your ultimate cannabidiol guide 101CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the hidden molecules behind hemp (Sativa, Indica, etc ..), it has been used for relaxation for generations and was already used in the bronze age. Well, to be honest, they probably weren’t aware of all the molecular components at that time, but they for sure were intelligent enough to notice the positive effects that hemp can have on their bodies. So let’s dive into the Cannabidiol subject and discover why CBD is such a strong topic in 2019.

Before you continue on this page, we recommend you to read The story of Charlotte, a little American girl who stabilized her Dravet Syndrome by using a high CBD hemp Strain. This event was the real beginning of the rise of Cannabidiol and it’s always a good story to know and to tell 🙂

What is Cannabidiol ?

It’s a chemical found in all hemp species at differents concentrations, this molecule is from the cannabinoids family, like THC but the effects are far opposed from tetrahydrocannabinol. THC and CBD both act on the endocannabinoid system (for all mammals) but while THC generates a psychoactive effect, Cannabidiol doesn’t make people high.

So … it’s light Cannabis, right?

People like to call Cannabidiollight cannabis“, but it’s wrong because these terms refer to hemp flowers highly concentrate in CBD with the purpose of being smoked. For medical Cannabis it’s a bit different because flowers contain THC at different levels and people need a medical approbation to use these products, then they can smoke it (not recommended) or make oil or edibles from it.

So this compound cannot really be called “light cannabis” or “medical cannabis” because it’s just one of the molecules of the full plant, it is one of the numerous elements you can find in industrial hemp like terpenes, cannabinoids, wax, fibers, etc …

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Let’s get scientific

CBD molecule wikipedia

Cannabidiol molecule structure on Wikipedia

At a molecular level, when Cannabidiol is fully extracted from the plant, it looks like a tasteless and odorless powder. Extracting only cannabidiol while removing all other plant material is difficult and expensive because you need high-pressure CO2 extractor.  This separation has to be made to have a pure 99.99% CBD crystals without any THC, the powder is then used to make CBD oil, edibles or cosmetics.

Now it’s getting interesting: Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid that acts on the pain system and Serotonergic system in all mammals brain. It acts on specifics brain receptors like 5-HT1A or 5HT3A which are the same receptor used by opioid drugs like pain killer, anti-depression and sleeping pills. And what is even better it that CBD/CBDa have very few benign side effects in contrary to the previous drugs. Now we understand why there is a great potential in cannabidiol: It could simply replace a huge quantity of drugs currently used by 5 to 10% of the world population!

Is CBD legal ?

Yes, cannabidiol is 100% legal in the United-States and in 95% of the world countries. The molecule is considered as a food supplement that can be taken without restriction. But you have to be careful of the kind of CBD products that you buy and use because it shouldn’t contain any trace of THC in it. If the product contains even the smallest amount of THC you have to look at the marijuana law in your State. For more informations, you can read the updated 2019 CBD law.

You are lucky, all Naturicious products contains 0% THC :

Usage

There are plenty of ways to assimilate this cannabinoïd but before diving into this I recommend you to read the most common mistakes while taking CBD, it is an interesting summary to help you to avoid making those mistakes.

Can I smoke CBD?

Okay … Let’s get straight to the point: This is probably the worst way to take Cannabidiol and we do not recommend this method. Firstly CBD buds/flowers are not authorized everywhere and even if it’s from industrial hemp. Most of the cannabidiol flowers contain THC and its use is highly restricted in some States.

Secondly, smoking is an old fashioned way of assimilation, because it burns with a too high and non-necessary temperature. At about 1472 °F (800 °C) everything is burned and the person who smokes is getting all the heavy metals and toxin (toluene, tar, carbon monoxide, heavy metals, etc…).

And to top that, it’s a very inefficient method because most of this active compound is lost in the smoke because the lungs cannot assimilate all the smoke at once.

Should I vape it then?

Even if it’s not the best way to assimilate cannabidiol, vaping is way better than smoking cbd buds. To vape this molecule you cannot use raw plant material like flowers but you need to use pure Cannabidiol crystal mixed in your PG/VG solution.

By vaporizing the solution to about 329°F (165°C) you can activate the decarboxylation process of the CBD (if not already done by manufacturer). The smoke is way colder than real combustion but it’s way cleaner too!

But it is still not a recommended method because the efficiency of assimilation is as bad as smoking.

Sublingual & Ingesting

The best way (efficient & healthy) is to use Cannabidiol edibles (oil, tincture, mix) because it’s very easy for your organism to absorb it this way.

The best method to take Cannabidiol is to use some good quality oil (check our 3% Isolate CBD oil) and to put 6 drops of oil under your tongue. You can let it rest here for some minutes before swallowing it. By doing this you will absorb the active compound faster and it will act faster on your organism, then the non-absorbed material in your stomach will be assimilated in the next hours.

