Use of CBD Oil
This is general advice on the use of products containing CBD. Before using CBD Oil: Always read the instructions on the product package. We do not give medical advice and we always consider it sensible to consult your doctor about the use of CBD oil.
What is CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation of Cannabidiol, a cannabinoid that is present in Cannabis. CBD is not psychoactive, so you won’t get high or stoned from it. There have been a number of studies and clinical research on the effects of CBD for a variety of complaints. CBD does not have any known side-effects and there is no risk of addiction.
CBD and THC are the best known and most common cannabinoids of the Cannabis plant. Both have an effect, and though THC is prohibited in many countries CBD is not. CBD is also present in industrial hemp. THC is psychoactive and CBD is not.
The effect of CBD
A lot of studies have been performed on CBD already. Many of these studies have been performed in a laboratory and not yet on large groups of people. There have also been studies on animals. The studies are promising, though a lot of research remains to be done on the effects of CBD. That said, there are already reliable sources which are reporting positively about the effects of CBD.
The use of CBD
We always advise to read the label and the product description on our website. Here you can find the most up-to-date information we have about the product. CBD is a relatively new product for which there have been too few large clinical studies done: therefore, it is not a medicine but a food supplement. Due to the lack of these studies, producers can’t make any medical claims and advice about its use is thus limited.
Our general advice for the use of CBD is as follows:
1: Start with a low dosage, for example 1 drop CBD oil or 1 capsule and increase this until the desired effect is reached. Do not exceed the maximum recommended dosage of the producer
2: One normally starts to notice the short-term effects of CBD oil within 15 minutes and the effect will last for several hours. Think about relaxing effects. To notice the long-term effects of CBD, CBD needs to be used for at least several weeks.
3: When using CBD oil, we always recommend shaking the oil before use. After that, place the drops under the tongue, or on a teaspoon (under the tongue). The taste of CBD oil differs per product, though the plant extract itself has a bitter taste which you can sometimes taste in the oil. If you can’t abide with the taste, then CBD oil drops can also be applied on a sandwich and consumed in this way. However, because the CBD will now be taken up by the stomach and intestines, it will take somewhat longer until the oil starts to work and the effects become noticeable.
4: CBD has no side-effects with normal use, is not addictive and is not psycho-active.
The dosage of CBD
It is difficult to indicate the right dosage of CBD. This can differ per person. Therefore, we always advise starting with a small dose, and then slowly building up the dose until the desired effect is reached.
With CBD oil one can start with as little as 1 drop three times per day. If the desired effect is not achieved, then the dose can be increased to 2 drops every time. You can increase the dose up to the maximum that is indicated on the label of the product itself.
Recent investigations of CBD used a dosage of 1mg to 800mg CBD per day.
Manual CBD Oil products
Overdose of CBD is very unlikely – a study of “Current Drug Safety” showed that a dosage of 1500mg per day does not have negative effects on humans or animals. Also for high doses, CBD has no influence on physiological parameters (heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature). Furthermore, the chronic use of high doses of CBD (up to 1500mg) seems to be well supported by humans.