What is CBD ? My experience

Cannabidiol, or more commonly known as CBD, has many therapeutic properties. Many people are reluctant to consume it because they are afraid of having the same harmful effects as cannabis, the plant from which CBD is extracted. However, there is no risk of addiction or phytotoxicity, as there is very little THC (which is negligible enough to be dangerous).

Understanding CBD : its origins and properties

Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid found in cannabis. It is extremely lipophilic, which is why it is usually taken in pipette form with oil (hemp or olive oil). Unlike THC, it does not alter the consumer's state of consciousness, so there's no risk of getting "high" ! On the contrary, it counteracts the effects of THC by acting directly on the CB1 and CB2 receptors linked to pain and anxiety : THC tends to cause "bad trips" and anxiety attacks when consumed in excessive quantities. Legal in many countries (including my own, France), it has the potential to treat certain serious conditions.

It has anxiolytic properties, tends to regulate mood and act on anxiety attacks and depression, as I explained above : it optimises the nervous system's natural response to pain, which makes it quite effective. It also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help millions of people suffering from chronic illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. It could even be used to treat schizophrenia.

Less well known for these conditions, yet effective, CBD is used to reduce acne, multiple sclerosis, nausea and vomiting, chronic inflammation of the intestines and colon, epilepsy, diabetes and addiction : it is used to wean people off THC and smoking. It also helps combat addiction to certain drugs, particularly opiate derivatives. It may be used to treat serious illnesses such as certain types of cancer (pancreatic cancer, for example), thanks to its anti-angiogenesis action, which inhibits the development of tumours and the proliferation of cancer cells in the body. Its relaxing effects reduce pain and nausea during chemotherapy.

The dosage depends on each person, the way you consume it and the percentage of CBD present in your oils, for example.

My experience, how and why do I use CBD ?

I use CBD in several forms : cosmetics, massage balm... but I mainly use it in the form of oil as a cure or simply if I feel the need. Here are the different reasons why I use it :

  • Premenstrual Syndrome

It considerably inhibits the pain associated with these disorders (cramps, muscle pain, headaches, etc.), but also helps to regulate moods.

  • My anxiety disorders and autism

It drastically limits stress surges, preventing anxiety attacks and autistic seizures.

  • Insomnia

It calms the nerves and can help combat difficulties in falling asleep.

  • Migraines or other pains

It helps relieve some mild to moderate pain (depending on the individual).

  • Eczema and dry skin

In cream form, CBD's anti-inflammatory properties can relieve eczema and the tightness it causes.

You can use CBD in several forms depending on your needs, desires and expectations. The advantage of consuming it in oil is that it works very quickly (10 to 20 minutes depending on the person). I personally use Hemproutine* products and I'm very happy with them.

* commercial collaboration, products offered

What is CBD ? My experience
Capra Pyrenaica 1 January 2024
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