CBD, short for cannabidiol, has gained a lot of attention in the media over the past few years. If you’re unfamiliar with CBD and what it’s used for, here’s a quick rundown – CBD is one of the main chemical components of the cannabis plant, and it is being used in many forms as a way to boost health.
So many CBD enthusiasts swear by it, especially ACMPR members in Canada. Individuals who are part of the ACMPR are legally allowed to grow marijuana at home for personal medical use. This means that they can grow plants with high CBD contents and then use those plants to make edibles and other CBD-infused products.
It’s no surprise that ACMPR members are on board with the CBD craze, but even so, many of them have a lot of opinions on how to go about using CBD. Even among medical marijuana users, the question remains the same: Is CBD safe to take on a daily basis?
Yes, But Hold On a Minute!
The answer is that yes, CBD is safe to consume every day, especially for the treatment of a specifically targeted medical condition (in this case, then you probably have to take CBD every day). But, there are a few things to be aware of before jumping headfirst into the world of CBD.
Be Picky About the CBD You Choose
A reputable source up North, Cannabis Growing Canada, says that “CBD is safe and effective, working to treat the inflammation that is the leading cause of a variety of medical conditions. However, not all CBD products are created equal, and many manufacturers don’t place the focus on producing a high-quality product that they should.”
It seems as if everyone and their mother is producing CBD these days, which makes complete sense since the demand for it has increased exponentially. Because of this, it’s important to do your research and purchase products from reputable sellers who fully test their products and focus on quality. In other words, no China-made products with no testing standards.
Consider All the Consumption Methods
Just as THC can be consumed in a variety of ways, the same goes for CBD. You can take the easy route and consume CBD capsules or cater to your sweet tooth with edibles infused with CBD oil. You’re not short on options for how you consume CBD, so take your time and choose the one that works best for you.
Consult with a Medical Professional for Health-Related Issues
Lots of people take recreational CBD products, and some are even feeding it to their pets! If you’re using it recreationally, just be sure to follow the dosage recommendations, and start out small before increasing the dose. However, you need to be a bit more careful if you’re taking CBD for specific health reasons and not just for a boost in energy or mental clarity.
For individuals who are seeking the specific benefits of CBD for the treatment of a condition like anxiety or epilepsy, the first step is to consult with a doctor. Even if there’s tons of research proving that CBD can help your condition, you need to check with a medical professional to make sure that it won’t interact poorly with other medications you may be taking.
Mayo Clinic says that “while CBD is being studied as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and anxiety, research supporting the drug’s benefits is still limited.” Because of this, you should always have a medical pro on your side before embarking on the CBD journey.