CBD is a molecule present in Cannabis which has multiple therapeutic virtues. In Chinese medicine, Cannabis has been used for thousands of years to cure many diseases. Unfortunately, most patients are very poorly informed about this plant because there are no accredited doctors specialized in this type of treatment.
Its molecular configuration is similar to that of THC, but unlike the latter, CBD has no psychotropic effects (i.e., it causes no sense of intoxication, dizziness or euphoria), which are characteristics more attributable to THC and more generally to the recreational use of Cannabis.
CBD possesses therapeutic properties that we will present you in this article. An interesting feature of this molecule is its very low toxicity, and thus has very few adverse side effects: In the worst case, too high of a dose may cause sedative sensation (sleepiness). CBD has a very low affinity to cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), but it also induces a variety of effects when it is bound to other human receptors such as the putative cannabinoid receptor, GPR55, or serotonin receptor, 5-HT1A.
Products containing CBD consumed orally are mainly found in the form of oil, capsule or spray, the latter being used under the tongue. The dosage of the CBD is not yet well-defined by science, and varies depending on the disease, but it is common to start by using 1 mg CBD per kg of body weight, then gradually increase the dosage until an effective quantity is determined.
CBD can also be used in creams, ointments and other cosmetics, this topical application is particularly effective against localized pain and skin problems such as acne or psoriasis.