Cannabidiol (hereinafter referred to as CBD) is the main chemical component of the medicinal plant cannabis. Continue reading CBD History and Future to know more.
Extracted from the female cannabis plant, is a non-addictive component of cannabis, with anti-spasmodic, anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, and other pharmacological effects.
CBD is not only useful in the treatment of many difficult diseases, but also effective in eliminating the hallucinogenic effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on the body, known as the “anti-marijuana compound”.
In fact, CBD was isolated by Adams and Todd from both Mexican and Indian hemp in 1940, some 20 years before the discovery of THC.
Good things come to those who make mistakes in the determination of the structure of CBD due to the experimental conditions at that time.
It was not until 1963 that Mechoulam and Shvo determined its exact chemical structure, which is now commonly known as the CBD structure.
Chemical formula of CBD
After that, the stereological structure of CBD was given and data were published by Santavy in 1964. Jones (Jones) determined the crystal structure of CBD in 1977, and reported two independent stereological structures of CBD. Since then, the knowledge and research of CBD has been on the right track.
Medical value of CBD
The application of CBD in the medical field is mainly based on its protective effect on the nervous system. It is genetically stable and has good pharmacokinetic properties.
Scientists have synthesized a series of CBD analogs through continuous modification of the CBD structure, which has different pharmacological activities and can act on different diseases.
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory: CBD exerts analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects through dual inhibition of cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase, and is more effective than the well-known and widely used aspirin.
Anti-epileptic: GABA neurotransmitters in the human brain have a sedative effect and inhibit the excitability of the brain centers. CBD can help control the consumption of GABA neurotransmitters, inhibit brain excitation, reduce seizures, and may also help improve the efficacy of other anti-epileptic drugs.
Anti-anxiety: Endocannabinoids are an important substance found in the body that helps depressed patients lower their anxiety. CBD can help maintain endocannabinoids at a reasonable level so that the patient feels good and happy physically without becoming addicted like THC.
Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (NHIE) In 2015, GW Pharmaceuticals used CBD to develop an intravenous injection that has been granted Rare Disease Drug Status (also known as Orphan Drug Designation) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (NHIE).
Note: A rare disease is one that affects only 1 in 2,000 people and cannot be cured.
The pharmacological effects of CBD are second to none Whether it is anti-spasmodic, anti-anxiety, sedative, anti-insomnia, anti-vomiting, anti-inflammatory, anti-epileptic, anti-tumor, neuroprotective, cardiovascular protective, hepatoprotective, antibacterial, metabolic, and immunomodulatory or anti-stabilizing effects and anti-Gram-positive bacteria, control of dystonic movement disorders and myelopathy, CBD can play a role, especially in the treatment of cancer, epilepsy, depression, anxiety, and psychiatric disorders in recent years. Continue reading CBD History and Future to know more.
CBD skin care
CBD can be used to relieve pain and reduce swelling, making it a “helper” in treating skin scars, rashes, dry skin and more serious skin conditions.
In addition, CBD can also inhibit and help regulate lipid production, which helps fight excessive greasy skin, reduce acne and fight bacterial skin infections.
CBD vape oil may become the future of choice
The main ingredient in CBD vape oil is CBD (cannabidiol) and there is growing evidence that CBD can help kick nicotine addiction.
A study conducted by University College London investigated the effects of CBD on tobacco addiction and concluded that CBD is a potential treatment for nicotine addiction.
Meanwhile CBD nebulization has become a popular choice for people suffering from anxiety or needing immediate pain relief.
The nebulization process allows CBD to bypass the liver and be absorbed directly into the body and bloodstream, allowing it to work quickly – 40 to 60 minutes faster than other methods; nebulization has a higher bioavailability than forms such as sublingual drops, gels, or capsules.
CBD foods that are delicious and healthy
The most prominent advantage of CBD food is that it can enter the body through food and have a therapeutic effect on our body diseases.
PS: Medical cannabis has a higher CBD content; recreational cannabis has a higher THC content.
Cannabis is the collective name of hemp (industrial hemp), marijuana (recreational marijuana), Medical marijuana (medical marijuana), but more people use cannabis to refer to marijuana.
First, let’s look at the differences between the above. Continue reading CBD History and Future to know more.
Tetrahydrocannabinol THC (psychoactive component of the cannabis plant) content of less than 0.3% of the cannabis without psychoactive ingredients.
PS: the above industrial hemp content standards for the EU unified standards, there are some countries industrial hemp THC content less than 0.2% or other standards, such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Sweden and other countries.
