What is CBD?!
First of all, the letters CBD are an acronym for Cannabidiol.
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the many molecules present in the hemp plant. These molecules are called “cannabinoids”. Hemp, or Cannabis Sativa L., has more than a hundred different cannabinoids. Moreover, they are not only present in hemp but also in other plants such as broccoli, cabbage, black pepper or even truffles!
How is CBD different from THC?
How does CBD act on our body?
In our body, we have an “ endocannabinoid system ” in the same way as an endocrine system, for example. CBD or Cannabidiol attaches to our endocannabinoid receptors and has a calming action on the nervous system without being a psychotropic drug.
What is the endocannabinoid system and what does it do?
The endocannabinoid system is one of the body's most important and complex communication systems. Its main function is to react to stress in order to allow the internal environment to maintain its general balance.
It is responsible for our homeostasis , that is to say it is responsible for the proper functioning and maintenance of the health of our body. It helps regulate our primary functions like sleep, appetite, pain management, our mood, our libido ...
What are the effects of CBD?
The success of CBD is essentially due to its relaxing effects and its lack of toxicity and harmfulness. But in reality, this small molecule has many interesting attractions.
- CBD & stress
CBD has a targeted action on certain receptors, such as serotonin receptors. By attaching to serotonin receptors, nicknamed the “happiness hormone”, to activate them, CBD can cause a feeling of well-being, relief and general appeasement or linked to certain states, such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, etc.
- CBD & pain
CBD also has anti-inflammatory properties so it can act by reducing all forms of inflammatory pain, muscular tension and chronic neuropathic pain (arthritis, migraines, nausea, etc.).
These two things said, CBD could play a role in balance and overall quality of life by supporting our sleep, managing pain and inflammation, relieving daily stress and anxiety.
- CBD & dermatology
You may have noticed that more and more cosmetics contain hemp or CBD. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can be useful in relieving irritated skin, calming itching and insect bites, soothing burns, and treating small wounds and scrapes, etc.
Why consume CBD in your diet?
First of all because it's much more fun, delicious, gourmet and pleasant to taste a variety of little sweet treats rather than putting drops with a super bitter and herbaceous taste under the tongue!
In addition, consuming CBD integrated into food would therefore facilitate its assimilation by the body and at the same time promote its effects by taking isolated drops.
A 2018 scientific study demonstrated that this method of consumption had non-existent to moderate side effects.
Also, by using this method of consumption, you could see the effects of CBD more slowly (the time of digestion) but don't be fooled! These would last for a much longer period than consuming it otherwise.
How to find the best daily dosage of CBD ?
The amount of CBD that one should consume will depend on several factors; there is no perfect, universal dosage that would suit everyone equally. For what ? Because not everyone is a fan of CBD for the same reasons. A person who just wants to relax will be satisfied with a different dosage than someone who wants to improve their sleep, or even relieve their arthritis. Most scientific studies on the subject use a dosage between 20mg and 1500mg of CBD per day.
The main factors to consider regarding CBD dosage are:
- The weight
- The condition to be relieved
- General physical and mental condition
- The experience we have with CBD
- The exact concentration of CBD contained in each serving.
Fortunately at Bloom&Cie we indicate the exact quantity of CBD contained in each serving.
(ex: 10mg of CBD per piece) as well as the quantity of CBD contained in each packet of treats (ex: 120mg of CBD in total)
As you will have understood, many variables must be taken into account to understand which dosage of CBD will suit you best.
We advise you to start slowly and gradually and above all be attentive to your own feelings.
Let's not forget that the principle of CBD is to work in harmony with our body to maintain a balance and not to saturate it with CBD. By listening to your body, you can adjust the frequency or amount of CBD consumed based on what works best for you.
Finally, we strongly recommend that you consult your doctor before consuming CBD .
Can I become addicted to CBD?
No, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that CBD does not pose a risk of addiction, addiction or dependence. On the contrary, it can help with certain addiction problems, thanks to its interaction with our cannabinoid receptors in our brain.
Can CBD make me stoned?
The CBD molecule has no psychoactive action, it cannot under any circumstances “get you high”. In addition ALL our products contain ZERO PERCENT (0%) THC (French law being set at 0.3% THC), it is therefore impossible to feel psychotropic effects, "high" effects or to be "stoned" . THC being the only psychotropic substance in cannabis.
Does CBD have side effects?
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that in its pure form, CBD is safe and does not pose a risk of overdose, even in high doses.
CBD is devoid of any toxicity and has few contraindications. However, you must remain vigilant and avoid consuming excessive quantities, the recommended daily dose being 50 mg/day.
Side effects in the case of excessive consumption could possibly result in: fatigue, dry mouth, diarrhea, changes in appetite and weight.
It is not recommended to drive after consuming CBD.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not recommended to consume CBD.
If you are undergoing medical treatment we recommend that you consult your doctor before consuming CBD.
Let's remember that the goal is to maintain a balance (with indulgence of course). As mentioned above, we are talking about “homeostatic” balance here. It is therefore strongly recommended, in order to maintain this balance, not to overdo the good things, even if there is no risk of overdose with our products . It should be borne in mind that the absorption of CBD by our body is slow, and therefore takes place over time.
Listen to your body: it is recommended to pay close attention to your body's reactions to CBD to adapt the quantities that may suit you.
CBD is not a medicine! It acts differently on each person. This will depend on several factors including our general state of health, but also the quantity of endocanabinoids present in our body and our absorption rate.