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Does CBD oil have side effects?

Does CBD oil have side effects?

Want to know if CBD oil has side effects? This article has compiled the most common information about the side effects that some people may experience from using CBD oil. Possible side effects are always case-specific and are affected by many factors such as the characteristics of the user (weight, metabolism, diseases), as well as the quality of the CBD oil or CBD products used.

 

What are the side effects of using CBD oil or can there be?


Although there are generalizations that give direction about the side effects of CBD, each user reacts to it in their own way and based on the situation that the user has at any given time. The individual’s effects on CBD products cannot be predicted with certainty until it has been tried. We therefore recommend always starting the use of CBD oil with the lowest possible dosage and increasing the dosage slowly by observing your own situation for a couple of weeks.

According to a study conducted in 2017, the most commonly reported side effects were fatigue, diarrhea and changes in appetite and weight. Compared to other drugs used to treat these conditions, CBD has fewer side effects (1).

Below you will find a more detailed list and comments on the most common side effects that the use of CBD may have in some cases.

Fatigue

 

Some users experience some degree of fatigue after consuming CBD products. At the same time, many also feel that CBD helps them fall asleep and deepen sleep, so fatigue cannot be considered a direct harmful effect.

If you find CBD too tiring, you can try to reduce the dosage a little and monitor your situation again. The experience of fatigue may change after using CBD products for a longer period of time. The recommendation is to start using it with the smallest possible dosage and increasing it as needed when the body is used to its effects.

 

Dry mouth

 

Dry mouth is one of the most common side effects caused by CBD. Cannabidiol or CBD affects the receptors in the salivary glands and may temporarily reduce saliva production. However, dry mouth is not harmful and can be easily prevented by drinking fluids such as water when necessary.

 

Changes in appetite

 

Side effects related to experiencing appetite are fairly common with CBD oil. Factors affecting appetite are above all mental and physical well-being, which may also be affected by the use of CBD. Depending on the situation, CBD products may increase or decrease appetite. If you experience unwanted effects on your appetite, you should try reducing the dosage of CBD oil until your appetite returns to normal.

 

Changes in blood pressure

 

The use of CBD oil may cause a decrease in blood pressure. Sometimes it can go completely unnoticed, and that’s why especially those suffering from health problems should monitor their blood pressure regularly if they want to use CBD products. If you are concerned about the use of CBD and the possible lowering of blood pressure, we recommend that you discuss the matter with your doctor before using CBD products.

 

Diarrhea

 

In some cases, diarrhea has been observed as a side effect of CBD oil. Diarrhea may also be affected by using the carrier oil in CBD oil into which CBD has been extracted.

The carrier oil is usually olive oil, hemp oil or MCT oil obtained from coconut, whose function is to improve the absorption of cannabinoids in the body and to bring additional nutrients to the product. In some cases, certain oils may irritate the mucous membranes of the stomach, and therefore it is recommended to start dosing as carefully as possible and consider changing the carrier to another, if diarrhea occurs repeatedly as a side effect.

 

What are the side effects of CBD oil when used in combination with medications?

 

CBD is often used as a complementary treatment. Therefore, more clinical research is needed on the effect of CBD on liver enzymes, drug transporters and interactions with other drugs and to determine whether it causes mainly positive or negative effects, for example by reducing the necessary doses of clobazam in epilepsy and thus the side effects of clobazam.

Together, the combination of certain medicinal substances and CBD may increase or decrease the effectiveness of the medicine in a significant way. If you use certain products belonging to the pharmaceutical group below, we recommend discussing the use of CBD products together with your doctor.

​​CBD affects the user through cannabinoid receptors and the substance is removed from the body mainly through the liver. An enzyme called cytochrome p450 is essentially related to the metabolism of CBD and the use of CBD can increase the activity of these enzymes in the body. These CYP enzymes are everywhere in the body, especially in the liver. CYP enzymes also have a central effect on the behavior of other medicinal substances in the body, i.e. CBD and certain medicinal substances can reduce or increase the effectiveness of the medicine in a sometimes dangerous way (2).

According to the study, not all interactions have been studied yet. So more clinical trials with a larger number of participants are needed. Read more about the possible interactions of CBD oil with drugs commonly used in Finland in our article “ The effect of CBD oil with drugs “.



What is safe CBD oil?

