why take cbd daily?
By Dr. Barry Morrison
CBD on the daily is a net positive for maximum affect. As a doctor I’ll review what I’ve observed in recommending and managing many patients utilizing CBD. Pay close attention as this may save you a lot of time and money.
As a diplomate of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, I have worked with many patients with chronic pain. I’ve not only recommended cannabidiol (CBD) but monitored their progress over the years and have found one key factor to its success.
It makes no difference whether you’re new to the world of CBD or a veteran consumer. I have found the key, which is “consistency” with your CBD oil. Consistency enhances the natural balancing properties while maximizing the effectiveness of the body’s endocannabinoid system.
CBD’s Interaction within the Body
Once absorbed by the body, CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors of the endocannabinoid system. This is a signaling network responsible for regulating and maintaining balance or homeostasis among many other physiologic processes. These cannabinoid receptors are found on cells of the immune system as well as the central and peripheral nervous systems. Once activated, these receptors stimulate a chemical response designed to maintain a balance of our body functions. A properly functioning endocannabinoid system promotes homeostasis by controlling many different functions. Such as appetite, sleep, mood, pain response, and immune response. Studies suggest that these CBD’s balancing effect could have an impact upon conditions such as epilepsy, anxiety, chronic pain, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Observed Response Time
There have been many reports of users noticing effects as early as the very first time they take CBD oil. I have seen several patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease experience a significant improvement within 30 seconds. I’ve also observed other patients who take several weeks to experience measurable changes. Therefore, many benefits of a highly functioning endocannabinoid system are not fully experienced right away. This would indicate that each person has differing needs and physiologic make up resulting in varied response rates. In most cases CBD will start interacting with the cannabinoid receptors within minutes of being absorbed. This would start the repair or replenishment process prior to it being felt.
Increased Receptor Stimulation
CBD, like all cannabinoids have a ramping up effect within the body over time and can even stimulate an increase in receptors. It has been shown through research that exercise not only increases our bodies endocannabinoid production but is responsible for producing more cannabinoid receptors. This will cause the endocannabinoid system to become more active and more sensitive to stimulation by cannabinoids. Therefore, the number of receptors and cannabinoid concentration may be a determining factor as the timeframe for one to see a response.
Now, let’s get back to the key factor of consistency. Taking a “daily dose” of CBD oil helps maintain a normal level of CBD in your system, leading to a proper functioning endocannabinoid system.
Many patients have found a serving of CBD oil just once a day works well for them. Others have found that splitting that same dosage up over 2-3 times a day is even more effective. This is obviously dependent upon the bioavailability of the delivery method used, dosage, along with body size and metabolism. The full effects of CBD may only remain in the system for 4-12 hours.
CBD’s healing properties require a stable intake of CBD oil products regularly to increase the effectiveness of the entire endocannabinoid system.
My Success with Patients
I have monitored many patients using CBD and have noticed those who maintain a consistent intake of CBD on a daily basis generally see the most favorable results. I typically recommend a daily dosage split up over two or three applications per day. This is done to ensure even cannabinoid volumes in their system. In many cases I have made recommendations as patient’s improve to slowly reduce the daily dosage and eventually reduce the applications to once per day.
I teach my patients that this is a process and in order to maximize the benefits of CBD it will require some time and being consistent. Let’s put this in perspective, you can’t expect to lose weight and get into shape, with the newest piece of exercise equipment if you don’t use it as recommended. Who wants an expensive piece of equipment to hang clothes on taking up room in your house? CBD is no different, it needs to be consistent and expecting results without it is an unreasonable expectation.
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