Frequently Asked Questions about CBD

In summary, CBD helps our body maintain homeostasis. It does so by interacting with our endocannabinoid system – an extremely important system involved in helping to control functions such as mood, appetite, sleep and immune response, helping to bring balance to us.

Crop is easy to grow organically without using chemicals and is very pest resistant.

It is also low risk due to the fact the plant is easy to grow.

Very profitable to farmers per hectare because they can profit from the whole plant and seeds.

Replaces the fish oil as the plant is rich in Omega 3 and contains the optimal 1:3 ratio of omega 3 to 6.

Much of the population believe they can get a relaxation effect. Therefore, it is popular for recreational use.

There are also a lot of people claiming the plant helps to relieve many symptoms.

There are various ways to take the CBD oil:

Sublingually/under the tongue
Ingesting CBD through edibles
Inhaling CBD through vaporization
Applying CBD to the skin topically
Using vaginal or anal CBD suppositories

The endocannabinoid system is a homeostatic regulator of neuronal activity and almost every other physiological system in the body. It has a regulatory role on pain, inflammation, memory, emotion, sleep and metabolic function.

It comprises a vast network of receptors in the brain, central and peripheral nervous system and cannabis-like compounds called endocannabinoids.

CB1 receptors are located in central nervous system. They are responsible for:

Appetite

Immune cells

Physical activity

The sensation of pain

Short-term memory

Mental activity

endocannabinoid system human body

CB2 receptors are located in peripheral nervous system. They are responsible for:

Bones

Cardiovascular system

Central nervous system

Eyes

Gastrointestinal system

Immune system

Kidneys

Liver

Pancreas

Reproductive system

Respiratory tract

Skin

It has been likened to a dimmer switch, constantly working to bring balance when there is too much or too little activity in the body.

Plant cannabinoids like CBD and THC interact with the endocannabinoid system, which researchers believe may explain some of the reported physiological effects of the cannabis plant.

Recent research has shown that active compounds from other plant species such as carrot (Daucus carota), kava (Piper methyscum), New Zealand liverwort (Radula marginata), ginger (Zingiber officinale) and black pepper (Piper nigrum) contain interacting compounds with the endocannabinoid system.

CBD and THC are both natural compounds found in the cannabis plant referred to as cannabinoids – or better yet, phytocannabinoids (meaning cannabinoids found in plants). Despite this similarity, they’re different in the following ways:

CBD is not psychotropic and therefore will not make you high, whereas THC is – and will create that euphoric effect.
THC interacts with our CB1 receptor, whereas CBD’s mechanism of action focuses on our CB2 receptor.
THC has a high-binding affinity for our CB1 receptor, meaning it fits perfectly into this receptor site. CBD has a low binding affinity for our CB2 receptors, preferring to regulate the release of our naturally produced endocannabinoids like Anandamide, which have high binding affinity for our CB2 receptors.
CBD is abundant in hemp, while THC is abundant in other types of cannabis.
CBD products derived from hemp are legal in most countries, whereas THC products derived from hemp are not.

In the results of our ongoing survey, many people who are currently using CBD products claim that CBD makes them feel calmer and more relaxed. However, it’s hard to determine what CBD may do to you as an individual as CBD affects each one of us differently.

Many people report that CBD makes them feel relaxed and calm. It does not get you ‘high’ since it is non-psychotropic.

There are some scientific experiments indicating that cannabinoids work in a similar way to the endocannabinoids that the human body already produces in healthy people. The mechanisms of action are still not fully explained and there are no conclusive studies showing any clear path.

No, CBD does not get you high. It is 100% non-psychoactive. THC is the compound that gets you high.

Cannadoca CBD oil, contains high levels of CBD, a natural compound found in the hemp plant – part of the cannabis family. All our products are THC FREE thanks to a patented technology used during the extraction process. When cannabis contains high levels of THC, it produces psychoactive effects that will make you high – and is commonly referred to as marijuana.

If drug testing is part of your profession, always do your research before start taking CBD. At Cannadoca, we can’t give medical, professional or legal advice. So we advise that you should always check your employer’s policy or the latest drug testing information on CBD before start taking our CBD products.

Most CBD products derived from hemp, which means their THC levels will be less than the legal 0.3%. In our Full Spectrum CBD Oil, the THC is practically 0%, but we have other cannabinoids in the product.

