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CBD: what it is and what it is used for

Terre di Cannabis presents a detailed but simple and comprehensive guide on CBD Cannabidiol, which can be useful to all those interested in the world of light cannabis.

But also to those who are seeking relief in the therapeutic properties of the cannabinoids present in cannabis sativa plants and in particular in CBD, an ingredient completely free of psychoactive effects.

Here's what we'll see specifically:

  • Why this page
  • What is CBD
  • CBD and its derivations
  • CBD and our body Why take CBD: the therapeutic properties
  • How to take CBD (flowers, CBD oil, CBD crystals, e-liquid)
  • What science says
  • CBD and THC: differences

Why this page

After many years of experience growing and producing legal cannabis and producing related content, we realized we needed something new. Nowadays, articles on cannabinoids on the web are growing exponentially.

It can be easy to come across information that is incorrect, superficial, repetitive or perhaps difficult to understand.

As growers, producers and entrepreneurs of light cannabis, we could not help but constantly train ourselves, keeping ourselves updated on various fronts.

Among the most important themes that have affected our training, certainly the ever-lively debate of the scientific community regarding the actual benefits of therapeutic cannabis , the therapeutic potential of the cannabinoids present in cannabis sativa and the best biological methods for its cultivation.

But also the best methods for taking and enhancing the active ingredient contained in the cannabis plant.

We believe it could be useful to share our experience with those who read us, providing only information deriving from in- depth research , tried firsthand or coming from more than reliable sources.

We have chosen to start this sharing journey with a complete and exhaustive guide on CBD (Cannabidiol) in all its forms, including CBD oil and CBD crystals.

We hope and hope that this guide will be useful both to those who are approaching light cannabis for the first time, and to those who want to delve deeper into the topic because they only know THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and to those who could benefit from the therapeutic properties of cannabidiol.

What is CBD

Let's start from the beginning. CBD Cannabidiol is one of the numerous phytocannabinoids present in a completely natural way in any cannabis sativa plant. Its synthesis occurs from the decarboxylation of a precursor cannabidiolic acid .

It was discovered quite late, in 1940 . Until that moment, the scientific community had only been interested in one other of the cannabinoids present in cannabis and its psychoactive effects, the most famous THC or tetrahydrocannabidiol.

However, what was surprising about CBD was that it did not cause any psychotropic or psychoactive effects , despite having a series of beneficial properties in common with THC which we will delve into further.

Among the most important is the ability to counteract the symptoms of epilepsy (a CBD-based drug has just been approved, we will deal with it in detail in the next paragraphs) chronic pain, nausea, insomnia and mood disorders.

Furthermore, CBD has no side effects and does not cause addiction in those who take it. They therefore thought that certain percentages of CBD, combined with THC, could be an excellent basis for therapeutic cannabis and so it was.

Someone subsequently realized that CBD, on its own, could constitute a new active ingredient dedicated to anyone who was not interested in the psychoactive effects of THC, but still wanted to take advantage of the beneficial effects of cannabis sativa.

This is how light cannabis was born more or less, giving work to millions of people, offering a healthy alternative to habitual tobacco or THC users and introducing all those who haven't yet discovered it to the new and natural world of cannabis sativa (without any psychoactive effect). they knew.

CBD or cannabidiol is absolutely legal in Italy and in many European countries. It is possible to grow it as long as the percentages of THC present in cannabis plants remain between 0.2 and 0.6% .

As regards the final product , i.e. CBD which can be distributed and regularly sold and purchased, THC levels must be strictly maintained within 0.2% .

On November 19, 2020, the European Court of Justice ruled on cannabidiol, officially clarifying that it is an active ingredient that cannot and must not be treated as a narcotic substance , given its total absence of psychoactive effects and that it can circulate in Europe even if only one member authorized trade.

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CBD and its derivations

With law 242 of 2016, legal cannabis was finally regulated. As we have already mentioned, CBD can be cultivated and distributed as long as certain limits are respected, first of all on all THC levels lower than 0.2%.

With the spread of light cannabis, many have started taking care of at least one cannabis plant.

We at Terre di Cannabis have, after long research, produced a series of cannabis sativa varieties with different percentages of CBD. The main characteristic of our way of growing is the total absence of pesticides, heavy metals and chemical additives.

