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FAQ – Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a type of cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that make up the Cannabis plant (Cannabis Sativa). There are over 113 unique cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant, CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) being the most well-known and universally studied. Both are unique cannabinoids with similar properties and offer an array of therapeutic benefits, however different in effect.

CBD has been widely adopted into modern culture because of its wide array of healing and treatment benefits. Whilst THC is very beneficial as a healing cannabinoid, it gives you a “high” feeling, CBD on the other hand, has very similar properties without that “high” feeling.  It is for this reason that CBD has recently been propelled forward as the cannabinoid for mainstream public to enjoy the benefits of Cannabis, without any mind-altering effects of THC.

CBD works by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce on a daily basis, called endocannabinoids, which activate to maintain internal stability, health and wellness. The endocannabinoid system or ECS, is a complex cell-signaling system identified in the early 1990s by researchers exploring CBD/THC, the two most well-known cannabinoids found in Cannabis. Experts are still trying to fully understand the ECS, however so far, we know it plays a significant role in regulating a range of functions and processes within our bodies.

The endocannabinoid system exists and is active in your body even if you don’t use or have never used cannabis.

The ECS involves three core components:

  • Endocannabinoids
  • Endocannabinoid receptors
  • Enzymes

All 3 core components of the ECS are believed to work simultaneously to regulate:

  • Appetite and digestion
  • Metabolism
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Mood
  • Learning and memory
  • Motor control
  • Sleep
  • Cardiovascular system function
  • Muscle formation
  • Bone growth
  • Liver function
  • Reproductive system function
  • Stress
  • Skin and nerve function

Cannabidiol (CBD) can be found abundantly in both marijuana and hemp plants. These two different varieties of cannabis come from the same species, Cannabis sativa L. Although they are both part of the same family, hemp and marijuana have different chemistry and characteristics. CBD is typically found in the seeds and stem of marijuana, not in the flowering buds (which is the part used typically by recreational users). Whilst in the hemp plant, CBD is found in high quantities throughout the plant (stem, buds, etc.), Hemp is characterized as a different strain of cannabis that contains practically zero traces of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical that gives you the “high” feeling. Most reputable CBD-based products on the formal market today come from the hemp plant.

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been studied for its potential role in easing symptoms of many common health issues, including anxiety, depression, acne, heart disease and more.

It seems illogical that one substance can treat such a variety of ailments, however, once you understand the role CBD plays in your body, it all makes sense.

CBD works by imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce on a daily basis, called endocannabinoids, which activate to maintain internal stability, health and wellness. The endocannabinoid system or ECS, is a complex cell-signaling system identified in the early 1990s by researchers exploring CBD/THC, the two most well-known cannabinoids found in Cannabis. Experts are still trying to fully understand the ECS, however so far, we know it plays a significant role in regulating a range of functions and processes within our bodies.

The introduction of CBD into your system on a daily basis help to significantly support your ECS and in turn regulate its internal function. This support is what directly translates into noticeable improvement in multiple aspects of your daily routine or current illness experienced.

THC stands for Tetrahydrocannabinol, which is a type of cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that make up the Cannabis plant (Cannabis Sativa). There are over 113 unique cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant, CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) being the most well-known and universally studied. Both are unique cannabinoids with similar properties and offer an array of therapeutic benefits, however different in effect.

THC is very beneficial as a healing cannabinoid, but it gives you a “high” feeling on consumption, CBD on the other hand, has very similar properties without that “high” feeling.

It is for this reason that CBD has recently been propelled forward as the cannabinoid for mainstream public to enjoy the benefits of Cannabis, without any mind-altering effects of THC.

The interaction between Cannabidiol (CBD) and the body may create a mild feeling of relaxation and improved mood. CBD is non-psychoactive so you will not have any feeling of a “high”. All reputable brands will have very little, or no Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) present in their product. (The chemical that is psychoactive).

