Disclaimers: I am not a CBD expert or a medical professional- please consult your doctor for advice. All of these opinions are my own and facts have been pulled from other websites sourced below. This post is also sponsored by Equilibria after learning how much I loved their products.
Recently, on IG, I have been talking about my new found love for CBD and how I can’t believe I didn’t jump on this train sooner. I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a kid and I do take a daily/long term mood stabilizer. However, trying to find something extra to calm residual anxiety has been a struggle without wanting to take something that also gives a “high” feeling. It turns out CBD is that miracle thing for me. It has truly made me feel relaxed without feeling altered. Not only that, but with it’s amazing anti-inflammatory properties, I feel like it’s been great for marathon training and the recovery process.
I started with the Brilliance Box and have been so pleased. Multiple CBD brands have pitched me to work together, but Equilibria stood out to me as one I wanted to try for a few reasons.
1- I LOVE how informative their site is. They are very transparent and even have experts to help you if you have further questions. They know their CBD stuff.
2- I love their branding and the care they have put in to showcasing their products.
3- They are women owned. Enough said.
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I opened my question box in my IG stories so that you guys could ask anything about CBD for me to answer in a blog post. Well, I did my homework. Here were the most common questions I saw confusion on.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second major cannabinoid found in cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana. Unlike the other major cannabinoid THC, CBD is NON-psychoactive.
What are cannabinoids?
A cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors, also known as the endocannabinoid system in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain.
What can CBD be used for?
WHO reported that CBD can treat Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, psychosis, anxiety, pain, depression, cancer, hypoxia-ischemia injury, nausea, IBD, inflammatory disease, rheumatoid arthritis, infection, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetic complications.
Does CBD get you high?
No. CBD has no psychoactive effect.
Can you overdose on CBD?
CBD has been shown to be safe to use in high doses. CBD will not cause a fatal overdose. However, you could take too much CBD which would cause an increased chance of negative side effects like lethargy or drowsiness.
Is CBD legal?
Yes. The Federal Farm Bill (the Agricultural Act of 2014) legalized the production and sale of hemp bred with 0.3% percent or less THC. The industrial hemp plants we use in our products meets this requirement, and our full-spectrum, whole-flower hemp CBD products are completely federally legal. HOWEVER: Marijuana-derived CBD products (those with over 0.3% THC) are illegal except in states where medical and/or recreational cannabis are legal.
How do I know how much CBD to take?
I can’t speak for all brands and concentrations, but I grabbed dosage info straight from the Equilibria website. One of my favorite things about this brand is the access they offer to their dosage specialists, so that everyone is doing what’s recommended for their individual needs. Here are the products I have and how they recommend to take them:
Daily Softgel: Start with one softgel at bedtime. Or, if using in tandem with our Daily Drops, start with drops in the evening and take a softgel in the morning. For either routine, repeat for 5 days, then make an appointment for a dosage consultation.
Daily Drops: Start with one full dropper (10mg) every evening. Hold under tongue for 60 seconds, then swallow. Wait 15 minutes. If you don’t feel any effect, take another full 10mg dropper. Repeat routine for 5 days, then schedule an appointment for a dosage consultation.
Relief Cream: This transdermal cream can sink below the skin into tissue and beyond. In addition to muscle/nerve pain, this product is commonly used by EQ members on the abdominal area for uterine/ovarian pain. Use as needed!
Can CBD interact negatively with other drugs?
Yes. CBD is metabolized by a group of enzymes called the CYP450. These enzymes are responsible for metabolizing many commonly used drugs. CBD can inhibit the activity of the CYP450 enzymes. While CBD-drug interactions are more likely with high doses of CBD and CBD isolates, precaution must be taken when using CBD alongside life preserving medications for serious conditions (i.e. epilepsy medications). Project CBD has an excellent article on CBD-drug interactions.