Hemp Oil is the produce that comes from Hemp plants. Its extraction has been capitalised on and fine tuned to perfection. However people are still rather unaware of how Hemp Oil and its components actually work. In this article we will make clear how CBD works in the body, along with its related cannabinoids in greater detail than is usually done.
Cannabinoids in your body
Firstly cannabinoids are already in your bodily systems such as in the endo-cannabinoid system. This system has a hand in our mood, sleep, and general wellbeing of bodily functions. Therefore enriching the cannabinoid receptors in the endo-cannabinoid system can increase the cannabinoids in your body. By doing this your body has more to utilise regarding the normal maintenance of the body’s functions.
The different types of cannabinoid receptors
Cannabinoids come in two types: external and internal. External cannabinoids come as chemical components in Hemp Oil, and internal cannabinoids are those your body makes already. Both attach themselves to cannabinoid receptors in the body. These cannabinoid receptors come in two forms- CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.
CB1 receptors are found in the brain’s cerebellum and are affluent in spinal cord regions. CB2 receptors are found in white blood cells. Regardless of which receptors cannabinoids bind to, they both work towards maintaining the body’s functions. It is said that CB1 receptors are committed to mood and sleep support and CB2 receptors are needed for anti-inflammation or cartilage support.
However one crucial aspect of CB1 receptors is that they react well to THC- the psychoactive element in Hemp. If the THC ingested exceeds say 10mg or so, the CB1 receptors that are responsible for mood stabilization can be overstimulated. This can cause you to experience recreational effects which are attributed to being “high” and this is of course illegal. However the Hemp Oil you see on the market today doesn’t have any recreational benefits as in the US the legal threshold of THC is 0.3% in Hemp Oil supplements (0.2% THC in the UK). This miniscule amount has no recreational effect at all and instead works with cannabinoids collectively in order to create the entourage effect.
The Entourage Effect
The majority of Hemp Oil on the market today is stated as Full Spectrum. But what does that actually mean? Full Spectrum Hemp Oil is a Hemp Oil that contains all the cannabinoids derived from the Hemp plant. These include CBD, CBDa, CBG, CBGa, CBC and THC. Different strengths of Hemp Oil are an indication of the amount of cannabinoids in them.
Usually the most popular cannabinoids outlined though are CBD and CBDa. For example All Round CBD (www.allroundcbd.co.uk) offers a 1000mg Hemp Oil variant. It is clearly listed on this supplement that it contains 1000mg CBD and CBDa in the 10ml vial. They also make clear that with each half pipette serving of their 1000mg Hemp Oil you get 50mg CBD and CBDa. Most companies will do this to show the main components of their Hemp Oil. Furthermore lab reports are usually documented to show the full breakdown of the other cannabinoids present in the Hemp Oil, aside from CBD.
But what does this have to with the entourage effect? Well with each serving of Hemp Oil, after knowing that the supplement has CBD and all other cannabinoids you can expect them to work together. By working together they effectively synthesise CB1 and CB2 receptors and customers therefore get the most out of the Hemp plant, instead of wasting time with singular cannabinoids that don’t do much on their own.
The next question would be to make sure you take your CBD dosage correctly to allow Hemp Oil and its components to work at optimum levels.
A guide to correct CBD dosage
In order to take your Hemp Oil correctly, so you can have a course of well utilised dosage unique to you, you must see how much you are getting with your chosen brand.
Most companies will show the amount of CBD in the Hemp Oil on the front of the supplement. By seeing the type of Hemp Oil user you want to be you can isolate the best option. For those who wish to take Hemp Oil every now and then for a certain issue that only crops up occasionally- a low dose of CBD would be best. For example a baseline small dose of 250mg CBD or under that gives you incremental amounts of CBD per serving.
Moving up if you wish to take CBD regularly you can choose an intermediate dosage of 500mg to 750mg. After finding your favourite brand of CBD that accommodates this amount, look to take 2 or 3 drops per day. As long as you’re not overstepping the recommended amount detailed on the back, 2 to 3 drops of medium strength CBD rarely crosses the boundary of what’s allowed to be taken per day. This is a decent solid amount to get your tolerance up. However 500mg to 750mg CBD is best used as a bridge to the highest strength of CBD. This is beneficial as higher strengths allow for the best utilisation of Hemp Oil and its components.
The highest strength of CBD is 1000mg to 3000mg. It can be argued that 3000mg is super strength. This highest strength should be taken only once per day. But 1000mg is okay to take 2 to 3 times per day. In general these over reaching amounts are for those who are correctly taking CBD dosage per day and perfectly integrate it into their lives. This includes using other CBD products alongside their chosen Hemp Oil. For instance CBD capsules or CBD teas and beverages.
These higher strength Hemp Oils are perfect for giving your body a constant high influx of CBD that allows Hemp Oil and its components to work at their most effective levels. This is because more cannabinoids are packed together with each serving and so there is no lack of natural goodness with every dose.
So now you know
It is hoped that after reading this article you can better understand how Hemp Oil and its components work with cannabinoid receptors to unlock your body’s potential. This is achieved via the entourage effect where the cannabinoids in Hemp Oil work together to effectively bind to receptors. Furthermore you will be able to ascertain the best ways to take Hemp derived CBD and how to choose the best strength for your needs.