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There have been a lot of questions regarding CBD due to its dramatic entrance into our mainstream world with amazing new concoctions such as CBD coffees or teas. Here are some frequently asked questions about CBD and their answers.

1. What exactly is CBD?

CBD is short for the word ‘cannabidiol’. It is one of more than 100 chemical compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. This natural compound gives a feeling of calmness and relaxation along with multiple other health benefits.

2. Is CBD legal?

Yes, CBD is legal in South Africa and several countries around the world. Let’s just say that if you get Medspresso™ CBD beverages in your country it's legal there!

3. How much CBD can we consume safely in a day?

There is no need to worry about overdosing when consuming any hemp products or CBD. Pure CBD oil is non-toxic and there have been multiple studies on humans with doses up to 2000 mg in a single day, with no significant side effects.

An average consumer of CBD with a weight between 68 kg to 108 kg typically consumes between 15 mg to 35 mg of CBD a day. Some users even use it twice a day. These small doses are often enough to help consumers feel better from various ailments. Even minute doses of 9 mg to 12 mg have been reported to significantly help people!

The daily recommended dose differs from one country to another. In South Africa, for instance, it is 20 mg.

4. Is CBD addictive? Can you get “high” from CBD oil?

No! Neither does CBD contain any psychoactive element nor is it addictive. The psychoactive compound in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, more
commonly known as THC.

5. Does CBD really work?

Absolutely! Backed by research, CBD has proven to work wonders for a plethora of ailments. However, it is not a cure for all and should be taken with consideration.

The fame behind CBD can make it easy to have unrealistic expectations. There is no particular feeling people notice after ingesting CBD. However, a lot of people have described it as a ‘lack of feeling’, which entails that they feel that their ailments; whatever it may be, feels less intense. This is where CBD gets its stellar reputation from!

Expecting it to work like how conventional medicine “kicks in” would be a bit unrealistic.

6. How legitimate are health claims for CBD? How medicinal is CBD?

Research shows that CBD can provide relief for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, inflammation, and many other conditions.

There have been multiple research studies done to see whether CBD works for a number of ailments. A few of them are as follows:

  • Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, stroke, traumatic brain injury)
  • Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
  • Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
  • Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)
  • Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
  • Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis) CBD also has neuroprotective effects and it is anti-cancer.

7. Are there any negative side effects or limitations of CBD that we should be aware of?

There are still a few limitations associated with taking CBD that is good to be aware of. Few people notice things like cotton mouth, fatigue, light-headedness and a few other less common side effects while consuming CBD.

The big limitation of CBD is that even though there is a lot of promising information, the research is still inadequate because it is not the easiest to get permission to conduct such research.

Therefore, there are some unknowns about how much dosage is adequate for specific ailments to be treated effectively and thus people may not get the desired results from time to time.

It is also not known how CBD interacts with other medications or during pregnancy. Under such situations, it is best to consult your doctor.

8. How does CBD make you feel?

With an average dose (1-2 cups of CBD coffee a day), CBD will make you feel nothing but a sense of calmness. Over a period of use, you should begin to notice a reduction in your health problems.

Many people say having CBD coffee in their morning makes their level of focus much better. However, having a CBD tea as an evening snack would make them relax and unwind for a good night's sleep.

9. How long does it take to gain effects from CBD oil?

This varies from person to person. Many people feel immediate results whereas others begin to notice them after a few weeks or months.

However, most people over time do feel more balanced, have a better state of mind and feel better overall when they take CBD over a period of time.

10. How exactly does CBD benefit us?

In simple terms, researchers say, "Imagine someone who is deficient in vitamin C. Taking a vitamin C supplement would result in a radical change in their health." Comparing CBD to a vitamin that helps to maintain overall health, is a good way of looking at it.

If the endocannabinoid system or ECS in your body is imbalanced, then CBD could help make great improvements in your body and do so more quickly than someone who has a healthy endocannabinoid tone. Taking CBD helps maintain balance within or improve our ECS.

In Conclusion

We hope this answers a lot of your questions! There is a lot of potential to improve our overall well-being by having CBD in our lives.

All in all, it is advisable to consume CBD consciously as you would consume any other thing that is new to your body. It is good to have your information beforehand to make informed decisions.

So go ahead and enjoy a steaming cup of Medspresso™ CBD-Infused Coffee once you’re done with your research!