Already recognized worldwide, Cannabidiol or CBD is a molecule present in the hemp plant that acts as a natural neuroprotectant, it is a crystalline cannabinoid that does not produce psychoactive effects and is used mainly for medicinal purposes for the management of symptoms in the treatment of different diseases. It is the second most common active ingredient in cannabis (marijuana).
What is CBD Cannabidiol?
More than one hundred cannabinoids have been found in Cannabis Sativa L., these are found naturally in the plant and the most abundant is Cannabidiol (CBD).
CBD was first isolated from the cannabis sativa L. plant between the years 1930-1940 by a research team led by scientist Roger Adams at the University of Illinois (USA). However, it was not until the 1960s that Professor Rafael Mechoulam was able to explain its structure and chemical composition. For several years now, thousands of studies began to be indexed in the most important scientific platforms in the world related to the use of cannabis in the medical field, especially Cannabidiol, considering it as one of the most important phytocannabinoids discovered so far.
We usually associate cannabis with a high, but CBD can be extracted from the plant to create products without psychotropic effects and have no effect on the state of consciousness or perception. The molecule in cannabis that has this effect is known as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), but currently, we can rely on cannabis-derived CBD products that contain little or no THC to relieve symptoms.
Mode of action and medical uses of CBD
The human and animal body contain a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) , which is involved in regulating a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, pain, and immune system response. The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system.
Phytocannabinoids are substances produced in the cannabis plant, which interact with the ECS and contribute to balancing various physiological processes. Once inside the body, these cannabinoids bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors and regulate various aspects of the nervous system, immune system, and other organs. These receptors influence a variety of processes such as inflammation, anxiety, stress, learning, exercise, nausea, appetite, emotions, aging, skin problems, allergies, etc. But especially in the case of CBD, it was found that the anxiolytic, inflammatory and analgesic effects derive from its anchoring to receptors other than CB1 and CB2, and here at Ganesh Grow, we will explain some of these details and benefits.
Chronic pain relief.
Studies have shown that CBD can help reduce chronic pain by affecting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation , and interacting with neurotransmitters. According to previous research, CBD can help combat two types of pain: neuropathic and inflammatory mainly. The cannabinoid THC also appears to have an analgesic effect. Therefore, in some of these cases, the use of a product that contains CBD and THC is recommended. CBD also enhances the effects of opioids and other pain relievers, allowing some patients to reduce their usual dosage of pharmaceutical pain relievers.
- Multiple sclerosis (MS). Effective in improving pain and frequency of urination in people with MS.
- Arthritis. Significant improvement in pain during movement, pain at rest and sleep quality.
CBD's influence on the serotonin system may also partly explain its properties against anxiety and other mental conditions , which have been robustly demonstrated in human and animal studies.
- Schizophrenia . Some preliminary research suggests that depending on the dose and duration of CBD treatment, it produces an improvement in psychotic symptoms and could be as effective as some known antipsychotic medications, but without their side effects.
- Insomnia . Depending on the dosage, it may improve sleep time in people with insomnia. CBD oil has even been used to safely treat insomnia and anxiety in children with PTSD.
- Withdrawal anxiety from heroin, morphine, and other opioid drugs . Research shows that CBD can reduce cravings and anxiety in people with heroin use disorder who do not use heroin or any other opioid drugs.
- Psychosis . Some research shows that taking CBD daily for a period of time improves psychotic symptoms in people with mental illness.
- Quit smoking . It has been found that using CBD through inhalers over a period of time could reduce the amount of cigarette smoking by up to 40%.
- Fear due to social anxiety disorder . Some research suggests that CBD may help people with this type of disorder improve anxiety associated with public speaking or other related situations.
- Fragile X syndrome . In this hereditary condition marked by learning problems, it has been found that the use of CBD gel could reduce anxiety and improve behavior in patients with this syndrome.
Researchers believe that CBD's ability to act on the endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling systems may provide benefits for people with neurological disorders through its neuroprotective effect.
In fact, one of the most studied uses for CBD is in the treatment of neurological disorders such as epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.
- Epilepsy . Studies have shown that CBD oil has reduced seizures by approximately 36.5% in patients with severe epilepsy. One more study found that CBD oil significantly reduced seizure activity in children with Dravet syndrome, a complex childhood epilepsy disorder.
- Multiple sclerosis (MS) . CBD has been shown to be a safe and effective way to reduce normally drug-resistant muscle spasticity in people with this disease.
