This is the ideal method if you’re looking for the full benefits of CBD to manifest in your body, at least theoretically. Depending on where you are, this might be available, or it still might be in the testing stage.
There are several companies continuing research into the potential market for CBD injections. For the moment, the availability of this treatment option depends on your ability to find a practitioner willing to inject you. This doesn’t just apply to countries known for having fewer medical regulations than the more regulated first-world nations. Even looking at the United States versus the United Kingdom shows very distinctive differences in where the availability of a CBD shot is.
First of all, an important clarification: we are talking about CBD injections using syringes. Shots as in what you get from a doctor, nurse, or medical professional. We are not talking about a CBD “shot,” as some would call taking a shot of liquor infused with CBD.
Why Take a CBD Shot?
Perhaps one of the most exciting things about the medicinal application of it isn’t what it can do – but what’s missing. One major plus that many people crave about the potential of this treatment: no known side effects.
In the UK and several other nations getting a CBD shot is available through appointments with private clinics.
Currently, the most common treatments are via tincture, where you put the liquid under the tongue in order to absorb it into the system. Also, medical marijuana use was legal and through CBD-infused food, which is one of the most discrete ways of consuming it.
No. You should never administer a CBD shot by yourself; actual syringe injections can be tricky. You would want to be under the supervision of a medical professional whenever you are taking any type of Intravenous treatment.
Cannabis is widely used recreationally and for symptomatic relief in a number of ailments. However, cannabis has been implicated as a risk factor for the development of psychotic illness. For forty years researchers have utilised intravenous preparations of Δ(9)-THC, as well as several other phytocannabinoids, in a laboratory setting. The intravenous route has the most reliable pharmacokinetics, reducing inter-individual variation in bioavailability and is well suited for the delivery of synthetic compounds containing a sole pharmacological moiety. Given the association between cannabinoids and psychotic illness, there has been a resurgence of interest in experimental studies of cannabinoids in humans, and the intravenous route has been employed. Here in a critical review, we appraise the major findings from recent intravenous cannabinoid studies in humans and trace the historical roots of this work back to the 1970’s.
Bianca Estelle, founder of Vitamin Injections London
But how much do you really know about CBD and what is the best way to benefit from it? We spoke to IVNT (intravenous nutrient therapy) specialist and founder of Vitamin Injections London, Bianca Estelle, to hear all about the launch of London’s first ever CBD injection and how this compares to its product predecessors.
Chances are, you’ve heard the initials CBD bandied around over the last few years and you may even have dabbled in CBD usage yourself, so popular is the ingredient in oil form. A few drops under the tongue for a better mood, you say? surely that’s worth a try. It’s hailed as a phenomenon for consumers seeking a healthier lifestyle with a strong desire to address anxiety and stress (two emotions that appear to underpin modern society).
What are the benefits?
Currently the most popular way of taking CBD is with an oil or tincture applied under the tongue
All injections at the clinic bypass the digestive system to deliver active ingredients directly into the bloodstream and the new CBD injection is no exception – this compound is utilised by our bodies Endocannabinoid System and, when injected, CBD is not lost during the digestion process. As such, the maximum amount of the CBD compound is absorbed, ensuring better efficacy and health benefits.
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.
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.”