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CBD food supplements: why and how to use them?

Thanks to their natural richness in omega and vitamins, the CBD food supplements are becoming more and more successful. Available in different forms, they are used for cooking or are taken in the form of capsules. Back on their effects, benefits and precautions for use.

Why use CBD?

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In capsules, powder or oil, CBD can be used as a dietary supplement

Le CBD, or cannabinoid, is an active ingredient present in hemp plants. The plant, also known as c, benefits from many nutritional qualities, sometimes earning it the nickname super food. We all have a endocannabinoid system (SEC) in our body. The latter is activated both by cannabinoids produced naturally by the human body, but also by those present in cannabis. By requesting it, CBD food supplements could therefore very well help our immune and nervous systems.

To begin with, CBD has a high gamma-linolenic acid content (GLA). This omega 6 is good for hormonal imbalances. It especially helps our body in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome, certain symptoms of menopause, and even water retention. A classic take in capsule form avoids the taste of cannabis, which can sometimes be strong and earthy.

CBD dietary supplements also contain complete proteins. They contain all of the eight amino acids essential for balanced diet. From a nutritional point of view, hemp seeds, often associated with CBD, are similar in this sense to quinoa. They are finally naturally rich in ffood ibres insoluble which aid digestion.

CBD food supplements

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Hemp seeds have nutritional properties close to quinoa

Hemp seeds, also called hemp seed, are oilseeds. This means that they are high in fat and therefore they are perfectly suited for oil extraction. They allow the creation of food supplements with CBD. These are rich in taste (close to hazelnut) and in properties, they are nonetheless very calorific. So do not abuse their use. We must also distinguish hemp oil, obtained by pressing seeds, CBD oil, obtained by distillation of the plants. The two generally combine in food supplements to take advantage of their additional benefits.

In the form of oil, they can simply season salads, vegetables or dairy products. For the greediest, sweet products with a high CBD content exist. They then take the form of sweets, chocolate or honey. There is also hemp flour. Naturally high in protein and gluten-free, it can be easily combined or replaced with other flours for the creation of pasta and cakes.

CBD is also used to make vitamin supplements. They allow you to enjoy Benefits of CBD as well as nutritive and antioxidant potential vitamins. CBD liposomal vitamins are for example a mixture of pure organic CBD, vitamins, minerals and fruit flavors in a liposomal suspension. The liposomes are vesicles - small bags - of fat that help the penetration of vitamins in the body. Their effect is then faster and more pronounced. There are also specific associations, for example vitamin C and CBD. Vitamin C is then encapsulated in liposomes which facilitate and accelerate its effects. (See as well : CBD against acne)

Effects of CBD dietary supplements

CBD food supplements rich in vitamins and omega
CBD food supplements are rich in vitamins and omega

The omega 3 and omega 6 naturally present in CBD food supplements have many benefits, especially in the reduction of cardiovascular disease. They also help lower blood pressure, also directly influencing the risk of cardiovascular accidents. They finally regulate cholesterol levels in the blood. Hemp seeds just like CBD oil are rich in omega and therefore allow to benefit from their effects on the organism.

CBD is increasingly studied for its relaxing and anti-inflammatory effects. By acting directly on the SEC, CBD food supplements allow to draw the anticipated benefits. By only using the cannabinoid molecule, they also ensure THC-free products, respecting European law. CBD thus makes possible the state of relaxation lent to cannabis without suffering from its psychoactive effects. Let us recall on this occasion that only the plants whose THC level is less than 0,2% can be used to make cannabis products.

Some studies also tend to prove that cannabidiol protects against addictions. CBD would then be a means of weaning off certain substances. The first target remains the psychoactive THC molecule. Thanks to a taken orally and not by inhalation, the harmful effects of smoke are thus also avoided.

Precautions for using CBD as a dietary supplement

Like any other plant, it is important to know theorigin of production CBD before consumption. Food supplements are primarily intended to be beneficial for the body. Plants grown according to a organic fashion et without pesticides are therefore preferable. The extraction mode also plays a role in quality. It can be done naturally or on the contrary include chemicals which could leave residues in the final product.

Finally, pay attention to the oil purity. Prefer them without additives. They tend to be more liquid and therefore easy to dose when filtered. Like essential oils, they are photosensitive. It is therefore preferable to keep away from light and heat. This is why thehemp oil can be used more as a dressing or in drops. It is indeed not suitable for cooking which alters its effects. Donuts with cannabis oil are therefore to be avoided, which would probably not contribute to a balanced diet.

Whatever the reason you want to consume CBD food supplements, start with small doses and gradually increase until the desired effect is obtained. Overdose of CBD is not a priori dangerous and does not provide addiction. Like any other natural substance, however, abusing it is neither useful nor recommended.

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