 

Safe CBD oil is always made from high-quality and pure raw materials and extracted using safe methods such as carbon dioxide extraction without additional solvents. Safety is also significantly increased by third-party laboratory analyzes of the contents of the products. Such analyzes include e.g. cannabinoid profile, heavy metal and contamination analyses.

If you’re looking for safe CBD oils, we recommend checking out the selection in our online store. In the online store, you can find third-party analyzes of the products and more information on the use and manufacture of CBD.

 

Sources

 

  1. K. Iffland & F. Grotenhermen. 2017. An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol: A Review of Clinical Data and Relevant Animal Studies https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5569602/. Referred on 31.08.2021

Johns Hopkins University. Clinical Trials. Interactions Between Cannabinoids and Cytochrome P450-Metabolized Drug. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04201197. Referred to on September 1, 2021

Experiences with CBD oil

Experiences with CBD oil

The use of CBD oil may be associated with uncertainties related to legality and e.g. to its possible intoxicating effect. Although the use of CBD is legal in most parts of the world, there is a strong stigma associated with it, which is based on the classification of hemp as a narcotic drug due to the cannabinoid THC present in it. Both the illegality and the intoxicating effect are both myths, which future generations will certainly have to do to disprove, and this article explains for what purpose people and animals use CBD oil and what experiences they have with it.

Hemp and CBD

Hemp is an ancient plant that has been used e.g. as a medicine for thousands of years. It is special in the sense that, in addition to its medicinal properties, you can actually make everything a person needs in life from it; food, fuel, building material, fabric and rope, paper, plastic, etc.. In addition to these properties, hemp is a very effective land improvement and land purification plant, which binds carbon dioxide from the air many times compared to a growing forest. The icing on the cake is its fast growth rate, because even in Finland, hemp grows to its full size in one summer, and in countries where it is warm all year round, it can grow several crops a year.

Hemp contains a huge number of different compounds, which together or alone form hemp’s possible properties that have a positive effect on health. Cannabinoids such as CBD and THC , more than 120 different types and other compounds such as terpenes are known, flavonoids etc. is more than 450.

Mainly the cannabinoids are what made hemp interesting and still interest both researchers and people suffering from various ailments. Cannabinoids and their effect on humans and animals have been actively studied since the 1940s until today.

 

How is CBD made?

 

CBDoccurs naturally in hemp, especially in inflorescences and leaves, from which it can be pressed and extracted into an easily usable form. Extraction using carbon dioxide is the safest and most popular way to make CBD products.

CBD can also be isolated from the plant in laboratory conditions into an almost pure crystal, which is called CBD isolate. Synthetic CBD is also produced, but its use still involves many questions and perhaps even risks, because CBD is not a streamlined cannabinoid that works in the same way for all humans and animals.

 

Non-intoxicating CBD

 

CBD oil is non-intoxicating as it is made from plants that do not contain the psychoactive substance called THC cannabinoids. In natural unprocessed hemp or hemp processed for seed and fiber use, THC is present in very small amounts at most. Those strains known to be intoxicating and highly medicinal have been bred to produce a higher amount of THC than strains that have been specifically bred CBD for production or so-called industrial hemp varieties from which CBD oil is most commonly produced.

Cannabis shop sign.

The use of CBD has been legal in many places even for decades and it has been used with good results for many different diseases and to relieve their symptoms.

 

CBD use in the world

 

CBD has been widely used around the world for years, so there has been plenty of experience to support the research results. For example, in Canada, where the use of hemp has been legal since 2002, CBD is used for mental challenges such as stress, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as in the treatment of serious diseases such as cancer.

According to studies and user experiences, CBD has mitigating effects at least on the symptoms of MS, epilepsy and various cancer symptoms, as well as the side effects caused by chemotherapy. Challenges related to sleep and skin, pain and general physical and psychological well-being are also reasons why CBD oil used in the world. Dentists also recommend the use of oral care products containing CBD. In addition, CBD has been proven to have good effects on periodontitis and tartar.

Also, for example, in Israel, North America, Australia and some European countries such as Switzerland, Holland, Spain and the Baltic countries, CBD products are used successfully, although sometimes there may be some restrictions on its use, manufacture or sale.

