What Is a Whole Plant CBD Beverage?
CBD functions as an adaptogen—a plant substance that works to resist the body’s stress and promote a sense of balance.
CBD is only one component of cannabis. So although products with CBD isolate help, products with whole plant and full-spectrum CBD provide additional benefits from terpenes, flavonoids and minor cannabinoids. These powerful compounds are sought after for their calming and anti-inflammatory properties.
Although these products may contain a minimal amount of THC, one should not expect an intoxicating “high” after consuming a CBD beverage that conforms with the 2018 Farm Bill (<0.3% THC).
What Should I Expect?
In general, depending upon the dose and quantity consumed, within 30-45 minutes, one should expect to feel the balance and calming properties kick in.
You may sense more energy or intense focus during the day, and then a sense of relaxation leading to restful sleep in the evening. In other cases, to alleviate pain and swelling, and perhaps to relax or improve your mood for people with severe anxiety, it may take regular ingestion over a few days (up to a couple of weeks) for your body to adapt to the wellness properties.
This could be dose dependent. Many people who have tried CBD in low doses or did not consume it regularly may not have had enough over a sufficient period of time to feel the intended effects.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
While we are all unique, based on our endocannabinoid system, a good recommendation is to start out with a low amount and identify if that functions in accordance with your intended purpose.
A low amount could be 20-50 mg, compared to 100 mg for individuals that may desire acute targeted relief, and could go up to 200 to 500 mg for persons targeting very severe symptoms.
It seems wise to acclimate your body and your endocannabinoid system to the dose for a period of time (at least a few days).
Can I Overdose on CBD?
A study published in 2017 revealed that dosages up to 1500 mg/day had no adverse side effects. Similarly, a long term study conducted over 135 days, in which 200-300 mg of CBD was orally administered daily, found no adverse CBD toxicity nor adverse side effects.
If there are side effects, these are generally limited to tiredness, diarrhea or loss of appetite. Findings of a study conducted on Parkinson’s patients revealed that the group being administered 300 mg/day had a significantly improved quality of life as reflected by mobility, daily activities, emotional control, social support and interaction, cognition, communication and discomfort.
Whole plant CBD captures all the naturally abundant terpenes and flavonoids that tend to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and aromatic therapy properties that may positively impact mood, reduce anxiety, enhance focus and create positivity. This combined with the effects of the CBD itself cannot be underestimated.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Our products and the information on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*