What is CBD or Cannabidiol, this Fascinating Molecule?




CBD: You've probably heard of these three little letters recently. He is the rising star of cannabinoids: he challenges, debates and questions ... But do we really know who is behind the acronym CBD?
Portrait of a fascinating molecule.

Back to the basics

Let's start from the beginning: It is known almost exclusively under the term CBD, yet behind this acronym hides its scientific name: cannabidiol.The molecule of CBD is found in plants of the cannabaceae family, one of the main plants of which is cannabis (including hemp and recreational or medicinal cannabis). The CBD is naturally concentrated in the flower, like its cousin THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

A little history

For the record, the molecule was isolated for the first time by Roger Adams in 1940, but it was not until 1963 that Raphael Mechoulam clearly identified this molecule.Since then, it has been the subject of numerous studies. It is also the most studied cannabinoid in the world after THC.
If the two molecules have similarities, they have one major difference: Tetrahydrocannabinol causes psychotropic effects and is therefore considered a drug, unlike cannabidiol.

Deserved notoriety?

Let us now look at the benefits of CBD.
If the use and notoriety of the CBD keep growing, it's no coincidence: the positive effects of this molecule are undeniable.
Among the most notable applications, the cannabidiol can be used as a treatment for pain, epilepsy, anxiety or severe stress. It can also relieve menstrual cramps, inflammation or sore muscles, it is also one of the flagship active ingredients of medical cannabis.
And beyond its many therapeutic virtues, theoil CBD turns out to be a real ally for your skin ... but be patient, a dedicated article will arrive very quickly.

CBD, your body: it's a match

How the CBD can it have an impact on symptoms as different as pain, epilepsy or stress?

Here we are, you have now become better acquainted with the cannabidiol. The next articles will be devoted to the use of this one: in which case to use it, how to integrate it into your beauty routine ... stay tuned :)

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