We believe it is the first characteristic that a CBD consumer should look for, in order to guarantee the absolute purity of the active ingredient.

Cultivation is the first phase of production of CBD or cannabidiol, which is why it is so fundamental, all subsequent phases depend on the quality of the cannabis plant and its CBD percentages.

But how and in what forms does CBD exist?

  • CBD flowers or inflorescences : this is the first form in which we can have our active ingredient.

When the cannabis plant flowers, it produces several resinous and compact flowers, which at the end of the flowering phase are harvested, cleaned of excess twigs and leaves and put on the market.

The flowers contain high percentages of CBD but are also rich in terpenes , molecules responsible on the one hand for giving cannabis its specific aroma , and on the other for enhancing or adding therapeutic properties to the light cannabis variety in question.

Taking CBD through the direct flower ensures us the entourage effect , that is, enjoying not only the active ingredient but also the beneficial effects produced by its synergy with the terpenes and other cannabinoids present in the variety .

The flower, in addition to being used in its original form, can also be the basis of other processes: CBD extracts . These are products obtained through the extraction of the active ingredient contained in the inflorescences.

There are two main types of extracts, CBD oil or CBD crystals.

  • CBD oil : CBD oil, like flowers, also provides the entourage effect, containing the entire range of cannabinoids and terpenes present in the variety of the cannabis plant, albeit abundant in percentages of CBD.

Furthermore, CBD oil also contains all the nutritional properties of the conductive oil within which the active ingredient is conveyed. This is usually certified hemp oil , rich in omega 3 and antioxidants.

It is produced starting from the extraction of the active ingredient , which can take place with or without a solvent.

In the case of solvent extraction (a common solvent can be alcohol ) the inflorescences are dried and macerated in the solvent, which is then separated from the final extract through evaporation . Solvent-free, CO2 -based extraction. Considered one of the most effective methods, it is also the most ecological in terms of emissions.

CO2 working as a solvent, with the help of heat, separates the active ingredient from the plant matter. It is a method that cannot be used without the right equipment and the right expertise, but which gives excellent results.

  • CBD crystals : they are the purest form to take cannabidiol and are the ideal solution for those who want to take the active ingredient alone.

The manufacturing process of CBD crystals requires that the active ingredient is first extracted in a raw form. At this stage the extract also contains terpenes and all the other cannabinoids present on the cannabis plant and has a gelatinous consistency that can be compared to honey.

It is subsequently refined over and over again until a certain degree of purity is obtained, which can reach up to approximately 99% pure and isolated active ingredient.

Once the degree of purity has been decided, the solidification phase can be started, which transforms our active ingredient into CBD crystals, a fine powder that resembles fine salt.

It is also important to remember that, unlike flowers, CBD oil cannot be vaporized.

However, there is e-liquid , i.e. the liquid that we insert into the electronic cigarette, another possible derivation of CBD, created specifically to vaporize CBD also in this other form.

The e-liquid is always obtained from the extract obtained from organic and certified cannabis sativa plants, subsequently mixed with vegetable glycerin and one or at most two other natural substances that promote evaporation.

CBD oil

CBD and our body

We human beings have an internal system that regulates our main physiological functions, specifically eating, sleeping, being able to relax, protect ourselves and forget.

This system is called the endocannabinoid system and was discovered only after the first in-depth research study on the psychoactive effects of THC on our nervous system.

It was 1964 and two scientists named Mechoulam and Gaoni in Israel were studying THC and its psychoactive effects. However, they could not understand how the active ingredient of the cannabis plant actually interacts at a molecular level with our brain .

In particular, how it was able to alter consciousness, counteract pain , stimulate appetite and quell epileptic seizures . They didn't understand how cannabis sativa was able to intervene on muscle spasms in patients with multiple sclerosis.

human brain At a certain point, many years later, during a study by the School of Medicine of St. Luis University , the scientific community realized something very important: our nervous system has receptors capable of responding to stimuli induced by the phytocannabinoids present on the cannabis plant.

Cannabinoid receptors are of two types: cb1 and cb2 and are widespread in various brain areas.