CBD or hemp as a plant is of course not a cure-all miracle drug and is usually used both for the prevention of diseases and for treating and alleviating their symptoms, not for actual healing. The best effect is obtained from full-spectrum CBD oil , which contains all the active substances of hemp. CBD has been found to work best synergistically, i.e. in such a way that all the compounds are involved in supporting each other’s activity.

CBD oil, according to studies, is a mild but effective support for treating many diseases and it could be recommended in Finland too, e.g. doctors and therapists. As the general atmosphere is still a bit reserved, it is less often recommended to use it. CBD and many products containing it such as CBD candies, CBD cosmetics, CBD oil, CBD capsules and various extracts and tinctures offer the opportunity to find a suitable and pleasant way to enjoy CBD.

 

The potential benefits of CBD

 

Various diseases and the effect of CBD on them have been studied in a variety of ways, both with animal and human experiments. CBD oil does not necessarily work directly on the root cause of the disease, but on common side symptoms of various diseases such as insomnia , nausea and it might help the appetite. A few of the most common uses for CBD are listed below.

 

Symptoms of MS

 

MS and related side symptoms such as stiffness and tremors have been in the research field of CBD for a long time. According to studies, CBD slows down the progression of the disease, mitigates the side effects caused by drugs and calms the trembling, involuntarily moving body. More about MS and the effect of CBD on its symptoms can read here .

 

Epilepsy and CBD

 

The effect of CBD on epilepsy is perhaps one of the oldest and most studied equations. According to research and user experience, CBD affects both the number and intensity of seizures, and maybe one one of the most well-known CBD use experiences is the story of a child named Charlotte Figi’s epilepsy. Already as a baby, he had up to 300 strong epileptic seizures per week, the number of which decreased to 2-3 seizures per week after starting to use CBD oil. Charlotte’s development had practically stopped due to strong seizures, but soon it was able to continue and Charlotte learned e.g. to walk and talk.

Unfortunately, Charlotte’s life ended due to complications from the flu at the age of 13 in 2020, but her legacy lives on strong in the form of a CBD strain named after her (Charlotte’s web) and as an extremely important reminder of how powerful nature is in its healing power.

Read more about CBD and epilepsy .

 

Mind challenges and CBD

 

Diseases that affect mental health, such as depression and chronic or post-traumatic stress, have also been the subject of CBD research for a long time. CBD is a cannabinoid that calms the nervous system, which may have a very effective anxiety-relieving, mood-elevating and emotional memory erasing effect. Read more about the effect of CBD for depression here and stress here. On supporting post-traumatic stress disorder with CBD can read here.

 

Pain and CBD

 

According to studies, different types of pain can be alleviated by the effect of CBD oil. Especially for chronic or muscular pain, CBD may have effects and it is possible read more here .

 

The gut and CBD

 

According to studies, CBD also affects the functioning of the intestines. More about the effects of CBD oil on the gut can read here and about the user experience related to CBD capsules and their effect on intestinal challenges here .

 

Meditation and CBD

 

Meditation and yoga are globally known ways to calm the mind, relax the body and get closer to the deepest self. CBD may also have a positive effect on the practice and experience of yoga and meditation can read here .

 

A woman is happy on the beach under the clouds.

The use of CBD is becoming more common in the world and it is perceived as a well-tolerated support alongside other treatment.

 

CBD oil is also suitable for animals

 

CBD oil is used for pets for very similar reasons as it is for humans; to raise the mood, reduce inflammation in the body, calm down, improve appetite, relieve side symptoms of various diseases and calm the nervous system. According to studies, CBD is very suitable for animals, and it doesn’t seem to have any unpleasant side effects for them either. For animals, CBD is dosed according to the product and the animal’s weight, and according to experience, it has been used successfully at least for dogs, cats, rodents and horses. More on using CBD oil for animals can read here .

 

Summary

 

CBD is a very versatile, single-plant compound that is safe to use, especially when it is in its natural form together with hemp’s other active compounds. Hemp is guaranteed to be one of the oldest medicinal and useful plants, and the unnecessary labels associated with it have unfortunately only been born within the last century at the most. CBD oil is generally well tolerated and, according to studies, has several potential uses, including children and pets. Its use and research on it will hardly decrease, as treatment targeting the endocannabinoid system will become a significant part of the treatment of diseases.

 

What is L-theanine?

What is L-theanine?

What is L-theanine?

