One of the frequently asked questions is, “What is the correct daily dose of CBD for me?” If you do a Google search on CBD dosage, many different dosage options will come up. The truth is that several different factors play a role in relation to which dosage is right for you and it is therefore a very complex question to answer. Below you can see a short video about the correct CBD dosage. And below the video we tell you exactly how to dose CBD in relation to your specific needs.
Over the past 6 months, we have received many questions regarding the difference between CBD for animals and CBD for humans. This blog will, hopefully, provide you with a little more insight into the difference, what you need to be aware of as, well as how the two products differ from each other. Click here to read more about the differences between CBD for animals and humans.
It is always difficult to predict what will happen in the future, especially when we talk about situations or products that are relatively new. The CBD world has undergone an incredibly positive development in recent years, which has led to more people opening their eyes to CBD and what it actually is and what it can be used for. In this blog, we try to look a little into the crystal ball, and give our perspective on what we can expect from CBD in the future.
Whether you have bought CBD many times or it is your first time, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which product to buy, where to buy it and generally find relevant information, so you can make a good decision. In this blog you can read more about general tips on how to, in the best possible way, find exactly the CBD product that suits you and your situation.
CBD can be used for many different challenges, diseases, disorders as well as the opportunity to have more peace in your body and mind. Often people associate people who use CBD products in their daily lives, to people who are all struggling with incredibly big problems, which is very misleading. CBD can of course easily be used to “fight bigger problems”, but also as a supplement to an otherwise well-functioning body and mind. CBD has a large number of vitamins that can help strengthen the immune system. Are you interested in knowing more about what CBD can actually be used for and how it can potentially help you? Then you have come to the right place!
Are there many CBD products, and are they all the same?
CBD can help with a number of different things, which can be divided into two categories: mental and physical challenges. In addition, there are many different CBD products that can be used in very different ways. You probably already know about most CBD products, but just to clarify, below is a list of the most used and popular products the market has to offer at the moment.
- CBD oil
- CBD lotion also called CBD creme
- CBD for your e-cigarette, i.e. a CBD e-liquid
- CBD for animals (pets)
- CBD edibles, i.e. food and drinks that contain CBD.
Under each product group there are of course a lot of different products, strengths, tastes – you name it. Since there are many CBD related products, there are also many different ways to use them. In addition to this, they all have their strengths and weaknesses. For example, if you have a lot of pain during a certain period, then CBD oil may be the right choice for you. If you are struggling with severe eczema or acne, then a strong CBD cream or CBD lotion is probably what you should look for. This basically means that depending on your given situation, one or more CBD products may be helpful. Furthermore, CBD is available in many different variants with different strengths. As a good rule of thumb, it is always a good idea to start with CBD products that have a relatively low strength and then move up in strength until you find the perfect combination that can help meet your needs.
In what situations can CBD help?
CBD can help in a variety of different situations and if we decided to described each one, this blog would quickly become way too long. Instead, below you can find the most normal situations in which CBD products can help. Again, it is important to remember that all people and their given situation are unique, but through a lot of studies and research, researchers have been able to point out some very specific challenges / diseases / disorders on which CBD has proven extremely effective. As mentioned above, there are two main categories, mental state/condition and physical state/condition.
- General nervousness
- Insomnia (difficulty sleeping)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Eating disorders
- Eczema, irritated and dry skin, acne, etc.
Just to clarify, it is important to mention that we are aware that several mental and physical conditions overlap and it can therefore be a challenge to divide them 100% correctly. If we look at eating disorders, for example, it is a condition that almost always takes place in the head, but has a huge effect on how the body feels and looks. Equally, severe pain or constant nausea can cause depression and anxiety. Therefore, it is important not to categorize these situations too much when we talk about “conditions, disorders, challenges, diseases”, etc. Instead, focus on the fact that CBD related products can actually help you to a better and healthier everyday life.
Frequently asked questions
Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to CBD and what it can actually be used for. If you have some very specific questions, it is recommended that you first do your own research and then contact a few different places for answers. Also, take advantage of your network, if you know someone who has used CBD products before they can help you in the right direction.
- Can I live normally if I use CBD?
The short answer is yes, you can. It is always relevant to ask how a potential new medicine (though alternative) can affect your everyday life and your routines. Basically, you can live a completely ordinary life where you can drive a car, nurture your interests, etc. CBD is not a euphoric drug and therefore you can safely use it in your everyday life. You do not have to worry about whether it can have an effect on, for example, your driving or your reaction abilities. CBD will hopefully make your daily life easier and more comfortable, because the pains or challenges you may have, are reduced or disappear completely.
