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Cbd Oil - What Is It, What Is It For And How To Use It

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 02:54 PM

I am writing this post as there have been a few inquiries about CBD Oil, and being a user, I thought I would offer a little information and discussion if required.
I have kept it relatively short, but there is plenty more information on the web for those interested. 
This has been written in a perspective of benefiting those coming off, or switching, anti-depressants. Please also note that I am not medically trained, nor do I have any vested interest in CBD Oil - I am offering this advice purely for the support of others. I also cannot be responsible for any problems arising as a result of misuse of CBD.
CBD Oil is extracted from the c******* plant by various methods. It uses the parts which relax and "chill" you, not the part that gives a dizzying high. Therefore, there is no risk of getting addicted, having seizures, nightmare or hallucinations. 
I was initially interested in CBD Oil as a replacement for Valium, as I do not like any form of medicine, and much prefer a herbal route where possible. I also have a number of allergies to meds, and this obviously presents far fewer risks.
For those who suffer anxiety, this is a very good choice. I have noticed that when I am tense, wired or overworked, the oil works wonders. It relaxes my muscles and stops me over-thinking. It won't necessarily get rid of all symptoms, but for the majority, it does contribute significantly. It also helps, in slightly larger doses, the aid sleep.
It can be used for depression, although I cannot corroborate this as I have not used it continuously which is required to see the benefits of reduced depression. I use the oil on an as-needed basis, much like Valium, but to reduce depression, it is said that you should take 1-2 doses every day for a minimum of 7-10 days. This can also get costly. But if anyone should have further information, please post!
Its use for epilepsy has shown some excellent results. In fact, this is what bought CBD Oil to the market and suggested further studies.
At present, the sale, possession and use of CBD is 100% legal. In the US, the sale has been banned in a few states, but largely it is available. I cannot state which as there is news changing all the time. For other countries I cannot say as the oil is relatively new to the market and thus will take time for legal pathways to be set. If in doubt, please do you own research.
I will be honest, it is not pleasant - at least not for me. It is quite nutty, but also very bitter. However, you can get flavored oil which is much better and does not influence the effects. 
You can either drink the oil in a mix of water, or take it sublingually (under the tongue). If taken sublingually, keep under the tongue for around 90 seconds, then swill water around your mouth and swallow.
I start noticing effects within 20 minutes, with full effects around 45 minutes. Again, this will differ with other people. It is generally known to take the same time whichever way it is administered. 
Whilst everyone is different in the effects, I notice the effects lasting around 5 hours. A lot longer than any Benzo. Make sure that when you take your first doses that you do not have any other commitments during this time - and absolutely do not drive!
OK, so the oil comes in a number of strengths, or concentrations if you will. From 2.5% to 25%. The greater the concentration, the purer the oil and thus, the greater the effect. However, the prices increase significantly. 
I opted for 15% and have stuck with this, and I would not advise anyone starting on anything higher. It should also be noted that 1 drop of 10% does not necessarily equate to 2 drops of 5%, or 4 drops of 2.5%. As the oil will be purer, the effects can be stronger. But each oil and batch will be slightly different.
Please first refer to the above paragraph about strength.
Most places sell in bottle with pipettes for you to "drop", so it is often measured in drops. Others sell sprays, with each spray equating to 1 drop. Regardless of the strength you opt for - start with just 1 or 2 drops. Wait for the effects and gauge your next dose on that. Do not take any more if nothing happens. Wait at least 12 hours before your next dose as reactions may be delayed.
Again, everybody will have different effects, and note that the dose will obviously change this effect. Some people feel drunk, others feel chilled, whilst some just report a pleasant feeling whilst still going on with their normal day-to-day routine. I will typically take 2 drops if I am expected to be working or driving, but if I am staying at home, I will take 4 drops, which will often give quite an intense effect of relaxation. 6 drops will send me off to sleep!
Personally, I feel very heavy (a nice heavy), that even reaching for the glass of water on my nightstand to be an effort! A large dose and I won't be able to do anything other than watch the TV, thus forcing you to take time out. But again, everyone will experience something different, and I hope that some of you will be able to post your own findings here on the forum.
Simple answer. You can't.
Someone could sell you olive oil in a bottle and charge you $30 for 20ml. Do your own research and find a good reputable company who have been supplying for a good few months, have reviews and have a visible trading address and customer support. 
Expect to pay around $20/£20 for 10ml of 15%, or slightly less for less concentration. 25% will cost significantly more which boasts an "Entourage" effect. I have not experienced this myself, so cannot comment, and I would again strongly advise against going for this stuff before trying the weaker strength.
If anyone has any questions, please ask and I will do my best to help.
Please post any knowledge, press releases, research articles or experience (including as many details as possible about the source) for others to take advantage.

