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The benefits of CBD (Cannabidiol)

It should be noted that the cannabis plant is the only known natural source of cannabinoids, besides 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.

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

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

For some years, cannabinoids have been at the center of medical research, and more particularly CBD which offers no psychotropic effects (trip). With several hundred studies on the subject, he is currently the center of attention.

Here are a dozen studies (it would take too long to list them all) related to the benefits of CBD and Cannabis in general.
  • 1. Using cannabis increases sleep time in adults.
  • 2. The development of CBD flowers in Italy is associated with a drop in the sale of sedatives and antidepressants.
  • 3. CBD May Help Relieve Pain, anxiety and depression.
    • 3a. Cannabis can have a positive effect on the quality of life of older people.
  • 4. New Study Confirms Cannabis Helps Get Rid of Alcohol and Painkillers.
  • 5. CBD protects the skin from sunlight.
  • 6. Cannabinoid skin application treats intractable leg ulcers.
  • 7. Very low doses of THC & CBD are useful for nausea.
  • 8. THC and CBD reduced the proliferation of lung cancer cells.
  • 9. CBD lowers blood pressure and improves artery function.
  • 10. CBD improves symptoms of arthritis 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.
What is cannabidiol (CBD) and the endocannabinoid system?

Firstly, the system endocannabinoïde is a network of receptors in the nervous system, responsible for collection, concentration, memory and movement. As a neurotransmission system, it ensures communication between cells in different areas of our body.

On the other hand, CBD or Cannabidiol is an active component of the hemp plant. It has bioactive properties, which 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 the metabolism and physiological processes of 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, another active compound in Cannabis, however, CBD does not create psychotropic effects (tripper). Furthermore, it does not present side effects and does not generate an addiction to cannabinoids.

The active components of Cannabidiol by acting on cannabinoid receptors, cause significant physiological changes, by relieving among other things stress and anxiety. In addition to making the nervous system more resistant, they create a feeling of euphoria and well-being, without doing “tripper” (THC is the psychotropic part).

Otherwise, CBD provides a feeling of calm, from relaxation and of muscle relaxation. By reducing pain and making it easier to fall asleep, CBD is valued for its effects anti-inflammatory. Thanks to its analgesic properties, it helps relieve pain associated with various chronic inflammatory diseases.

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

Thank you to the following experts for their research, guidance and review:

Kevin Boehnke, PhD, a researcher at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan, focuses on medical cannabis as an analgesic and opioid substitute in chronic pain.

Daniel Clauw, MD, a professor of anesthesiology, rheumatology and psychiatry at the University of Michigan and director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, leads research on arthritis pain and fibromyalgia, and the effects of cannabis, particularly CBD, in pain.

Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, conducts research on pain and rheumatic diseases. She is the lead author of the 2019 Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) position statement for medical cannabis.