  • Among the cannabinoid receptors, cb1 was initially defined as "central type" because it was identified during the first studies only in the central nervous system. Subsequent studies, however, have identified it for some time now also in the peripheral nervous system . It is very present in the olfactory bulb and in all organs dedicated to adipose metabolism, such as the liver, pancreas and intestine.

Cb1 receptors are also extremely widespread in the area linked to the control of eating behavior , i.e. the mesolimbic system , in which food reward and balance in the management of food intake are regulated.

They are also found in the areas of the nervous system responsible for regulating the perception of pain and managing emotions and mood in a balanced way.

  • The cb2 receptor, on the other hand, is widespread above all in cells dedicated to the immune system, in the tonsils, in the spleen and also in the bone marrow but is also present in the central and peripheral nervous systems.

In general, both receptors are concentrated in those areas that correspond to the sites where the main psychoactive and/or therapeutic effects of cannabis sativa are highlighted.

For example, the hippocampus and the cerebral cortex , responsible for memory and cognitive properties. In the hypothalamus where there is the mesolimbic system we were talking about before, responsible not only for regulating appetite, but also for controlling the stimulus of gratification of substances that can cause addiction.

Also in the amygdala , responsible for emotions and mood control, and in the periaqueductal gray substance, linked to the perception of pain and muscle tension.

But why can these two types of receptors be intercepted by phytocannabinoids (CBD or cannabidiol or THC or tetrahydrocannabidiol)?

Because they are already used to normally binding to endocannabinoids, i.e. cannabinoids produced naturally by our body.

The first endocannabinoid was discovered in 1992 by a group of researchers (Devane, Hanus, Pertwee and Mechoulam). It was classified as AEA , short for Anandamide , a choice derived from the Sanskrit word Ananda, which means bliss and happiness, because this molecule has to do with the regulation of our emotions.

This molecule is able to bind to both cannabinoid receptors, Cb1 and Cb2.

cb1 cannabinoid receptors

Three years later, both the same research group and some Japanese researchers discovered another endocannabinoid, 2-arachidonylglycerol, known as 2-AG . This molecule is also able to bind to both receptors.

The endocannabinoid system is nothing more than this interactive network between endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors. In our body it carries out different activities with the aim of guaranteeing that sort of internal biological balance which is called homeostasis .

And it is precisely the endocannabinoids that guarantee this homeostasis, for example they ensure that the autophagy of the cells occurs normally and this guarantees that only the normal cells remain alive and the abnormal ones are disposed of.

Or that serotonin is adequately stimulated or that our appetite is sufficiently satisfied, etc.

Although it was discovered late and only after and thanks to in-depth research on the effects of cannabis sativa on our organism, the endocannabinoid system seems to have always existed in our organism. Almost as a guarantee of the evolutionary history of man and not just man.

All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, essential for regulating all the main physiological and biological functions that allow us to survive.

Given its importance, it is clear that, as neurologist Ethan Russo , a long-time cannabis scholar, claims, that at the basis of some pathologies such as fibromyalgia or some diseases or inflammations affecting the intestinal system or the more banal frequent migraine, it could there is what he calls “clinical endocannabinoid deficiency ”.

It is a more or less mild internal imbalance, which can derive from genetic or clinical factors but also from external or daily factors such as prolonged exposure to stress, a condition of particular anxiety or even excessive and prolonged muscular effort.

It is equally clear that an endocannabinoid insufficiency or imbalance can be remedied by taking phytocannabinoids capable of performing or enhancing the same function.

cbd Why take CBD

First of all, CBD or cannabidiol does not have psychoactive effects. For this reason it can also be safely used by all those who wish to experience the natural properties of cannabis sativa.

Without the worry of feeling uncomfortable or experiencing anxiety, tachycardia or cognitive changes, typical side effects of THC.

CBD, as a phytocannabinoid, is able to bind, just like our endocannabinoids, to the CB1 and CB2 receptors, enhancing the activity of our endocannabinoid system.

In particular, the scientific community has detected numerous effective benefits by treating various pathologies with cannabidiol. First of all, the effectiveness of CBD in treating epilepsy , even childhood, should be mentioned.

As this article from a newspaper that deals with pharmacology proudly announces, a new drug, Epidyolex , approved by the EMA (European Agency for medicines used in Europe), will soon be on the market.

It is an oral solution based on pure CBD and will be used to treat the symptoms of drug-resistant epileptic seizures .

