CBD means cannabidiol and is an active ingredient in the cannabis sativa (hemp) plant. In addition to the much better-known substance THC, CBD is one of the most common substances for female hemp. Medical hemp was used 5000 years ago. However, the use is now at a new high. And the development has just begun.
Cannabidiol (CBD) can be obtained from a cannabis or marijuana plant and is the antagonist of the active substance THC. It is notable that it is "good medicine," while THC is the "worst." Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive, does not make you "high," and does not cause toxic effects.
As the WHO studies show, CBD is probably not dependent. Recent studies would also show that the therapeutic effect of CBD could also be suitable for use in patients with epilepsy and similar diseases.
With CBD, however, the consumer receives medically valuable effects. CBD products have a soothing, relaxing, and anti-inflammatory effect. Both Humans and animals can use cannabidiol.
CBD-based oils are used, for example, for medical purposes or as dietary supplements. There are also cosmetic products that are mixed with CBD (CBD cream or lip balm).
How to explain the effect of CBD?
Medications with CBD (as well as THC) have always been popular among doctors because of their sometimes therapeutic effects. However, the mechanisms of action of CBD and THC cannabinoids are different and should not be confused.
CBD is not an intoxicating substance and, therefore, is hardly psychoactive. So that doesn't make you addicted. It would be wrong to say that it is a 100% non-psychoactive substance. Cannabidiol is also used to prevent panic attacks, and CBD helps the body relax in stressful situations.
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Our body even produces its cannabinoids in the endocannabinoid system. This system is involved in processes that affect mood, pain, appetite, and other cognitive functions. CBD is formed in the receptors of this particular system, where it can prevent the release of adrenaline or stress hormones that relieve stress. In addition, free radicals get trapped, which can lead to greater stress reduction.
Therefore, we can say that CBD is not as psychoactive as THC, but it can affect the psyche in some way, but in a positive way.
What is CBD used for?
CBD products are used for different purposes. For example, it can be used to control inflammatory processes, but it also has a relaxing effect. It is also interesting to note that CBD relieves many more serious diseases and should also have analgesic effects.
The list is long:
- Against attacks of anxiety and panic.
- Against insomnia
- Help for skin problems (acne)
- It can help with epilepsy, psychosis, and depression.
- In addition, an effect on cancer is under study.
- Against nausea
- It also serves as a substitute for a diet (CBD capsules, CBD oils, etc.)
And much more!
It is also interesting to note that CBD has a calming and relaxing effect on the body during "normal" nervousness. For example, a supply of CBD oil is feasible for people who are afraid of flying for a long trip. CBD relieves anxiety and nervousness.
Is the CBD dependent or intoxicating?
The CBD itself does not make you dependent, as you know. This is one of the reasons why already processed CBD products with a maximum THC content of 0.3% can be legally purchased.
But what about CBD and THC together? The combination would have the advantage that the consumer can experience both the benefits of the CBD-based drug and those of THC. THC is also used to treat patients with severe pain (but prescription).
CBD for sleep disorders: is it useful?
According to various studies, CBD should provide better sleep, even in chronic pain. But of course, pain is not the only reason for sleepless nights. Our dream can be influenced by fear or stress. CBD oils can also help here because cannabidiol should influence the sleep cycle and therefore support our deep sleep phase.
There are many indications that CBD promotes healthy and restful sleep, which has a positive effect on depression, panic attacks, or the prevention of high blood pressure and muscle relaxants.
What are the CBD products available?
Due to the growth of the CBD industry, many suppliers are offering more and more products to the market. The most known and most used products are CBD-based oils (sometimes called hemp oil), CBD creams, or hemp tea.
But there are also CBD capsules, nutrients, skincare products (even without labels), or ointments. In the meantime, some manufacturers even offer special CBD remedies to our animal lovers. And this is only the beginning. The development has more or less begun. Visionaries think that one day, they will be able to pick hemp, like strawberries or flowers.
As you can see, the subject of CBD and CBD products is very large and at the same time, very new. For this reason, it is still difficult to draw a definitive conclusion.
You will probably have to wait for the development of the next product and always follow the legal debate to make a final vote on the CBD. But the fact is that the market is growing rapidly and the demand for such products will continue to increase in the future.
CBD is particularly promising because of its versatile effects and seems to have few side effects. New studies will inform us progressively about CBD in the future.