The Basics of CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in cannabis. In studying the plant, researchers identified more than 100 such phytochemical compounds that are collectively called cannabinoids, and CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the most prominent in terms of typical volume.

CBD does not have psychoactive properties that produce euphoric highs, and it potentially reduces or delays THC-related euphoria. More importantly, clinical studies show that CBD has some medical applications, probably more so than any other cannabinoid.

Cannabidiol action in resume

Cannabidiol has a higher range of current and potential applications than THC. In some countries is included in the orphan drugs lists for specific diseases. Embracing the latest scientific research discoveries, farmers began producing cannabis varieties with high CBD content. This cannabinoid is found in small amounts in hemp crops for different uses. It derives from the decarboxylation of the cannabidiolic acid CBDA. Early research on CBDA shows antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative and anti-emetic capacities.

As a general advice, these guidelines are commonly provided:

  • Start with small doses unless you have previous experience with cannabinoids
  • Do not exceed the dose in case of the previous intake
  • Use the same dose for several days
  • Evaluate the effects and eventually change the dosage