In today’s article we will discuss cannabidiol, better known as CBD, and the different ways it can be consumed and found in the market for cannabis extracts.
We will briefly present the properties and benefits of CBD, addressing several articles that talk about how cannabidiol can be supportive in different pathologies.
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What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, better known by the acronym CBD, is one of more than 80 cannabinoids that the scientific community has identified in cannabis to date.
CBD was first isolated for it in the 1940s by a group of researchers at the University of Illinois Department of Chemistry.
Together with THC, CBD is the best known molecule and, with respect to tetrahydrocannabinol, it differs from THC in a different way, because it does not have psychotropic effects.
And it was because of this feature that it was brought to the forefront of public attention, ensuring that a wide range of consumers could take advantage of its benefits without risking adverse side effects.
What are the properties of CBD?
The scientific community’s interest in CBD began with the first studies highlighting its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and neuroprotective properties.
Vincenzo Di Marzio is one of the main representatives in the world of cannabinoid research.
Together with his research team he discovered how in an animal model it was possible to significantly slow down the progression of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and to recover lost motor functions by using those drugs capable of regulating the function of cannabinoids produced by the body itself.
“Together with our researchers we have committed ourselves to study the increasing number of molecules that compose the endocannabinoid system, the receptors and the associated enzymes, from a chemical-structural and functional point of view – explained Di Marzio in the press release published by the CNR (National Research Council of the NdT) – in many cases our studies showed how the alterations of this system are related to various neurological pathologies such as senile dementia, epilepsy, acute and chronic pain, and to different forms of tumors.
For some of them, which are not or not at all treatable from the clinical point of view, the drugs that act, among other things, by regulating the function of the endocannabinoids, are having a positive impact”.
Why do people take CBD?
More and more individuals appreciate the characteristics of cannabidiol due to its versatility and uses. CBD, taken in different concentrations, can support the most varied requirements.
According to a study carried out in 2015 and published in “Neurotherapeutics”, CBD could be an excellent ally to contrast states of anxiety, or in cases of dermatitis or psoriasis, as stated in a testimony published by Enecta.
CBD has also proved effective in more serious conditions, such as children with drug-resistant epilepsy.
On the occasion of World Epilepsy Day we discussed the discussion with Dr. Pasquale StrianoDoctor of Pediatric Neurology and Muscular Disorders in the “G. Gaslini” in Genoa.
In what ways can you find and take the CBD?
Today it is possible to find CBD in the market in several ways. The hemp oil seed, with different concentrations of CBD, is one of the most frequently found products if you want to buy on the web.
Enecta proposes the line of top quality hemp extract on the market with concentrations of 3%, 10% and 24% in order to respond to the different requirements of consumers.
The most commonly used oil alternatives are CBD crystals which represent the molecule in its purest form, in a percentage of 99%.
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