What is the CBD?

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The medicinal properties of CBD, a gift of nature
The medicinal properties of CBD, a gift of nature, extracted and used by man thousands of years ago


What is the CBD? Is one of the main questions that are made by a good part of the current smokers, since, for general norm, the marijuana smoker what usually looks for is the psychoactive effect or “high” caused by the THC. The CBD in definition, is one of the 85 cannabinoids that suppose the chemical composition of the marijuana, next to its brother the THC (The most known).


The CBD or Cannabidiol, is the second cannabinoid of greater concentration within the species of cannabis, behind his brother the THC, and has awakened great expectation during the last years thanks to his beneficial medicinal effects, that have been object of study by numerous independent laboratories, demonstrating that the CBD or Cannabidiol of the marijuana is beneficial to treat disorders like the anxiety, the stress, the insomnia, and other multiple medicinal applications more.


More recently, a study has been conducted with patients, in which among others have collaborated the Hospital la Fe de Valencia, along with hospitals around the world, to demonstrate the effects of CBD or Cannabidiol cannabis in patients suffering from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, demonstrating an improvement in the most severe crises. This is a clear statement of intent, the CBD is beginning to reach traditional medicine, and is great news, because the benefits it will provide are incredible.


The best virtue of CBD is that it has no psychoactive effects unlike THC, and it also neutralizes it. Therefore, if you are looking for a relaxing experience, or if you are looking to enjoy the countless medicinal properties of cannabis, CBD is undoubtedly your best ally, keep knowing it better!



👾 What is the Endocannabinoid System?



The Endocannabinoid System is a system composed of natural receptors, the CB1 located in the central nervous system and the CB2, concentrated mainly in the immune system, although they are distributed throughout the body.


The CB1 and CB2 receptors are those that interact with the cannabinoids of marijuana, activating the body’s natural response to pain, anxiety and stress among many others. Basically, it is the system by which your body will channel the beneficial properties of CBD or the psychoactive effects of THC, you decide!


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🎯 Effects of CBD


The effects of Cannabidiol or CBD, are really beneficial and have been studied and used for several millennia. More specifically there are documents prior to the Christian era, which established the use of marijuana as natural medicine, more specifically in India around 1400-2000 BC. The effects of CBD have also been documented by the Greek sages, Claudius Galen and Pedanius Dioscorides between 100 and 20 BC.


The consumption of CBD will bring you a series of incredible benefits, leaving aside the psychoactivity of the traditional THC, promoting the most relaxing and therapeutic version of marijuana. The main benefits of the consumption of CBD are:


– Antitiepileptic:


In the last decade, the number of studies carried out (Attached Study) to determine the effectiveness of the consumption of CBD to reduce the frequency and intensity of epileptic seizures, has grown significantly, as it has been shown that the consumption of CBD or Cannabidiol, effectively helps to reduce the frequency of seizures in all those patients who had developed a resistance to drugs established for this purpose


– Neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effect:


More specifically, studies have been carried out in people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, and it has been possible to conclude that the consumption of CBD has improved the parameters of the patient’s quality of life scale.


– Antitumoral:


Unfortunately, one of the main causes of death today is cancer. It is for this reason that CBD research against cancer has acquired a very notable interest on the part of the international community, and studies have already been carried out with breast cancer cell cultures, in which it was concluded that CBD caused an increase in cell apoptosis, the reduction of tumour growth and the inhibition of metastasis.


– Stress, depression and mental illness:


Backed by several scientific studies, it has been demonstrated that CBD has anti-stress and antidepressant properties, in addition to being effective in the treatment of mental illnesses such as psychosis.


In addition, the consumption of CBD or Cannabidiol, is also a good natural muscle relaxant.


CBD consumption will bring you a series of incredible benefits
CBD consumption will bring you a series of incredible benefits, leaving aside the psychoactivity of traditional THC



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✨ Differences between CBD and THC


Knowing the differences between the CBD and the THC, will allow you to personalize to the maximum your cannabis experience, and to adapt to your tastes or needs. The main differences between THC and CBD are:


– CBD has no psychoactive effects:


The way in which CBD and THC activate your neuroreceptors of the endocannabinoid system CB1 and CB2 are different, since the THC causes the psychoactive effects in the consumption of marijuana and the CBD is in charge of counteracting these effects, providing a perfect balance in varieties of marijuana in which the CBD acts in symbiosis with the THC.


The CBD, causes effects that are more focused on physical perceptions, and as you could read previously, enhances the medicinal properties of cannabis consumption, without providing any psychoactive effect.


