The popularity of CBD is increasing, but the wide variety of products on the market can be confusing. We look at the different types of CBD concentrates, from wax to oil to shatter to hashish. Ready to read all about CBD and how to consume it? Royal Queen Seeds gives you a heads-up!
CBD is the second most abundant cannabinoid found in nature, after its famous brother THC. In fact, it has become the second best known. The use of CBD continues to grow as more people appreciate its beneficial effects. However, many are not clear on how to use it. If you do a search on CBD you will find a wide variety of products, from oils to wax to shatter and isolated CBD. What does all this mean? If you are looking for a better understanding of the different types of CBD concentrates, you are in the right place.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD was first isolated in 1940, although at that time it was not considered pharmacologically active. No doubt it was a major oversight, but it’s not surprising either, since unlike THC, CBD doesn’t place you. It is, however, largely responsible for many of hemp’s great benefits. Here are some of them:
Seizures: Many clinical trials have shown CBD to be effective in treating seizures, even at low doses.
Chronic pain: a study  published in the Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management showed that CBD is very promising in the treatment of chronic pain, with hardly any side effects.
Inflammation: Another study highlighted the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD, which may explain many of the health benefits of CBD. Inflammation has been linked to many human diseases.
Schizophrenia: A recent study suggested that CBD may be useful in the treatment of schizophrenia and other types of psychoses.
Cancer: The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology recently published a study showing that CBD may prevent cancer from spreading to new parts of the body, suggesting that it may kill or slow the growth of cancer cells.
CBD may even be positive for those who do not suffer from chronic pain, as many seek relief from stress, help in sleeping better, and may even give us quick access to “flow states”. In addition, it has preventive benefits: CBD can help prevent bone diseases and some types of cancer, and helps the growth of new neurons in the brain.
CBD acts on the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system calms cells that are overexcited, and is made up of two main branches. One in the brain, composed of many CB1 receptors, and one in the immune system, composed mostly of CB2 receptors. Like THC, CBD acts on these receptors, but unlike THC, it antagonizes them. It is also thought to increase the body’s natural release of endocannabinoids, in addition to other pharmacological effects.
OW TO CONSUME CBD
You know all the incredible advantages of CBD. Now, how do we get started?
The market is full of a huge variety of CBD products. This diversity has its advantages (we all like to have lots of options), but it can be a bit disconcerting for beginners.
Many newcomers to the world of CBD start with supplements. We are not surprised, as we all know how to take a pill, but supplements are not always the ideal choice. The supplement market is not regulated, and products do not always contain the amount of CBD they claim to have.
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