The Pros And Cons Of CBD

It is only now that people are truly appreciating the gift to mankind that is CBD. CBD although used in teas to cure ailments in Feudal China back in the 2000 B.Cs, it is only now that many countries are opening its border out for CBD products and legalizing it. People who have used them, would have taken a sigh of relief much because over-the-counter medication like aspirin or paracetamol have many long term issues that can worsen your already worsened situation. CBD is in the need of the hour. It is the saviour who appears in the blinding light, ready to take away our pain and misery…

What Is CBD?

CBD or cannabidiol is an active ingredient that you would find in marijuana or hemp plant. Actually it is only one of the several hundred such organic compounds you will come across, upon its extraction! All of these are grouped into “Cannabinoids” and include THC,Terpenes, CBGA, and CBCVA among many others.

CBD on its own is a therapeutic substance and isn’t psychoactive. Marijuana intake creates a sense of euphoria and disorients you. The “high” feeling you experience is because of the THC mentioned earlier. The THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is a highly psychoactive substance that is responsible of the aforementioned effects.

How Does CBD Work?

The CBD reacts with neuron receptors to produce favourable effects. You know when you feel low and you work out, you feel infinitely better? That is because of serotonin or norepinephrine which helps alleviate your mood. The CBD does the same thing as well! The CBD works hand in hand with your Endocannabinoid system which is found in all mammals. The ECS is very important in ensuring that your body functions! Your cardiovascular, immune system and even your sleep is controlled by this system. The system has many site or receptors that upon interaction create positive effects!

CBD can be consumed in many forms with one of the most popular method involving the use of CBD oil or tinctures. CBD like every other medicine has side effects as well if not taken in the right dosage. Although CBD benefits outranks CBDs side effect, it is always a safe route to consult a doctor before you take a call.

The Pros

  • You Will Work Just Fine, If Not Better After Taking CBD

CBD doesn’t get you high, meaning you can work at your optimum. This is stark contrast to the delusional, giddy self that has increased appetite and would just like to sit on the couch all day.

The matter does slightly change when more THC content is present, especially in Full-spectrum CBDs. Stay clear of THC rich CBD products because it worsen anxiety issues even further!

  • CBD Is Easy-Peasy To Use

Consuming CBD is one of the easiest things you could do. It is highly flexible and comes in a variety of forms. From smoking and inhaling the contents to infusing it in your white pasta, the possibilities are nearly endless! They are mostly non-messy, tasteless and odourless, especially the isolated form of CBD!

  • CBD’s Obvious Health Benefits

CBD has been clinically proven to reduce anxiety with many people leaning on it to reduce the effects of PTSD, OCD and even ADHD in children. Apart from the psychological aid it provides, CBD also helps curb inflammation and reduces pain, which comes as a boon for patients ailing from chronic disorders such as osteoporosis and arthritis.

Even people with sleeplessness and insomnia can use CBD to release the pent up tension and put them in a peaceful lull. If you are a beauty fanatic, then CBD has something in store for you as well! CBD is often used to rejuvenate and replenish the elasticity of your skin helping you look youthful and lively! It also helps contain acne outbreaks as well!

The Cons

  • It Could Make You Drowsy In Large Doses

This varies from person to person. As mentioned earlier, CBD helps those with sleeping problems, so there is a likelihood that the CBD may end up making you sleepy and lethargic. It is advised that you start with a dosage lower than recommended, and eventually build yourself up!

  • See What Works For You

CBD has different effects on different people, and this is a medicine that you may have to try and be patient with. A dosage that may work for you, may not work for someone else. So be sure to experiment and see what works best for you.

  • No THC

The THC brings its own set of properties to the mix, which when implemented with other cannabinoids help elevate the entirely of the CBD product (Entourage Effect)! In small quantities, it is seen help calm your nerves!

Pros Cons
Easy to use and administer Could cause drowsiness
Health benefits Effects vary from person to person
Makes you even more productive No THC