L-theanine is an amino acid compound that is usually produced by extracting green tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves. L-theanine has also been found in brown dates (Imleria Badia). As a supplement, theanine is generally considered relaxing and has been used for a long time, e.g. as an ingredient in nutritional supplements. Its use is especially popular in the morning with coffee and in the evening before going to bed. Theanine is especially used to increase peace of mind and facilitate falling asleep. Read more about the benefits and potential harm of using L-theanine.

 

The effect of L-theanine

 

The effect of L-theanine is long-lasting. It is used to reduce stress and mental fatigue. Taken in the evening, it is said to improve and deepen the quality of sleep. In the morning with coffee, L-theanine calms and balances the effect of caffeine.

 

Accelerates falling asleep

 

According to studies also published in the journal Nutrients, L-theanine can be helpful for cognitive functions and the treatment of insomnia, as it seems to speed up falling asleep and reduce sleep disturbances. In the study, subjects were given 200 mg of L-theanine once a day for a total of four weeks. Results were compared with placebo and L-theanine and theanine appeared to have several positive effects. Research suggests that L-theanine may be a potential way to promote mental health in people with cognitive impairment and stress-related challenges. (1)

Increases the amount of alpha waves in the brain

 

The state of alertness and activation levels of the brain can be measured using the EEG electroencephalogram. During stress, with the help of EEG, the brain often seems to have a lot of beta waves. In a relaxed state, the number of alpha waves increases and beta waves decrease. Taking L-theanine has been shown in studies to increase alpha waves throughout the brain, which in turn produces a relaxing effect.

 

Reduces stress

L-theanine has been found in studies to increase the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, which manifests as relaxation of the body. For this reason, some also use L-theanine to reduce tension and anxiety.

 

Increases concentration

Theanine affects the alpha waves of the brain, creating a state of relaxation, which in turn may help to concentrate better. Also when consumed with coffee or caffeine, L-theanine can increase cognitive performance and thus improve concentration.

 

Coffee, coffee beans and a press pan.

L-theanine can reduce the side effects of caffeine and improve sleep quality.

 

Balances the effect of caffeine

L-theanine equalizes the caffeine increase from coffee and increases cognitive performance when consumed at the same time. Theanine is especially suitable for people who are sensitive to caffeine. The caffeine in coffee begins to affect approx. in half an hour and it activates the nervous system and affects energy levels in general. The caffeine-balancing effects of theanine begin within an hour of its consumption at the latest.

In experiments, L-theanine has been found to reduce the harmful side effects of caffeine and improve the quality of sleep, when coffee has been drunk on the same day (2).

 

Use of L-theanine

 

L-theanine is usually taken once or twice a day. Usually with morning coffee or in the evening before going to bed. Theanine does not have an official daily recommended dosage, and the most often used amount is approx. 200-400 milligrams 1-2 times a day to achieve the mentioned benefits. One cup of tea contains on average about 25-60 mg of L-theanine.

 

L-theanine side effects

 

As with all other supplements, it is good to be aware of the side effects of L-theanine. Adverse effects are of particular interest to people when supplements are used together with other substances such as alcohol, coffee or medicines.

The average daily dosage of theanine is 250 to 400 mg. It is difficult to overdose on L-theanine. In some cases, doses higher than 400 milligrams may cause discomfort. Reported side effects include nausea, headache and fatigue. The use of theanine is not recommended if you tend to walk in your dreams, have nightmares or excessively intense dreams.

Green tea that contains natural L-theanine.

Natural L-theanine is produced by extracting the leaves of the green tea bush (Camellia sinensis).

 

Synthetic or natural

 

Like many other supplements, they can be made either synthetically or naturally. Of the two, natural L-theanine as an alternative is very likely a better and more researched option than synthetic chemicals. When buying L-theanine, it’s worth getting a little familiar with the background of the product and the company that sells it. Nowadays, all kinds of products are sold online as the best option on the market, although the reality may be very far from top quality. According to some studies, low-quality nutritional supplements may even do more harm than good. L-theanine, naturally made from green tea leaves, is the best option that Hamppumaa also wants to offer.

Experiences with L-theanine

 

On the discussion forum, you can read different experiences with L-theanine and according to many, it has been especially helpful for stress, sleep disorders and treating insomnia. In addition to capsules, adding L-theanine as a powder to the desired drink, such as water or juice, is an easy way to enjoy L-theanine based on experience. Taking L-theanine together with coffee balances the caffeine spike. Although Theanine is suitable together with coffee, it is good to remember that the possible withdrawal symptoms of coffee may feel normal despite theanine.

