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A Beginner’s Guide to CBD: What You Need to Know

We get it: there’s a lot of information out there, which is why we’ve written this beginner’s guide to CBD. Everything that you need to know about this amazing compound and how to get the best out of it. Read on and learn!

A Beginner’s Guide to CBD: What is CBD oil?

CBD oil is made from cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a compound that is naturally occurring in the cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa. CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant, filtered, and then paired with a carrier oil to make CBD oil.

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A Beginner’s Guide to CBD: How does CBD oil work?

CBD oil works via its interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a modulatory system that functions in many ways to help the body maintain homeostasis, that is, a state of balance.

While it is beyond the scope of this beginner’s guide to CBD to go into the various specific roles of the ECS, what can be said about it very simply, is that it has roles in regulating many physiological and cognitive processes such as the activity of the immune system, sleep and appetite regulation, pain sensation, mood and memory.  When the CBD oil is consumed, the cannabidiol compound interacts with the receptors of the ECS, where it mediated and enhances these processes within the body.

A Beginner’s Guide to CBD: What is CBD oil used for?

CBD has recently gained a lot of momentum in the world of health and wellness, prompting us to write this beginner’s guide to CBD oil. It is for good reason too, with numerous scientific studies demonstrating various benefits that this amazing compound has to offer its users.

Beyond this beginner’s guide to CBD oil, you might like to read our other blogs, which offer more detail on the various health conditions that CBD may be beneficial for using. Some reasons why people choose to try CBD oil include:

  • May help to relieve pain

CBD oil has been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory effects, and as such, offer pain relief to those who use it. Several human studies have concluded that CBD is useful in relieving pain caused by conditions such as arthritis, cancer, neuropathic pain, and fibromyalgia. Furthermore, people who suffer with chronic pain often turn to CBD oil since it allows them to manage their pain without the effects of drug dependency and intoxication that often occur with many common pain medications.

  • May help to reduce anxiety and depression

Studies have suggested that CBD oil may be beneficial to people who suffer with social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety-induced insomnia, too.

  • May help to relieve nausea and cancer-related symptoms

A lot of the research that exists around CBD for cancer is in the context of it being beneficial in complementing the medical treatment of cancer. CBD oil may provide patients with some relief from the common side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, such as providing pain relief, alleviating nausea associated with chemotherapy treatment, and assisting with the regulation of sleep patterns.

  • May help to reduce acne

Studies regarding CBD oil use for the treatment of acne have shown that it has the ability to slow or potentially stop the process of sebum production. Sebum is the greasy substance that is produced by skin cells, protecting the skin from the outside world. However too much sebum when combined with dirt can lead to the development of acne.

  • May assist in improving sleep

CBD is thought to improve sleep patterns by working on the root causes of insomnia.

A Beginner’s Guide to CBD: How much CBD oil should I take?

The dosage rate for CBD typically varies from person to person, but for the purposes of this beginner’s guide to CBD, we can note that the common daily dose rate can be anywhere between 5-50 milligrams per day. Most of our Transcending Organics CBD oil products are dosed at 33-42mg per serve. If you are not sure of your individual tolerance to CBD, we recommend that you consult with your trusted medical practitioner.

A Beginner’s Guide to CBD: Are there any side effects or contraindications with using CBD oil?

CBD oil is mostly well-tolerated; side effects from taking CBD are very uncommon, and when they do occur, typically occur at very high doses. Though highly uncommon, when these side effects do occur, they may include nausea, dry mouth and fatigue.

A Beginner’s Guide to CBD: How can I be sure of the quality of the CBD I’m taking?

We understand that there are many CBD products now on the market. It is important to trust the quality of the product you are consuming. Transcending Organics CBD is derived from US-grown, non-GMO, organic hemp. It undergoes stringent filtration procedures to ensure that there is no THC in the final product, thereby reassuring our customers that our product will have no psychoactive or addictive properties whatsoever.

Transcending Organics CBD products are of exceptional quality, and we invite our customers to have peace of mind in their purchase by emailing for a copy of our most recent HPLC purity report.

Disclaimer

The information that is detailed in this blog post, ‘A Beginner’s Guide to CBD Oil, is provided for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any type of medical condition. This information should not be taken as general or medical advice. At Transcending Organics, we always recommend that you seek the advice of your trusted health or medical professional first.

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