the CBD is a molecule found in hemp. Among the many potential benefits of cannabidiol, one can note the reduction of inflammation and pain. Even though the molecule of CBD is perfectly legal in France, some products that contain THC in varying doses may be illegal, so it is advisable to be careful in choosing products.
What is CBD?
Until very recently the THC was the most well-known element in the hemp plant. This is its most active component which has psychotropic effects. THC creates a “high” that alters the senses and the mind when ingested.
In contrast, CBD has no psychoactive effect. It does not act on the mind and does not alter the senses. It is found in its most natural form which is the hemp flower, also known as cannabis flower. It can be made into herbal teas or even included in gourmet dishes. There are also CBD oils, very popular with consumers because its action is quick and simple, just place a few drops under the tongue 2 to 3 times a day.
Where does CBD come from?
Hemp, an ancestral plant.
CBD comes from the hemp plant, of cannabis or even marijuana. These terms actually describe the same plant, but for cultural reasons the word hemp is more often used to refer to the plant that contains a low in THC.
Over the years, hemp growers have made selective crosses allowing them to obtain higher concentrations of THC or CBD depending on their interests.
Is CBD Legal?
The legality of cannabinoids
Unlike THC which is the psychotropic molecule of hemp and which is banned in France, CBD is a component that is also part of the cannabinoid family but which is not prohibited in France. The legislation on this subject is constantly evolving and everyone is required to inform themselves.
An important court decision concerning cannabis in Europe
On November 19, 2020, the European Court of Justice will rule on many points of CBD legislation which are still rather unclear today but experts agree that the trend is in favor of a relaxation of the rules and that a reversal is unlikely.
How does CBD work?
Even though the hemp is a plant known and used by humans for millennia, scientists are only now beginning to understand how it acts on our body. About the CBD, a few studies have started to emerge in the United States in recent years, but they are still rare. Ditto for France. On the other hand, consumer feedback is unanimous and they are full of praise. One thing is sure, the CBD flower is natural.
The endocannabinoid system or SEC
All cannabinoids (hence CBD) produce effects on the body by interacting with cannabinoid receptors that form part of the endocannabinoid system.
- CB1: These receptors are present everywhere in the body but especially in the brain. They coordinate movement, pain, emotions, mood, thoughts, appetite, memory, and many other essential functions.
- CB2: These receptors are present in the immune system. Particularly in terms of inflammation and pain.
There are nearly 150 different cannabinoids in cannabis plants that have been studied to date. New molecules are discovered over the course of experiments. The best known today are: the THC, CBD or cannabidiol, CBG or cannabigerol, the CBC or cannabichromene.
Testimonials from CBD users
Simone, 65, retired: CBD oil user
“I have been prone to arthritis for about ten years and even though it can sometimes be very painful, I still insist on finding natural solutions. For three years my son has bought me vials ofCBD oil on the internet, I must admit that I don’t know much about it, but I still did some research and even if it made me funny to think that this oil is made with hemp, it’s the result that counts! ”
Adam, 33, sports coach
“Because of my job and like any seasoned athlete, I live with inflammations, some are natural and others are due to injuries. In both cases I have observed that a dose of CBD allows me to significantly reduce the pain and I even think that it makes me recover faster! I put a few drops of CBD oils in my morning shaker with my protein! ”
In which case can CBD be of interest?
CBD and Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a very painful disease that affects around 2% of the population. Those affected suffer from burning sensations on the body and profound fatigue.
Although many people with the disease testify positively to the results of CBD on their pain, this disease is still very poorly understood and the effects of CBD are not yet scientifically proven.
To learn more about this, we invite you to read the article: CBD, an alternative to relieve fibromyalgia.
CBD and rheumatism
Rheumatism causes joint pain which can be very disabling on a daily basis.
CBD can then be an interesting alternative to rheumatism. To learn more about this, we invite you to read the article: CBD, to fight against rheumatism.
Can CBD Treat Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 2 million people around the world. There is currently no treatment for multiple sclerosis.
By acting as an anti-inflammatory, can CBD treat multiple sclerosis?
CBD and Lyme disease
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