 

Interactions

 

L-theanine may also have some interactions with other substances when used at the same time. Examples of this are alcohol and some medicines.

Consuming alcohol and theanine at the same time is not recommended because it can cause dizziness, slowing of motor reflexes and in some cases nausea.

Andrew Huberman, a famous American neuroscientist and assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, recommends taking natural L-theanine together with magnesium bisglycinate or magnesium l-threonate 30-60 minutes before going to bed to treat insomnia (3).

Using L-theanine together with coffee is a popular way to balance the effects of caffeine. Several studies suggest that caffeine and L-theanine together can improve performance in cognitively difficult tasks (4).

These results echo previous evidence suggesting that L-theanine and caffeine together are beneficial for improving performance in cognitively demanding tasks.

 

L-theanine and drug interactions

 

Antihypertensive drugs and L-theanine together may lower blood pressure. Blood pressure should be monitored when medicines and theanine are used at the same time.

Also, some sedative drugs that affect the central nervous system may work together with L-theanine, increasing drowsiness and slowing of breathing. Although studies have not yet been able to confirm this repeatedly, the use of theanine should be monitored when taken together with sedatives.

 

Summary

 

L-theanine is a commonly used amino acid that, according to studies, affects e.g. relaxes the body and speeds up falling asleep. Theanine is obtained from the leaves of the tea bush (Camellia sinensis) and can increase immunity, reduce stress, increase concentration and the amount of alpha waves in the brain.

The usual daily dosage of theanine is 200-400 milligrams. L-theanine and some medications can have harmful interactions when taken at the same time. If alternatives are available, we always recommend choosing a natural alternative instead of synthetic L-theanine.

Sources

 

  1. Hide S. et al. 2019. Nutrients. Effects of L-Theanine Administration on Stress-Related Symptoms and Cognitive Functions in Healthy Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial . https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31623400/. Referred on 14/12/2022.
  2. Sovijärvi O., Arina, T. Halmetoja J. 2017. The Biohacker’s Handbook. Renew yourself and release your inner potential. Biohacker’s handbook books.
  3. Huberman A. 2021. Hubermanlab.com. Toolkit for sleep . https://hubermanlab.com/toolkit-for-sleep/. Referred on 14/12/2022
  4. Owen G. et al. 2008. Nutr Neurosci. The combined effects of L-theanine and caffeine on cognitive performance and mood . https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18681988/. Referred on 14/12/2022
What is CBC?

What is CBC?

The most common cannabinoids like CBD and THC are starting to be familiar things to many, but do you already know CBC? This article looks at what is CBC, or cannabis chromene.

 

CBC or Cannabichromene

 

CBC is one of the many cannabinoids found in hemp. Recently, more cannabis chromene has also been studied and its role has become better understood than before. In particular, it has been studied how CBC interacts with other cannabinoids such as With THC and CBD .

CBC differs from many other cannabinoids in that it binds less to CB receptors. Instead, cannabis chromium binds to and acts on TRPA1 and TRPV1 receptors through TRP channels. These receptors are involved in the detection of body temperature and other sensations (1).


CBC consists of CBCA

 

In the same way as all other cannabinoids are formed from cannabinoid acids, cannabichromene is also formed from cannabichromic acid (CBCA), which is transformed by heat and light into cannabichromene (CBC). CBCA, in turn, is synthesized CBG , or cannabigerol. The CBG is the mother of all cannabinoids, the stem cell (2).

Although cannabichromene is an important component, its quantity is quite small in hemp. Concentrations vary by variety.

CBC is contained in the hemp plant and hemp leaves.

CBC stands for Cannabichromene.

 

The CBC is not intoxicating

 

CBC is not psychotropic, meaning it is not intoxicating (3). The CBC is not found in the UN Convention on Narcotic Drugs, so cannabis chromene is a legal substance and is therefore not restricted.

 

Properties of cannabis chromene

 

Little is known about the exact properties of CBC. According to some animal studies, cannabis chromene may have antimicrobial properties, relieve pain and inflammation, and may provide relief from depression. However, more studies in humans are needed.

