Remember, because CBD oils are largely unregulated, there is no guarantee that a product is either safe or effective.
There are no guidelines for the appropriate use of CBD oil. CBD oil is usually delivered sublingually (under the tongue). Most oils are sold in 30-milliliter (mL) bottles with a dropper cap.
Proponents claim that CBD oil can treat a wide variety of health problems, including:
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CBD oil may reduce the risk of heart disease by alleviating hypertension (high blood pressure) in certain people, suggests a 2017 study in JCI Insight.
To determine an exact dose of CBD, remember that each drop of oil equals 0.05 mL of fluid. This means that a 30-mL bottle of CBD oil will have roughly 600 drops. If the concentration of the tincture is 1,500 mg/mL, one drop would contain 2.5 mg of CBD (1,500 mg ÷ 600 drops = 2.5 mg).
CBD oil should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. A 2018 study from the American Academy of Pediatrics warned women to avoid marijuana during pregnancy due to the potential risks to a baby’s development. Although it is unclear how CBD contributes, CBD is known to pass through the placental barrier.
To use CBD oil, place one or more drops under the tongue and hold the dose there for 30 to 60 seconds without swallowing. Capsules and gummies are easier to dose, although they tend to be more costly. CBD sublingual sprays are available as well.
If you want to learn more about CBD oil, it is important to know that it can be extracted from hemp (cannabis sativa) and from other cannabis plants too. CBD oil from hemp is made in countries where cannabis has been legalized, since the content of THC in the hemp plant is extremely low and therefore insignificant.
For example, if you have a very sensitive stomach, CBD oil suppositories are a good alternative. These can also be used for intense menstrual cramps. Since CBD oil is completely natural and comes directly from nature, it has no adverse effects, which usually do appear when taking painkillers.
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The result and the effect also depend on many factors such as age, weight, diet, physical activity, etc.
Choosing a specific form of CBD oil depends on various factors, e.g. your optimal dose, your personal conditions, the results you want to achieve, or how long the effect should last. That is why there is no general rule regarding the use of CBD oil products.
This only applies if isolated CBD is compared thoroughly with CBD oil. A large amount of CBD can be extracted from hemp (cannabis sativa), while cannabis offers a wide range of different cannabinoids such as CBD, CBN; CBC, etc.