Q1. What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is the second most common cannabinoid found in cannabis next to THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD, also like THC, is one of more than a hundred phytocannabinoids that are unique and occur naturally in cannabis flowers. As a plant, cannabis has been used for thousands of years as a safe and non-addictive form of medical treatment and therapy. Today, various phytocannabinoids are used to target specific ailments. CBD in particular, is most commonly used to treat pain, reduce inflammation, and eliminate anxiety; however scientific studies are continuing to confirm anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties in CBD as well.
Q2. What Does CBD Do?
The effects of CBD have been shown to be non-psychoactive, meaning CBD does not cause a “high” like its THC counterpart. In low doses, CBD can cause an increase in alertness, while leading to sedation in high doses. Mid-range dosing levels depend on whether you are using CBD as a daily dietary supplement or to reduce symptoms and suffering. Many people use CBD daily as an antioxidant, a neuroprotectant, and depression management treatment option. CBD is a natural way to regularly combat various levels of anxiety and has also been proven to help prevent seizures and convulsions. For those treating targeted symptoms, CBD is notoriously incredible for reducing pain, muscle spasms, inflammation, and nausea or vomiting.
Q3. How Do You Consume CBD?
There are many ways to consume CBD now a days, and it seems like the numbers keep growing. Already available, are CBD products such as oil, capsules, edibles, lozenges, chewing gum, lip-balm, lotions, gel-caps, vape pens and much more. There is no right way to consume CBD, so the best way really just depends on what you need it for.
If you are in need of immediate pain relief, vaping CBD oil or applying it to the affected area topically are your best options. Alternatively, placing a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue for a few seconds before swallowing is usually the best choice when seeking long lasting CBD effects overall; but they will most likely take longer to notice or feel physically. Most often, it is a combination of multiple different CBD products or applications that work best for individuals, which is most often recommended for maximize the therapeutic benefits of CBD as well.
Q4. Is CBD Safe For My Pet?
Yes, CBD is safe for pets! Pets benefit from CBD for many of the same reasons as their human companions. Often, CBD is purchased and used to treat a pet’s pain or anxiety, reduce inflammation, and even manage pet seizures. CBD is safe for pets to consume but their dosage will likely be much smaller than yours. Dogs have a higher concentration of cannabinoid receptors in their brain, which means they are very sensitive to THC. A small amount of THC, like the trace amounts found in a full spectrum CBD hemp oil, is actually beneficial for most animals.
Q5. Can You Overdose On CBD?
Studies have shown that CBD is safe to use in high doses, and the CBD overdoses are not fatal. However, it is possible to take too much CBD, consequently leading to increased levels of negative side effects, such as drowsiness or lethargy.
Q6. Can CBD Cause Anxiety?
Anxiety is a complex condition, and CBD may cause some users to experience anxiety, or simply increase their existing anxiety. For most users, CBD will act as a powerful anti-anxiety supplement, and has been well studied as an anxiolytic and anti-psychotic drug over the years. Anti-anxiety is one of the most common reasons people generally seek out and use CBD regularly.
Q7. How Much CBD Should I Take?
Dosage will depend on body compensation and what you need it for, but in most cases, 10-50 mg of the extract is enough for most people and their symptoms. The stronger the product, the less you need to consume. With FroggieCBD for example, you would only need 12 drops of the 5000mg CBD tincture for a 48mg dose. Each bottle contains about 1300 drops, so it also makes for one of the most affordable CBD products for daily use.
Q7. Does CBD Cause Side Effects?
At the time of writing, there are no known severe side effects associated with CBD consumption. However, there is not enough completed research available at the present time, regarding long-term use of CBD, to be 100% sure there will not be any negative side-effects discovered in the future. For now, the reported side-effects of CBD are as follows:
- Light headedness
- Low blood pressure
- Dry mouth
- An increase in tremors in patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Studies have shown that CBD is perfectly safe for the human body up to a daily dose of 1,500mg, depending primarily on body compensation and symptoms being treated. We strongly recommend consulting your physician to determine the proper dosage for you.
Q7. Will CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?
Drug tests are common in a variety of industries. Consuming high-quality CBD, such as the CBD found in Froggie CBD products, has nearly no chance of causing a positive reading or showing up on most drug tests.
Lower-quality CBD products may have higher or “readable” levels of THC in them, which could show up in your drug test, causing you to fail. Studies show you have roughly a 1-in-4 chance of failing a urine test if you consume 6mg of THC per day. That equates to 2,000 mg of CBD oil containing 0.3% THC, so while unlikely regardless, we suggest making sure your CBD products contain a much lower dose of THC, or CBD with 0% THC like the many products we offer here.
Q7. Is CBD a “Cure All”?
We advise that you be careful when a CBD company claims their products can cure any illness. CBD certainly has a large number of potential benefits, and scientific studies suggest it is a great alternative to opioids for pain management, but it would be irresponsible to say it is a miracle cure. The primary reason we want to point this out, is because the scientific research on the benefits and side-effects of CBD is still in its infancy. Nonetheless, CBD has been shown to not only help treat pain and anxiety disorders such as SAD and PTSD, but CBD can also be an effective depression management therapy as well.