- What is CBD?
- The CBD body and brains how does it work?
- The same effect CBD as THC?
- Can CBD help me?
- CBD and drug testing?
- Legal or illegal CBD?
- What dose is CBD?
What is CBD?
CBD is a molecule naturally produced by the hemp plant and or cannabis. CBD has no psychotropic effect, and is neither addictive nor toxic.
The use of cannabidiol would, among other things, reduce stress and anxiety, manage pain and induce a sense of well-being.
We usually associate cannabis with a toxic substance, but certain molecules such as CBD can be separated and extracted from the plant to produce products that have no psychotropic effects. The cannabis molecule that makes us soar is called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and it is now possible to isolate it to avoid its staggering effect while benefiting from the benefits of the plant.
It's not just THC and CBD, cannabis produced and contains dozens of different molecules that can potentially improve comfort of life. These molecules, produced by the plant, are cannabinoids. We are slowly getting to know them as legalization and research spread.
The same effect CBD as THC?
Unlike THC, CBD is not psychotropic.
What for? BOTH THC and CBD are cannabinoids, but they behave very differently in the body.
THC stimulates what are called CB1 receptors. When CB1 receptors are activated, humans generally experience a feeling of euphoria, anxiety or paranoia.
On the contrary, CBD does not activate CB1 receptors and does not cause any of the toxic and undesirable effects traditionally attributed to cannabis.
In fact, CBD can act as a THC inhibitor and reduce its ability to stimulate CB1 receptors, which helps to block some of the side effects of THC.
Can CBD help me?
CBD is a molecule with wide-based applications and well-being potential. Its safety and safety of use have made it a "cure" increasingly used to improve the comfort of life and restore a healthy balance in a natural way.
CBD and Anxiety: Ask around and we're sure you'll find a friend, relative or acquaintance who swears by CBD to relieve stress and anxiety.
And there's no reason to doubt it! So far, the majority of research on CBD suggests that it may be beneficial in combating anxiety, by influencing the activity of the serotonin system.
For quick relief from stress and anxiety, we recommend spraying dried flowers.
For less rapid but longer relief, we recommend the use of CBD oils. Daily use in the form of a "cure" is recommended to fully benefit from the benefits.
Pain and CBD: Research to date suggests that CBD appears to help relieve two types of pain: neuropathic and inflammatory. For other types of pain, CBD would be less effective.
Insomnia and CBD: The relationship between CBD and sleep is not yet well established. It seems that dosage plays an important role, high doses would be more effective than low doses.
Low doses have a more stimulating effect while higher doses of CBD would have a soporific effect.
In addition, the cause of insomnia is an important parameter to consider.
CBD can help relieve the symptoms that cause insomnia. If pain, anxiety or stress prevents you from sleeping, the CBD will soothe the mind to help you fall asleep.
Legal or illegal CBD?
In France and Europe, hemp (cannabis sativa L) and hemp products containing less than 0.2% THC are legal.
CBD is not considered or classified as a prohibited narcotic substance.
The National Assembly, via a fact-finding mission launched in December 2019, is currently drafting regulatory guidelines to better regulate the production and distribution of CBD-based products - the first draft is expected to arrive in 2020.
CBD and drug testing?
When you are tested for drugs, you are not screened for CBD. That being said, you may still fail such a test if the CBD products used contain THC.
In France, the THC detection threshold is from 1%.
CBD-based products containing less than 0.2% THC are therefore in principle undetectable.
However, there is no such thing as zero risk and we encourage you to pay attention to the products you use.
CBD what dose?
There is no ideal and unique dose for CBD. It depends on different factors, including your biology, your metabolism, the method of administration and the specific nature of your needs.
Further research is needed to develop specific guidelines on CBD dosages. Each dosage will have to respond to a specific application. Until then - if you use oils, foods or other CBD-based products to treat symptoms such as anxiety, stress, pain or insomnia - consider starting with a low dose of CBD (about 5 mg) and gradually increasing until you have found the optimal dose for you.
This dose is in most cases unique to each.