CBD: The Benefits, Dosage & How it Works

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Disclaimer: we don’t claim to be medical experts nor do we claim that any of our CBD products will cure illnesses and/or diseases. We simply wish to educate people on the health, wellness and therapeutic benefits that our customers and other CBD users have seen as a result of cannabidiol usage.

CBD has become something of a buzzword in recent years with over a quarter of a million people in the UK alone now embracing all things CBD related. Cannabidiol, more commonly referred to as CBD, boasts a range of health and therapeutic benefits and it’s these benefits of CBD which have made it the international phenomenon it is today.

If you’re still not sure whether to jump aboard the CBD train, let us convince you with these 5 benefits that CBD products can have on your overall health and wellbeing. Whether you suffer from chronic pain, depression, stress, want to prevent disease or just improve your health, you should definitely give CBD a try – it might even be your saving grace.

In this guide we will also be taking a look at the recommended dosage for CBD and how it works within the body so that you’re fully educated, informed and ready to purchase!

The Benefits of CBD

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Numerous different medical studies and clinical research suggests that CBD is capable of helping those who suffer from a wide range of conditions with limited side effects – diabetes, chronic pain, anxiety disorders and depression are just to name a few.

The health benefits of CBD have seen a rising number of people in the UK choose to put a stop to pricey prescriptions and medications and instead, favour the all-natural therapeutic effects of CBD.

Reduces the Risk of Diabetes

Research has shown that CBD is effective in lowering the frequency of diabetes in patients as well as treating diabetes and the effects it has. This is because CBD promotes weight loss by helping the body to convert white fat to weight-reducing brown fat, which in turn bolsters insulin production and sugar metabolism which subsequently results in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Reduces Inflammation

CBD has also been proven to have anti-inflammatory benefits and as such, the therapeutic properties of CBD are suited to a vast range of different diseases and medical conditions that list inflammation as a side effect. This is due to the fact that cannabidiol engages with the body’s endocannabinoid (EC) system which is responsible for maintaining and restoring balance.

Protects Against Bone Disease

Cannabidiol aids the process of bone metabolism whereby old bone material is replaced to ensure strong, healthy bones by blocking an enzyme that destroys crucial bone building compounds in the body. CBD therefore reduces the risk of bone diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis taking effect whilst also encouraging the process of new bone-cell formation which helps to heal broken bones.

Fights Chronic Pain

One of the major benefits of CBD is its analgesic properties (ability to fight pain) and of all the reasons people choose to use CBD, chronic pain seems to be the most common. By impacting the EC system’s receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters, CBD is able to relieve the chronic pain associated with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and arthritis.

Combats Anxiety & Depression

Research has shown that the effects of CBD can reduce anxiety levels, in particular social anxiety, by targeting activity in the brain and in turn, individuals who suffer with anxiety have chosen to turn to CBD for results. CBD also combats depression in a similar way by acting on the brain’s receptors for serotonin and regulating mood. Cannabidiol is also suggested to have antidepressant like effects.

How Does CBD Work?

As previously mentioned, CBD interacts with the body’s EC system which is responsible for regulating and stabilising bodily functions such as mood, appetite, hormone production and even pain and immune system responses. The EC system, which is involved in so many aspects of our health including the immune, reproductive and cardiovascular system, must function properly to ensure health and wellbeing.

Cannabinoids such as CBD naturally occur in our bodies and as such, our bodies are designed to work in harmony with them. The natural interaction between cannabinoids and the body’s EC system is what makes CBD such an effective disease and preventative treatment for a range of medical conditions.

You can find out more about all things CBD in our guide CBD: What It Is & How to Consume It.

CBD Dosage

Unfortunately, when purchasing CBD, you can’t take a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Everyone will react differently to CBD and its dosages, so it is therefore important that you take the appropriate steps to determine your ideal dosage before buying. There are a number of factors which will play a part in your decision process – from your reason for taking CBD, your tolerance right down to your weight and age.

First things first, you need start with the lowest possible dosage then gauge how your body has reacted to it. How has it made you feel? Energised? Uplifted? It takes time for your body to adjust so don’t keep increasing your dosage recklessly, instead, wait for the CBD to take effect. Once you can be sure that the dosage you experimented with isn’t working, then increase gradually week by week until you achieve the desired effect.

You should also estimate your dosage based on your body weight. The general rule of thumb is that the more you weigh or the more body mass you have, the higher dosage you will require in order to experience the effects or benefits of CBD.

To Conclude

Cannabidiol hosts a range of different health benefits, and whether you opt for oils, hemp flowers, edibles or bath bombs, our extensive and diverse range of CBD products guarantee to meet all your CBD needs. If you’d like to browse our full collection of CBD products, then head over to our shop.

Here at Kingdom of Green, we’re always on hand to offer our expertise, so if you’re new to the world of CBD or would just like to know more about our products and their dosage, then why not give us a ring or email, we’re happy to answer any of your questions!

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