A company called “Strain Genie” claims to be able to analyze your DNA and tell you how cannabis will affect you. You may get information on how well you metabolize CBD as well as suggestions as to which terpenes you might most benefit from.
An intriguing study from the United States has found that low dose CBD decreased anxiety in mental health patients with an anxiety diagnosis. It seemed to help sleep as well, but less so.
How much CBD or hemp oil should you take? Nobody really knows. There are standard doses for people using the prescription form of CBD called Epidiolex to treat seizures, and these doses are very high. Most people taking CBD for anxiety and chronic pain take much lower doses.
If you are making your own CBD oil you can tailor your blends of terpenes to include terpenes that are activating for morning use and terpenes that are sedating for evening use.
A 2019 study has found that CBD’s effect may not be restricted to it’s effect on the endocannabinoid system. CBD also acts on receptors that bind the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-HT1A) that is involved in anxiety and on receptors that bind vanilloid (TRPV1) that is involved in pain.
Some people medicating with CBD are subject to workplace drug testing to ensure they aren’t working under the influence of intoxicating drugs. Drugs like cocaine and heroin wash out of your system within 2-4 days, while cannabis is detectable 2-7 days after a single use and 1-2 months after chronic use, putting those who use medical cannabis at a disadvantage…
Broad-spectrum hemp oil is CBD isolate with terpenes and/or other cannabinoids added back in. There’s no THC so you are very unlikely to fail a drug test. Here’s how to make your own.
CBD oil/drops can come in several forms. CBD isolate oil is the simplest. It contains CBD alone suspended in oil – often MCT oil made from coconuts. MCT stands for “medium chain triglycerides”. MCT oil is a clear flavorless and odorless liquid. CBD isolate oil gives you the benefits of CBD without any trace amounts of THC. This may be important if you have to pass workplace drug tests. CBD isolate is also a good way for marijuana enthusiasts to add some CBD to the mix. This can “mellow” the THC high and decrease the paranoia.