Topical

Topical is another way to use Cannabidiol, it could be interesting if you want to use it on specific regions of your body for it to act locally. CBD lips and gloss are interesting too because the assimilation process is pretty efficient on the lips where a high quantity of blood circulates.

Scientific Research

Please note that the following elements are the results of medical experimentation on specifics illness, theses informations are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare profesionnal prior to use CBD, click on each buttons to get the official sources of the claim.

The main reason why people use this cannabinoid

At every stage of our life, we will experience pain … It could be physical or emotional or both, and it’s never a great time to experiment pain. Pain is here to tell us that something isn’t right, it’s a natural process and a necessary one but when the pain won’t leave on a daily basis it’s important to look for solutions …

There is plenty of different kind of pain-killer and sleeping pills on the market, some patients will go for melatonin while others will go for opioids with heavy side-effects. But today there is a third way that seems very helpful according to the testimonies and reviews we received. CBD is more and more used to help people deal with daily pain and to help them relax and sleep well. In the beginning, people used Cannabidiol as auto-medication without any official studies or authorization. But today it’s commonly accepted that this cannabinoid is very efficient to help to treat pain. I invite you to click on the button below to discover the last medical research about how cannabidiol can reduce pain by inhibiting the nervous system.

CBD is vastly used to help people with sleeping disorders

The sleeping disorder affects a large part of the world population, Europe and the U.S are one of the continents where pain-killer and sleeping-pills are vastly used. Sleeping trouble will affect everybody one day or another, for some people, it will be occasionally and there is no need to worry but for others, problems to fall asleep can become dangerous on the long term.

Cannabidiol is vastly used to help to fall in a deep and natural sleep, it is already publicly validated by a large number of CBD users that CBD is very efficient to calm down the nervous system. Experts also think CBD helps in preventing the breakdown of a chemical neurotransmitter in the brain that affects emotional state, mental function, and pain.

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are getting more and more common because of the abusive use of antibiotic in years 1970. Some bacteria and disease are stronger than before and medecine need something to boost the efficacity of penicillin, could CBD help ?

Anxiety

Anxiety is a world class problem in our modern society, today billions of people take highly chemical sleeping pills or Opioid to be able to relax. Scientifs are studying a second way to treat anxiety without secondary effects, read more about it now.

High blood pressure

High-blood pressure is a systemic problem because of the occidental life style, we eat very rich in fat and high in sugar and this diet can increase the blood pressure.

Some studies tend to demonstrate that CBD is indeed impact the global body blood pressure …

Addiction and Alcoholism

Cannabidiol can be usefull for addiction and for alcoholism problems, there are many testimony of cannabis or cigarette smokers that succefully stoped there addiction by vaping CBD. In a more medical use, this molecule seems to be pretty usefull to treat alcoholism and some studies have been made on the subject.

Attention deficit

Somes recent studies have focus their  efforts on treating or reducing ADD And ADHD syndromes. There are more and more cases of young children and adults having deficit attention and it looks like cannabidiol could be usefull for these people.

Cannabidiol and Acne

Acne is a benign illness but it can be very problematic for young teenager and even adults. Well good news … some studies tend to show that CBD can help with its anti-inflamatory properties, plus it help the stressed person to be more relax with its anti-anxiety propertie.

CBD and Alzheimer's

Today Alzheimer’s Disease is 6th cause of Death in the U.S ! This disease increased by more than 145% since 20 last years and our seniors are more and more exposed. Science is working hard on this subject and some new interesting properties of the CBD could help …

Anorexia

Anorexia is not a so rare disease as we think, people suffuring from low appetite and slow energy metabolism can be in real danger if this state persists over years. Some promising medical studies focused on treating anorexy using a CBD mix and could end on an effective treatment.

Autism

Autism is developmental disorder that makes it difficult for impacted people to socialize and communicate normally. This abnormal development is difficult to diagnose and nearly impossible to cure. Some scientists have made some research about CBD and autism and it looks like there is some good potential to help patients.

Arthritis

Arthritis is a calamity for old people (and for pets too), it’s so common that it looks like we are all going to this stage one day or another … For now it’s impossible to treat arthritic pain permanently but CBD seems usefull to relieve those pain, click on the button to read the scientific reasearchs on this subject.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS is a very rare disease that can manifestate itself at different stages of peoples’s life. This illness make it more and more difficult for people to use their muscles, step by step they loose control of their bobies without any alternative or solution.

Better breathing

Asthma is a pretty common and frequent issue that can be treated if the case is not to serious. CBD have been studied for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and it seems like it could be efficient to help people with breathing problem. You can click on the button to discovers the sources of these studies.

