High Doses of CBD & YOU

Cannabidiol is starting to become increasingly popular all over the world. Most people use CBD as a low dose, however there is research that suggests CBD can also work as a high dose. Most people feel wary when trying a higher dose of CBD due to the belief that higher doses will get them 'high' or even cause a 'marijuana-like' impairment effect. In a few scientific reviews provided by German researcher, Franjo Grotenhermen at the Nova-Institut GmbH in Chemiepark Knapsack, Germany in 2017 stated, "In clinical studies, even high doses of oral CBD did not cause THC-or cannabis-like effects." he went on to explain how CBD has the opposite effect of THC, "On the contrary, CBD caused opposite effects to THC. THC effects are characterized by typical psychological effects, impairment of psychomotor and cognitive performance, and a range of physical effects, including increased heart rate and dry mouth. None of these effects were observed after high doses of oral CBD." [1]

Due to its non-psychoactive properties, CBD has become a very popular option for people searching for a natural alternative that will not get them high. Many customers that come back regularly have actually reported some form of relief while using CBD. Our bodies are unique when it comes to the endocannabinoid system as well as many other factors that play an important role in absorbing and utilizing CBD properly. It is also important to note that every user will have different results with different doses. For example, one person taking 100 mg of CBD daily may not have the same results as another person who is taking that same 100 mg of CBD. A great reference tool to look back on is known as the Dose Response Curve. This explains the need to start on a low dose and gradually work your way up to a higher dose. You never want to start high and work your way down! When you introduce a high dose of CBD without gradually increasing, your body actually stops receiving the benefits it was initially receiving and ends up wasting the CBD that could have been properly utilized. If you remember the sleep number commercial, it is pretty much the exact same. Most people will find this 'personal number' after a few days or weeks of taking CBD and gradually increasing. 

Due to the previously reported cases regarding CBD, research has suggested it would potentially be beneficial to try CBD in higher doses for the more severe and complex issues at hand. Once you get up to the higher doses (around 30-75 mg of CBD per day), we do offer a 99% pure CBD product known as CBD isolate. This is the raw CBD material in its purest form and can be used in a plethora of oils or foods. We even offer DIY recipes on our website which take around 5-10 minutes to prepare.

Another great advantage when it comes to CBD is the method of consumption. Many people with physical pain will use a sublingual oil (applied under the tongue) or topical (applied directly to the skin) and some even use both for more targeted results. Your method of consumption is actually more important than you think! A common misconception when it comes to pain is many people believe you will get a better effect from ‘vaping’ out of a vaporizer. This is actually not as effective as taking a full spectrum sublingual oil or topical. A great use for vaping CBD would be anxiety or general discomfort as it is an immediate effect that can be noticed within seconds. Generally, higher doses have the ability to last longer (10-12 hours) when digested as it takes up to an hour for the liver to process and metabolize the CBD. Now, this does not restrict you from vaping CBD if that is what you like! It may take more subsequent ‘hits’ or ‘doses’ from your vape pen on a regular basis to keep a steady supply of CBD in your body.



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[1.] https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/can.2016.0036 (page 1, reference 3 & 4)

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