The THC content of tetrahydrocannabinol is defined as 0.3% <THC<0.5%, with a low psychoactive tendency for medicinal use.
PS: The above medical marijuana content is the EU standard. In addition to the above two kinds of cannabis THC content greater than 0.5%, psychoactive higher, there is a tendency to abuse.
Many people speak of cannabis is also this, also called recreational marijuana or drug marijuana, THC content > 0.5%, with obvious psychoactive and abuse tendencies, drug marijuana THC content can be as high as 20% or more.
PS: The difference between CBD and THC.
In summary: the various designations of cannabis is one of the knowledge points that we often confuse, and the CBD and THC components of cannabis are also often confused, to thoroughly understand CBD, but do not get confused again.
How many kinds of cannabis oil?
The oil extracted from the flowering stems and leaves of hemp (hemp) that don’t get high is hemp oil, which contains varying concentrations of CBD and almost no THC. It can also be called full-spectrum CBD oil, containing a variety of cannabinoids and terpene phenols that act synergistically with CBD.
Hemp seed oil, fire hemp oil (hemp seed oil)
The oil extracted from Hemp seed, which is hemp seed oil, contains almost no THC and CBD, but is rich in fatty acids. Mostly used in cosmetics, it can moisturize and antioxidant, and can also be used as edible oil.
Cannabis oil (cannabis oil) is the oil extracted from the flower stems and leaves of cannabis (cannabis), which can get high, and contains different concentrations of CBD and THC, and CBD has a certain effect on THC elimination.
CBD oil can be extracted from both cannabis and hemp, and the choice of cannabis depends on local laws, for example, in China CBD is extracted from hemp; in most states in the United States, both hemp and cannabis are available.
THC oil must be extracted from cannabis, which contains almost no CBD.
Regarding CBD oil, it can be divided into.
Full Spectrum CBD Oil (Full Spectrum Cannabidiol Oil); Broad Spectrum CBD Oil (Broad Spectrum Cannabidiol Oil); Pure CBD Oil (Pure CBD Isolate Oil); and CBD Isolates (Cannabidiol Isolate)
Full Spectrum CBD (Full Spectrum Cannabidiol Oil), which is the extract of the leaves of Cannabis sativa without further purification and separation, contains CBD (cannabidiol) in addition to terpenes, other cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, phytonutrients, and other substances extracted from the cannabis plant. Full-spectrum CBD oil is usually more viscous, darker in color, and has the botanical flavor of hemp.
Because it contains natural cannabinoids intact, whole plant cannabis extracts contain small amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), but and do not have the hallucinogenic risks of THC.
Broad Spectrum Cannabidiol Oil, like Full Spectrum CBD, contains a range of cannabinoids and terpenes, but no THC. there are also other products that are based on isolated CBD with additional cannabinoids and terpenes added.
Pure CBD Isolate Oil is made by isolating and purifying CBD crystals from the leaves of the hemp flower with a CBD purity of up to 99.9% and then dissolving the CBD crystals in an oil solvent.
Pure CBD oil contains only CBD, does not contain any other components of the hansom. Since CBD crystals are colorless and odorless, the color and odor of pure CBD oil depend on the solvent and other additives used. Commonly used solvents are coconut oil (MCT oil), olive oil, fire hemp oil, and VG/PG.
CBD isolate (Cannabidiol Isolate) is the separation of CBD from hemp extract, and then remove the cannabinoids, terpenes and other cannabis ingredients, the finished product contains only about 99% or more CBD fine white powder. CBD isolate only contains a cannabinoid CBD, and no smell and taste can be used to make a variety of CBD derivative products, such as food, drinks, skincare products. Continue reading CBD History and Future to know more.
The CBD Market Analysis
The global CBD cannabis oil market is expanding due to the global epidemic of chronic and infectious diseases. The global CBD cannabis oil market was valued at over USD 950 million in 2017 and is expected to exceed USD 2.5 billion by 2026, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 11% from 2018 to 2026.
In terms of region, the global CBD hemp oil market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa, with North America dominating the global market.
The high market share in North America is mainly attributed to the rapidly increasing geriatric population, increase in the number of patients suffering from chronic diseases, and hence, increased options to take cannabis for treatment, which has only further expanded the market.
At the same time, the increase in the production of cannabis in Canada and the legalization of cannabis sales have also provided ample “impetus” to the demand for cannabis in the North American market.
CBD is slowly changing human life, and mastering CBD may be the way of the future or another opportunity for you to learn more about it. Continue reading CBD History and Future to know more.