- Now that CBD can be used for many things, how do I know what is right for me and my situation?
It is entirely something you have to find out for yourself through a thorough research followed by experimenting with your CBD products. If we for example take a look at CBD oil, then the oil often has an incredibly wide spectrum which means it contains many different vitamins and enzymes that can help in many very different areas. Therefore, it is up to you to find out what works for you. The best advice we can give is that you yourself first have to figure out what needs you have and can CBD potentially help you. There is no point in half-heartedly going into a potential CBD consumption if you are not sure what it is actually going to create of value for you. It can be anything from just wanting a little more peace of mind and body before going to bed, to extreme pain during a course of illness. Listen to your body and what it tells you, and once you have made the decision that you want to try CBD, experiment (remember to start small) and try it out. CBD products have proven to be extremely helpful, so CBD can most likely help you too.
- Can I become addicted to my CBD medication?
Addiction itself is an extremely powerful condition that can change our behavior, the way we think and act and how our brain is stimulated. Back in 2018, the WHO (World Health Organization) conducted a study that resulted in CBD showing no signs of an addiction or abuse being created. The study further showed that CBD is not addictive but instead actually works with the body and mind to find a perfect balance. That said, it is of course important to keep in mind that if you should have experienced incredibly good results when using CBD and from one day to the next stop, then it will obviously have an effect on your given situation. No addiction is the same, and people react differently to how one’s body receives as well as withdraws medication. Therefore, one must be aware of his or her given situation. Furthermore, if you want to stop using CBD, it is recommended that you step down bit by bit instead of stopping completely from one day to other.
All of this being said and done, what can CBD actually be used for? The answer is: a lot. CBD is a substance with an incredible base that can be used in many situations. CBD can potentially be the right one for you and your needs, but as we mentioned earlier, make sure to align your goals and needs, to figure out if CBD is right for you.
In the last 4-5 years, CBD has really been in a rapid development. But why is it that CBD sales and its overall popularity have increased? There are, of course, a lot of different reasons for this, but let’s take a look at some of the main ones.
An alternative treatment
Unfortunately, for many people around the world, everyday life is not always that easy to get through. Many people walk around with ailments, diseases or challenges that can make one’s everyday life more challenging than what is good. Through many studies and analyzes, CBD products have been shown to be extremely effective, on physical and mental challenges. “Normal” medicine is still an incredibly important part of one’s healing process, and here CBD is a great supplement or alternative if you feel there are specific areas in which you want even more help. CBD is by no means a miracle cure that can solve whatever it is you are struggling with, but instead a really good and healthy alternative to a different treatment. CBD products have some very vital ingredients which give the body and mind the necessary help that it needs. Furthermore, many CBD products are 100% natural, which means you do not have to worry about what it is you are consuming and whether it can have a positive effect. It is recommended that CBD should be considered as a supplement to the normal medication one may be taking. However, it is worth noting that CBD products in specific situations may actually be enough (alone) for you to have an easier and more manageable everyday life.
Control over own body and mind
Often, with your normal medication, you may feel that you may lose control over your body and mind, or that the medication given has a negative effect. With CBD, you have the opportunity to experiment and dose yourself, and thereby find out which combination creates the most value for you as an individual. For many people, it is very important to have the opportunity to contribute positively to the given situation one can find themselves in. CBD products can be used in many different ways, and you can therefore combine crosswise and cross-sectionally. You also have the opportunity to try different variants and strengths, so you can find exactly what suits your needs. As mentioned above, CBD has a lot of essential vitamins and elements that allow it to create a balance in the body and mind. However, it is important that you do a thorough research and find a provider that has high quality CBD products and that they at the same time are completely natural. As CBD has become extremely popular in recent years, it has of course also meant that more retailers have emerged who would like a piece of the pie. Therefore, it is important that you are thorough in your research, check reviews and possibly contact the provider with questions and thoughts before you decide to buy.
