What Is Cannabidiol (CBD)

What Is Cannabidiol (CBD)

What do you really know about cannabis?

In fact, you only have its reputation in mind. What you don’t know is that hemp has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries. The one who discovered the essential ingredients of cannabis is called Raphael Mechoulam and they are cannabidiol ( CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol ( THC) . These are just 2 of the 100 cannabis ingredients and are called cannavidoids.

A few words about tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

You may not know the specific name, but you’ve certainly heard of its effect. THC is a component of cannabis that affects the mood and is known for its potent psychoactive effect on the human body. It’s what really gives you the feeling of intense relaxation.

Despite its reputation and prejudice, the substance of tetrahydrocannabinol has medical value as it can act on cancer cells and gives it anti-cancer effects. According to scientific research on experimental animals, THC can reduce the growth of cancerous tumors.

A few words about cannabidiol (CBD)

The CBD on the other hand, is the exact opposite. Cannabidiol is arguably the most curative ingredient in the plant and there is no documented research to prove the contrary. In fact, there are hundreds of scientific studies, as well as human testimonies of people with serious illnesses and diseases, that demonstrate how beneficial CBD is to us.

The human body produces its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids.
The endocannabinoid system in simple terms.

The human body produces by itself this kind of natural substances,which arecannabinoids. The first of these was discovered in 1992 and is called Anandamide. But there’s not only this one. There is also 2 AG. These two are the main endocannabinoids produced by the body and form a small part of a whole system that exists within us, called the endocannabinoid system. Simply put, it is a cell communication system in our own body.

The endocannabinoid system is responsible for maintaining internal balance. This function is called homeostasis.

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The importance of cannabidiol

What makes cannabidiol so special and beneficial is that it has the incredible ability to interact with receptors in the cells of our body. Cannabidiol activates the function of these receptors within us and acts as a messenger for endocannabinoids, protecting them from threats and contributing to their optimal functioning, resulting in the proper functioning of our body.

You understand, therefore, that cannabidiol ‘s contribution to the human body is vital and its close association with it makes it capable of regulating processes such as:

  • Temperature control
  • The ph
  • The kinetic coordination
  • Neuroprotection
  • Pain control
  • The appetite
Cannabidiol and body balance

Cannabinoids have been proven through hundreds of studies to have therapeutic properties that originate in the body’s core. This is where the cannabidiol comes into contact with what we call ‘homeostasis’.

The homeostasis is essentially maintaining the equilibrium between biological functions without being influenced by external factors.

The contribution of cannabidiol is so significant that it has been shown to provide therapeutic properties in the treatment of chronic pain, cancer, and even HIV.

The following is a small list of diseases where cannabidiol has a pharmacological action:

  • For the various side effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea and vomiting
  • For multiple sclerosis
  • In epilepsy
  • It also applies to depression and anxiety
  • In anorexia
  • For glaucoma
  • In asthma
  • In convulsions
  • It is also used to treat pain (pain) in various forms
  • As well as for opioid and alcohol dependence
  • For rheumatism
  • Bone Tonic
  • Immunosuppressant
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Anti-gut secretion.
  • Antiperspirant.
  • Antidiabetic.
  • Antibacterial.
  • Anti-ischemic.
  • Pottery.
  • Neuroprotective.
  • Antipsychotic.
  • For insomnia
  • For memory loss.
The huge potential of cannabidiol in modern medicine.

As you may have already understood, the use of cannabidiol is really a startling breakthrough in medicine and health. It is the most promising method to treat a multitude of diseases, while being a completely natural and non-toxic substance with no side effects.

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Raffaele Di LeoRaffaele Di Leo has a special degree in Pharmacy from the University of Urbino in Italy and is working as a pharmacist. In addition, he has knowledge of the legal framework and preparation of galenic cannabis medicinal products.

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