CBD stands for cannabidiol. The CBD is a chemical compound that comes from the Cannabis sativa plant. Unlike the main psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol produces no euphoria or intoxication. Cannabinoids have their effect primarily when interacting with specific receptors in brain and body cells.
According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), "In humans, the CBD has no indicative effects of any abuse or potential dependence ... To date, there is no evidence of public health problems associated with the use of pure CBD" . (original: "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential .... To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.")
In December 2015, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) facilitated regulatory requirements to allow researchers to conduct CBD testing. The asset has been under study ever since and administered under medical prescription for a wide variety of health problems. The strongest scientific evidence is efficacy in treating some of the most vicious childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which do not usually respond to the anticonvulsants on the market. In several studies, the CBD managed to reduce the number of crises and in some cases managed to stop them altogether. (Ref: https://www.epidiolex.com/seizure-reduction-and-risk-information)
In Brazil, the National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) published RDC Resolution No. 17 of May 6, 2015, which defined criteria and procedures for the importation of cannabidiol-based products in association with other cannabinoids, per person, for use medical prescription.
CBD is also used to treat patients suffering from anxiety and insomnia problems.
* With information from Harvard Health Publishing
All the products that we have to offer are all THC free, so they are safe use and will not have the “high” effect that you would get from THC. CBD products without THC provide the same benefits, but without the effects that you would get from a THC product.
It’s important to remember the CBD is medicinal and THC is recreational, that should better help with understanding the difference between both, even though they come from the same plant.
There are four typical ways to take CBD products, each with their own benefits. The four basic ways you will use CBD are:
The Endocannabinoid System is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous retrograde lipid-based neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors and cannabinoid receptor proteins expressed throughout the central nervous system of vertebrates (including the brain) and the peripheral nervous system . The endocannabinoid system is involved in the regulation of a variety of physiological and cognitive processes.
Two primary endocannabinoid receptors have already been identified: CB1 and CB2. These receptors are found on the surfaces of cells and impact various processes in the human body. CBD acts directly on these receptors.
CB1: located mainly in the central nervous system, but also is present in several other parts of the body
CB2: found in cells of the immune system and central nervous system