– THC causes hunger and drowsiness:


Another of the fundamental differences between THC and CBD is that THC is the main responsible for the fact that after a good smoke, you are one more with your sofa. While CBD does keep you active, it is therefore indicated for mental treatments such as depression, as it helps you feel more encouraged and predisposed to do things.


– Its legal situation:


And is that as a general rule marijuana is illegal in most countries, since to be considered legal must contain less than 0.2% THC. That is why the various products derived from cannabis, with high content of CBD such as CBD oil is legal consumption and marketing in all countries because their levels of THC are lower than the legal limit established.


The increased interest in cannabis CBD, and its proven applications in medicine, are taking marijuana down the sweet path of legalization.



⛳ Where does CBD come from?


The CBD is present in the plant of the Cannabis Sativa, of which they derive the Hemp and the marijuana, that as you see they are different. The cannabis usually possesses high levels of THC, since it is the predominant factor within its genetics, whereas the hemp is characterized for possessing very low levels of THC, practically nonexistent, and with high contents of CBD.


The CBD that is generally used for medicinal use, through the creation of CBD oils, CBD creams, CBD tablets, etc.. It is extracted from 100% natural hemp plants, which guarantee the legality and naturalness of Cannabidiol.



📲 Ways to consume CBD, Ingested and Smoked


The ways to consume CBD that you can find are several, or ingested or smoked, and you can do it through different products, so you can choose the one that best suits your preferences. I’m going to introduce you to the different ways to take your daily dose of CBD:


– E liquids with CBD and CBD Oil:


E-Liquids, are a range of fluids rich in CBD, which can be vaporized and inhaled by electronic cigarettes or E-Cigs. It is the most indicated way according to the studies, to take CBD, since the intrapulmonary administration makes the effect of CBD start quickly. It is my favourite way of taking my daily dose of CBD, as it is the least invasive and where you eliminate, among other things, the toxicity derived from the combustion of traditional paper, and you can also choose from a wide range of flavours, with which you can personalise your experience without limitations.


CBD oil is made of olive oil, and a high content of CBD, and is so simple to administer with a few simple drops under the tongue and so discreet, which is one of my favorites.


It is important to differentiate CBD oil from hemp oil, both contain CBD, but are not the same. CBD oil is perfect for use as a medicinal therapy, in anti-inflammatory and anticonvulsant processes, while hemp oil is used more as a nutritional supplement.


– Hemp flower and CBD buds


Another of the forms that you have to take CBD, is by means of the flowers of hemp or the buds of CBD. Hemp flowers are used to make infusions rich in CBD, which are a real wonder if you do not like to smoke, or want to smoke less.


On the other hand, the buds rich in CBD, with which you can smoke completely legal marijuana, as their THC levels are below 0.2%, are buds from 100% natural hemp plants.


– Cultivate varieties of marijuana rich in CBD


The last option, for the lovers of the true traditional marijuana, would be to cultivate varieties of marijuana rich in CBD. With it, you will be able to enjoy a great balance and a wide range of medicinal properties, without renouncing completely to the effects of THC, Enjoy!?



⭐ Why is CBD on the rise?


For a long time, international seed banks, have been careful to create varieties increasingly powerful, in terms of THC levels, as everyone was determined to enjoy their psychoactive power, that lazy chuckle, euphoria, etc.


But for some years now, and thanks to studies and demonstrations of the medicinal applications of CBD, as well as its antagonistic and balancing power against the effects of THC, have meant a shift in the cannabis market, where varieties with high concentrations of CBD are gaining brutal importance.


Interestingly, CBD not only soothes the effects of THC, but also balances them and makes them more durable over time, causing slow and progressive declines, and avoiding, among other things, dry mouth or altered perception. I’m not trying to convince you of the incredible properties of CBD, because the truth is that they speak for themselves.


In short, you could see that it is the CBD or Cannabidiol, one of the Cannabinoides present in the plant Cannabis Sativa, from which derive the Marijuana and the Hemp. The CBD that contains the marijuana, balances the effects of the THC and moderates them, whereas the CBD that contains the Hemp, is totally free of THC (percentage inferior to 0,2%), with which you will be able to enjoy the innumerable medicinal properties of the CBD.


The medicinal properties of the CBD, are increasingly known by all, and I wanted to make them come to you to know all its benefits, a gift of nature, extracted and used by man for thousands of years, for use and enjoyment.


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Alan Martínez Benito
Alan Martínez Benito
CEO of Pev Grow, expert grower with more than 20 years of experience.
In constant struggle for the regulation of cannabis, mainly in the medicinal field.
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