‘Is CBD Addictive?’ And Other CBD Questions Answered
When buying CBD in the UK there are many questions. Is it legal? Will it make you high? Is CBD addictive? How can I take it? How much should I take?
These are just some of the questions you might ask before taking CBD. So, we’re here to put the record straight and give the facts. Here are some of the most common CBD questions answered!
Will CBD get me high?
Recent research has shown that many people think CBD oil is illegal and that it will get you high, but that’s not the case.
This article by Healthline explains things perfectly:
“Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two natural compounds found in plants of the cannabis genus…Despite their similar chemical structures, CBD and THC don’t have the same psychoactive effects. In fact, CBD is a nonpsychoactive compound. That means it doesn’t produce the “high” associated with THC.”
So, whilst CBD comes from plants within the cannabis genus, they don’t contain any THC – the part that gives you a ‘high’.
How should I use CBD?
There are various methods of CBD consumption which you can use safely and effectively. Each of these has its advantages and some are better for certain purposes. You can choose to use it whichever way you like and may even want to test out multiple methods to see which is best for you.
CBD oil is the most common method of use because it’s quick and easy. You can measure your own dose using the dropper and apply it under the tongue. You can also add CBD oil to foods and drinks, although taking it under the tongue acts on your body much faster.
Alternatively, you can consume CBD in capsule, vape, or cream form. Check out our ULU guide to the different types of CBD, as well as their benefits and uses for more information.
Are there any side effects of CBD?
Just as with any kind of supplement, users may worry about the potential drawbacks and side effects of CBD.
However, unlike substances such as THC, CBD is very safe to use with no risk of harm to your health. Of course, this can only be guaranteed when buying from a legal, reputable supplier. So, make sure you’re buying pure CBD that doesn’t contain pesticides or contaminants.
Read our ULU Guide on how to buy CBD online to learn how to make sure you’re getting the best quality CBD every time you purchase.
Is CBD Addictive?
One of the most common questions we get asked is, ‘Is CBD addictive?’ However, you don’t need to worry about becoming addicted. CBD is safe to use without any risk of addiction.
CBD has no physically addictive qualities, meaning you can use as much as you want as regularly as you want without worrying about becoming addicted.
When you stop taking CBD, you won’t experience any withdrawal effects, even if you’ve been taking it for a long time. Along with the lack of harmful effects, this makes CBD a very risk-free natural supplement for users.
Can You Overdose on CBD?
As of 2020, there are still no reports of overdose on CBD – or any evidence to suggest this is even possible.
Whereas some substances, including some medications, can cause fatal overdoses, and THC can cause extreme discomfort when used in high amounts, it’s entirely safe to use any amount of CBD without worrying about overdosing.
How Much CBD Should You Use?
Since CBD has no harmful effects and you can’t overdose on CBD; you can use as much CBD as you want. However, in the interest of preserving your CBD and still getting a healthy dose, you may want to use it conservatively.
Usually, a daily dose of 15-25mg of CBD is recommended if you just want to use it as a casual daily supplement. This is enough for most users to get a healthy daily serving, and some studies even suggest that 25mg of CBD can help with certain issues. As with any supplement, we advise starting and increasing any doses of CBD gradually over time.
Any other questions about CBD?
So there you have it. CBD is a legal substance with no risk of addiction that can help relieve stress, aid better sleep and generally support overall wellbeing. What’s not to like?
If you have any other questions about CBD we’ve not answered here, leave a comment below or get in touch with us! We’re always happy to help!