We have long wanted to add hemp extractions in food form to our catalogue. But above all, we had to make sure that these products had obtained the long and difficult registration and certification procedures with the official Spanish authorities, allowing them to be distributed 100% legally for the member countries of the European Union.

The CBD is now available, thanks to the products manufactured by the Vitrovit team which contain a complete extraction of the hemp plant, resulting from organic cultivation. This extraction is composed of approximately 400 natural components, of which 77% is Cannabidiol CBD, a cannabinoid that surprises the medical and scientific community for its many beneficial properties.

This hemp extraction is available in two formats, oil or capsules. In the case of CBD oil, the hemp extraction is diluted in extra virgin olive oil (of the arbequina variety), for every 1ml of oil it contains 25mg of extraction, or 19.25mg of CBD.

In the case of the CBD capsules, the hemp extraction is diluted in cocoa butter, solidified at room temperature, thus avoiding any risk of leakage of the active ingredients. Each capsule contains 25mg of extraction, i.e. 19.25mg of CBD. These hemp-based products, in accordance with the legislation in force, do not contain traces of THC (<0.2%).

Medicinal properties of Cannabidiol CBD

CBD is a molecule that is very similar to THC, but with the difference that CBD does not have any psychotropic effect, that is, it does not cause any sensation of drunkenness, vertigo or euphoria, which are characteristic of THC. We can note that CBD has a low affinity with cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), but acts more pronounced on other receptors, such as GPR55 or 5-HT1A.

The CBD the legal cannabinoid

Cannabidiol also has the advantage of being non-toxic and having few undesirable side effects. In the worst case, too high a dosage causes sedation (drowsiness).

Scientific studies show that Cannabidiol CBD has interesting therapeutic properties for the following cases:

Epilepsy: CBD gives very positive results in some epileptic patients, in particular against certain rare and severe forms of childhood epilepsy, such as Dravet’s or Lennox-Gastaut’s syndrome. (Source: 1,2 and 3). CBD has just been legalized for this use, in Brazil in January 2015.

Pain and inflammation: CBD is a molecule that has good analgesic and anti-inflammatory capacity. It is particularly effective against neuropathic pain. (Source: 4,5 and 6)

Neuronal degeneration: Cannabidiol has a great capacity as an antioxidant, more than those of vitamins C and E. It is capable, in particular, of ensuring the protection of neurons against degeneration and limits the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: 7 and 8)

Anxiety and depression: CBD has good anxiolytic properties and is also a powerful antidepressant. (Source: 9 and 10)

Cancer: Cannabidiol (CBD) has been the subject of several studies for its anti-tumour properties (Sources: 11 and 12). It also has antiangiogenesis properties, that is, it inhibits the creation of new blood vessels needed for tumor growth (Source: 13). However, we would like to point out that the dosages of CBD used to carry out the studies with patients are much higher compared to the hemp extracts offered at present. To obtain high concentrations of cannabinoids in the blood, it is preferable to perform a resin extraction or concentrates from a variety of marijuana rich in CBD.

The CBD and its ways of action

Nausea and vomiting: Cannabidiol is an antiemetic molecule. It is particularly effective in reducing the side effects, nausea and vomiting, caused by chemotherapy (source: 14).

Schizophrenia: CBD is an antipsychotic agent, very effective in fighting schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders (Source: 15).

Bacterial infections: Cannabidiol has good antibacterial properties (source: 16), it is also effective against psoriasis (source: 17), as well as to fight acne (source: 18). For this type of topical use, we advise you to use CBD in the form of an ointment, such as Trumpetol Extra Tee Tree.

William M. Gale

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