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the narrowing of arteries due to plaque in artery. This illness can be very dangerous and even become deadly if not treatead accordingly using specific drugs. Scientists have made some research about CBD and Atherosclerosis, let’s see what they discovered on this molecule.

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune Diseases are the biggest challenge of modern medecine and this is the most funded branch of scientific research in the world. With the raise of awardness about cannabinoïds and medical cannabis, researcher have now published some interesting discoveries, let’s see what the science say about it !

Cancer

Cancer is one of the most studied disease and scientifics have expanded their field and started study the effect of cannabidiol on cancerous cells. Those last we have seen numerous new studies about CBD and Cancer, disove the summary these discoveries.

Bipolar disorder & CBDa

Bipolar disorders is a strong disease that attack the brain and the emotive systeme of individuals. There are various stages of bipolar illness and Cannabidiol Acid have already been tested in laboratory by scientists. Some of those studies look very promising and could end up on a cure in a near future.

Heart diseases

This molecule is already recognize for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and the fact that it can help reducing the blood pressure. So scientists are getting more specifics in there studies and try to find new healing property of this cannabinoid. Let’s hope they will find interesting properties that could help treat patients with heart disease in a near future.

Depressive behavior

Depression is one of our modern world biggest sins. It can impact everybody and the United-States and Europe are already well known for their huge consumption of anti-depressant pills and painkillers… Cannabidiol has been proven to be very efficient to reduce pain, click on the button below to read what Science discovered about Cannabidiol and depression.

Mood disorder

The mood disorder is a pretty benign condition but this is the kind of illness that could evolve to a much more deeper mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Scientists are always very active in the research to help people have peace of mind and stabilize their mood, Cannabidiol has also been studied in this way and the results are pretty interesting.

Diabetes

With our very rich and saturated-fat food in the U.S and Europe, more and more people are experiencing diabetes. Cannabidiol has been already proven to be a powerful anti-inflammatory active molecule and now Medicine is starting to study the effect of CBD over diabetes. Doctors are finding promising results but they will need much more work, time and experimentations to have one day a viable treatment.

CBD for animals

Cannabinoids works great on animals too because all mamals species have the same brain receptors, so CBD is working the same on cats and dogs as for humans. This molecule as been proven efficient as a pain killer for dogs and scientists are more interested in CBD than ever by publishing frequent analysis and research results.

Properties and effects

To relieve pain

According to the research conducted by GW Pharmaceuticals in the USA by E.B.Russo, the use of CBD oil can interact with the body’s protein cells and transmit chemical signs both to the immune system and brain through a variety of stimuli. This creates a positive impact and helps the cells deal with chronic pain. CBD is extremely useful for people who are facing back pain and inflammation. Another survey proved how this molecule can improve sleep quality and mood patterns. Patients going through chemotherapy find relief with the usage of Cannabidiol when both the treatment and disease becomes unbearable.

To deal with anxiety

CBD has earned its fame for its ability to reduce stress and deal with anxiety. The Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics published a report explaining how the natural components present in CBD is beneficial when it comes to releasing pleasure hormones. It enables to relax the mind. CBD oil also brings about a sense of relaxation and calm. The serotonin levels of our body are altered due to this cannabinoid action over our endogenous cannabinoid system. It has an impact on the CB1 receptors present in the brain. This helps to improve mental health.

The ability to help patients with Cancer

Though a massive amount of research is still going on regarding the ability of CBD to fight cancer, the reports so far have been affirmative. Both cannabis and CBD oil are known to reduce the side effects of cancer therapy and reduce its symptoms. A combination of both the components Cannabidiol and THC will help to deal with the pain that is related to cancer. According to research conducted at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria by Hansen M, it can be concluded that CBD will help to deal with the harmful effects that are caused by chemotherapy including anxiety, vomiting, and nausea. Please note that there is not a single medical study that proves that Cannabidiol could reduce the tumor’s size or actively fight metastasis, for now, science only has certitude over the reduction of side-effect of the main radiology treatment.

No more signs of acne

The winner of a Nobel prize – George Andrew Olah conducted research and declared how CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can fight the signs of acne. CBD also controls the production of sebum which reduces oiliness and helps the skin fight inflammatory cytokines and bacteria responsible for causing acne.

Better Mental Health

Patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis and epilepsy can make the most of this cannabinoid. In the University of London, a research was conducted which proves that CBD can deal with a wide range of different neurological conditions. This includes Parkinson’s disease and Dravet syndrome. It also reduces cognitive decline and neurodegeneration, this helps those suffering from Alzheimer’s.

