CBD Effects: what you always wanted to know

by PP Health Admin / May 21, 2021

How CBD Works: What you have always wanted to know

CBD - active ingredients and effects

Users report many positive effects that they observe after taking CBD drops. And more and more research are also being done into the pharmacological mechanisms of action of the substance.

But how exactly can the effects of cannabidiol be explained? When does it start in the body? Are side effects to be expected? And what are the body's cannabinoids about? Read here what we know so far about the effects of CBD.

The hemp plant and its active ingredients: cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The plants of the cannabis strain are among the oldest useful plants known to man. The Chinese described the positive effects that hemp can have on health and well-being about 300 years BC. In recent decades, scientists have now deciphered cannabidiol as one of the ingredients that cause these effects.

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is the most abundant cannabinoid found in female cannabis plants after the intoxicating THC. In industrial hemp with a low THC content, the share even predominates.

Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not cause intoxication. When all components of the hemp plant are processed to obtain full-spectrum oil, as in our Boost CBD, the products have a low THC content.

This can hardly be prevented during extraction. However, this value is limited to 0.2% for products that are freely available in The United Kingdom.

Background to CBD and how it works: our body's cannabinoid system

Cannabinoids such as CBD are not only found in the cannabis plant, but we also make them ourselves, the so-called endocannabinoids. These are chemical messenger substances that play a decisive role in many bodily functions and act as a switching point to a certain extent. They are involved in, among other things, the immune response, appetite regulation, pain perception and our memory performance. Research on cannabinoids such as CBD and their effects showed that we have an endocannabinoid system (ESC) that is naturally produced in the body and is made up of different receptors - divided into CB1 and CB2 receptor types.

Endocannabinoids and the ESC work on the key and lock principle. When a cannabinoid binds to a corresponding receptor, that response is stimulated or blocked.

How does CBD work in the body?

Research on CBD and its effects has much to clarify. Further studies are underway to investigate the causal relationships in more detail. However, the scientific findings so far suggest that both the self and foreign active ingredients such as CBD couple precisely to these ESC receptors and activate the corresponding processes or enhance the effect of the self-cannabinoids. This could also explain the CDB experiences users report after taking cannabidiol.

What effect does CBD have?

CBD drops are used for different areas of application. It is best to try out the effect yourself, because everyone experiences it differently. Of course, the CBD dosage also affects its effectiveness. To approach the CBD effect slowly, a soft start is recommended. Drops with a low CBD content are the best choice in this case. Once you get used to it, you can gently increase the dose.

CBD is used for a variety of applications. It is best to try it yourself, because this is different for everyone. Of course, the CBD dosage also influences the effect. To get acquainted with the effect slowly, we recommend that you start slowly. Drops with a low CBD content are the best choice in this case. Once you are used to this, you can increase the dose gently.

When will CBD work?

When CBD acts in the body depends on many different factors:

  • The quality and composition of the CBD products
  • The CBD content of the product
  • Your own physical condition
  • The dose
  • The dosage form

Exactly when CBD works is largely influenced by how you take it. The effect of sublingual CBD intake, as it occurs with CBD drops, sets in much faster than when it is absorbed through the gastric mucosa. Our Superb Boost, water-based CBD drops, are absorbed even better. The type of CBD intake also determines how long the effects last. Generally valid statements are not possible here.

Does CBD Have Side Effects?

Unlike the cannabis ingredient THC, cannabidiol doesn't get you high. When taken, CBD is usually well tolerated. The World Health Organization (WHO) states in a report that the active ingredient is safe. The experts rule out any risk of addiction. Side effects of CBD can occur when it comes to poor quality products: If the CBD oil contains heavy metals or pesticides, negative side effects can occur. Therefore, only buy certified CBD drops that are free from such harmful substances. There can sometimes be interactions in connection with medication. It is therefore imperative that you discuss the planned CBD intake with your treating doctor in advance.