Professions such as teachers, police and government officials may be required to take a mandatory drug test at different times of the year and some companies have a zero tolerance policy for THC.

Full-spectrum CBD products derived from hemp, have very low and often untraceable amounts of THC. However, there is still the possibility that even small amounts can give a false positive. We advise our users to try THC free options such as Cannadoca Broad Spectrum CBD, however, this product is not risk free.

Please make sure to talk with your employer before taking CBD products if you are concerned about drug testing, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team via web chat if you have any further questions.

Yes, there is a possibility of drug interaction while using CBD with other drugs. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor if you are planning to take CBD with your current medication.

Most of the potential side effects of CBD hemp oil are minor. If you experience any of the following symptoms, it’s recommended that you lower your CBD dosage. We always recommend starting with a low dose and gradually build it up. The potential side effects of CBD hemp oil are:

Dry mouth
A small drop in blood pressure
Lightheadedness
Increased appetite
Drowsiness

It’s important to remember that CBD hemp oil affects everyone differently, and what might happen to you might not happen to others.

It’s believed that CBD stays in your system for approximately two to five days. However, everyone is different and so the amount of time it takes for the molecule to leave your body depends on your body. It also depends, of course, on how much CBD oil has been taken.

It’s important to remember that while CBD is safe to use, it can potentially interfere with other medications. This is because the way CBD is metabolized in your body can alter how you normally metabolize other medications.

If your medication isn’t metabolized properly, it may not work. Instead, it may stay in your system longer than desired, or in a form that your body doesn’t like, leading to negative side effects and potential complications. For example, taking CBD with blood thinners can result not letting them break down in your system. However, there is a chance that CBD will boost the effect of your medication – to the point that you can reduce your regular dose. Always ask your doctor or health care physician if you can take grapefruit with your medication. Grapefruits can also mess with the metabolism of a variety of medications, so if your doctor says no to grapefruit then you’ll have to be careful about mixing CBD with your medication. Of course, we always recommend discussing CBD with your doctor anyway – especially if you’re already taking any medication.

FAQs for CBD for pets

It is simple! Give your dog a few drops – or the entire dropper – and adjust the dose after observing the effects. You can see which way your pet likes most, however, we recommend that you start with a low dose and gradually increase if necessary. Some dogs and cats like to take the tincture directly from the glass dropper (which we do not recommend), while others prefer that we add it to food, water or their favorite treat.

NOTE: Try to avoid giving the oil to your pet directly through the glass dropper. That way you will ensure the product will keep their highest quality and avoid damages in case your pet bites the dropper and breaks it. This could lead to unwanted injuries.

CBD is completely safe for your pet in the same way it’s safe for you. The effects of CBD come from its ability to stimulate the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in the body’s ability to process certain functions. These organic systems are found in all mammals, which means that many animals also have them. This system is something we share with our pets, and the differences are small enough that the effects of CBD on a human and an animal are extremely similar.

There is no clear-cut number that will tell you the amount of CBD you should give to your pet. You should follow similar steps as those you take when consuming your own CBD oil. Our Tinctures for Pets are formulated for small (300 mg), medium (500mg) and large (1000-1500 mg) breeds.

The major difference between your CBD and your pet’s CBD is that a product geared toward pets is going to provide a more suited concentration of CBD to their size and weight. Cannabidiol intake varies from person to person, as well as from animal to animal. One big factor in determining adequate CBD serving size is the weight. Someone who weighs more is going to need more CBD to feel the same effects as someone who weighs less. Similarly, the height can play a part in the effectiveness of CBD on humans and animals. A grandmother and a professional boxer will be consuming different serving sizes of CBD, and we can make comparisons like this for animals as well.

There is no universal CBD serving size for animals or humans. However we recommend starting with 0.5-1 mg/kg CBD twice a day. The concentration and volume of CBD your pet consumes is mostly determined by their weight. Unlike humans, pets are unable to articulate the way CBD is affecting them, so this way of estimating their personal serving sizes is not feasible. Weight, then, becomes the universal measuring tool for establishing the amount of CBD oil  a pet should have. The amount of CBD increases in relation to the weight of the animal, meaning that a larger, heavier animal is going to require a much larger serving of CBD than one that is smaller and lighter.

Have more questions? Don`t hesitate to contact us!

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