GV, the biopharmaceutical company that patented the product, publicly thanked the Minister of Health for having agreed to overcome certain prejudices to market a natural and innovative drug for the treatment of epilepsy.

Syndrome against which until now we have been forced to fight only with synthetic drugs, often very heavy.

This is certainly the most current and tangible proof of the effectiveness of CBD, but not the only one identified by the scientific community.

  • Its anti-inflammatory properties are undoubted. This is why in medical cannabis-based therapies for the treatment of pain, the percentages of CBD are extremely high. It counteracts chronic pain, but also muscle pain, migraines and menstrual pain.
  • The ability of the active ingredient to intercept the areas of interest of the Cb1 receptor make it a good mood regulator , it can be useful in cases of anxiety and depression and make a difference during a panic attack.
  • It can be useful for stimulating and regulating appetite in case of eating disorders.
  • It has relaxing and soothing properties , which can also help counteract nausea and stomach tension. The same properties help regulate sleep-wake cycles and if used before falling asleep, promotes sleep.
  • Helps combat gastrointestinal disorders.
  • It can be useful to treat withdrawal symptoms from certain substances such as cocaine, amphetamines and THC itself.
  • It helps contain the possible side effects of THC , in fact it is used to balance therapeutic cannabis-based therapies.
  • The antioxidant properties and the ability to interact with the cb2 receptor make it an excellent stimulator of the immune system .
CBD chemical formula

Often, the external factors to which we are subjected, the lack of physical exercise or a poor quality diet , lead to an endocannabinoid deficiency.

This can result in an increasingly poor ability to adapt to stress, which in turn creates toxins that should be expelled .

But if we are deficient in endocannabinoids, it is more complicated to carry out some physiological processes, such as autophagy... and so the toxins remain there.

In periods of particular stress or in times when we need to keep our energy high, taking CBD can become a healthy habit to provide a beneficial contribution to the immune system , restore muscle tone and regain energy buried among toxins.

How is CBD taken?

There is not just one way to take CBD, which comes not only in the form of inflorescences ideal for vaporization , but also in the form of oil, CBD crystals as well as e-liquid, to please everyone.

Let's see, one by one, the forms in which it is possible to benefit from cannabidiol.

  • Flowers or inflorescences : the flowers can be of different varieties and therefore correspond to different percentages of CBD. The ideal is to use them to vaporize CBD with a specific herb vaporizer . The vaporizer allows you to take the active ingredient without the side effects caused by combustion, furthermore a vaporization device allows you to regulate the temperature until it reaches the ideal one for the active ingredient.

CBD can be vaporized between 160 and 180 degrees , but we can also adjust the temperature to taste every single component of our strain's terpene profile.

Before being inserted into the appropriate combustion chamber, the inflorescences must be shredded, possibly with a special grinder .

In addition to being a raw material in the vaporizer, flowers can be used in place of THC or hashish to roll a legal cannabis joint. They can also completely replace tobacco and help in the difficult transition before quitting smoking.

Finally, there are those who love to use inflorescences to prepare cakes , biscuits and ice cream based on light cannabis, there is no doubt that it can be an additional ingredient, with beneficial and relaxing properties.

Using inflorescences basically presupposes a pleasure not only in taking the active ingredient but also in the ritual that can be involved in using a vaporizer or rolling a typical joint.

  • CBD oil : it is the most widespread extract also in the food and cosmetic sector. It can be the ideal solution for all those who want to take cannabidiol without vaping or smoking it.

Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties are enhanced by the oil, often from certified hemp seeds, through which it is conveyed.

Being almost completely odorless and tasteless, it can be taken by placing it directly under the tongue for a quick and immediate effect given by direct contact with the mucous membranes.

Alternatively, a few drops can be diluted with a hot drink or in a few inches of water.

CBD oil can also be used topically , to treat skin inflammation or acne rashes or as an anti-wrinkle active. It can be applied pure or diluted within a face or body cream.

In case of contractures or muscle pain , it can be massaged diluted in a cream directly on the painful part for immediate relief.

It is particularly suitable for treating skin conditions that are difficult to treat with other dosages.

For example, some forms of psoriasis or epidermolysis bullosa , a skin disease that causes itchy, painful blisters to form, causing difficult healing and limited mobility.

