Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in hemp that can be used to support relief within the body. It is used as an active ingredient in CBD oils, balms, vapes, and other products that harness the natural properties of hemp to help naturally manage a variety of temporary and chronic ailments.
These products have gained popularity in recent years as governments around the world have begun easing restrictions on CBD product research and production. As clinical trials and other studies continue, doctors and patients are seeing the myriad potential health benefits of CBD.
Since CBD can be taken in different ways, users have a wide variety of options to choose from. There are also different strengths and concentrations available, and you can even buy pure CBD crystal.
The best dosages and applications for CBD are still being researched, but the potential for these products is clear. CBD is a natural way to promote well-being without harmful side effects that are common with pharmaceuticals.
Who Can Use CBD?
CBD products are for anyone dealing with stress, pain, and skin conditions like acne and psoriasis. The World Health Organization states that CBD is generally safe and has no potential for abuse. They have minimal side effects, but individuals should still seek medical advice from a doctor before using them, particularly if they are taking other medications.
Potential side effects include drowsiness, dry mouth, changes in appetite, and changes in mood. However, these symptoms are usually mild, and can often be dealt with by lowering the dose. Pregnant or nursing women generally should not use CBD products.
CBD can interfere with certain immune system medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure medications by impacting the enzymes that metabolise these medications. It can also interact with various dietary supplements to intensify side effects.
Since legally-sourced CBD products contain less than 0.2% THC, CBD products won’t get you high. This amount of THC has no noticeable effect on daily activities or mood. Because of its broad effects and low potential for side effects, CBD can be potentially life-changing for users with conditions that aren’t responding to other medications.
How Much CBD Do I Need?
The exact CBD dosage for you will partly depend on your conditions and what your doctor advises. Many people stick to balms and oils that are 5-10% CBD. When using CBD crystal, the recommended dose is between 5-25 mg, with 10 mg as a starting dose.
No matter what your dosing method, you will want to start with a small dose and work your way up to a higher one. If taking CBD for pain, apply it topically on an as-needed basis, and remember to give the balm some time to take effect.
Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum
Full-spectrum CBD products include other cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes found in hemp to create an “entourage effect” that improve the effects of the CBD. Other cannabinoids can help boost how quickly and fully CBD is absorbed, while still keeping THC levels as low as possible.
Broad-spectrum CBD products completely eliminate the THC and keep the flavonoids and terpenes. These products may not be as effective as full-spectrum in some cases but have their purposes for users who are very concerned about THC exposure.
High-quality full-spectrum products from a reputable seller will contain low enough THC that they should not affect your drug tests. However, if you want to eliminate the risk altogether, pure CBD isolate is an option.
CBD for Anxiety
Vapes are a convenient way for people to use CBD e-liquid to manage anxiety and stress. Some studies suggest that CBD can be very effective for acute management of anxiety symptoms, including before events like public speaking.
Vapes are available in a number of flavours to give you a discrete and easy way to use CBD during the day. These vape oils work just like any other vape product and provide better CBD bioavailability than any other dosing method.
Canzon’s e-liquids use full-spectrum CBD to increase the efficacy of the CBD. Because of the high bioavailability available through vaping, these vape oils only need 5% CBD content in order to be effective. Users typically take 2-3 hits at a time throughout the day or as needed.
CBD oils and crystals are also excellent for anxiety relief.
CBD Balms for Pain Relief
CBD can help support relief by affecting how the endocannabinoid system processes pain signals. Endocannabinoid receptors play a role in inflammation, pain, and nervous system functions, and these receptors can contribute to symptoms of various conditions and injuries.
By influencing these receptors, CBD can naturally support relief from chronic pain and pain related to short-term injuries. CBD for pain relief is typically used topically with a balm or ointment that’s made up of 2-3% CBD, but this lower percentage is still effective because of the targeted application.
Like with CBD for anxiety, full-spectrum CBD oil is best for attaining maximum efficacy. The “entourage effect” created by the interactions of the other cannabinoids found in hemp can boost the bioavailability of topical applications.
Because CBD does not directly heal injuries, CBD balms should be used in conjunction with other therapies, and the user should rest as much as possible if an acute injury has occurred. However, unlike many pain relief medications, CBD can be used multiple times per day without causing addiction or serious side effects.
CBD also has the potential to reduce the appearance of acne. Because the endocannabinoid system plays a role in pain and inflammation, a topical CBD ointment or lotion may be able to help reduce acne.
It’s important to use a CBD product that is specially designed for acne, as other lotions and balms may contain ingredients that clog pores. Canzon has a specialised CBD acne cream that uses liposomes to improve CBD targeting in affected areas.
Psoriasis Skin Products
Psoriasis is difficult to treat, and like other autoimmune conditions, its origins are not well understood. Its itchy, painful and dry skin rashes are often managed with corticosteroid creams, but these creams often have side effects and can even make rashes worse.
CBD is potentially effective against psoriasis because it helps keep the immune system from creating too many new skin cells at once, which is what causes the rashes. However, CBD creams and balms that aren’t specially designed to treat psoriasis may contain ingredients that aggravate rashes.
Canzon’s specialized CBD psoriasis skin cream contains colloidal oatmeal to help soothe the skin and avoids ingredients that could cause irritation. The cream is designed to help protect the skin while promoting wellness.
CBD in pure crystal form is odourless and flavourless, making it easy to take in a variety of ways. Some users prefer dapping, or adding the crystal to other CBD products to enhance their potency. They contain only CBD and not the flavonoids and terpenes found in broad-spectrum products.
CBD crystals, also called CBD isolate, can also be dissolved in other substances, but they must be dosed and managed carefully. Like other products, talk to your doctor about the best way to consume CBD in this form.
Finding The Right Product
The best CBD product for you will largely depend on your condition, symptoms, and the advice of your doctor. Make sure to look closely at each product and choose one that is full-spectrum or broad-spectrum, depending on your preferences. Although full-spectrum is usually better, some consumers are more comfortable with broad-spectrum or pure CBD isolate.
If you have a skin condition, choose a CBD product that is carefully tailored for that condition. While CBD generally can be effective for acne and psoriasis, CBD balms that are not designed for those conditions may actually make them worse.
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