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The benefits of CBD – Cannabidiol (not to be confused with THC (the mind-altering substance that creates a “high”).

You should know that the cannabis plant is the only known natural source of cannabinoids, in addition to the natural equivalents that the body produces. Therefore, the consumption of CBD is an alternative that should not be neglected to optimize the activity of the nervous system. For some years, cannabinoids are at the center of medical research, and more particularly CBD which offers no psychotropic effect (a high), unlike THC, both being present in the plant. Some plants have different percentages, more CBD, less THC or vice versa.

Attention, we can find synthetic cannabinoids that have the same effects but have serious consequences on health and on the brain. Natural cannabinoids are therefore more beneficial to health. It is better to avoid synthetics.

Focus on the therapeutic virtues of hemp, commonly known as Cannabis.

With several hundred studies on the subject, it is currently the center of attention. The analgesic effects, as well as the painkiller and anti-inflammatory effects of CBD are remarkable. This is what many consumers say, whose opinions agree to justify the effectiveness of CBD, on pain.

Here are a dozen studies (it would take too long to list them all) relating to the benefits of CBD and cannabis in general.


1.  Cannabis use increases sleep time in adults.2.  The development of CBD flowers in Italy is associated with a drop in sales of sedatives and antidepressants.3. CBD May Help Relieve Pain, anxiety and depression. Cannabis can have a positive effect on the quality of life of older people.4.  A new study confirms that cannabis helps to get rid of alcohol and painkillers.5.  CBD protects the skin from the sun.6.  Dermal application of cannabinoids treats incurable leg ulcers.7.  Very low doses of THC& CBD is useful for nausea.8.  THC and CBD reduced the proliferation of lung cancer cells.9.  CBD lowers blood pressure and improves arterial function.10.  CBD improves arthritis symptoms in dogs.11.  CBD improves blood flow to parts of the brain associated with memory and decision making.12.  CBD is effective in treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

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What is cannabidiol (CBD) and the endocannabinoid system ??

First of all, the endocannabinoid system is a network of nervous system receptors, responsable for perception, concentration, memory and movement. As a neurotransmission system, it ensures communication between the cells of the different areas of our body.

On the other hand, CBD or Cannabidiol is an active component of the hemp plant. It has bioactive properties, that influence the nervous system from the endocannabinoid system by binding to CB1 or CB2 receptors.

The interaction between CBD and the receptors of the endocannabinoid system creates an active stimulation of metabolism and physiological processes in the human body. In addition to balancing the metabolic process, CBD acts on the regulation of the immune system, as well as on inflammation. By interacting with the endocannabinoid system, CBD is responsible for a real feeling of well-being. Unlike THC however, an other active compound of Cannabis, CBD does not create psychotropic effects (a high). Furthermore, it has no side effects and does not generate addiction to cannabinoids.

The active components of Cannabidiol by acting on cannabinoid receptors, cause significant physiological changes, by relieving stress and anxiety, among other things. In addition to making the nervous system more resistant, they create a feeling of euphoria and well-being, without doing “a high” (THC is the psycho-tropic part). CBD provides a feeling of calm, relaxation and muscle relaxation. By reducing pain and making it easier to fall asleep, CBD is valued for its anti-inflammatory effects. Thanks to its analgesic properties, it relieves pain associated with various chronic inflammatory diseases.

In conclusion, I would say that CBD is a good natural alternative or supplement to help balance and calm the whole system.

Here are some experts who have contributed to research on the benefits of Cannabis (CBD and THC):

Kevin Boehnke, PhD, researcher at the University of Michigan Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, is interested in medical cannabis as an analgesic and substitute for opioids in cases of chronic pain.

Daniel Clauw, MD, professor of anesthesiology, of Rheumatology and Psychiatry at the University of Michigan and Director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, conducts research on arthritis pain and fibromyalgia, as well as the effects of cannabis, especially CBD, about the pain.

Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at McGill University in Montreal (Québec), conducts research on pain and rheumatic diseases. She is the lead author of the position statement of 2019 of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (SCR) on *medical cannabis.

*Medical cannabis is simply that same plant, with certain ratios between CBD and THC, which is prescribed by a doctor, this can be in the form of a dried plant, or oil (this form is very popular and convenient because you don't have to smoke it).