Simply put, “biphasic” is a term to describe certain substances. A substance is biphasic if it’s one that has different effects on the body at different blood concentrations.
This is not to be confused with “biphasic drug-release”, a standard pharmaceutical drug administration process in which a drug is made up of two layers – one that absorbs immediately and one that absorbs over time.
Instead, this is about what happens in the body when you take a certain amount of a substance. A popular example is alcohol. When you drink alcohol, it acts like a stimulant until your blood alcohol levels reach 0.05 percent. On average, this is about two drinks. From here, continued alcohol intake causes it to act like a sedative.
Caffeine is another example. You might already know this. A cup of joe and you can conquer the world. A bunch of cups and it starts to feel like you’re the one being conquered.
But if something is biphasic, it doesn’t necessarily mean that more will give you the worst of two different results. It just means they’re different.
Plenty of research has shown that it’s safe to ingest high amounts of CBD. But just because it’s safe – should you?
Well, it depends on what you’re looking to get out of your CBD. Keep reading to learn more about the biphasic properties of CBD!
CBD’s biphasic response
As you may or may not know, CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid system, helping the body manage and control several systems throughout the body.
When CBD does so at a low concentration, it has been shown to increase wakefulness, alertness, and other elevating responses.
However, it’s a different story with higher levels of concentration. When a higher dose of CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, it triggers a sleepy, calm feeling.
So, if you’re looking to have CBD to help you focus, but it always makes you sleepy, try a lower dose. And if you find CBD is always making you sleepy when you want to concentrate, lower your dose and see how that helps. Because you don’t want CBD to keep you alert while you’re trying to sleep, and vice-versa.
Adjusting CBD levels
If this blog has you wondering if you should alter your CBD dosage, then there’s something you should know before you get started.
If you’re going to lower your dose, feel free to choose any lower amount that you see fit. Though, it may be beneficial to do so incrementally, decreasing your dose bit by bit each week.
If you’ll be increasing your dose, then it’s best to do so incrementally as well.
Here at SomaLeaf, each serving contains 17 mg, and each pump from the bottle contains approximately 2.125 mg. See, our formula is extremely absorbable. Unlike other CBD oils where only a small percentage of it is often getting absorbed, you’re getting a FULL dose of CBD. Which is why it’s important to increase your dose incrementally if you want to find your sweet spot.
Add 1-3 more pumps to your daily dose if you’re looking to relax or get a good sleep with CBD. Do this for a week, then increase it again if you still think you can achieve better results.
For more information on what to consider when deciding which dose works best for you, click here to read our blog on the subject!