One of the most recent and popular additions to the modern wellness is CBD. It is touted for its therapeutic benefits that can be achieved without also getting the high that comes from the other primary natural compound in cannabis, THC. Unlike THC, CBD, or Cannabidiol, is non-psychoactive, so it will not produce mind-altering effects. Because of this, it is more readily available in medicinal forms, as nutritional supplements, and as beauty products. CBD products that are legally sold in most states in the U.S. are derived from the industrial hemp plant. CBD is a less intimidating introduction to the cannabis plant.

How do you dose CBD?
Whether someone is ingesting or inhaling CBD, their dosage level will depend on the type of outcome they’re looking to achieve. Many people, particularly those new to CBD, choose to microdose, or take in a small amount of the product. Those who wish to make CBD a daily supplement will microdose on a regular basis to experience more consistent effects. A typical microdose is somewhere between one and 10 milligrams. Take into account that many factors including your tolerance level, metabolism, and sensitivity to medicine affect how much you should take and how it will affect you. 

You can control your intake by using products prepackaged for specific doses, whether that’s a 10mg chocolate bar or a pill containing 5mg of CBD. Some companies, recognizing the growing pull towards microdosing, are manufacturing tablets with doses as small as 2.5mg. Allowing your body to experience CBD in smaller doses gives you the chance to evaluate how you feel and decide whether to increase or decrease your intake to match the desired outcomes.

Why use CBD?
CBD is a celebrated anti-inflammatory. It interacts with cell receptors in your body to help them respond by reducing inflammation and relieving pain. For that reason, CBD is often used topically as a cream, ointment, or oil. A topical does not deeply penetrate the skin and is used to treat surface level problems such as redness, flakiness, and dryness. As a pain reliever, it can relieve sore muscles when applied topically to the pain area. Many use it to address chronic pain. Some women use vaginal suppositories to address menstruation pain. Beyond CBD’s bodily treatments, it can also be used to reduce stress and is said to treat insomnia by aiding in both falling and staying asleep.

CBD’s most promising news is that it effectively treats childhood epilepsy by reducing the number of seizures in patients, and in some cases stopping them altogether. CBD for epilepsy treatment is the first cannabis-derived medicine to be approved by the FDA. This is encouraging as it means more recognition, research, and public awareness of CBD’s therapeutic properties and its potential.

CBD comes in many forms, from moisturizing creams to sublingual sprays to smokable flower, which means those who are interested in trying new pain relievers and anti-inflammatories have a variety of options to choose from. CBD is not a cure-all, but it is a wonder compound finally getting its due respect and attention. As more research is conducted, you as a customer will benefit from the refinement and accessibility of CBD products. Euphora’s modern wellness center is stocked with CBD for your mind, body, and overall well-being.