WHAT EXACTLY IS CBD?

 

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is next to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) one of the two main active ingredients of the cannabis plant.

CBD (cannabidiol) is next to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) one of the two main active ingredients of the cannabis plant. While the THC gained prominence as the most stimulating, psychoactive, and high-end component of the cannabis plant, until a few years ago, the soothing, anxiolytic and anti-inflammatory CBD was more in the shadow of its big brother THC.

The CBD is obtained from the hemps Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica, which were bred for the production. These already have a high CBD and very low THC content in the housing. This basic ratio is particularly interesting for those countries in which any products with a share of more than 0.2% THC are generally prohibited.

These two main players like to be symbolized with Ying & Yang, because while THC is psychoactive, the CBD is exactly the opposite. CBD, on the other hand, is not psychoactive – it is neither hallucinogenic nor intoxicating and even counteracts the THC.

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In another process, the leaves of the plant are treated by supercritical CO2 extraction after harvesting to obtain the cannabinoids and terpenes, which then form the so-called golden oil, commonly available as CBD oil. Further refinement measures, such as wiped film distillation, then make it possible to obtain the CBD isolate (crystals).

Even if the CBD is not approved as a medicine and no cure can be promised, it is still far from being considered a home remedy from Grandma’s garden. It is considered by many to be a “hot tip” and is being used by physicians as part of a wider range of applications around the world for a variety of diseases and therapies.

In any case, discuss this with your doctor, as medications that have already been administered may interact.

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