CBD oil: what you need to know?

CBD is a cannabinoid naturally found in cannabis and hemp (hemp is distinguished from most varieties of cannabis due to its low production of THC). Its extraction is made from the resin or the head of the cannabis plant.  In France, the law allows CBD if it is extracted from a plant that does not contain more than 0.2% THC.

Is cannabidiol a drug?

The presence of THC in finished products, regardless of its level, is prohibited. Contrary to what one might think, CBD does not have psychoactive properties because it does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but it is THC which is the active molecule in cannabis and which causes effects on the body.  physical and mental level (feeling of dry throat, hunger, red eyes, drowsiness, feeling of fatigue and euphoria…). For more information, look here .

Since cannabidiol is a relatively new product on the market, there is still a lot of misconception about it.  Some believe that CBD is a drug, and that, like cannabis, it is illegal to possess and use it. However, taking CBD is perfectly legal with no side effects and may be beneficial for your health.

Help with falling asleep

10% of the population suffers from chronic insomnia and 30% would experience it in their lifetime.  CBD helps you fall asleep thanks to its relaxing and anxiolytic effects without causing side effects like the usual sleeping pills.  In addition, a study published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that CBD maintains liveliness during the day, even despite a lack of sleep.

A natural painkiller

CBD has analgesic properties, it works on painful joints and relieves chronic inflammation. In addition, its relaxing effects make it easier to endure pain and improve mood, especially in the elderly.

Cannabidiol stimulates the endocannabinoid system (cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2) playing a key role in controlling inflammation and the autoimmune response. This has the effect of lowering the pain threshold, especially in chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis.