There are two sides to cannabis: THC and CBD. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the principal psychoactive constituent, and Cannabidiol is the non-psychotropic one. It even counteracts cognitive impairment associated with the use of cannabis by playing a role in preventing the short-term memory loss associated with THC.
CBD is used for its medicinal potential for a time now. In 2018 a drug based on CBD invented to cure two types of epilepsy was approved. Studies on anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain are being made since 2019.
CBD market developed a lot. CBD based products can be bought online, and there are five ways to consume them: oils and tinctures, lotions and creams, gummies, vaporizing, and beverages. Oils are the most common ones.
Best Ways To Consume CBD
Tinctures have similar ways to be consumed, and the difference is that they last longer (up to several months), and they contain vinegar, alcohol, and artificial flavoring. CBD creams are used for acne treatment, based on its anti-inflammatory properties. The cosmetic industry trades CBD infusion products to normalize the skin’s sebum production responsible for acne.
CBD gummies come in various flavors, can be used discretely, and you can’t accidentally overdose, as they have the right dosage to be consumed by an average person.
Vaporizing is also common, but it has a high risk to create addiction, the dosage can’t be controlled, and is not a very discrete way to consume CBD. There are restaurants and hotels in the US that serve CBD tea for an affordable price of 7$. One can also make its own CBD smoothie
But it is essential to know that they are still medicinal products that need medical guidance as for the purpose it is being used for and dosage. The side effects of using CBD products are also significant but very rare. One should know that tiredness, diarrhea, changes in appetite are common adverse effects. Also, sleepiness, insomnia, and poor quality of sleep, along with decreased appetite and fatigue, are some possible consequences.