Yes Cannabidiol (CBD) is completely legal provided the following criteria are met:

  • Is used as a complementary medicine containing no more than 600 mg cannabidiol (CBD) per sales pack,
  • a maximum daily dose of 20 mg of cannabidiol (CBD),
  • used for general health enhancement, health, maintenance or relief of minor symptoms,
  • processed products made from cannabis containing 0,001 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Govt Gazette Can be Downloaded on the below link:

https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/gcis_document/202005/43347rg11118gon586.pdf

CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe for all users, it has been known to cause adverse reactions in some people.

Side effects are rare but noted in studies include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Changes in appetite and weight
  • Fatigue

CBD is also known to interact with several medications. Before you start using CBD compounds, please discuss it with your doctor to ensure your safety and avoid potentially harmful interactions with any current medications you may be using.

Start Low and Go Slow: The first step to finding your minimum effective dose is to establish a baseline dosage. Since many people report good results with CBD at low doses, we suggest you start with a minimal dose and slowly increase the dosage until you find the desired results.

  • Start with a small baseline dosage between 2-5mg, 2x or 3x daily (6-10mg total).
  • Maintain your baseline dosage for 7 days taking note of how the CBD interacts with your body.
  • After the initial 7 days of your baseline CBD dosage, if you are not receiving the benefit you need, then increase the daily dosage by 1-2mg every 3-4 days until you find the dosage that works best for you.
  • Once you have determined your minimum effective dose you may wish to decrease your dosage by one step to see if you can maintain the benefits at a slightly lower dosage.

Important Note: Typically, people decide to try CBD because of a specific condition, only to find it helps other areas of their body as well. Remember, your endocannabinoid system runs throughout the entire body at a cellular and sub-cellular level.

CBD is a whole-body compound. When you start taking CBD for the first time, pay attention to everything going on in your body. Do not be surprised if you find various benefits from your dosage.

Please refer to our Dosage Table to assist you with your optimum does.

*Do not exceed more than 20mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) in your daily dose routine as per South African government regulations. Regulation amending s22(A)2 of the Medicine and Related Substance Act, 1965 (Act no.101 of 1965) Published 23 May 2019*.

The general consensus among medical professionals and even the World Health Organization, is that even in extremely large doses of CBD, it is likely to cause drowsiness, lethargy, upset stomach, nausea and diarrhoea and other unpleasant, disorienting side effects, but no severe life-threatening symptoms.

It is important to remember that although Cannabidiol (CBD is a natural plant based substance, it is still for medicinal purposes so please adhere to Govt guidelines and our recommended dosage table to assist you.

The interaction between Cannabidiol (CBD) and the body may create a mild feeling of relaxation and improved mood. CBD is non-psychoactive so you will not have any feeling of a “high”. All reputable brands will have very little, or no Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) present in their product. (The chemical that is psychoactive).

The short answer is yes, Cannabidiol (CBD) will not cause you to fail a drug test, cannabis test or controlled substance test. The long answer is possibly, you can fail a test if you have traces of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in your system. THC is the cannabinoid within Cannabis that gives you the “high” feeling and is banned in all sporting arenas. The solution is to consume only products which have a certified COA (Certificate of Analysis) from a reputable manufacturer that you can be sure the Cannabidiol (CBD) is not contaminated with an trace amounts of THC outside of the allowed limit.

CBD has exploded onto the local and international market, with a host of brands and numerous consumption methods since it’s legalization in 2019. It has become overwhelmingly popular for its variety of benefits users have reported through consistent use.

These include:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Illness
  • Heart Health
  • Sleep
  • Skin
  • Focus
  • Sports
  • Substance Abuse
  • Diabetes
  • Ant-Ageing

Please have a look at our benefit finder https://leafsociety.co.za/benefit-finder/ to learn exactly how Cannabidiol (CBD) may benefit you.

No. In South Africa, CBD is a Health Supplement. You may purchase CBD without a prescription. It is however advisable to consult your medical practitioner or use our consult function to chat to our Pharmacist if you currently consume medication that may have adverse effects when combined with Cannabidiol (CBD) use.

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