Researchers think that cannabichromene may also be an effective substance in the treatment of cancer due to the fact that it works together with endocannabinoids such as anandamide. It seems that the “happiness molecule” produced by the body itself the duration of action of anandamide may be longer in combination with CBC.


CBC and side effects

 

It is not yet known whether cannabichromene causes any significant side effects. As with other non-psychotropic cannabinoids, CBC appears to be generally well tolerated. However, more research is needed and fortunately there are coming.

 

Before you buy CBC products

 

Interested in cannabis chromene? When buying CBC products, you should first make sure that the company’s products have been tested and trusted by a third party. Check the cannabinoid profiles and any contamination for analysis. Such analyzes should be available on vendors’ websites or at least made available upon request.

Sources

  1. H. Khodadadi et al. 2021. A potential role for cannabichromene in modulating TRP channels during acute respiratory distress syndrome . Journal of Cannabis Research volume 3, Article number: 45. https://jcannabisresearch.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s42238-021-00101-0
  2. L. Anderson et al. 2021. Sciende Daily. The mother of all cannabinoids’: Anti-seizure compounds discovered in cannabis. University of Sydney. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211005101905.htm
  3. A.Izzo et al. 2021. The inhibitory effect of cannabichromene, a major non-psychotropic cannabinoid extracted from Cannabis sativa, is inflammation-induced hypermotility in mice. Br J Pharmacol. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3417459/
How much CBD can be given to a dog?

How much CBD can be given to a dog?

In the same way as humans, dogs and other mammals have numerous in their bodies cannabinoids maintaining receptive receptors and maintaining body balance endocannabinoid system , which is responsible for vital tasks. On this page you will find information on how much CBD can be given to a dog. Although this instruction is made for dogs, it can also be applied to other pets (mammals).

 

How much CBD can be given to a dog?

 

There is still no official standard for dosing CBD for a dog or pet. The appropriate dosage also depends on a number of different factors, such as your dog’s weight, condition, and the CBD product you choose and its strength. For safety reasons, we always recommend starting with a small dose of 1 mg CBD for every five (5) kilograms of body weight, or 1 mg / 11 pounds.

 

What factors determine the correct dose of CBD oil for dogs?

 

The three most important factors that affect how much CBD you can give your dog are the size of your dog, what condition or symptom of the dog you are trying to treat, and what kind of CBD product you are giving to your dog.

 

Does the size and condition of the dog affect the dosage?

Although your dog’s weight will not always correlate with how much CBD is needed, it is a good starting point for determining the appropriate dose. We therefore always recommend starting with the lowest dose of 1 mg CBD for every 5 kg (11 pounds) of body weight. Sometimes, however, conditions require higher doses of CBD. If your dog’s condition is more severe, you may consider a higher dose such as 2-5 mg CBD / 5 kg (11 pounds) body weight once or several times a day as needed.

See the table below for the recommended CBD dose by weight.

Weight (kg)Amount of CBD (mg)
5 kg1 mg
5 – 11 kg1 – 3 mg
11 – 22 kg3 – 5 mg
22 – 34 kg5 – 8 mg
34 – 45 kg8 – 16 mg
45 – 68 kg16 – 33 mg
68+ kg33 mg
This instruction is not an official recommendation, so we recommend contacting your veterinarian before starting use

 

What is the right CBD product for a dog/pet?

 

In addition to CBD oils and tinctures mainly intended for humans, there are CBD products of different strengths intended for dogs and other household pets on the market. Dog CBD products most often contain fish oil or another flavoring ingredient designed to make the product easier to taste and dispense. CBD products for human use can also be given to a dog if the products do not contain ingredients that are not suitable for the dog. So always check the ingredient list of the product carefully before giving it to your pet!

In addition to the strength of a CBD product, some products, such as CBD dog treats, may be absorbed more slowly than CBD oil or tincture, in which case you may need to give your dog a slightly higher dose to achieve the same effect.

If you plan to use CBD oil to care for your dog, you will often find clear instructions in the product on how many drops contain the desired amount of CBD.

For example, if a 5% CBD oil bottle contains 200 drops and contains a total of 500 mg of CBD, then one drop contains about 2.5 mg of CBD. If you wish, you can mix one drop with the food and, if necessary, divide it into several more portions, so that you can start using it with the lowest possible dosage.

Once you notice the results you want in your dog, such as calmer behavior, you can continue with the same dosage. However, if you do not notice a large change after several days, you can increase the dose slowly and gradually until you see the desired effects.