A variety of different options
With CBD products, you not only have the opportunity to choose different products such as CBD oil, CBD cream, CBD lotion and CBD e-liquids, but also you have the opportunity to choose different strengths of your products. This means that it is incredibly easy to find a product that suits you and your needs. High quality CBD products are also completely natural, which means you can experiment with different products at a time, and find your own unique combination that can meet the needs you may have. When you have gradually begun your “CBD journey”, remember to pay close attention; listening to your body and the signals it sends your way. While there is a lot of options with CBD and that it is a natural product, it obviously does not mean that you have to “go crazy” with a lot of different combinations to start with. Feel free to start with CBD products that are gentle and that does not have too high a strength, and work towards the result you want. Also remember that like everything else, the body needs time to adjust and to process the new changes that are happening, and this may take some time as well.
On this page we have gathered a lot of useful information regarding CBD, so take a look at one or more of our other blogs to get inspired and see if CBD could potentially be something for you.
CBD comes from the cannabis plant and there are a wide variety of different ways to extract CBD. Let’s take a look at how the actual production process takes place and what actually takes place before “CBD becomes CBD”. It should be mentioned, however, that each manufacturer may have a unique way of extracting their CBD, but in general, the procedure and options are the same. This blog is for you who are interested in how CBD products are made and what processes they go through.
Cultivation of cannabis / hemp
Most of the CBD related products come from the hemp plant, which is part of the cannabis plant’s family. Like many other crops, hemp is often produced on industrial scales, which means very large facilities and fields where the plant starts as a seed and grows into a plant. Cultivation of cannabis and hemp plants can be found all over the world. When the plant is showing signs of being ready for harvest, it can be harvested specifically for CBD extraction or for its seeds and fibers. After harvest, it is possible to begin to extract CBD oil from seeds and stems. There are several different extraction methods that a manufacturer can use. Below you can read more about the three most popular methods, however, it should be mentioned that these three methods can vary a bit depending on the producer.
This extraction method utilizes what is called decarboxylation, which is a chemical process that involves a heat source as well as “raw cannabis”. This method has a relatively low yield as only leaves are used. One of the most important, if not the most important one, benefit of using this method is the taste of the finished CBD oil. Here you get a more “pure taste” and there are many CBD users who prefer this taste, rather than the slightly sharper and sometimes bitter taste, also better known as “raw CBD”.
Ethanol is a solvent on which several forms of cannabis extraction depend to some extent. The cost is relatively low, so ethanol can be a very effective way to extract CBD for many manufacturers. The extraction itself is performed by soaking hemp or cannabis in ethanol until it dissolves. Finally, the liquid is heated to remove the alcohol and evaporate the substance down to what we know as the CBD base oil. Although this method is relatively inexpensive, it is somewhat considered an inefficient method as it is an incredibly time-consuming process.
CO2 extraction, which is also known as “super critical carbon dioxide extraction” is a method with several different benefits and therefore it is also the most popular one. This involves using a high-pressure carbon dioxide to extract CBD from the plant. In general, this method is considered the best as it preserves the purity of the CBD oil, i.e. it is not at any time mixed with anything else. This also means that producers have the opportunity to produce pure CBD from the cannabis plants. At the same time, you can use the whole plant and not just leaves or stems. In CO2 extraction, producers do not have to heat the oil so that the final oil retains the heat-sensitive chemicals that would otherwise be destroyed. This method is used for all CBD “raw” products, as mentioned above.
Once the CBD has been extracted, it can be incorporated / used in oils, capsules and many other CBD products.
Different methods = different CBD oils
The different methods used to extract CBD yield different types of CBD oil. Before you shop, it is always a good idea to figure out which method the manufacturer has used. If we look at method 3, for example, then you can expect that your CBD oil will be a little more natural, but also have a somewhat sharper taste. Therefore, there are of course some considerations that you need to think about before you buy CBD for the first time or if you change where you purchase your CBD at. So, basically: different approaches mean different end products, even though they are all related to CBD oil. If you have not tried CBD before, it is recommended that you start with products extracted with method 3, and then find out if it is just right for you. You can, without any problems, switch between CBD producers/dealers, as long as they are all of high quality and live up to the rules and regulations that exist when producing and trading CBD products.
Often people associate CBD with THC and many believe it is basically the same. Of course, it is not and therefore it is also important to distinguish between what CBD actually does for your body and what THC can do. Both are part of the cannabis plant and both are used together and separately.
