What is CBD?
Cannabis is a plant that originates from the hemp Cannabissativa (also called cannabis), one of the oldest plants domesticated by man and cultivated for its fibers and seeds in the fields of food, cosmetics, construction or energy.
Among the elements composing the cannabis plant are amino acids, proteins (albumin), sugars, many other families of substances and mainly cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are the basis of the action of cannabis on the body, whether for medical or recreational use. To date, about 75 types of cannabinoids have been identified.
Most of them, based on their basic chemical structure, fall into ten major groups, of which the five main ones are: cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichrome (CBC), cannabidiol (CBD), delta-9-THC (THC) and cannabinol (CBN)
The two main active cannabinoids present in cannabis, mainly at the base of the effects are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).
They are more or less concentrated depending on the type of hemp. THC is responsible for the so-called “high” psychoactive effects. THC gives cannabis the status of a narcotic, whereas CBD has no psychoactive effects, but rather a relaxing, soothing effect.
CBD or “cannabidiol” has been discovered and widely studied since 1963. It is one of the main molecules present in cannabis that provides the broadest spectrum of benefits. In addition to its relaxing properties, it acts and responds positively to a wide variety of symptoms, does not alter perception or consciousness, and does not cause any kind of addiction, which makes its use safe and without risk.
Some parts of the plant, where the majority of the cannabinoids are concentrated, can be consumed, either ingested or inhaled in different ways and in different forms such as: flowers, oils, powders and other derived products.