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CBD from Hemp vs CBD from Cannabis
Hemp and cannabis are two different varieties of the C. sativa plant. Both contain CBD and THC, the difference is the amounts in which the compounds are present. Hemp contains more CBD and minimal THC. Cannabis contains more THC, and less CBD. Most importantly, whether CBD is derived from cannabis or hemp does not make a difference, as the chemical make up stays the same.
Most CBD products are made from hemp plants as they contain far more CBD and almost no THC, which is the compound that creates the ‘high.’
Does CBD make you high?
No! Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive (does not make you feel 'stoned' or high). Taken together, CBD can actually counteract the high-sensations of THC.
Will CBD make me sleepy?
The simple and straightforward answer is No! So why are some people feeling that CBD products make them feel tired?
One of the reasons is that research shows that cannabidiol may switch off a part of your brain that inhibits melatonin release, and that’s the hormone that helps in the early stages of sleep. During the day, your brain does not release melatonin, meaning there’s no issue with day-time CBD consumption. However, in the evening, your brain naturally prompts the body to release melatonin to prepare you for sleep after a long day. So, when you consume CBD in the evening, it is natural to feel tired, because that’s the time of day when your body should release melatonin.
Does CBD show up on a drug test?
The typical drug tests in Australia are looking for intoxicating substances, and even though they may list “Cannabis”, the drug tests are targeting the THC compound and not CBD.
To give you an idea of the difference between CBD and THC, you are legally allowed to drive after taking CBD oil, but it is illegal to drive after taking THC oil due to its intoxicating effects. It is important to note that some CBD products may contain a higher amount of THC.
How much CBD should I take?
CBD does not have an official serving size. The amount of CBD you should take depends on a range of factors such as height, weight, your individual body chemistry and the condition you are treating. As there isn't a one-size-fits-all dosage, there will likely be some trial and error while gauging your ideal dosage.
it’s best to start with a smaller dosage and gradually increase it. This could mean starting with 20 to 40 mg a day. After a week, increase this amount a little. Continue this until you feel that it’s effectively treating your symptoms.
It might be wise to keep track of how much CBD you’re taking and whether your symptoms are getting better. Write it down on paper or in a notes app on your phone.
Most CBD studies use dosages anywhere between 20 and 1500 mg a day.
Can I take too much CBD? What are the side effects of CBD?
A 2011 review on the safety and side effects of CBD found that continuous use of CBD, even in high doses like 1500 mg a day, is tolerated well by humans.
A 2017 update to this review also confirmed this. However, a 2019 study done on mice did raise some concerns about CBDs potential for liver damage and its interactions with other medications.
There are very few known side effects of CBD. When side effects do occur, however, they may include diarrhea, appetite changes, and fatigue.
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