A CBD Guide for Beginners

CBD or cannabidiol is increasingly popular for everything from beauty to health. If you’re new to CBD, it’s important that you learn about how CBD works, how you can use it, and what potential side-effects might be. If you’re considering any of the CBD products at Green Care Solutions, it’s important that you make an informed choice, pick a product that suits your needs, and use it in a way that suits your lifestyle or medical needs.

Importantly, it’s always a good idea to seek out medical advice before using CBD for medical needs. Consult with your doctor. If your doctor is unfamiliar with CBD, consider consulting with a CBD specialist. 

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What is CBD?

Cannabidiol or CBD is a chemical compound known as a cannabinoid found in Cannabis. CBD is present in hemp, which has an average of 0.3% THC, where marijuana has THC content of up to 40%+, with significantly lower levels of CBD. For this reason, all the CBD products at Green Care Solutions are made with hemp.

CBD can help treat anxiety and help with skin. It is an effective product for both internal and external use. When used internally, the substance binds to the cannabidiol receptors in the brain (namely CB1). CBD mimics the effects of endogenous cannabinoids in the body, stimulates the production of cannabinoids, and works to relax the body through the central nervous system. It is this interaction with the body that results in potential clinical applications for stress relief, seizure reduction, and its potential use for anxiety and depression. CBD is not a psychedelic. It can help with easing stress.

When you take a Green Care Solutions CBD tincture or oil, it interacts with CB1 receptors, stimulating anandamide production, and regulating dopamine and serotonin uptake and reuptake.

CBD Is Clinically Approved 

CBD has been studied since the 1940s. Today, it’s legal on a nation-wide level in the USA. Studies help to provide you sources of true CBD (hemp) products, with low percentages of THC. This was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, which explicitly legalizes hemp products with less than 0.3% THC content.

Additionally, studies exist to show CBD has potential clinical applications for treating anxiety, improving sleep patterns, reducing seizures, managing pain, managing stress, and much more. If you’re considering using a Green Care Solutions CBD product for any medical purpose, it’s important to consult with your doctor, to ask about potential contraindications with existing medication, and to assess your existing health first so that you can monitor results. Nevertheless, products from mother-earth like hemp and CBD are usually better then pharmaceuticals.

Different Ways to Take CBD

Tinctures & Oils – Green Care Solutions offers a range of CBD tinctures and oils. These products are the high purity, easy to dose, and easy to take. We offer them in delicious flavors like our Lemon CBD Tincture. You can add the drops to water, tea, or you can put it under your tongue.

If you prefer under the tongue, the CBD rapidly enters the bloodstream, typically taking effect within 10 minutes. You normally want to repeat the dose every 3-4 hours. Oils have a similar effect but are infused in hemp seed oil and are usually used in vapes.

Vape & Hookah Products – Dried hemp products are ideal for vaping and smoking in pipes and hookah. We offer multiple products, typically 50 grams of smokable product with 1000 mg of active CBD ingredient. We offer a variety of flavors. For example, our hookah products come in flavors like Green Apple and Blue Raspberry.

Edibles – Edibles are an easy way to consume CBD and especially suitable for children or those who don’t want to use a pipe or to smoke. Green Care Solutions offers CBD gummies and candy, in line with FDA restrictions on CBD-infused foodstuffs. Importantly, CBD may be less effective when taken this way. For best effects, allow the candy to dissolve fully in the mouth before swallowing, so that the CBD is absorbed through the receptors in the mouth and not in the stomach, where bioavailability is lower.

Smoking – Smoking CBD is a fast, easy way to consume CBD but reduces your ability to measure dosage. This method is appropriate for adults who already smoke, especially if you want to move away from tobacco and nicotine. 

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Dosing CBD

CBD has different effects depending on dose. You’ll also need a different dose depending on factors like your gender, metabolism, weight, genetics, endocannabinoid sensitivity, and severity of problem. For this reason, CBD dosing can range from a few mg per day to well over 600. For most of us, starting as low as possible and slowly increasing the dose until we get the desired result is the best way to go. Always talk to your doctor first.

What Affects CBD Dosage? – Doses range from incremental to massive, why? Different people metabolize CBD differently. In some cases, your endocannabinoid system will react to CBD more quickly. In other cases, you may need more or less based on simple factors like body weight, metabolism, and activity.

CBD Dosing Advice – It’s always important to get medical advice, especially before taking CBD with another medication. However, some general tips include:

  • Start out with a few mg per dose. For example, 2mg hemp tincture, under the tongue, every 4 hours while awake
  • Maintain the dose for 2-4 weeks. If you have no effects, increase the dose incrementally
  • Discuss your dosage and how often you should take CBD with your doctor. Some people prefer to take it once per day. Others choose to maintain active CBD efficacy for as long as possible while awake.
  • Severe disorders require large doses but it’s likely more than a few mg. For example, Epidiolex delivers 25mg every 24 hours.

CBD Interactions with Other Medications – If you’re already taking medication or are planning to use a very large dose of CBD, it’s important to proceed with caution. CBD can lower blood pressure. Do not take it if you have low blood pressure or a family history of hypotension.

CBD is largely viewed as a safe medication with plenty of promise for clinical applications. Today, it’s rapidly gaining popularity across the U.S. and is increasingly found in prescription and over-the-counter medication. Green Care Solutions sells a range of CBD products, made from pure hemp, with 0.03% THC or lower, so you can take CBD safely. 

We hope this overview was helpful, and please contact us today to consult with a Greencare Solutions CBD Specialist.

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