drops prescribed by your doctor should be dropped under the tongue, allowing it to sit for at least one minute before swallowing. This allows the available CBD to be absorbed through the mucous membranes located in this area more effectively than the oral route.
Any person or animal that has an endocannabinoid system can benefit from using CBD, since this cannabinoid will act directly on the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), activating it and generating the expected benefits. It is important to always maintain a use according to the medical prescription, since each individual has a different sensitivity and requirements of CBD. The dose of an adult and a child are usually different, it will depend on the pathology to be treated. In the case of pets, much lower concentrations are used than in humans.
When we talk about CBD oils, we must always look at its percentage or concentration. The percentages of CBD oil can vary between 1% and 50%, and indicate the amount of Cannabidiol (CBD) that the product contains. For example, a 10 mL bottle with 25% CBD means that the product contains 2,500 mg of CBD. A 20 mL bottle of 25% CBD will have a total of 5,000 mg of CBD. Our recommendation is to always check and/or compare the value per mg of CBD.
The correct dose of CBD can vary from person to person. This is mainly due to the number of Cannabinoid receptors (CB Receptors) that each person has in their Endocannabinoid System (ECS) within the body and the sensitivity they have for them. It is always advisable to start treatment from less to more, so your doctor can monitor whether the clinical effects are as expected and ensure correct treatment by increasing the dose if necessary.
Considering the chemical composition of CBD, the interaction with the body and the related clinical studies, it is highly unlikely that this will happen. In case of an overdose, our body will respond in different ways, however there have been no deaths from CBD overdose to date. If you have further questions about this, consult your doctor.
Yes, studies have shown that CBD oil is safe to use, even when operating motor vehicles.
Terpenes are volatile molecules that evaporate easily and reach our nose to help us identify the type of plant in front of us.
Terpenes are responsible for the aroma of cannabis and many other species of the plant kingdom. The terpenes present in the chemical composition of cannabis are created by secretory cells located within the glandular trichomes (hairs), as is the case with cannabinoids, they mostly accumulate in the exuded resin.
“Full Spectrum” CBD oil means that the oil contains multiple extracts from the plant, including essential oils, terpenes, and other cannabinoids such as Cannabinol. “Full spectrum” CBD oils may contain THC, but in low amounts that do not generate a psychoactive effect (concentration less than 0.3% THC).
When the CBD oil is not “Full Spectrum”, the oil only contains isolated CBD, it will not have other cannabis compounds from the plant such as those described above.