CBD versus THC
CBD is the second most abundant substance in the cannabis plant, but probably the most important substance. CBD possesses many unique properties/qualities that have helped people around the world to have an easier and more accessible everyday life. CBD is by no means toxic and causes no feeling of being high. THC, on the other hand, is actually the main ingredient in the cannabis plant and is known for its side effects. THC interacts with very specific areas of our brain and this causes this euphoric feeling of being high. This feeling can affect how we feel, how we think and how we solve problems. CBD and THC are the two largest substances that can be found in the cannabis plant, 2 out of 113. It is therefore the THC substance that is primarily used in weed, marijuana and pot.
How do the two substances affect the body?
Through lots of research, it has been possible to be very specific in terms of how CBD and THC affect the body and mind. Below is a list of the most important elements in how they affect us in a wide variety of areas:
- Mood: People struggling with anxiety, depression or ADHD have made incredible progress after continuous use of CBD.
- Appetite: CBD can help with your appetite, so you can potentially return to a healthier everyday life where you eat the right amounts of food that your body needs.
- Sleep: CBD can furthermore help with sleep problems (insomnia), peace of mind and a more comfortable night’s sleep.
- Your immune system: When the body feels healthier and better, the immune system begins to strengthen itself.
- Slower reaction time: THC affects how fast you can react and interact, which is also why people who, for example, have smoked cannabis or marijuana may seem dull and slow.
- Poor memory: You forget quickly and can sometimes find yourself in a situation you do not really know why you are actually in.
- Increased appetite: You eat more, but not healthier. The use of THC can cause your brain to want to “snack” all the time and therefore actually have a negative effect on your body.
- Your mental state changes: You can often have very large mood swings, and not always positive ones. Negative effects such as anxiety are well documented.
As you can read above, there is a clear difference between THC and CBD and it is of course important to know what you “get yourself into” if you decide to use of one or the other. On our blog page you will find very little information regarding THC, as it is neither something we focus on nor believe helps people in their daily lives. CBD, on the other hand, has through many studies shown an incredible number of positive results, and creates value for many people around the world.
Do a thorough research
You can easily find yourself in a situation where products that contain THC may be the right choice for you. It is therefore recommended that you, no matter what your situation is, do a thorough research and review both CBD and THC. We try to collect a lot of different knowledge regarding CBD here on our site, but of course also recommend that you read from elsewhere. It can very quickly become complicated if you start looking at all the different elements that are in CBD and THC. Therefore, remember to write down, before you begin, what goals you would like to achieve and what it is in the end you want cannabis related products to help you with. It is further recommended that you, if possible, do part of your research in different languages to make sure everything is aligned. There is much more information regarding CBD and THC in English, however if English is not your first language, it might be beneficial for you to do some research in your first language as well to make sure you understand everything correctly.
CBD products are also available for (pet) animals, as animals and humans can have similar ailments in many ways. You can safely and easily use of CBD for your animals and there are no side effects that you need to worry about. Of course, just like with humans, you need to make sure you are buying CBD products at a high quality and from a trusted retailer. In this blog you will be able to read more about CBD for animals as well as answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
How to use CBD products for your animals?
CBD products such as CBD oil can be given to your pet as we humans receive it, primarily via our mouth. There may be some situations where there are other methods, but this you should consult your veterinarian about. You can easily mix a few drops of CBD in your cat’s or dog’s food, water or treats, or as with humans consume it directly. If you believe it is best for your pet to receive the CBD oil directly, be sure to use a pipette and gently drip the CBD oil onto the gum line. Keep an eye on your pet afterwards and of course make sure you start with a very low strength.
In general, it is a good idea to consult a veterinarian and get a consultation before you start giving your pet CBD. First and foremost, to see how your animal is doing, but further to double check if there may be interactions with their normal medication that potential can be harmful. All animals are different and it will take some time to get them used to the taste of CBD (just like with humans). Feel free to try several different methods and try as much as possible to make a routine out of it. This makes them adjust quicker and their bodies will, moving forward, be more adaptable.
The most frequently asked questions regarding CBD for animals
To give you a better overview, we have gathered the most frequently asked questions regarding CBD for animals.
- What animals can I use CBD products on?
Theoretically, all animals can use CBD products, but with smaller animals, finding the right dosage can be more challenging. Dogs, cats and horses are the animals for which it is “most normal” to give CBD. No matter what animal we are talking about or its size, it is extremely important that you do a thorough research and contact your veterinarian for a consultation to make sure your animal gets the best possible experience out of CBD.
- How do I get started the best way possible?
