What Is CBD And How Does It Work

CBD (Cannabidiol) or industrial hemp is just one type of herbal cannabis. To date, more than 140 different types of cannabis (Cannabis Sativa) are known. Industrial hemp is obtained by CO2 extraction, which is the most common and most efficient method of obtaining CBD substances. The CBD extract can be further processed or mixed with other substances to form droplets or resin.

CBD is often confused with the well-known THC or Marijuana (Tetrahydrocannabinol or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) which has psychoactive properties. CBD is not a psychoactive cannabinoid and does not cause a feeling of intoxication, although according to European regulations it can contain up to 0.2 % THC.

Why does CBD contain THC at all?

The content of the THC substance is welcome in small quantities, as it makes CBD work better and releases beneficial effects more easily than CBD alone. It helps you balance your body with the help of your internal endocannabinoid system, which allows you to maintain bodily functions such as appetite, mood, immune resistance, pain, and sleep patterns.

When properly dosed and used, industrial cannabis or CBD has only mild side effects, is very low in addiction, and cannot be overdosed.

Hemp vs. Marijuana comparison

How does CBD work on your body?

The vascular individual has its own unique cannabinoid system, which is connected with the nervous system. The effect and sensitivity to CBD may therefore vary. But basically, the logic of operation is unchanged. The compounds bind to cellular receptors in the body and respond to them. The human body alone produces compounds that bind to these same receptors, the human version of THC called Anandamide and 2Ag.

We know CB1 and CB2 receptors which act as information carriers. Most receptors are found in the brain.

Human body receptors

The endocannabinoid system affects digestion, hormones, the immune system, the heart, blood vessels, boady cordination and much more.

What is CBD drops used for?

The drops are used for preventive purposes and also for treatment. Popular drops found on the market are 3 %, 5 % and 10 % extract. When choosing CBD drops, find out about the place of production and how CBD is obtained. A quality extract is obtained only from the highest quality raw material.

There are two ways of production or drying which are known: air drying or use special dryers. In addition, the extraction itself is important. The highest quality extraction is ensured by the process utilizing CO2 gas, as there are no harmful substances as fire or heating. With this method, the plant retains all its properties.

Some of the beneficial effects of the drops include:

  • Stress reduction
  • Helping with stomach problems
  • Relieving of skin problems
  • Helping with insoomnia
  • Helping with rheumatism
  • Pain relief
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What is CBD resin used for?

The resin has a higher CBD content and thus a stronger effect on the organism. Typically, CBD resins have 20 %, 30 %, and 50 % cannabis extract and are kept in an applicator for easier dosing.

The THC content is still within the prescribed limits of up to 0.2 %. The effects of cannabis resin are similar to those of drops in that it relieves insomnia, pain or rheumatic problems and soothes. Some also use the resin even after surgery to relieve pain or as an anti-inflammatory drug.

Cancer patients are known to relieve the pain and side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea and lack of appetite with CBD resin.

However, you should be careful when taking it with certain medicines as they may interfere with their action.

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