All you need to know about CBD and more
CBD, officially known as cannabidiol, is one of the most prominent cannabinoids present in the Cannabis genus of plants. Cannabis plants have three strains—Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis—some of which are further differentiated as marijuana or hemp. The main difference between the two is that hemp only stems from the Sativa species, while marijuana can come from either Sativa or Indica strains. Marijuana plants contain higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—the cannabinoid that produces the “stoner’s high”.
The CBD Oils
The most popular and one of the most effective forms of taking CBD is the so-called CBD oils. They usually consist of two components: oil (e.g. MCT) used as a carrier and cannabinoids such as CBD. MCT oil is an important element of such products because, most often, CBD (and other cannabinoids) are fat-soluble, which significantly increases their absorption.
CBD oils are usually divided into two main categories: full-spectrum oils and CBD isolates. CBD oils containing the full spectrum of cannabinoids in their composition, usually also have other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBC, or THC (in legally permissible amounts). Oils containing CBD isolate have, as the name suggests, only CBD in their composition. Is this a significant difference? There are many indications that yes. It is widely believed that full-spectrum oils benefit from synergies between cannabinoids, called the entourage effect, so their effects are more effective.
A team of experts cooperating with Eir Health has prepared a compendium of knowledge that introduces step by step into the world of CBD and discusses the potential use of CBD for many popular diseases. In our texts, we place great emphasis on existing research and focus on the conclusions drawn from it.