  • CBD Crystals : Crystals are one of the purest forms of taking CBD. As we have seen, they are obtained from the extraction and subsequent refining of the active ingredient. They appear as a fine powder that resembles white or raw sugar.

They can be used directly under the tongue, just wait 60 seconds to make sure you have assimilated the active ingredient and then swallow.

Also in this case, the sub lingual method is certainly the fastest in terms of assimilation because the active ingredient comes into direct contact with our mucous membranes.

For those who have problems with this method, an alternative could be to dissolve the crystals in a hot drink or insert them into a smoothie or a juicer or more simply, dilute them in a few sips of water.

CBD crystals can be vaporized between 160 and 180 degrees for very pure vaporization, however it is necessary to have a vaporizer also designed for waxes and extracts.

  • CBD e-liquid: designed to be inhaled with an electronic cigarette , e-liquids are suitable for all those who love to experiment with aromas and wish to combine flavor with therapeutic properties. Just use them like the normal replacement cartridges of our electronic device to vaporize CBD everywhere.

All CBD-based products, with adequate percentages of active ingredient , are valid, inflorescences first. However, as regards the purity of the active ingredient, nothing surpasses CBD crystals, which are certainly recommended in the case of treatment based on therapeutic cannabis.

There is no better or worse product, it is important to choose according to your needs . If our goal is to avoid inhalation and vaporization, we will directly opt for CBD oil or CBD crystals.

It may be useful to remember that crystals can also be useful in some culinary preparations, not only cakes and biscuits, but also butter, mousse, ice cream, vegetable broths and hot chocolate.

For topical use obviously the only possible choice is CBD oil.

If we are regular cannabis users or have some familiarity with vaping tools and electronic cigarettes, vaping CBD is certainly right for us, so we will choose inflorescences.

Nothing stops us from using CBD in all its forms and simply differentiating the methods of use within the same day or week.

The important thing to evaluate when purchasing is the origin of the cannabis sativa from which the products come.

Choosing products from organic and certified agriculture will always give us the guarantee of not taking chemical substances, but only the cannabinoids and terpenes present on the cannabis plant in the purest possible form.

Here is a recipe suitable for the winter period, which can be prepared using CBD in multiple forms.

CBD hot chocolate.

Requirements for two people:

  • 1 gram of crushed buds or 1 tablespoon of CBD oil or 25 mg of CBD crystals.
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 50 grams of bitter chocolate powder
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 piece of white chocolate

Pour the inflorescences into a small pan (if we have chosen CBD oil, we will pour our spoonful of oil halfway through boiling), the cocoa powder and the sugar. Turn on the heat, slowly pour in the milk and mix until it boils. Filter to separate the inflorescences and pour into cups.

Leave to rest for a few minutes, sprinkle with cinnamon or decorate with cream and enjoy.

What science says

First of all, science says that cannabis sativa (we also refer to cannabis light ) is not capable of healing all the ills of the world. At the same time, however, it is not a collective illusion or a brilliant marketing operation.

The phytocannabinoids present in the cannabis plant actually correspond to our endocannabinoids and the interaction with cb1 and cb2 (cannabinoid receptors) is real.

This results in equally real therapeutic potential . Cannabidiol is really a potential substitute for opiate-based or chemical-based drugs and we have seen this with Epidyolex, the new CBD-based drug capable of treating drug-resistant epilepsy.

It is truly capable of making pain more bearable and dignified even in very difficult and delicate contexts.

What science says is not to expect miracles but to suspend prejudices and inform yourself.

The scientific community has been dealing with cannabis sativa and all the cannabinoids present on this plant for a long time, its applications as therapeutic cannabis and its potential in combating certain pathologies, thanks to the special interaction with the endocannabinoid system.

The effectiveness of the active ingredient has been highlighted in various research regarding the treatment of chronic pain , spasticity pain in multiple sclerosis, the ability to reduce vomiting and nausea during chemotherapy treatments and of course the ability to combat epilepsy. drug resistant.

Let's see together some research that will help us see first-hand the potential of CBD.

First of all, this article which explains in detail how a study has shown that medical cannabis can help limit the symptoms of spasticity, one of the worst consequences for those suffering from motor neuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , commonly known as ALS.

