What is CBD?
The question is increasingly being asked: «What is CBD and does CBD work?»
The English acronym CBD stands for cannabidiol, a plant compound found in large quantities in cannabis.
Hemp is one of the oldest plants cultivated by man, and the natural power of this plant has been used for centuries in a variety of industries, from construction to cosmetics. In recent years, interest in the use of hemp has increased due to its natural medicinal properties.
The main advantage of this product is its ability to create an internal balance in the human body by promoting the production of endocannabinoids. Studies by scientists have shown that cannabidiol can have a positive effect on daily well-being and overall health.
Cannabidiol is 100% non-psychoactive, so it has no effect on the mind and does not change a person’s mental state (unlike THC). Some side effects of CBD are associated with the effects of drugs, but in such cases, mental slowness and drowsiness are caused solely by an individual body reaction and not by the effects of the psychotropic substance.
What is CBG?
CBG tobacco product, smokeless tobacco. It is crushed moist tobacco. It is placed between the upper or lower lip and the gum. Furthermore, it can be held this way for 5 to 40 minutes. During this time, the nicotine from the tobacco, through the mucous membrane, enters the body.
CBG benefits for people, who:
- wants to quit smoking;
- can not smoke at work;
- cannot smoke because of illness (snus does not affect the lungs).
A bag of CBG contains finely ground tobacco, which is carefully tested to avoid impurities such as nitrosamines. A little salt enhances the flavor, and salt serves as a preservative for long-term storage. Various humectants and food flavorings, which are naturally approved for use in food, serve to make it easier for nicotine to enter the body through the mucous membranes, and help avoid drying out the product. It is safe to say that CBG oil or other types of products are several times less harmful than cigarettes, which is confirmed by many independent studies. It is connected with the absence of smoke which, as we know, destructively influences the lungs and there are no manifestations of cough and coarsening of a voice. When using CBG cannabinoid you can avoid problems such as deterioration of complexion, brittle hair, and nails, unpleasant odor, and aftertaste, which is manifested when consuming cigarettes. Also, studies show that CBG isolate in oil, for example, is good for cancer cells.
When comparing CBG vs CBD, you can’t tell which is the best because each product and each body reacts differently and each has its benefits for your health.
What is CBN?
CBN – the cannabinoid responsible for better sleep.
Today, development and research opportunities in the cannabis sector recognize that the factor responsible for sleep is the cannabinoid commonly known as CBN.
CBN also has psychoactive effects, but its effects are much less intense than those produced by THC. A common feeling that results from work in abs CBN consumption is usually a mild binge and a feeling of drunkenness. In addition to getting rid of its psychoactive effects, CBN has a unique profile of therapeutic properties and health benefits.
Among its many health benefits, it can also help balance and regulate the immune system, relieve pain, reduce intraocular pressure (which is very helpful for those suffering from glaucoma), and calm cramps.
How Does CBD work?
To understand how CBD works in the body, we need to understand how the ECS (endocannabinoid system of the body) works.
Well, this system is responsible for regulating many other systems in the body including metabolism, pain levels, immune system, and the mood in general. It seems to be all about detecting and eliminating pain, moods, improving memory, and more. If the ECS is damaged then the body starts not producing enough endocannabinoids, it is these functions in the body that can become impaired. If the body stops producing endocannabinoids properly, and when you take natural cannabinoids, topical use can restore that balance. This is exactly what CBD helps everyone with.
What does CBD help to treat?
Today, there are a lot of studies aimed at identifying the strengths and weaknesses of cannabidiol administration. The fact is that over the past 20 years, the list of symptoms and conditions for which CBD has a positive effect on the body has grown significantly. And a strong evidence base is needed to begin its active use as a therapeutic agent. Let’s face it: at this point, no medical association has recognized cannabidiol as therapeutic. But that doesn’t mean that its effectiveness remains in doubt.
Even today it is used as an adjunct therapeutic agent because the natural basis of CBD products is much more useful than the chemical formulations of potent drugs. Here are a few examples of what can be treated with cannabidiol.
Headaches and migraines. When it comes to cluster headaches and systematic migraines, their etiology is not easy to identify. And picking an effective painkiller with minimal side effects is even harder. CBD can reduce the intensity of pain symptoms and improve the overall condition of the patient. And with regular use of medical cannabis products, the frequency of pain attacks is reduced.
Arthritis and joint disease. The anti-inflammatory effect of CBD also helps relieve pain in various subtypes of arthritis. By the way, pain relief is not the only effect of CBD: this cannabinoid interacts with CB2 receptors responsible for the body’s immune response, so cannabidiol also helps with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that affects joint tissue.
Epileptic seizures are another reason CBD is being studied closely. American scientists conducted a similar study 5-6 years ago and proved that the intensity and frequency of seizures are reduced when cannabidiol is taken regularly.
Chronic pain syndromes caused by major diseases can also be reduced and eliminated with cannabidiol.
And regular vape smoking with CBD has already been shown to be effective for COPD, a disease that affects lung tissue. Cannabidiol and terpenes, which are also found in broad-spectrum CBD products, decontaminate the lungs and reduce the likelihood of fungal and bacterial lesions.
Which CBD product should I use?
Many studies and consumer reviews say that the very best is CBD oil. It is convenient, practical and very useful. And there are many more extracts available. Immediately, it is worth understanding that the different extracts are not better or worse relative to each other. It’s just that each is designed for its use and its purpose. The effectiveness of the therapeutic effect of taking cannabidiol can vary, depending on the individual characteristics of the body.
CBD oil is usually used for ingestion or as an additive in culinary products. It can have a strong fruit or berry flavor or a grassy aftertaste. But the active ingredient remains unchanged.
How should I use CBD?
Because cannabinoids are natural substances in your body – there is no concept of “too much” or “too little”. It is recommended to use daily to improve your body’s cellular saturation – to work more efficiently and enjoy the results!
You can take the oil sublingual by holding the product under your tongue for five to ten seconds. This process can increase the absorption of the product.
Each person has their endocannabinoid system and its functionality and response to CBD.
Thus, there is no universal, strictly manual guide as to how much CBD you should take at the same time or for the first time.
However, it is recommended that you start with small doses of CBD and gradually increase them. It is also recommended not to exceed the daily allowance.