From Brazilian jiu jitsu to MMA and boxing – combat sports athletes are embracing CBD
What Is The Biphasic Effect?
Recent research has shown that Cannabidiol (or CBD as it is generally known) has a wide range of effects on the human body and due to its numerous benefits and non-toxic nature, it’s often used as a safe and natural way to treat many types of health conditions ranging from insomnia to anxiety. Although all CBD Ultra products are completely non-toxic, as with any supplement or medicine ensuring you take the correct dosage of CBD is very important as it can have some biphasic properties, which means you may not create the desired effect if the dosage is too low or too high.
It helps to be aware of what the biphasic effect actually is:
A biphasic drug or medicine is one which has different effects on the user’s body depending on the concentration levels in the blood. Alcohol, for example, is one of the most popular biphasic drugs. It acts as a stimulant up until the alcohol level in the blood reaches 0.05% but once it has reached this point, continuing to consume alcohol can cause sedation or even depression.
According to research, the initial effect of cannabidiol can be stimulating. As CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system at lower levels of dosage it has been shown to increase alertness and wakefulness. Consuming low doses of CBD has also been shown to elevate mood but at high doses, CBD can have some sedating effects. For example, people who intake higher amounts of CBD may feel calm and sleepy rather than energetic and alert.
Due to the biphasic properties of cannabidiol, it can be used to treat many types of issues ranging from depression to insomnia but to treat a specific issue effectively, it’s necessary to consume the correct dosage of CBD. For example, a recent study found that patients who received just 15 mg of cannabidiol every day reported feeling more alert and clear-minded. On the contrary, patients who took 600 mg of cannabidiol every day reported feeling more sedated. These studies also showed that at a dosage of just 160 mg per day, cannabidiol enhanced the duration of sleep for most patients.
So, when consuming cannabidiol, it’s always advised to follow the instructions exactly and take only the recommended dosage at regular intervals.
CBD Ultra products are all natural product, non-psychoactive and non-toxic and so there is absolutely no danger in taking too much but it may mean that you do not obtain your desired effects or results.