- Parkinson's disease . Improved quality of life and quality of sleep.
- Alzheimer's disease . Some studies have shown that CBD can decrease inflammation and help prevent neurodegeneration associated with this disease.
Recent research has linked CBD to several benefits for the heart and circulatory system.
- Arterial hypertension . Studies are showing that CBD lowers high blood pressure which is linked to increased risks of a number of health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and metabolic syndrome. The stress and anxiety-reducing properties of CBD are said to be responsible for its ability to help lower blood pressure.
- Studies have shown that CBD can help reduce inflammation and cell death associated with heart disease due to its powerful antioxidant and stress-reducing properties.
- Movement disorder marked by involuntary muscle contractions (dystonia) . Preliminary research shows improvement of dystonia by 20% to 50% in some people.
- Graft versus host disease or GVHD/GVHD . Graft versus host disease is a complication that can occur after a bone marrow transplant. In people with this condition, the donor cells attack the person's own cells. It has been found that treatment with CBD in daily doses a week after transplant can extend the time it takes a person to develop GVHD.
- Secondary symptoms related to cancer and chemotherapy . CBD may help reduce cancer-related symptoms and side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and pain.
- Anti-tumor effects : CBD has demonstrated anti-tumor effects. In animals, it has been shown to prevent the spread of breast, prostate, brain, colon and lung cancer.
- Acne Treatment . According to scientific studies, CBD in oil or cream can help treat acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to reduce sebum production produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin.
These are just some of the many benefits and benefits of CBD. Fortunately, now you can purchase CBD products much more easily, right here at Ganesh Grow you have different options and presentations for your needs, such as oil , capsules , creams , crystals , among others , obtaining all its benefits within a single click.
Does CBD get high?
Unlike THC, CBD is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid and both behave very differently in the body. In this case, CBD does not change the state of consciousness or perception.
THC stimulates the so-called CB1 receptors, which are found in greater quantities in the brain, hence when activated, they induce feelings of euphoria or, for some, anxiety and paranoia. CBD does not activate CB1 receptors , so we do not feel euphoric, anxious or high when taking it.
In fact, CBD reduces THC's ability to stimulate CB1 receptors, which helps block some of the most well-known side effects of THC.
Is CBD legal in Spain?
In Spain there are certain regulations and conditions to take into account. For example:
- CBD can be legally sold in physical establishments, online stores and tobacconists.
- CBD can only be legally marketed if it is for external use. That is, the sale of creams, lotions and oils made from cannabidiol is completely legal.
- The product made from CBD must not contain a percentage greater than 0.2% of THC.
- It is not legal to sell CBD in food format.
In Spain, until 2018, CBD was considered a dietary supplement that could be administered orally (sublingually). Due to new regulations, we must inform you that our products are intended for cosmetic, fragrance or decorative purposes only. All products contain less than 0.2% THC. Each user is responsible for the type of use.
Does CBD test positive in a drug test?
In drug testing, the molecule looked for is THC and not CBD. However, although it is not common, you could fail a drug test using only CBD products. For example, CBD products such as full spectrum oils, CBD flowers, and other products, have minimal levels of THC up to 0.2% and when consumed daily (abusively) can accumulate higher levels in the blood. So you shouldn't have psychotropic effects but if you far exceed the normal dosage, you could be in for a surprise, although it is not common it is worth knowing that technically there is a risk.
This does not mean that you have to avoid using CBD. As long as you use them correctly you shouldn't have any problems. Still, if you have doubts, look for Broad spectrum CBD oils or CBD isolates: these two types of products do not have any percentage of THC, but maintain the presence of other cannabinoids and compounds found in the plant.
Is CBD addictive?
Not at all, CBD is not addictive and it is no more addictive than any placebo you can think of, although there are always some illuminati roaming around loose with ideas contrary to the overwhelming scientific evidence. The World Health Organization (WHO) has already emphasized the issue to clarify that it is not an addictive substance and that it also does not generate any type of tolerance according to studies carried out to date.
What's more, it has been shown to help with the withdrawal syndrome of many addictive substances with strong physical dependence, such as tobacco.
Where can I buy CBD?
If you are still wondering, the answer is simple, because at Ganesh Grow of course , with our experience in the sector since 2005, we can guarantee not only quality products, but also the best service.
Feel free to visit our online store to find the perfect CBD product for your needs.