CBD: Purified Extracts vs. Complete Extracts

Currently, dietary supplements that contain cannabidiol (CBD) in different concentrations are manufactured through two basic methods. The first method, called extraction of complete extracts, involves extracting the CBD together with other components of the plant, such as terpenoids, flavonoids, chlorophyll, waxes, etc. The second method, extraction of purified extracts, involves isolating the CBD molecule in its crystal form to subsequently dilute it in vegetable oil, until the desired concentration is achieved. Read more

CBD and the Digestive System

Various effects of CBD on the digestive system show interesting potential in therapeutic terms.Firstly, cannabidiol reduces nausea and vomiting; that is, it possesses antiemetic properties, and this has been verified both for its neutral form (Rock EM. 2011), in the form of CBD, and in its acid form (CBDA), which is how it is naturally present in cannabis plants (Rock EM & Parker LA. 2013). Read more

CBD as Anti-inflammatory agent

The anti-inflammatory effect of cannabidiol has been known for some time, with numerous scientific studies supporting this therapeutic effect.Among other things, the anti-inflammatory mechanism of  CBD is based on inhibition of the effect of interleukin 17 (IL-17), which is a pro-inflammatory substance, and the stimulation of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10. Cytokines are substances involved in inflammatory processes, and CBD hinders those that promote this process from acting, while at the same time it strengthens the effect of cytokines that reduce the inflammation (Kozela E, et al 2015). Read more

CBD and Anxiety disorders

Cannabidiol (CBD) has for some time now been used by the adult population to reduce their levels of anxiety, being found in the form of food supplements derived from industrial hemp.Studies in animals seem to indicate that cannabidiol produces this effect whether in its acid form (CBDA) or neutral form (CBD), although it seems a stressor must be present for cannabidiol to show its anxiolytic potential (Rock EM et al., 2017). Read more