Here’s the caveat – not all CBD products are created equal and, as we know, marketing guidelines can be somewhat lax, so it’s difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. As a rough guide, experts say that for most adults, 10mg is fine to start and we needn’t worry about overdosing as scientists are confident that, even at excess, CBD use isn’t dangerous (just be sure to tell your doctor in case it interferes with existing medication). For added reassurance, the World Health Organisation states: ‘In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential… To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.’ This goes for dosages up to 5000mg a day and to put this into context, some of the products commonly found on the UK market today start at just 1mg.
By far, the most popular way to take CBD is with an oil or tincture, applied under the tongue, but, if we look at the best way to ensure that active ingredients (including vitamins) reach the bloodstream, there may be a better way. Enter Vitamin Injections London and its new CBD injection. Based in London’s affluent Marylebone, the clinic specialises in offering vitamin nutrient therapy, to promote health and wellbeing from the inside out.
Currently the most popular way of taking CBD is with an oil or tincture applied under the tongue
What are the benefits?
CBD stands for cannabidiol and is an active ingredient derived from the hemp plant, a cousin of the marijuana (cannabis) plant. Unlike THC, which is also found in marijuana, CBD doesn’t cause intoxication or a high and is therefore safe for use. In fact, there has been evidence to show that it can treat the symptoms of epilepsy but in recent times, its more widely adopted for its general health and wellness benefits.
Bianca Estelle, founder of Vitamin Injections London
Since the birth of this wellness trend, circa 2018, CBD (cannabidiol) has featured in countless health, beauty and food products, but, like many consumer-led products, due diligence should be carried out before investment to ensure you’re benefiting from the real deal.
In a nutshell, CBD delivery via injection offers higher concentrations, compared to other alternatives. Company founder Bianca Estelle explains: “Having followed and acutely analysed the popularity of CBD over the last few years, I am thrilled to be able to apply my knowledge and experience to offer the first and only CBD injection here in London. Many clients will benefit from the properties of CBD in a highly concentrated, injectable format and the research and development that we have taken to launch this has been worth the wait.”
In the UK and several other nations getting a CBD shot is available through appointments with private clinics.
For those supplements which the body does not easily absorb, the liver metabolizes a significant part of it which makes it go to waste. However, in some other cases, the compound has little staying power within the body and sees expelling too fast to be of use. This is why, unless you are drastically short on a certain Vitamin, those Vitamin packets tend to have minimal benefits. This is because only a small percentage of the vitamin in that supplement ever gets to remain in you for use.
Intravenous delivery of CBD through injection or through the saline bag is a treatment option available. However, this is not an over-the-counter type of product, but you would rather need to go to a qualified professional to administer this. This method does involve syringe/needle injection as well.
Why Take a CBD Shot?
Bioavailability is a term that refers to the measure of just how easily (or not) a substance absorbs into the body and is available for use. Supplements of vitamins or minerals that have a high bioavailability tend to be extremely beneficial. That is because your body can use the majority of what you just introduced into it and easily convert its benefits into your system.
Considering the demand, the lack of side effects, and the many reports, they seem to be adding to the narrative of CBD being a potentially effective treatment for a wide variety of ailments. For these reasons, it’s hard to see any blocking of CBD shots lasting far into the future.
There’s no question that CBD is now mainstream because of many different reports on the potential benefits of CBD that came out in recent years. Many people struggling with a variety of issues, both physical and emotional or mental, claimed to find relief from CBD. As a result, its quickly becoming an alternative to prescription drugs, since they might come with undesirable effects. There are many different ways to get CBD treatments. They range from gummies to drops all the way to a variety of other options with varied administration methods. One thing many people became really curious about is the progression of the potential for a CBD shot as a treatment.
So, what does this have to do with CBD IV or shot treatments?
After reviewing the results, the authors found that the trial involving an injection of synthetic THC showed significantly stronger pain-relieving results than the trials using orally administered cannabinoids, such as nabilones. The authors say this difference isn’t surprising, considering that cannabinoids are subjective to significant first-pass metabolism in the liver, which further reduces their bioavailability.
Adverse events and limitations
“Our review highlights the need for further research to investigate the optimal route and composition of cannabinoids in the acute pain setting, including large, high-quality randomized clinical trials, to better understand the risks and benefits of cannabinoids in this patient population,” the authors wrote in their conclusion.
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“I think there is great interest in cannabinoid medicines from the general public at the moment, but in cancer pain, using this particular product, we can’t see a positive benefit.”