Better Sleep

The struggle to fall asleep at night is real for a majority of the population. This molecule can work wonders for those who simply want undisturbed sleep without any side effects. The components present in this cannabinoid can relax the body and lower the energy levels.

Testimonies of users

Important : Those testimonies were posted online, it’s impossible for us to know how exact those testimonies are. You shouldn’t give too much credit to these reviews and more important, always seek the help of you doctor in case of illness. Those review do not concern Naturicious products.

The testimonies of several people around the globe hold scientific explanations and theories that have been related to the use of CBD. The purpose of the CBD oil extracted from the hemp plant that is a member of the Cannabis family has shown explicit benefits to several people all around the earth. The testimonies of some of them go as follows:

Stephanie beats her cancer

Stephanie was a 30-year-old woman when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had to undergo chemotherapy. However, after some of the sessions, she decided to take a different route. She found out about Rick Simpson’s cannabis oil. Right after using this oil, she went into remission. She has been free of any cancer for over the past nine years now.

An anonymous person goes pain-free, beats drug abuse

A person, whose identity has been withheld, says that he had been diagnosed with severe neck pain for over 30 years and had got addicted to the painkillers like Excedrin. This led him to suffer from a severe ulcer that was enough for him to succumb to his conditions. Finally, he bought some CBD oil while he was in Florida which was about 1200mg in strength and proved miraculous for him. Not only did it make him feel ultimately better, but it also rinsed the pains and swellings off him. He was able to stretch his muscles out again that he had not been able to in years. He sends out a word of warning for the users at the end. He mentions that any strength under 1200 mg does not work and, in case, somebody struggling with addiction or pain must try this.

A 65-year-old woman was about to replace her hips when she took CBD

A 65-year-old woman was quoted as saying that she was suffering from a pain that came from a cranky hip and her ortho had suggested a hip replacement within 12 months. She started taking Aleve daily to reduce chronic pain. This was when her doctor mentioned CBD. She started taking the oil, and after a week or two, she increased the dose. Even though she could feel the pain due to an incorrect movement, her constant pain had vanished. She has stopped taking Aleve and goes for the daily dose of exercise. She is immensely happy to have got this effect.

Dorothy’s psoriasis takes a back seat

Dorothy shares her experience with hemp oil. She says she is a 53-year-old woman who had psoriasis all her life. Dorothy started applying this oil for 4days, and her psoriasis is almost 150% gone since. This oil is the only one that she has used with positive results, and she is more than elated to recommend it to people all over the world.

Evolution of legislation

CBD is the top food supplement of 2019 and his compound can be found everywhere from lattes to moisturizers, cookies, vitamins, teas, gummies, ice cream, massage oils, beer, and so on. But it hasn’t always been like that …

President Trump signs Farm Bill to legalize hemp in 2018

In the year 2018, Donald Trump signed the farm bill which gave Cannabidiol a new boost. This bill had a provision legalizing the use of hemp which is a form of cannabis, but it lacks every psychoactive reaction.

However, it isn’t all good news. Though CBD containing products are now sold everywhere (U.S 2019 CBD Law) and are highly popular among the masses the possession of Cannabidiol in any form can lead to arrests. In Duncanville, authorities barged into a store that is run by Ms. Amy Wazwaz and confiscated every CBD product. They also took away cash amounting to thousands of dollars along with the personal cell phones of employees.

It goes without saying that the dispute related to hemp isn’t something new. It has been prevalent for ages but the intensity of it increased after the federal ban was lifted from the Farm Bill in 2018. Hemp was previously classified as a controlled substance and shared its place with heroin. There is a massive difference between marijuana and hemp. Both of them are different varieties of cannabis. It is also the first plant ever to be cultivated. The chemical produced by this plant family is known as cannabinoids – which is again divided into two parts. A part that produces a high or is responsible for the psychoactive reaction when ingested or smoked whereas the other half doesn’t cause any such reaction. Cannabidiol is still subjected to regulation when sold for therapeutic benefit.

Last year we saw some real accomplishments and progress in terms of CBD but as 2019 continues the question still remains unanswered – Is CBD legal now? You’ll be surprised to know that though cannabidiol is legal, there are some very specific conditions. CBD’s legal status is way more defined with the recent reforms but there are still a few laws which remain unclear and there are quite a few new ones we are in need of. The lack of information along with continuous reforms leads to a vast misconception of the public about the law and the legality of these hemp-based products.

The legality varies from one state to another and federally the determining factors are all about how CBD is extracted and from which source marijuana or hemp. Both the plants are extremely close relatives, but they have been classified under the law very, very differently. It is crucial to understand the difference between them and follow their legal status in each state. Texas is one such state where possessing marijuana is subjected to felony.