Cannabis therapeutics is personalized medicine. The right treatment regimen depends on the person and condition being treated. For maximum therapeutic benefit, choose cannabis products that include both cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis. CBD and THC interact to enhance each other’s therapeutic effects. They work best together. A patient’s sensitivity to THC is a key factor to determining the ratio and dosage of CBD-rich medicine. Many people enjoy the cannabis high and can consume reasonable doses of any cannabis product without feeling too high or dysphoric. Others find THC unpleasant. CBD can lessen or neutralize the intoxicating effects of THC. So a greater ratio of CBD-to-THC means less of a “high.”
Finding your ratio is the first step to effective treatment.
Find Your Ratio!
Although banned by federal law, dosed cannabis medicine is currently available in the form of concentrated oil extracts, infused sublingual sprays, capsules, edibles, and other products. Potent cannabis oil extracts have varying ratios of CBD and THC that are calibrated to suit the needs and sensitivities of each patient.
For anxiety, depression, spasms, and pediatric seizure disorders, many patients initially find they do best with a moderate dose of a CBD-dominant remedy (a CBD:THC ratio of more than 10:1). But a low THC remedy, while not intoxicating, is not necessarily the best therapeutic option. A combination of CBD and THC will likely have a greater therapeutic effect for a wider range of conditions than CBD or THC alone. For cancer, neurological disease, and many other ailments, patients may benefit from a balanced ratio of CBD and THC. Extensive clinical research has shown that a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio is effective for neuropathic pain. Optimizing one’s therapeutic use of cannabis may entail a careful, step-by-step process, whereby a patient starts with small doses of a non-intoxicating CBD-rich remedy, observes the results, and gradually increases the amount of THC.
In essence, the goal is to self-administer consistent, measurable doses of a CBD-rich remedy that includes as much THC as a person is comfortable with.
The Biphasic Effect
Cannabis compounds have biphasic properties, which means that low and high doses of the same substance can produce opposite effects. Small doses of cannabis tend to stimulate; large doses sedate. Too much THC, while not lethal, can amplify anxiety and mood disorders. CBD has no known adverse side effects at any dose, but drug interactions can be problematic. An excessive amount of CBD could be less effective therapeutically than a moderate dose. “Less is more” is often the case with respect to cannabis therapy.
“Dosage is everything”—Paracelsus
- Decide how you want to take cannabis. Cannabis oil is available in sprays, capsules, edibles and other products.
- Find your ratio. Cannabis products have varying amounts of CBD and THC. A high CBD or high THC product is not necessarily superior to a strain with a balanced ratio. Find the proper combination to optimize your therapeutic use of cannabis.
- Begin with a low dose especially if you have little or no experience with cannabis.
- Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose.
- Use the same dose and ratio for several days. Observe the effects and if necessary adjust the ratio or amount.
- Don’t overdo it. “Less is more” is often the case with cannabis therapeutics.
- Be aware of possible side effects. Cannabis is a safe and forgiving medicine. Depending upon delivery method and individual tolerance, it can amplify anxiety and mood disorders. Other possible side effects are dry mouth, dizziness and faintness.
- Consult your health counselor. Proceed cautiously, especially if you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, mental illness, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
UNDERSTANDING OUR PRODUCTS
At Keeping America High, we believe in natural alternative treatments using Cannabidiol (CBD). Our vision is to create quality CBD infused products that are safe, effective alternatives to prescription painkillers, other toxic prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs that contain harsh chemical compounds alien to nature’s perfect remedies. Patients are looking for a natural path towards health and healing. Keeping America High (KAH) has an extensive product line that is continuously expanding. We now offer a full array of 30+ over the counter (OTC) products by Blue Moon Hemp. Using all natural ingredients, and the purest and richest form of Cannabidiol, our team is focused on positive results for the public.
What doers “Milligrams’ of CBD mean?
CBD is measured in milligrams for quantitative purposes. Research shows that 5-10MG is a safe and average intake of CBD to activate your CBD receptors for each dosage. More serious illness may warrant a higher dosage of CBD depending on the ailment, but consulting a physician is always recommended.
Understanding that products may vary in potency of CBD by milligrams (MG), does necessarily indicate that the highest strengths will be the only products that will work for you. It is recommended that the lowest dosage be utilized to find the concentration for individual needs.
How to understand how much CBD is in each product
CBD is measured by the TOTAL MG of CBD divided by the volume of content in each bottle, or unit.
For example: 350MG, 15 ML CBD OIL
350MG/ 15ML = Estimated ratio of 23.3 MG PER 1 ML of CBD OIL (23.3%)
100MG / 30ML = Estimated ratio of 3.33 MG per 1ML of CBD oil (3.33%)
3000MG / 30ML = Estimated ratio of 100 MG per 1ML of CBD oil (100%)
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are primary compounds produced by the hemp and marijuana plant; there are more than 60 identified cannabinoids with different properties and herbal effects. Our products are extracted from hemp plants which contain 0% THC, but contain other cannabinoids that are beneficial such as CBD, CBN, CBG, and terpenes. Read more about the endocannabinoid system.
What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
Cannabidiol is one of dozens of non-psychoactive cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Blue Moon Hemp formula consists of Cannabidiol (CBD), which is the main non-psychoactive cannabinoid that binds to the receptors in your immune system, thus providing a variety of medicinal benefits. CBD was originally patented by the United States Government in 2003 as a neuroprotectant and antioxidant. Blue Moon Hemp CBD products interact with the CBD receptors which send signals to wake up and strengthen the immune system naturally. The boost to your immune system can help the body fight off bad cells that are weakening healthy cells.
How does Cannabidiol work? (Science Purpose)
In the last 20 years, a natural cannabinoid receptor system has been discovered in the human body. It is by binding to these receptors that cannabinoids produce their pharmacological effects. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors in humans: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are present in the brain and spinal cord and in certain peripheral tissues, while CB2 receptors are found primarily in the immune system.