ABC’s of CBD
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What is CBD
CBD = CANNABIDIOL = CANNABINOID = CANNABIS
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like flowers, oils or edibles can provide a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it’s not psychoactive. The European law allow the sales of CBD products that contain under 0.2% of THC in certain countries as CZECH REPUBLIC.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, just one of an entire group called cannabinoids which occur naturally in cannabis and hemp plants. CBD is safe, non-psychoactive and non-addictive.
In fact, CBD has no side effects and can replace opioids; it is the primary chemical associated with the medical and healing properties of both plants.
CBD is best known for being effective as a natural analgesic for chronic pain, as a strong
anti-inflammatory agent, as antibacterial, as a gentle sleep aid and much more.
How it works
In general, cannabinoids act as neuromodulators for many processes, such as mood regulation, skin responses, motor skills, appetite, digestion, and the feeling of pain. CBD is a natural fit and a necessary support for our endocannabinoid system that is located in our body. The endocannabinoid system of receptors runs throughout the central nervous system. There are two main receptors (CB1) and (CB2), found in the brain and in the nervous system. They control the immune system functions and how the body responds to pain.
Although, CBD does not do the work, it signals the body to do the work. When we feed our endocannabinoid receptors with CBD, the chemical will travel through our body along with our blood cells until it locks on a receptor, our endocannabinoid system then begins to work properly and the body begins to self regulate and self correct itself.
Mostly found in the brain, lungs, blood vessels, muscles, digestive tract, reproductive organs and central nervous system.
Mostly found around organs, liver, pancreas, brainstem and also the immune system.
Different ways to take CBD
Also called « bud »: Raw product of the plant. Each strain (type) is slightly different due to different amounts of cannabinoids and terpenes ( they give the scent to the pine, citrus, peppermint and so on.)
Edibles are sold by the package and measured by the milligrams of CBD they contain. They usually vary between 50 milligrams and 200 milligrams. Edibles take a while to “hit”, as you must digest first.
CBD Oils are made by adding concentrated CBD into ingestible oils. The level of CBD concentration can be adjusted to determine the dosage. There are two main types of oils; Full Spectrum, that contains all the cannabinoids present in the plant and Isolate of only one cannabinoid, usually CBD.
Vaping involves buying a CBD concentrate or a vape cartridge. Vape pens are concentrated oil, measured by milligrams, and more powerful than flower. (A lighter version of vape pens are E-liquids that are mixed with the e-liquid base.)
Vape pens are the preferred method for users who can’t smoke. The contents are slowly heated by a component built into the device, which stops heating before combustion. This level of heat produces a clean vapor that is cannabinoids-rich.
CBD doesn’t get you high
CBD has no side effects, nor any contraindications
CBD has no psychotropic effects. There is no “high” feeling, in fact CBD is actually an antipsychotic
CBD is useful for treating addictions
CBD can be derived from both cannabis and hemp plants
CBD binds into the CB receptors
THC gets you high
THC is psychoactive.
THC can cause anxiety
THC blocks the receptors
THC is not legal in Czech republic