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The future of CBD - will it become a medicine?

Hemp is wrongly demonised and considered a harmful drug. Certainly, some form of use is not beneficial to health, but we will discuss its positive effects. These have been known since ancient times, when ancient civilisations in what is now India knew them and cultivated cannabis for them. These people knew that certain substances from the cannabis plant and the Indian hemp plant had a miraculous effect against certain diseases.

Recently, there has been an increasing focus on cannabis and various researches and studies are being conducted on its effects. One of the most talked about substances in recent years is CBD or cannabidiol. It is found in all parts of the plant, is legal and does not produce any unpleasant effects when ingested. So let's take a look at what it is actually used for and how to use it.

What is CBD?

CBD, also known as canabidil or cannabidiol, is a substance belonging to the group of cannabinoids commonly found in cannabis plants. It belongs to the same group as its better-known "relative" THC, which makes cannabis psychoactive when ingested. CBD, however, lacks this property and so can be used safely in medicine, or even in medicine, where cannabidiol has already become part of the first anti-epileptic drugs. There is a lot of research going on at the moment into the actual positive effects of CBD on the human body, and it is expected to make further medical advances in the future.

Positive effects of CBD

In medicine, the effects of CBD have already been proven by users, who generally do not give up on products containing the substance. Since it is a natural substance with very few side effects, it is possible for everyone to try it for themselves. Even patients who take their medication need not worry, as cannabidiol does not enter into contraindications with medicinal substances in most cases. So what can CBD be used for?

  • Sleeplessness and other sleep disorders, jet lag
  • Neurological and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis or epilepsy)
  • Psychiatric illnesses (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder)
  • Skin problems and diseases (acne, psoriasis, atopic eczema and other rashes)
  • Tummy ulcers, varicose veins and bedsores (in the form of ointments)
  • Pain or recurrent inflammations of various nature

Are you choosing a CBD product for the first time? Focus on the following

Real CBD content - make sure the CBD content is always listed in milligrams. Percentage labels are often very misleading, and if the milligrams are not listed, beware and reach for another product instead. The higher the content, the stronger and usually better the oil or other product. The best oils contain up to 1000 mg in one 10ml bottle.

Processing - The method of processing is another important aspect, because if it is not gentle enough, the oil will lose a lot of the substances it contains and will not be as effective and high quality. Look for products that have undergone minimal oxidation or have been cold pressed.

Origin - It is important that the origin of the oil and other CBD products is purely natural. Beware of added chemicals such as artificial dyes or other "essentials". These have no place in CBD products. The raw materials themselves are of course best in organic quality, which is what the top products can guarantee. This quality is important in terms of pesticide or insecticide residues. The origin of the plants is also very important. It is true that cannabis from India or China is of the lowest quality.

Other substances contained - Broad spectrum and full spectrum oils and CBD products usually contain other active substances found in hemp, such as terpenes, flavonoids or various vitamins and other cannabinoids. The THC content of a good product should definitely not exceed 0,2 %, as the law states. Other substances may include various natural oils or herbs such as comfrey or calendula.