Is it really a “miracle medicine” against everything, a straw for all long-suffering seekers or just a phenomenon of the times? The truth, as always, lies in the middle.
Hemp is one of the oldest crops in the world, originating in Central Asia and is now cultivated in all temperate to tropical zones of the world.
Cannabinoids, especially CBD, are receptor substances that can activate various areas in our body. This effect has been proven particularly in the area of muscle regeneration. It is also assumed that cannabinoids can activate other processes in the body; research is ongoing on this topic.
- The main ingredients are the cannabinoids in the plant hairs of the female flowers and in the sepals and supporting leaves of the flowers.
- THC – Tetrahydrocannabinol: Psychoactive and intoxicating ingredient
- CBD – Cannabinols: Hemp as medicine and cosmetics is now possible because industrial hemp from defined varieties can be grown in the EU. These have a high CBD content and a very low THC content (less than 0.2 %).
EFFECT – CBD
Pain-relieving: The perception of pain is significantly reduced.
Anti-inflammatory: chronic inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, asthma. Protects the nervous system and promotes the growth of nerve tissue.
The cannabinoids as receptor substances – which also have functions for the following indications – are being continually researched:
For sleep disorders
Acute stressful situations: For meditative calm.
The dosage is individual and depends on the respective symptoms. You generally start with a low dosage, which can then be increased.
RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS
Symptoms such as fatigue, drowsiness and loss of appetite are described as unpleasant side effects. Hemp oils containing CBD that are currently on the market have a THC content of less than 0.2 % and have been used medicinally since 2017. In this case there is no intoxicating effect. It is a sustainable plant extract with a very wide range of effects. It has few side effects and is therefore well tolerated and is definitely an alternative for chronic complaints.
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