CBD, this new trend of 2020
“Wellness” cannabis continues to grow throughout France. Many are the benefits of this plant, starting with its action for relaxation. However, it is very hard to get the true from the false and really understand the effects of CBD on the human body.
Difficult to navigate between the lack of perspective on scientific research, demonization of THC, it is not always easy to navigate.
But how do you explain the relaxing effect of CBD?
CBD is a member of the cannabinoid family, chemicals found naturally in cannabis plants.
These are referred to as plant cannabinoids, as opposed to synthetic cannabinoids (created in the laboratory) and endogenous cannabinoids. These are also natural, but secreted by certain animal species, including humans.
Thus, humans are equipped with a system called endocannabinoid (SEC), capable of synthesizing and degrading cannabinoids.
Particularly numerous in the body, these molecules play a major role in the functioning of the human body.
They fully assume their role by interacting with the two types of sensors making up the SEC: the CB1 and CB2 sensors.
CB1s are mainly located in the central nervous system and, more anecdotally, in the peripheral nervous system. They are particularly involved in the lungs, the gastrointestinal system and the genitals. CB2s are found primarily in the immune system, including the spleen.
It is therefore thanks to its natural side with certain molecules secreted by the human body that CBD has its relaxing powers on the body.
The relaxation and the relief of certain pains are thus only the simple result of the interactions between the man and the cannabis.
Between stress, anxiety, but also sleep problem: what can CBD relieve?
Thanks to the SEC, cannabinoids act quite strongly on the human body. CBD is not the only one affected, however. It is logically enough systematically compared to THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, the cannabinoid with high effects. In the eyes of European law, THC is for these reasons considered a narcotic. In France, Belgium and Luxembourg, as in the rest of the EU, any product derived from cannabis is therefore only legal if its THC level is below 0.2%.
CBD is legal.
By acting primarily on CB1 receptors, THC is certainly euphoric, but also turns out to be a natural anticonvulsant.
Relaxation with CBD: pathologies concerned
Thanks to CBD you will be able to find relaxing effects.
Although this cannot be a substitute for drugs in France, the international scientific community is looking closely at many potential benefits.
Among the opportunities for relaxation and relief with CBD, we find:
- Relaxation in order to sleep better thanks to CBD,
- The relief thanks to the CBD of chronic pain (fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis),
- The appeasement of psychic pathologies such as anxiety and depression,
- Relief from skin lesions and skin diseases (acne, psoriasis, eczema),
- The reduction of neurological disorders (epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, dementia),
- The relief of intestinal disorders (Crohn’s disease).
Most of the pathologies for which relaxation and relief with CBD are subjects of study for scientists today.
The lack of results by the various governments, as well as the lack of perspective, mean that in Europe in general it is not considered as a medicine.
Even if today mentalities are changing.
What products to use to relieve or relax with CBD?
Today CBD is present in different forms.
In extraction, it is in the form of a fatty substance which can be incorporated into all types of products.
People looking for the relaxation and relief effects of CBD can find it in the form of:
- e-liquid, for example to wean off classic cigarettes,
- in the crude form of CBD oils for direct application or use in other preparations.