All the articles and news about the evolving CBD industry and the latest research on cannabidiol, the non-metal cannabinoid with medicinal properties. CBD, or ‘cannabidiol’, is one of over 100 compounds found in the cannabis plant called “cannabinoids”. CBD is considered the second major ingredient in the plant after the famous psychoactive THC. Unlike THC, it does not have a psychoactive effect that causes a feeling of ‘high’. For the latest updates on CBD click Hcvadvocate.org.
In recent years, the use of CBD has become increasingly common, especially among those who are not long-time cannabis consumers. Adults who want to experience health care for the first time, and even children with autism or epilepsy whose parents want to enjoy the properties of cannabis without receiving a ‘satellite’.
Reports on Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid with medicinal properties and no mesmerizing effect, addiction potential, or side effects. In 2018, the US FDA approved the first cannabidiol-based drug, Epidiolax, for the treatment of epilepsy. In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the removal of CBD from the list of dangerous substances. Like the other 113 cannabinoids identified so far, cannabidiol ‘attaches’ when consumed to special receptors (CB1 and CB2) found in the most important parts of the human body, brain, spine, gastrointestinal tract, and more. It affects their operation and, accordingly, human health, in a way that even science still cannot fully understand. Studies from recent years on the benefits of using this component, have led to the development of cannabis strains rich in many percentages of cannabidiol, sometimes even up to 15% or more, known as cannabis CBD. These varieties actually meet the definitions of European laws and are also considered ‘hemp’ since they contain almost no THC at all.
Why smoking or vaporizing CBD is better than using CBD oil or capsules
When taking drops of cannabis oil containing 20% CBD, for example, the body actually absorbs only 2.6% CBD, and this is in contrast to smoking or evaporating CBD powder in the same percentages, from which the body will absorb 6.2% CBD. This is due to a concept called “bioavailability” and is also true in the case of THC but is reduced when it comes to sublingual consumption. The benefits of CBD oil on health are many: it can be useful for those suffering from anxiety disorders, to treat inflammation or infection, and against neurological disorders. Some studies have shown that cannabidiol oil helps patients who are facing chemo sessions.