FAQ

There is something called ECS or endocannabinoid system in the human body that works directly with CBD. This system comprises CB1 and CB2 receptors which are primarily responsible for transmitting messages to the brain. There are two types of endocannabinoids in the body that help internal functions to run smoothly. Several physiological functions like sleeping, appetite, pain management, digestion, inflammation, mood, nausea, and memory are controlled by CB1 activation and, CB2 activation predominantly controls inflammation since these receptors are found in the immune system.
The Endocannabinoid system or ECS is a chemical communication system that plays a vital role in regulating functions and processes in the body. With three core components called endocannabinoids, receptors and enzymes, all function differently to create natural substances in your body. ECS plays a primary role to keep the functions of the internal environment of your body stabilised. This is also referred to as homeostasis. Research says that ECS helps in appetite, metabolism, digestion, chronic pain, mood, learning and memory, sleep, motor control, muscle formation, liver function, reproduction and fertility, stress and skin and nerve functions.
The healing effect created by more than 80 cannabinoids and over 100 terpenes when they work together synergistically is called an entourage effect. When all the components in the cannabis stand separately, they are not half as effective when combined. The entourage effect also neutralises and minimises the psychoactive effects of cannabis that are too intense otherwise for the body to take.
Studies and tests have proven that THC can effectively help in medical conditions like nausea, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, Parkinson’s and more. However, some of the potential side effects of THC can take place depending on its specific strain type or method consumption. The common side effects that may occur can be dry mouth, dizziness, red-eye or itchy eyes, headaches, increased anxiety or depression, sleepiness or even lethargy.
Traditionally, both CBD and THC derive from Cannabis Sativa L., a plant species with over 2000 varieties that have their chemical components and cultivation methods, respectively. Legally, hemp contains 0.3 percent or less THC, while marijuana contains more than 0.3 percent THC. CBD can derive from both hemp and marijuana plants.

There are over 80 cannabinoids found in the cannabis Sativa plant. While CBD and THC are the most commonly known cannabinoids, studies reveal that newer cannabinoids with positive health benefits have come into the picture.

Cannabinol or Phytocannabinoid, also known as CBN is one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.
A product of THC oxidation, where molecules break down due to oxygenation. There is limited research on this. However, a few studies suggest that CBN can be used for pain management and insomnia. CBN is non-intoxicating and is widely used for its effects as a sedative and a lot of people use it to treat insomnia.

CBG or Cannabigerolic acid is a non-acidic, non-psychoactive chemical compound.
THC, CBD and several other cannabinoids are derived from the acidic form of CBG. Since CBG has very similar functionality as CBD, ongoing research continues to find its healing compounds. Recent studies have suggested that the non-intoxicating CBG have antibacterial properties. However, nothing has been concluded on it. However, people do use CBG for bladder disorders as it decreases bladder contractions.

CBDA is a cannabinoid acid commonly found in raw hemp and marijuana plants. To break it down further, CBDA is the acidic form of CBD. So, when you heat CBDA it becomes CBD. This can also occur naturally when the plant is exposed to heat, is dried out or processed. CBDA is famous for providing overall better mental health and balance of the body.

Similar to CBDA, THCA or Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid is a carboxylated or acidic compound. When that is heated to extreme temperatures in a process like smoking, cooking or vapourisation, becomes THC. This is when it has the same effects as THC. Apart from a few molecular differences, THC and THCA are almost identical as per their chemical structure. Most people use THCA as it possesses dozens of therapeutic, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective health benefits.

CBD products are not made to make you feel like you need to use them obsessively. To make it full-proof, if your dosage is under check under the guidance of your doctor, there is no chance of getting addicted to it.
Along with the cure, there are very few chances of you contracting an unwanted side-effect while you’re consuming CBD oils. There could be as mild as cough irritability, chills, agitation, nausea, tiredness, loss of appetite, to severe side effects like fever, lower back pain, chest pain, dark urine or painful urination.
Although the theory of treating cancer with CBD is still in its nascent stage, there are pieces of evidence that suggest that cannabis does complement cancer treatment. CBD does help cancer patients by stimulating their appetite and relieving pain caused due to inflammation. Many patients also experience symptoms of nausea and vomiting when they undergo chemotherapy. But many people were at ease after consuming CBD. Many cancer patients also reported that they found relief with products containing extremely low levels of THC. While no clinical trials and investigations can reveal if it can prevent cancer or completely cure it, people who have taken CBD while battling cancer have helped ease certain symptoms experienced during the treatment.
Even though CBD is proven to have great benefits on consumers, very little to no research has been done on women who have consumed CBD while carrying a baby or feeding them. The FDA strongly advises against it because it may affect the growth of the baby. However, some products can be used topically only to give them relief from nausea, cramps and anxiety. It is best to consult a gynaecologist or our in-house doctor to get more information on the same.
Even though topical creams that are infused with CBD are safe to use, there could be a few unpredictable side effects that could occur for some. We always recommend doing a patch test or check for allergens before applying it.
CBD products can interfere with a certain kind of medication you’re already taking but not all. You should consult with the doctor who prescribed the medication to you.

You can either consult your doctor or our in-house Ayurvedic doctor for the same. (To get a prescription, please click here.)

Absolutely. Studies show that when some dogs were given cannabis products for treating their arthritis, 80% of them reacted well to it. In most cases, it is advised to give your pet a small dose initially, check for a positive or negative reaction and then continue with their treatment. However, only an experienced vet can tell you the right dosage for them.
Even though both RSO and CBD are extracted from cannabis, RSO is a highly concentrated version of CBD oil. RSO generally contains highly-concentrated full spectrum hemp extract. It is also known that RSO has high quantities of THC and that’s the reason why it is used in providing huge relief from sleep and painful conditions. It is especially recommended to those who are looking to treat cancer.
There is a high chance that CBD and alcohol may interfere in each other’s processes. Since alcohol can promote feelings of relaxation, there is potentially a chance if the two are mixed, it can cause symptoms like sleepiness and sedation. Researchers also claim that in some cases, they can intensify each other’s effects, resulting in a change in mood and behaviour. While the study regarding the same is still in process, it’s advisable to avoid drinking after ingesting CBD tinctures.
As per the NDPS Act, CBD oil derived out of the stalks and leaves of the cannabis plant can be legally purchased and used in India.
A lot of hemp seed oils are disguised and sold as CBD oils and one must beware of that. You should ask for a Certificate of Analysis from the buyer to prove the authenticity of the product. You can find the COAs of Awshad’s product on our website here.
CBD isolate is a form of CBD that is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike full-spectrum CBD products, CBD isolate has no THC present in it and is derived when you isolate CBD from the rest of the cannabinoids. CBD isolate has no distinctive smell or taste as the crystals are ground into a fine powder for consumption. People who do not wish to consume THC in any manner can use CBD isolate. It is proven that CBD isolate is less effective than full-spectrum CBD to relieve pain and other ailments. While choosing CBD isolate, always read the label to ensure that it is free of THC.
Products infused with cannabidiol that penetrate the layers of skin. Once it is applied and absorbed in the skin, it is further broken down by fatty acids that then interact with receptors in the ECS. It’s the ECS that is sensitised to all the pain and pleasure once the topical is applied. This can be used topically in the form of creams, balms, and lotions and for pain, acne, dry skin and wrinkles.
CBD does not have any addiction-related effects. Studies in the past also reveal that people who have taken high doses of CBD daily have not experienced any kind of addiction to it as CBD on its own does not give you the ‘high’ effect. If you’re sourcing it from the right place under the supervised guidance of our in-house doctor or the doctor you’re consulting, it is highly unlikely to get over-dependent on Awshad products.
In some parts of the world like the United States of America, CBD is legalised for consumption among children. However, the legal status of Hemp extract products in India is the opposite. It is not suitable for consumers below the age of 21.
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