The research mentioned in the article, supported and financed by the Italian Research Foundation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, was conducted by a group of Italian researchers from the San Raffaele Hospital , led by the director of the Institute of Experimental Neurology.

59 patients over 18 years of age with problematic spasticity symptoms were identified. While a sample of 29 patients were given medical cannabis, another sample of 30 were given a placebo.

Furthermore, the experiment was double-blind. It means that neither doctors nor patients were aware of who was taking the active ingredient and who was taking the placebo.

Just six weeks after treatment , all patients treated with medical cannabis significantly improved. Furthermore, as neurologists point out, the result is even better if we consider the high tolerance to the active ingredient, which has no side effects and does not cause psychoactive effects.

These results become even more interesting if seen from the point of view of other research, again on the treatment of ALS with CBD, but carried out on an animal model.

According to this further data, phytocannabinoids would be able to “ slow down the loss of motor skills and increase the survival of treated animals, thus acting with a neuroprotective function. However, further studies are needed to test the hypothesis also in a clinical setting.

As the same article makes clear, ALS and other motor neuron diseases are diseases that involve early degeneration of motor neurons, located exactly like the cb1 and cb2 receptors in the cerebral cortex, brainstem and spinal cord.

If these neurons suffer damage, movements become increasingly complicated. Patenting a drug that slows down this type of degeneration would be a huge step forward for this type of pathology, on which so far there has perhaps been too little systematic research.

chemical formula thc

Scientific research has also found it interesting to explore the potential of CBD in preventing relapses in drug use . This is a less covered topic when it comes to CBD, yet, even from this point of view, the potential could be enormous and help both teenagers and adults struggling with addiction problems .

In the research, in light of the fact that the problems deriving from the use of substances lie above all in the relapse in the mechanism, in an associated disorder of high anxiety, in a lack of impulse control and in a poor tolerance to stress, the potential “anti-relapse” of the active ingredient.

Specifically, a preparation with high percentages of CBD or cannabidiol was administered to mice with a history of self-administration of alcohol or cocaine for a week at regular 24-hour intervals. Cannabidiol attenuated stress symptoms and decreased the impulsive behavior of the animals.

CBD attenuated uninterrupted drug seeking for up to five months after stopping treatment. The active ingredient was able to reduce anxiety and increase tolerance levels to substance-free hours.

At the conclusion of the research, the results prove that CBD is able to prevent relapses in the use of narcotic substances by acting in both the long and short term even with just a short treatment.

Further clinical and epidemiological studies are underway, which will serve to lay further foundations for designing drugs that help overcome addictions in a more natural way and without side effects.

Another article that may be helpful to share is this one .

In a historical moment like ours, mood disorders and specifically depression and generalized anxiety have hit the population, weakened and tested by the situation of uncertainty and panic caused by the coronavirus.

Never like in this period, in addition to strengthening the immune system, is it necessary to take care of your mental health.

For those who feel the need, psychotherapy can be a saving solution, which should never be perceived as something negative, there should not be a stigma attached to it. It would be good for everyone, no one excluded.

Physical activity, yoga and meditation can also help a lot . Then there are natural remedies, such as herbal teas and legal cannabis .

The scientific community has become very interested in how the cannabinoids present in cannabis sativa interact with our neuronal system . The result, which does not surprise us, given the recent successes of Epidyolex, is that CBD is able to counteract different types of neuropsychiatric disorders.

In this research, the object of study is precisely the potential of cannabidiol in treating anxiety-related disorders.

The study starts from a solid theoretical basis that supports the effectiveness of the active ingredient as an anxiolytic, antipsychotic and antidepressant .

Moving on to clinical and epidemiological experiments, the research confirms the possibility of using CBD to combat generalized anxiety disorder , social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression attacks. panic in the acute phase , i.e. while the disorder is manifesting itself.

Although there are still studies to be done, the great potential suggests that the regular use of this phytocannabinoid can also help with chronic anxiety disorders.

Finally, it is worth taking a look at this article, which is always very current. An interesting hypothesis is formulated, which together with the anti-Covid vaccine and the extraordinary progress of science, can give us hope.

