Written by Kandi Neal
Many people wonder if they can use CBD daily or if it should be taken on an as-needed basis. It’s a common question with a simple answer. Not only can you take it daily, but typically you get even better results when you do.
Consistency pays off when it comes to cannabidiol. After the body absorbs the CBD, it begins to work with the cannabinoid receptors of the endocannabinoid system. In turn, that system receives signals for maintaining, regulating, and balancing a variety of processes in the body that include response to pain, appetite, mood, sleep, and even the immune system. These important receptors can be found inside cells in the peripheral and central nervous systems. Once activated, those receptors prompt a chemical response created to keep our functions in balance. Some studies have even suggested that these balancing effects could be helpful in managing Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, autism, and epilepsy.
Many consumers say that they can feel the CBD working right away. Reason being, cannabidiol CBD will begin to interact with the cannabinoid receptors within just a few minutes of absorption. That being said, most of the benefits of a highly functioning endocannabinoid system are not fully experienced for a while. Over time, CBD will build up in the body, likely stimulating an increase in cannabinoid receptors. With more cannabinoid receptors, the endocannabinoid system starts to become more active and increases sensitivity to the stimulation of cannabinoids. Taking high quality CBD products regularly will not only help to maintain a sustained CBD level, but it will also promote an efficient endocannabinoid system. Since CBD oil is fat soluble and you can’t overdose on it, the potential health benefits increase over time as it compounds in your body.
Some CBD enthusiasts have found that taking a few daily dosages of CBD supplements work even better. Because the full effects may last for only 4-12 hours, many consumers find that small amounts 2-3 times a day can be most effective. Of course, the effects of CBD will depend on a variety of things, including the method of use, size of the dose, and body size.
So now that we know that taking it every day is a good thing, let’s explore why we should be interested in it beyond what was mentioned above. One of the most popular benefits of CBD is its ability to aid in reducing chronic pain. Because of its anti inflammatory properties, it can help to reduce pain by impacting receptor activity and interacting with neurotransmitters. In fact, research is currently underway to determine the extent to which CBD can assist with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and arthritis.
Beyond that, the ability to reduce high blood pressure is just another groundbreaking use of CBD that is constantly being studied. It can work in multiple ways to potentially lower blood pressure without the side effects of prescription medication. Of course, if you suffer from elevated blood pressure, you should always seek medical advice from a professional before use, not only to make sure that there are no interactions with any current medications, but also how to make the best decision on how to work it into your regimen. Some factors that can contribute to high blood pressure include anxiety, fatigue, stress, and lack of sleep. Studies have repeatedly suggested that CBD can help to lower and manage the symptoms of all these. When you are able to heighten focus & clarity, reduce stress, and cut down on anxiety, it is natural for blood pressure to also go down. Additionally, CBD can help to stimulate calming effects. When you are able to feel calm and relaxed, it is highly probable that blood pressure levels will drop over time, and in turn, the heart rate will respond accordingly. Since CBD is a natural vasodilator, potentially allowing blood to flow more easily, in turn, CBD can help to improve overall cardiovascular health. Since high blood pressure can damage the arteries and heart, cannabidiol acting as a natural medication to let the blood to flow easier is a huge plus.
With all of its powerful antioxidants and natural medicinal properties, the next step is to figure out where to start. However, that often raises another question. Many people wonder if it’s FDA approved, and that’s a valid concern. Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the regulation of CBD has been in a bit of limbo. Although the bill legalized hemp, it didn’t legalize CBD, but instead shifted enforcement of the substance away from the Drug Enforcement Administration and to the Food and Drug Administration. However, the FDA has approved Epidiolex, an epilepsy drug that contains the ingredient. The caveat to this is that companies are unable to make health claims for its use in topicals or add it to food or drinks. Nevertheless, this is encouraging to see that CBD has been approved to assist with a serious medical concern and exciting to see what’s next.
After you’ve unpacked all the information and the vast benefits that CBD can provide, the only thing left to do is figure out which products you want to try! Luckily, it comes in multiple forms, including oils, capsules/pills, vapes (like wax concentrates and dabs, topical creams, and edibles (including gummies). Next, you can decide if you want full-spectrum or CBD isolate. The full-spectrum CBD is formulated with an extract that contains all or virtually all of the compounds that are naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. This clearly includes CBD, as well as other cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, and CBC, just to name a few), flavonoids, terpenes, and more. In contrast, Isolates contain strictly CBD. Keep in mind that the cannabinoids in full-spectrum products include less than .3% THC. That’s not nearly enough to make someone high, but it is plenty for the entourage effect to kick in. Essentially, this is the theory that all the compounds in cannabis work together to produce a better effect than when taken solo. However, if you are not interested in THC whatsoever, pure CBD is a great choice, as there is no chance of experiencing any psychoactive effects.
When it comes to CBD, a daily dose is not only suggested, but recommended. With all the continuing research and positive study results, we can be confident that CBD is here to stay as a natural way to treat ailments of all kinds. Whether you’re new to the product or a seasoned user, Cannafyl has got you covered.