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What is CBD?

The Cannabidiol, or according to its initials, CBD, is one of more than 100 cannabinoids present in the plant of Cannabis. And together with the Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, they are the two most abundant in the plant of cannabis.

Unlike the THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, known for its euphoric or psychoactive effects, the CBD does not have psychoactive effects. In a recent study of the WHO (world-wide organization of the health) is considered to cannabidiol CBD a compound without level of addiction and with almost null collateral effects.

Given its low level of toxicity and its high therapeutic potential, the CBD cannabidiol is taking prominence as a natural alternative for many ailments.

Every day we found new research studies that certify the power of CBD for the treatment of chronic pain, cancer therapies, epilepsy, panic attacks, etc., because in addition to being an excellent antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory properties, anxiolytic, antitumor and antidepressants.

Remember that cannabinoids are part of the defense system of the cannabis plant, protecting it from predators and pests. For this reason it should not surprise us the amount of benefits that the CBD can contribute to us.

How does CBD and the Endocannabinoid System work?

The SEC or Endocannabinoid System is a set of receptors present in all mammals that are involved in a wide variety of physiological processes, such as the release of neurotransmitters, pain perception and gastrointestinal functions. These regulatory processes are of vital importance to us since they modulate our body’s defensive response and help regulate different vital functions.

Cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, such as CBD, act on the CB1 and CB2 receptors, present in our body, causing different enzymatic responses, hence its ability to maintain the various systems of our body working optimally despite changes in the external environment (Homeostasis).

This type of adaptive response can easily be graphed with an example: When we are exposed to low temperatures our body begins to shiver as a way of generating its own heat and thus reducing the difference between the outside and inside temperature. In the same way the therapeutic properties of Cannabidiol CBD could help us regulate our blood pressure, reduce inflammatory processes as well as have a great impact on the regulation of mood.

Differences between THC and CBD

Both compounds come from the same plant, cannabis, but affect our body in very different ways. The THC is known by its psychoactive and euphoric effects, reason why it is used in oncological therapies, depression and colvulsions. On the other hand, CBD has anti-inflammatory and anxiolytic effects, which makes it an excellent treatment for anxiety and chronic pain without bringing side effects.

Full spectrum, wide spectrum or isolated CBD

With so many new products coming to market every day, it becomes a difficult task for people who have not tried CBD to find a guide to get started.

Whether it is for CBD oil, flowers or CBD e liquid, we must know how the different combinations of CBD and how they can act in our body.

First we must know that the products of complete spectrum also contain the psychoactive compound, that is to say, the THC, and we will only be able to obtain them in countries where the medical use of cannabis is regulated is legal like USA, Canada or Uruguay. Although in other countries we will find oils of complete spectrum without THC, like those of the European market that do not surpass the 0.2% of THC but contain the complete range of cannabinoids. On the other hand those of ample spectrum and those of isolated CBD contain a smaller amount, always without THC.

It is being demonstrated that the THC also has powerful therapeutic properties, but many people prefer the products with null traces of THC since it can have some type of psychotropic effect.

The CBD of ample spectrum is most looked for by its medicinal applications like refractory epilepsy, chronic pain or attacks of panic since to the containing other cannabinoides aside from the CBD, like the CBDA, CBG, CBN, these act of synergic form, harnessing their benefits between if.

On the other hand the products made with isolated CBD are used with very good results in therapeutic applications of less severity like stress, anxiety, muscular pains and sleep problems.

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