Starting from the assumption that cannabis sativa with high percentages of CBD has important anti-inflammatory properties and is able to interact with the cannabinoid receptors cb1 and cb2, which appear to be two key receptors for SARS-CoV2, this research suggests that CBD can be able to contain the symptoms.

It would seem that the powerful anti-inflammatory property of cannabidiol can modulate and slow down the explosion of cytokines (responsible for the interstitial pneumonia that can be contracted with Covid).

These cytokine cascades, which must be avoided or at least controlled, would occur every seven days for 3 weeks starting from the positivity, on the 7th, 14th and 21st day.

According to this study, CBD could slow them down and make them less explosive.

The use of CBD strengthens the immune system , undoubtedly making it stronger and ready to face inflammation. The research group behind the article hopes that the scientific community can also consider CBD from this point of view.

marijuana plant What people say

In complete anonymity and changing their names for privacy, we report some summarized testimonies, but authorized by the authors, who told us how they felt after a more or less prolonged use of CBD .

Simone: 25 years old, student

I started suffering from small obsessive compulsive crises a few exams before graduating. I insistently checked my grades, fearing that they would disappear from the portal or change. I had stopped sleeping and ate very little.

I no longer took exams and my nervous system was completely haywire. I didn't feel like telling my parents anything or going to therapy so I didn't do anything.

Then my roommate gave me a vaporizer and said, “You need to start vaping CBD!” Let me start by saying that I had never even smoked a joint, but he assured me that CBD has no psychoactive effect.

I tried, after a few days I started to feel more relaxed and calm. I started playing sports again and then studying. Now I vape at least once a day and I graduate in a few weeks-

Anna 36 years old, photographer

Until ten years ago, I smoked THC and had no idea either that it was a cannabinoid or that other cannabinoids existed in cannabis sativa plants. I stopped because I could no longer tolerate some side effects, such as tachycardia or the feeling of not being in control. But I continued to smoke cigarettes.

When they started selling light cannabis I thought: "Do you think I smoke this stuff?". Curiosity won and in the end I decided to replace tobacco with CBD and cigarettes with a portable vaporizer.

Diana, 45 years old, pharmacist and full-time mother

At home we use CBD oil for just about everything. My son Jacopo uses it on acne prescribed by his dermatologist and it is better than the ointment he used last year. every time I open a new jar of cream I put a few drops together with hyaluronic acid (always recommended by the dermatologist).

We do an intensive one-month cycle under the tongue at the change of season from summer to autumn because we have noticed that it makes a difference and we get sick less.

Carlo, 45 years old, mathematics teacher

I discovered CBD from my son thinking he was doing joints and instead I solved an insomnia problem. I have always suffered from insomnia but I have a very bad relationship with sleeping pills.

I also use CBD oil diluted in the cream for tendon massages after soccer matches and it helps me relax the muscle knots I accumulate while playing.

We also recently got crystals, my wife vaporizes them and I put them in the evening chamomile.

cbd CBD and THC: differences

CBD and THC are two phytocannabinoids that come from the same plant, cannabis sativa. For this reason they have a lot in common, in particular their therapeutic and beneficial properties and the ability to actively interact with our cannabinoid receptors.

However, they also have some very important differences. The first substantial difference between CBD and THC is that CBD or cannabidiol does not induce any psychoactive effects.

The second important difference is that even following a massive dosage, foreseen for example in therapeutic cannabis programs or pharmacological trials, CBD does not cause any side effects other than a possible slight drowsiness during the day.

Indeed, it proves to be very well tolerated during treatments and in some cases also has a long-lasting effect over time.

THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, on the other hand, causes psychoactive effects and, unlike CBD, can, following massive use, cause side effects such as tachycardia, excessive dry mouth, a distorted perception of reality or temporary sociopathy, understood as the inability to interact easily on a verbal and emotional level with other people or a temporary difficulty concentrating.

THC can also cause a slight psychological dependence , which CBD cannot cause.

An obvious but equally important difference is that it is completely legal to produce, distribute and purchase CBD (the active ingredient underlying cannabis light) as long as the THC limits are within 0.2% while THC is illegal in Italy and many other European countries .

If you are interested in buying legal cannabis online and are interested in varieties grown in an organic and certified way , without the use of chemical additives and heavy metals, taking a look at the products offered on our website could be an excellent idea.

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