CBD 101

Getting to know CBD

 – Getting Started

More people than ever are choosing cannabidiol (CBD) therapeutics. Using it as a way of providing natural relief for some conditions. Consumers have also found that these products have increased the quality of life for their pets as well.

For new users, there’s always a little bit of a learning curve. Simply some key questions that should be answered before you start supplementing with CBD products. This is why we’ve compiled a quick beginner’s guide to get you on the right track.

Please note: it’s important that you seek the advice of a qualified medical professional who is well versed in the therapeutic use of CBD before beginning any use for yourself or your pet.


– What is CBD?

Though CBD and THC are both found in cannabis plants, it’s important to distinguish between them. THC comes from the leaves and flowers of the cannabis species known as marijuana and has long been classified as illegal in many countries due to its psychoactive properties. On the other hand, CBD can also be extracted from marijuana or a type of cannabis known as hemp. This is because molecular CBD is the same whether it is sourced from hemp or from marijuana. However, hemp CBD products usually contain negligible (or zero) THC, and have no psychoactive effects.

This means that products made from Hemp CBD don’t make you high, as well as offer numerous benefits to humans and other mammals.



- The Re-Emergence Of CBD

Over the past few decades, there has been an explosion of research into the health benefits of CBD and related cannabinoid applications. In the 1990s, researchers began to discover the intricate role of the endocannabinoid system in keeping humans and animals in good health. Over the following decades, the mysteries of cannabinoids and CBD extracts were researched and methods of refining and isolating CBD for consumers to use was really ramped up.

Fast forward to today, CBD oil is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant worldwide. It’s now used globally as a supplement, as well as for a variety of beneficial purposes, with extensive research unearthing new applications each year. As a result, CBD extract can now be used in several different ways including vaping, tinctures, capsules and edibles.


– How to Buy Superior CBD Extract?

The healthy living landscape has certainly shifted in regards to non-intoxicating CBD-rich products, particularly with regards to smokeless delivery systems. On the positive side, it’s easier than ever to purchase CBD oils. On the downside, there really is a wealth of inconsistent quality and even mislabeled cannabidiol products on the market.



– How Does CBD Work?

Scientists have discovered over time that the endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes in humans and other mammals. These processes include a person’s mood, energy levels, intestinal fortitude, hunger, immune activity and even glucose metabolism. What happens when this system is deficient or over active? Unfortunately, many pathological conditions and diseases may ensue.


– Does CBD Oil Have Side Effects?

As is the case with almost all supplements, CBD does have potential side effects. These are usually mild and short-lived. Just as too much vitamin A can cause headaches, too much CBD can become unpleasant too. The golden rule when it comes to minimizing any side effects is to always use the lowest dose you possibly can to experience a relief of symptoms. This benefit-to-side-effect ratio is best achieved at the minimum effective dosage.


– How to Find an Ideal CBD Dosage?

CBD dosage isn’t an exact science and each person’s needs are unique. In fact, this is true of almost all supplements. You don’t really know if you’ll be deficient in a certain vitamin on any given day while supplementing with a multi-vitamin. But you do know that should your body not find the vitamins it needs from your diet, then it will take what it’s lacking from the supplement and simply flush the rest. Introducing a CBD to your daily routine is similar.

CBD can be used to encourage the replacement of any natural cannabinoid deficits you may be experiencing. Sure, this is a really simple way of explaining a very complicated process. To answer the question more specifically, in order to find your ideal dosage, you should be doing two things:

  1. Consulting with a qualified medical professional who is well versed in the therapeutic use of CBD.
  2. Begin with a low dosage and then assess your symptoms over a couple of weeks. After this, you can begin choosing to dose higher or even lower. This is the best way to eventually find the optimum dosage for you.

– Is CBD Oil Safe for You?

Yes, when you get the best quality CBD products from a reputable and trusted source like The Releaf Room, then you can rest assured that CBD is non-addictive and non-toxic to your body. In some cases, it can offer great benefits over many traditional pharmaceutical options. Many of which can sometimes be harmful to your body. Ensure that you’ve consulted with a qualified medical professional, who is well-versed in cannabinoid therapeutics, and that you optimize your ideal dosage.


– Is CBD Oil Safe for Your Pet?

Yes, similar to supplementing your own body, CBD is also non-addictive and non-toxic to your mammal pets. This is particularly true when you buy quality products from sources that prioritize accuracy and transparency, like The Releaf Room. Our CBD product range for pets can be safely administered to dogs, cats, horses and other mammals. 

Just be sure to consult with a veterinarian who is familiar with cannabinoid therapeutics before you begin.