CBD Dosage Guide
Dosage information for all Ground Zero Naturals products is provided on the product page. Please note individual results may vary and dosage may depend on a multitude of factors. It is recommended that you start with 5-10mg of CBD, wait 3-4 hours, and increase as necessary in order to achieve desired effects. The recommended dosage of CBD is 30-60mg daily.
While we cannot provide efficacy information in relation to specific CBD dosages, we can show how much cannabidiol our products contain per serving or as total amounts. For individual recommendations on CBD dosages, check with your physician or healthcare provider.
Does CBD Get You High?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is known to be non-intoxicating. The aforementioned 2011 Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol indicated that chronic use and doses of up to 1,500mg per day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in humans. The Department of Health and Human Services found: No signs of toxicity or serious side effects have been observed following chronic administration of cannabidiol to healthy volunteers, even in large acute doses of 700mg per day
Does CBD effect everyone the same?
About 20% of the population has good endocannabinoid genetics. These people were born with a genetic mutation that increases the level of endocannabinoids and levels of anandamide (the so-called ‘bliss molecule’) naturally occurring in their system.
As a whole, the endocannabinoid system is partially responsible for regulating sleep, appetite, mood, motor control, immune function, pleasure, pain, reproduction and fertility, memory and body temperature.
When someone consumes cannabis or hemp-derived products, cannabinoids such as THC and CBD replace the naturally occurring endocannabinoids in your body. Thus, if you are among the few that have this genetic mutation, you are less prone to feel the effects of CBD, as your body already naturally produces a similar result.
CBD May Effect Men and Women Differently
Cannabidiol (CBD) products affect males and females differently. Research shows that estrogen makes women more sensitive to cannabinoids. That time of the month? Washington State University found that women are impacted more by cannabinoids such as THC and CBD a day or two before ovulation because of the peak in estrogen levels.
Your Biochemistry Determines How CBD Will Effect You
Biochemistry, the study of chemical substances and vital processes occurring in living organisms, is yet another explanation as to why people react differently to CBD products. No two individuals have the exact biochemical makeup, which affects the way substances metabolize throughout our system.
The health of one’s endocannabinoid system plays a significant role in this. As previously mentioned, the human body naturally produces endocannabinoids. Things like diet, stress, and overall lifestyle influence endocannabinoid levels.
For individuals who have deprived levels, CBD consumption will most likely produce a favorable experience, whereas someone with healthy endocannabinoid levels might not feel noticeable effects from consuming CBD products.
You Can Build Up a Tolerance to CBD?
It is relatively well-known that over time and through continued use, one will likely build up a tolerance to THC, meaning an increased concentration of THC would be needed to feel consistent effects. Yet, one study conducted in 2011 suggested that individuals may not build a tolerance to CBD. However, more research needs to be done to
prove this theory.
Ways to Take CBD: Popular CBD Products
There are various ways in which your body can process and absorb CBD. You can eat it, you can drink it, you can inhale it, or you can apply it topically. Below are several of the most common methods of CBD administration:
The Entourage Effect Explained
The Entourage Effect is used to explain how the whole has a greater impact than its individual parts. There are more than 400 trace components found in hemp plants, including plant terpenes, flavinoids, vitamins, and minerals. Many of these compounds have the ability to interact synergistically, meaning they work together when the compounds are consumed.
When cannabinoids, plant terpenes, flavinoids and vitamins have the ability to work together, they have the potential to magnify the benefits of the others — strengthening the potential effects.
Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD Work Together
Like the links of a chain, plant components in Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum products work together to strengthen the effectiveness of each individual part.
When isolated, a single component (in our case, CBD) does not have as large of an impact as many parts together.
When choosing CBD products, many people prefer Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum CBD over CBD Isolate because of the potential to benefit from the Entou-rage Effect. CBD Isolate products contain 99.9% ± CBD and zero trace of other plant components. For this reason, those who use CBD Isolate products cannot benefit from the Entourage Effect.
Difference Between Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD
Full Spectrum CBD
Full Spectrum CBD products are created from hemp through a full plant extraction. It contains naturally occurring cannabi-noids (includes <0.3% THC), plant terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals & plant proteins of the original hemp source. These compounds work together, typically referred to as the “Entourage Effect,” multiplying the potential health benefits.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Broad Spectrum CBD products are created by taking Full Spectrum extract and further processing it to remove trace amounts of THC. Broad Spectrum products contain an array of naturally occurring cannabinoids, plant terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals & plant proteins of the original hemp source. Similar to Full Spectrum products, these compounds work together in what is known as the “Entourage Effect,” multiplying the potential health benefits.
CBD Isolate is created by removing all other molecules, except CBD, from the Full Spectrum extract, leaving the CBD in an anhydrous state. All that remains is a white powder that is at least 99% pure CBD with 0% THC. This powder is applied into various CBD Isolate products such as oils, edibles, topicals and vapes.