What is CBD (cannabidiol)?
Unlike THC cannabis, CBD is not a drug!
It does not cause psychoactive effects and does not present a risk of dependence.
It is extracted from hemp (Cannabis sativa L.), a plant classified in the cannabinaceae family.
Hemp naturally produces many molecules (around 150 cannabinoids), including THC and CBD.
CBD (cannabidiol) is not a psychoactive according to the WHO (World Health Organization), which concludes that “cannabidiol (CBD) does not appear to have the potential for abuse, nor to be harmful to health.”
CBD cannabis is therefore perfectly legal as long as it contains less than 0.2% THC.
Several studies seem to indicate that CBD is well supported by the human body and that it offers a very reduced risk profile.
The ANSM (National Medicines Safety Agency) in particular seeks to assess the relevance and feasibility of making medical cannabis available in France.
CBD is said to have the following properties:
– Analgesic (painkiller).
– Feeling of well-being (anti-stress).
– Would help fight depression.
– Would improve sleep.
– Optimization of muscle recovery.
– Antioxidant, CBD prevents free radicals from binding together and causing skin problems, such as premature aging due to oxidative stress, or the appearance of certain pathologies
– Reduction of symptoms of epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.
Studies suggest that CBD may reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures and may have an adequate safety profile in children and young adults with epilepsy that is highly resistant to standard treatments.
– Acts against certain psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia).
– Would help fight addictions, replacing THC for example.
However, we cannot recommend CBD for these uses without the approval of your doctor, as studies are currently not sufficiently numerous and standardized.
Research in this area is only just beginning, but the potential is significant.
The different types of CBD:
FULL SPECTRUM CBD:
Full Spectrum CBD (cannabidiol) comes from the extraction of the entire hemp plant (flowers, leaves, seeds & stems).
This allows you to recover in addition to CBD, other cannabinoids such as CBN (cannabinol), CBG (cannabigerol), CBC (cannabochromene), and thus benefit from all the active ingredients present in this plant. These different substances potentiate each other, thus creating an “entourage effect”.
CBD BROAD SPECTRUM (BROAD SPECTRUM):
As with Full Spectrum CBD, the extraction is done on the entire hemp plant.
The only difference between these two types of oils is in the final process.
Indeed, to obtain broad-spectrum CBD, an additional step is added which allows the THC to be removed.
CBD ISOLATE: Isolate corresponds to the extraction of pure CBD. During the process, CBD is isolated from all other cannabinoids. The percentage of CBD is therefore maximum (around 99%) and will be in powder form, itself coming from crystals obtained after the extraction phase.