Modern medicine has managed to make considerable progress in its research over time, several stigmas have been removed for the research of certain products, such as cannabis, a plant that history has valued as a serious compound for society, but currently it has been possible to discover benefits that favor it, thus achieving its legalization in several countries, but of conscious consumption.
One of the studies commissioned in this plant has managed to capture the CBD component, which is part of Cannabis Sativa, which has managed to benefit a large number of epilepsy patients, due to its anti-epileptic or anticonvulsant action. The discovery of this component has been so furious that a large number of stores and companies have been appearing that are in charge of its production, selling it as a component in oils, balms or lotions.
But like any product that has become popular, there have been cases of misinformation or misunderstandings about its benefits and uses of the CBD products, causing many people to consume it unnecessarily, putting these people at risk for a product that is still under investigation for its external benefits. to the help of epileptic people.
What is Meant by CBD?
CBD or better said Cannabidiol is one of the compounds that belong to cannabis sativa or hemp, the chemical substances belonging to CBD are very different from other plants since it does not have large amounts of THC but of CBD, THC is a compound the which, depending on the greater or lesser amount, presents psychotropic or psychoactive processes.
Once we take this into account, we could classify CBD as a medicinal drug and not a recreational one, in fact, in the United States, cannabidiol is approved to treat seizure disorders since with its amounts of CBD as such, it is not a psychoactive and not a psychotropic, but an analgesic.
CBD has also been used in other pathologies, only it has not been certified if it really is an effective or appropriate treatment for some of these conditions, such as anxiety or Parkinson’s, these being some with which CBD has been tested, although having some good results but not yet fully accepted by medical organizations.
Since this is a product that comes from cannabis and both people outside the medical field still have certain stigmas regarding the use of these substances. As mentioned above, CBD is a non-toxic pain reliever, therefore it is very different from other plants that contain THC, which, to a certain extent, could be.
The use of cannabidiol is quite varied since it can be found in different products and, being a compound derived from cannabis, a certain stigma can be created about whether it is a favorable option or not, it must be taken into account that it does not have THC molecules.
Molecules which are responsible for psychotropic and psychoactive processes, these processes are the ones that to a certain extent and can become toxic, but in the case of cannabidiol or CBD it is only an analgesic, therefore it would only counteract psychoactive or psychotropic processes that can present themselves or in their entirety simply not present them.
Being a product derived from cannabis but not having psychotropic effects thanks to the lack of THC, its audience is much larger and with this, the people who can benefit from the use of it, since there are high possibilities of helping in many medical pathologies that may occur in different patients of various ages. In the list of diseases that the use of CBD has been involved in is anxiety, Parkinson’s and schizophrenia, treating these neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions.
Legalization of this product
Regarding the legalization of this product, it will depend on the legislation of each country, since several studies have shown that this type of substance is beneficial for a variety of diseases, but which side effects may not be adequate, such as fact that it can keep the person who consumes it in a continuous state of alert, in addition to effects that are regularly found in medications, such as fatigue, diarrhea, among others.
Being a delicate product for sale, since there have been cases in which the stores that are in charge of its sale have sold these products with more THC than Cannabidiol, which has presented a danger to the consumer, for this reason the medication of cannabidiol-containing drug approved by various medical organizations is Epidiolex, which is used to treat cases of epilepsy.
Differences between CBD and THC components
Being new ways to apply medications, these substances can generate some kind of confusion, causing many people to comment or think that they are the same, when the reality is quite the opposite. When we talk about CBD, we must understand that this is a cannabinoid, from the hemp of cannabis sativa, which only contains 0.3% THC, thus avoiding the known psychoactive effects of this type of plant.
While when we talk about THC, we talk about the cannabinoid of the cannabis sativa plant, responsible for the euphoric effects of the plant, this component is the predominant cannabinoid of cannabis/marijuana, normally cannabis plants contain 10 to 20% of this cannabinoid, thus producing the psychoactive effects that some people avoid or try to get.
To clarify, products that contain CBD are those accepted by institutions for their low amount of THC. It should also be noted that the cannabis Sativa plant is made up of a wide variety of cannabinoids, but it is CBD and THC are the ones that predominate in it.
The modern market brings with it a much more modern and little stigmatized society that has been hallucinating in a literary way with CBD in its oil presentation, since it has shown many good results in all the people who have had or wanted to resort to this new form or presentation of cannabis.
Since after many years and disputes about the use and fame that cannabis has had in the society, the arrival of CBD has been able to help combat the little culture and ignorance that all those people may have had towards this plant and all its derivatives, it is clear that all this dispute stems mostly from the fact that previously cannabis was only considered a product that was only used recreationally and not therapeutically.
In many articles, CBD has been mentioned as a new product launched on the market with a relatively new compound and a fairly friendly presentation since it is an oil as such and not like other previous presentations of cannabis, but we must know that cannabidiol has always been in cannabis, only it is only until now that it has been possible to use this magnificent and useful compound in a therapeutic way.
Thus making its way into a market basically alone since there is no other like this compound, this product would be making its fame in a positive way and helping millions of people from an ethical and moral point of view, giving a new image and showing a different reality towards what all people might think about cannabis and its influences.
Side effects and precautions
With the popularity that this type of product has been gaining and its sale, the side effects that it brings have been discovered, being a type of product that is seen on the market as topical use, many people have ignored this and they have consumed it orally, rendering its effects null, very similar to when a person consumes vitamin supplements without prior authorization from a doctor.
Being a component that has gone through a wide variety of studies to be approved for sale or to be part of medicines, its risk is very low, but it should be noted that this is a product that comes from cannabis, and contains very little THC avoiding the psychoactive effects, but its abuse can be fatal for the health of the person, at the moment the investigations have not shown serious cases, but it is still a component that is still in stages of study for a variety of diseases, for moments is used in cases of epilepsy.
It should be noted that its oral consumption is prohibited in a variety of countries, despite the fact that many users consume it that way and that most companies confirm that it should be consumed topically, but a situation that should be to take into account is that this type of product does not work as an antiaging product, nor as a neuroprotective or antitumor product, as has been seen in some cases of companies or stores that try to sell a product with an alleged amount of CBD, which helps these cases of people who suffer from insomnia, which is without any scientific basis.
What the research results have given minimally way, is that it can function as an anti-inflammatory or antioxidant for diseases or pain associated with oxidative stress, but its greatest benefits are related to helping certain cases of epilepsy patients.