 

Can I give my dog too much CBD?

 

There have been many studies on CBD showing that CBD is well tolerated, even at very high doses and reasonable doses there is virtually no risk of overdose. However, we recommend that you consult a qualified veterinarian before use.

When you buy CBD products for your dog, always check with the seller, its quality and that it really contains CBD. Although CBD products are not intoxicating, they may still contain very small amounts of THC. Remember that legally CBD oil products must contain no more than 0.2% THC, which is well below the amount needed to produce psychoactive, ie intoxicating, effects.

 

Conclusion

 

Determining and testing the correct dose of CBD for your dog may take some time and require monitoring. Always take your dog’s/pet’s weight and condition into account, and get your CBD product from a reliable seller.

 

 

 

The explosively growing CBD market

The explosively growing CBD market

The cannabinoid market is growing globally in many different market sectors. This is due to increased research data and demand for cannabinoids. The availability of new products and the interest of consumers is reflected in the increase in the production capacity of companies. Due to this, even large, more traditional corporations have started investing in the CBD market and the production of cannabinoid-based products .

 

The CBD market is the fastest growing industry

 

For example, the Swiss Domaco, whose biggest customers are Danone and Bayer, has signed an agreement with the Australian CBD product manufacturer Creso Pharma to produce products for the Australian, European and Latin American markets.
Domaco is a leading producer of innovative products for global pharmaceutical and food companies 1 .

Such cooperation agreements also raise the profile of other large companies. At the end of 2017, the global natural food market was around 190 billion euros. With the Swiss natural food market rising to 37 million euros by the end of 2017 1 .

The anxiety and stress market was estimated to be around 3.3 billion euros in 2015. The osteoporosis market is estimated to reach 13.3 billion euros by 2021 and the osteoarthritis market to 5.5 billion euros by 2022. The animal health market is estimated to be worth 35.9 billion euros in 2018.
Creso Pharma is bringing its own CBD products to each market sector in the next few years 1 . Data company Brightfield Group estimates in a new report that sales of hemp-based CBD exceeded $190 million in the United States in 2016, and with a 55% annual growth rate, the CBD market will reach $1 billion by 2020 2 .

Since the United States Department of Health patented CBD and other cannabinoids as antioxidants in 2003 (A. Hampson. 2003), their use in cosmetic products has increased both in the United States and around the world. CBD is supposed to moisturize dry skin, treat acne, both psoriasis and eczema. Hemp extracts have become a focus for several cosmetics manufacturers, as CBD allows them to stand out from the already fierce competition in the well-known natural cosmetics market. The cosmetics market is estimated to be worth approximately 460 billion dollars globally 3 .

Medicinal cannabis has attracted interest in Finland as well, as in July 2017 the shares of the Canadian medical cannabis manufacturer Canopy Growth were the most bought by Nordnet 4 . In Finland, MP Mikael Jungner has proposed growing cannabis as a profitable business in agriculture.

 

The legalization of CBD products and cannabis would bring in hundreds of millions in tax revenue

 

The legalization of CBD products and cannabis could mean the same amount of growth in the economy and tax revenues in Finland as has happened in Colorado since the legalization of cannabis.

In Colorado’s model, which has a population the size of Finland, 30% of cannabis sales go directly to the development of Verona’s school systems, and the remaining hundreds of millions employ and generate vitality for agriculture 5 .

Canada plans to legalize the recreational use of cannabis in July 2018, and companies are preparing for legalization across the United States on the 6th , 7th , and 8th.

At the European level, the cannabinoid market is estimated to grow in the future as the largest in the world in the next five years. According to the estimates of EIHA, Nova Institute and HempConsult, the value of the European CBD medicinal market itself is approximately two billion euros 9 .

Hemp also contains more than 100 other different cannabinoids and hundreds of other compounds, from which the development of research opens up opportunities to develop more new hemp products.

As research information increases, changes to the legislation can also be expected, as it would be beneficial for the growth economy and public health to enable the CBD market and wider commercial production of hemp products.

As the growth of the cannabis industry expands, the industry of various ancillary services will also develop. The electronics giant Microsoft’s cooperation with the authorities gives indications of this. Monitoring tools for medical cannabis farms are being created by Microsoft. 8.

You can easily order Finland’s most popular CBD oil from the online store .

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