First of all, find out what “is wrong with your pet” and how you would solve this challenge without the use of CBD. CBD is not a miracle cure that solves everything, but rather an alternative to give your pet an easier and better everyday life. Once you have made the decision that you would like to try CBD for your pet, for example, do a thorough research and follow this up with a visit to your vet. Let them know what you want your pet to get out of using CBD and whether it can potentially be done. Last but not least, keep in mind that animals do not choose the medicine they take, i.e. you have to pay extra attention to the signals your animal and its body is telling you.
- Is there a possibility that the animal may get high from using CBD?
No, you can be quite safe when using for example CBD oil for your pet. The only thing you need to be aware of is of course where you buy CBD and the quality of this. The same “rules” apply to animals as well as humans, so make sure it is of the highest quality and that it is bought somewhere where there are a lot of positive reviews and information about the various products.
- Is there a difference between CBD for animals and humans?
CBD for humans and animals are both derived from the cannabis / hemp plant. But there are other differences that one must be aware of. CBD products for animals are developed specifically for animals and are “branded” in relation to the industry standard. Since there are different types of CBD for humans; isolates, broad spectrum and full spectrum where you can choose different strengths, there may be a possibility that animals cannot tolerate it. Therefore, you should always find CBD products that are exclusively for animals and do not try to experiment with mixing the two.
The increased usage and general popularity of CBD have also meant that CBD skin care has become extremely popular in recent years. CBD handlotion, CBD lotion for dry skin, CBD face masks and creams, CBD conditioner, etc. There are many benefits to using CBD for your skin. In this blog you will be able to read more about these benefits as well as why it might make sense for you to use of CBD skin care products.
A legal and safe product for your body and skin
CBD skin care is a completely legal and safe way to give your skin the care and attention it deserves. There is a lot of different CBD skin care products on the market, so there are plenty of options for you to find exactly what suits you and your needs best. CBD products all have different properties and qualities that can help your skin. You can find everything from hand lotion to shampoo, and with a growing interest in CBD skin care, the development is going extremely fast these days. Worth noting is also that CBD skin care products in will never make you high in any way. Of course, you should always do a thorough research before you shop, but in general, CBD skin care products are incredibly safe and they can really create great value for you and your skin.
What specific benefits are there of using CBD products for my skin?
CBD contains many different content substances which can work wonders for your skin’s health and your general well-being in many different areas. CBD skin care products have some amazing properties/qualities and are loaded with, among other things, vitamins A and D, which help dry skin, aging skin and acne. Vitamins C and E in CBD protect against UV and rebuild collagen in your skin so that it appears young and at the same time makes your skin retain its elasticity. Furthermore, there are so many different CBD skin care products that you have the opportunity to be very specific in regards to what needs you have and what you expect from your skin care product. The many vitamins and minerals that CBD contains are extremely important because, overall, they strengthen your muscle function, your immune system, your energy metabolism, while at the same time helping your skin get rid of “waste” such as fat, dirt and sebum. Overall, one can say that your skin, by using CBD skin care products, finds itself in a better balance.
Which products should I choose?
Since there are a large number of CBD skin care products, it is important that you first figure out what needs you have. For example, you may need a CBD lotion that is extra good for dry skin, or a CBD lip balm that helps against dry lips. The most important thing for you when choosing a CBD skin care product is that you are very specific about what your goal is by using one or more CBD products. If you have a lot of pain or itching on most of the body, then it may be a good idea with a gentle CBD lotion or CBD cream that supports this. It could also be that you are in a situation where you have eczema, and have not had success with other “normal” products, well then you may need to find a strong CBD lotion, which can be good against eczema. Whatever your needs may be, it is recommended that you do a thorough research and that you at the same time set aside time to research different providers of CBD skin care products and thereby be able to decide accordingly to what suits your skin best.
A step in the right direction
CBD products should generally not be seen as a miracle cure, but rather a step in the right direction so that you can have a better everyday life with higher quality. CBD skin care products such as CBD cream and CBD lotion have helped a large number of people worldwide, and will become more popular in the future as more and more people start looking towards alternative therapies. These products can be used for many different ailments or challenges, but do not necessarily have the same effect on all people. Therefore, when it comes to all CBD products, it is always a good idea to experiment and find out which combination (s) suits you and your needs. Do a thorough research, ask for help and remember that CBD will not solve all your challenges from day one, but rather help you find the right balance that you and your body deserve.