What is the CBD

CBD, whose real name is Cannabidiol, is one of the cannabinoids found naturally in hemp. It is being talked about more and more lately, maybe you even know someone in your entourage who uses it. Before talking about its virtues and benefits. Let's try to understand quickly what it is from a purely chemical point of view :


CBD is a bicyclic phytocannabinoid, extremely lipophilic, which is why it is usually conditioned with oil, in order to stabilize and better preserve it.The scientific community has been interested in it since the 18th century, and it was in 1940 that the molecule was isolated for the first time, and its chemical formula advanced: C21 H30 O2

Cannabidiol is the cannabinoid, among more than a hundred, whose concentration is the highest in industrial hemp, and the second highest in so-called recreational hemp (containing a lot of THC producing psychotropic effects, banned in France). CBD, contrary to THC which has a molecular structure close to its own, is not psychoactive, even in high doses.

It has been the subject of special scientific attention in recent years, thanks to its immense therapeutic potential, such as epilepsy, anxiety disorders, stress, psychoses, depression, sleep, inflammation, pain, etc... The CBD has been the subject of more than 1500 publications, more than half of which have been referenced in the last 10 years. At the time of writing, cannabidiol is the main ingredient in 3 drugs: Sativex, Canador, and Epidiolex.Since access to the general public has been legalized, everyone can benefit from the beneficial effects of CBD, so in many countries around the world (United States, Europe, etc...), one can find a wide range of products, such as CBD oils, applicators, inhalers, chewing gums, or even balms.