CBD Oil Australia: Does it work?
You’ve probably heard a lot about CBD oil by now. It’s been well researched, and it has a lot of therapeutic benefits—but how do you know if it’s working for you?
This blog will attempt to provide information on how to evaluate whether or not CBD Oil is the right supplement for you.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is a natural compound that has been shown to help with inflammation, pain, and anxiety.
It’s extracted from the cannabis plant, and it has no psychoactive effects. It’s legal in all 50 states, so you can buy it without breaking any laws!
CBD oil can be taken orally or used topically to treat your symptoms. While it won’t get you high like THC does, it will still have some of the same benefits. Here are some of the most common ways to use CBD oil:
1) To help with anxiety—take a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue as needed for relief from anxiety symptoms.
2) As an anti-inflammatory—apply CBD oil directly to sore muscles or joints for fast pain relief.
3) As a sleep aid— take a few drops of CBD oil before bed to help with relaxation.
How does CBD oil work?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex network of receptors and cannabinoids that interact with each other to keep us healthy. The ECS regulates many functions, including mood, appetite, memory, sleep and pain. When these functions are disrupted or imbalanced, it can cause serious health problems.
CBD oil interacts with the ECS in several ways:
- It promotes the production of endocannabinoids in the body.
- It increases the activity of neurotransmitters that interact with the endocannabinoid system (i.e., serotonin).
- It blocks the breakdown of anandamide (an endocannabinoid).
Cannabinoids—like cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cannabinol (CBN)—bind to cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. These receptors include CB1 and CB2 receptors. When cannabinoids bind to these receptors, they mimic the effects of naturally occurring cannabinoids (endocannabinoids).
The ECS is essential for keeping our bodies healthy and balanced. It helps to regulate many different functions like eating habits, moods and anxiety levels, as well as pain tolerance. The ECS also regulates homeostasis: maintaining the proper balance between cells, tissues and organs in our bodies so that we stay healthy despite changes in the environment around us.
How long does CBD oil take to work?
When it comes to CBD, it’s hard to say how long it will take to work. The reason for this is simple: everyone is different!
While it may be tempting to think of CBD as a quick fix, its effects are often subtle and take time to manifest themselves in your body. Consistency is key!
It’s also difficult to evaluate whether or not CBD is working because we don’t experience the same “high” that THC produces—since there are no psychoactive effects, it can be hard to tell if a drug is having any effect at all. However, some people report feeling alertness with low doses of CBD (10mg), while others report feeling sedated and calm with higher doses of CBD (25mg).
The best way to evaluate the effect of CBD oil on your body is through keeping a diary of dosage, time and frequency so that you can see its benefits over time. For example, keeping track of your sleep score might help you see if taking CBD helps improve your sleep quality. You might also keep track of how anxious you feel during the day to see if CBD relieves anxiety symptoms in any way. Everyone is different and although CBD has been well researched, it shouldn’t be seen as a miracle cure for every disease.
How long does a bottle of CBD oil last?
We get it—you want to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. And if you’re not taking enough CBD to feel the therapeutic benefits, then what’s the point?
CBD is a safe and effective supplement, but its effects depend on dosage. The more CBD contained in your oil, the stronger it will be. This means that while some brands may offer a large number of servings per bottle, they may not actually contain enough CBD to provide any therapeutic benefit.
First, check the bottle to see the total strength of cbd in milligrams (mg). The higher the number, the stronger it will be. A high strength oil would be about 10% strength. That would be 1000mg of CBD with 10ml of carrier oil. We always recommend going for a high strength oil because it means less drops of carrier oil to reach the required dosage of CBD for therapeutic benefits (25mg).This is because most studies were conducted with at least 25mg of CBD.
These high-strength oils (10% CBD per millilitre) have 100mg of CBD per millilitre of oil! That’s an incredibly potent dose of cannabidiol that will last you about 1-2 months.*
Don’t be fooled by larger bottle sizes containing a lot of carrier oil and little CBD. Common carrier oils like hemp seed oil or MCT do not have the same health benefits of CBD. They are similar to cooking oils and can be purchased at your local supermarket. Beware of shady companies marketing big bottles with a lot of carrier and little CBD – all the researched health benefits come from CBD not the carrier oil!
We hope we were able to give you some valuable insight into how to monitor the effectiveness of CBD as a supplement. There’s a lot of solid research behind the product, but it’s important that you keep track of your dosage, frequency and symptoms so that you can measure the effects of CBD as a treatment.
We love CBD oil, but it’s not a miracle cure for everything. If you have questions about what dosage is right for you or if you’re experiencing any side effects from using CBD oil, be sure to talk with your doctor or pharmacist.