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 06:33 PM


Very interesting post! I hope that people using it come by to talk about their experience.

Have a goodnight sleep and keep your nut close by as a comforter!

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 06:45 PM

Awesome information Invalidusername

Just to put my little bit in to a great explanation of CBD Cannabis oil. Many countries are allowing medicinal Cannabis.

In Canada it will be legal in all forms on October 17th of this year.

I agree that one has to be very careful in researching where you buy your supply as there are many bad websites out there.

On the other hand talk to your doctor if you need it for medicinal purposes. Most doctors are becoming quite open to prescribing it and the prescription is sent to a medical facility and you order from there. The plus with this is the facility is set to certain standards and if you can claim medicine on your income tax then you can also claim your medicinal cannabis.

Yes it is an relatively expensive medicine but a month's worth of Cymbalta is too

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:14 PM

Thanks Gail - I am looking forward to a good kip this evening. I was so grateful for a better day - celebrated with a nice bottle wine and put my feet up, Wishing you a very good evening too and lovely dreams of nuts and so forth :)


Lady - think you are new to me!! Very nice to be meeting you. Some very useful info for people your side of the pond. I forget the cost of medicine over there. I suppose this is something we have to be thankful for - my months supply of AD's comes in at £8.80 - so I suppose around 12USD. The stigma attached to "the leaf" is still out there, and having witnessed what it can do to some people when abused, I can well understand. I don't condone the use of recreational drugs whatsoever, but when used in the right context and with the best intentions, I agree it has its place. 

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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:17 PM

Oh - didn't realise we couldn't say cannabis :)


For the best however, the site doesn't want to be colored with the wrong message on search engines...

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:45 PM

This is a great write-up IUN. I had to do a lot of research between Reddit, studies, and word-of-mouth with people I know that have taken it - this would have been very helpful lol.


The jury is still out on CBD Oil, but I know a lot of people that swear by it. I take 15 drops in the morning, which equates to about 30mg of the concentration that I have, and it just helps my chill out a little bit. It doesn't melt everything away and make everything 100% perfect, but it sure does help IMO. To me it probably has about 50-75% the effect of a benzo.


I'd agree that the feeling lasts for about 5-6 hours for me as well. Which by mid-afternoon it's a lot easier to control my anxiety as that is always worst in the mornings.


I've also read some interesting takes on tolerance of CBD and how it has not been observed much. I've even come across people reporting a reverse tolerance when taking CBD! One can only hope that turns out to be true.

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:13 AM

Thanks for your input - this is just what I was hoping for when I started it off. 


So you take quite a dose compared to me, but from reading around, I am on quite a small dose, which is good as it is not expensive! Maybe because I am sensitive to other meds, I do not need quite so much.


I will look forward to seeing how the thread progresses as others try the oil and report in the future. I will of course do the same.

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 12:10 PM

cbd has impressed me with relieving restless leg syndrome and general restlessness.

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 03:12 PM

cbd has impressed me with relieving restless leg syndrome and general restlessness.


Useful to know - thanks kitty!

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