What does CBD do?

As much of the nation begins to loosen restrictions on the cultivating and use of cannabis, entrepreneurs and connoisseurs are finding innovative ways to tap into the new green rush.  From cannabis-infused beverages, edibles, bath bombs, sublingual, and salves; the cannabis market is growing quickly and new trends are taking over every week. Due to the uncertain legal cannabis landscape, many businesses have pivoted to infusing their products with CBD oil instead of standard cannabinoids that contain THC.

Why CBD?

CBD or cannabidiol is a cannabinoid, a chemical that is found exclusively in cannabis extract. CBD is gaining more and more attention from the media and the general public when talking about cannabis-based products. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), is the cannabinoid responsible for the psychoactive properties of cannabis. CBD is non-psychoactive but it has been found to have enormous therapeutic potential. CBD studies continue to this day and new uses are being found almost every day. Currently, CBD has been proven to have multiple therapeutic benefits including:

Anti-inflammatory: Topical preparations that contain CBD have been found to be extremely useful in the treatment of several skin conditions. Eczema, psoriasis and other conditions that cause skin inflammations can be controlled by using a CBD topical.

Anticonvulsant: CBD has been effectively used in the treatment of seizures. Many people including young children have benefited from CBD treatment for seizures. Sublingual oils and topicals or roll-ons have proven effective in the management of seizure disorders.

Painkiller: CBD has powerful painkiller properties and ointments made containing it can be used to treat localized external pain. Medicines prepared using CBD can also be administered for other types of physical pain.

Anti-cancer: A study that was carried out in 2009 showed that CBD helped prevent the spread of cancer. The study showed great promise for the more therapeutic use of CBD to control invasive cancers and prevent them from spreading through the body.

Antidepressant: Further research into the effects of CBD has shown that it has antidepressant properties as well. CBD can stabilize moods without the harmful effects that a lot of other antidepressant medications have.

Antipsychotic: When animal models were studied it was indicated that CBD may be a great resource for treating psychosis.

Veterinary use: CBD is being used by many vets to treat conditions like joint pain, anxiety, and epilepsy in pets.   

How To Take CBD

From gelcaps to tinctures to topicals there are a ton of CBD infused products on the market today and it can be extremely overwhelming. Before you buy the first CBD product you come across ask yourself what you hope to achieve by taking the product. Are you looking to ease acute or chronic symptoms?  For those looking to treat acute systems like muscle soreness, topicals are your best bet as they allow for almost instantaneous relief. If you are looking for something that lasts a bit longer and provides a delayed release you are better off choosing an edible or gel cap.

Finding The Perfect Dose

Finding the proper dose will depend on two factors. 1. The severity of the symptoms.  2. Your own temperament. We recommend starting with a low dose and then monitor how you feel afterward. Only increase the dosage if you are not getting the desired effect. However, if you feel the need to increase your dose, be sure to do so slowly and mindfully.

Disclaimer: If you are imbibing an edible or gelcap, be sure to give your body at least 2-4 hours for the CBD to take effect.

What kind of CBD products can I buy?

Green Dragon Colorado carries an assortment of products that contain both THC and CBD. Studies show that when combined, THC helps enhance the effects of CBD. Some products that contain CBD are:


Disclaimer:  The claims made in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA, please consult your physician prior to starting any new medical treatment.  Green Dragon of Colorado and its subsidiaries is not a health care provider and is not providing medical advice through this blog.