HEMP AND CBD
CBD is made from hemp (textile, industrial or agricultural) which is a plant variety derived from Cannabaceae.
Maturing each year, it was chosen for its different aspects: a large stem, a minimal presence of THC and rather simple to produce. Selected from hemp grown by botanists, it is also referred to as chenevis, which means hemp seed.
Nowadays, hemp is used to define industrial hemp and its famous leaf fiber rather than its recreational use.
For millennia, it has been used and worked by man: we find traces of its use in the Neolithic period. After it got tamed by man on the Asian continent, it was diffused all over the planet through migratory movements.
For example, it can be cited as having been first used in -600 BC in China and Europe in the Middle Ages to make clothes with its fibers. The first recorded Bible, printed by Gutenberg, was printed on hemp paper, whose use can be noted until the end of the 20th century. The two world wars also saw soldiers wearing this type of clothing until the arrival of synthetic fibers.
Not too long ago France would cultivate hemp enjoying all of its qualities in textile, building, food, medicine, etc…
A natural product which requires 3 times less water than cotton to harvest twice as much of it. Clothes, sails and ropes for a boat, the insulation of a house, or even its walls, herbal tea for coughs, syrup for pain, it is one of the richest food oils in the plant world, seeds for meals or even rods for tools ….
Then halfway in the twentieth century the synthetic fiber industry and pharmacy removed hemp in favor of other products ….
Nowadays, hemp is back and in a sustainable development momentum. European countries have put cultivation of hemp back on the agenda which, in addition to producing useful materials, can clean and purify polluted soil.
Hemp and CBD: There is another way to consume and hemp is the proof.
What is CBD?
CBD is one of the many cannabinoids of Cannabis. Discovered by an Israeli professor in 1963, (Raphael Mechoulam), there are about a hundred (144) which to this day are subject of many studies throughout the world.
We can name 2 cannabinoids particularly present in this plant: THC (tetrahydrocannabidiol) and CBD (Cannabidiol).
The first, THC, is psychoactive: it is the main cannabinoid sought out for recreational effect. It is also medically beneficial.
The second, CBD, has no psychoactive effect: it does not “get you stoned”, but it has many beneficial properties for all mammals.
Hemp is one of the varieties of Cannabis Sativa L. known to have industrial applications and low THC content: nonetheless, it contains interesting levels of CBD.
French law authorizes products made from European organic hemp containing less than 0.2% of THC: CBD products available on Hexagone Vert are derived from European organic hemp extraction with zero THC levels, or less than 0,2%.
How CBD affects mammals
Hemp and CBD acts on receptors common to both men and animals (mammals): GPR55, 5HT1A or the serotonin receptor.
In this manner, it influences the homeostasis of the body: it allows to find a balance on the whole body such as appetite, mood, pain, sleep, breathing, blood circulation, temperature, etc…
Why use CBD?
In our blog, you can find many articles and studies on the beneficial effects of CBD.
How to use CBD?
Toutes prises de CBD doit être réalisée 2 heures avant ou après tout autre complément alimentaire. En effet, le CBD peut inhiber l’effet des médicaments si ils sont pris en même temps, et les libérer plus fort par la suite. Pour l’instant, peu d’interférence médicamenteuse ont été relevées pour le CBD.
Si vous êtes sous traitement médical, consultez votre médecin avant d’utiliser du CBD.
Le CBD a très peu d’effets secondaires et est considéré comme une substance sure. Les effets indésirable pouvant être observé après une consommation importante :
- Bouche sèche
- Pression artérielle quelque peu diminuée
- Diminution de l’activité de la p-glycoprotéine
The entourage effect
The entourage effect is of overriding importance for the CBD to be effective: along with other cannabinoids (CBN, CBG, etc.) and terpenes, CBD is much more effective. This is the reason Hexagon Vert only has products offering extractions in full spectrum with the presence of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Terpenes are classes of hydrocarbons produced by plants. They have two basic properties: they are responsible of the different odors, and immunity structure of the plant. Their curative effects are so used and concentrated for human benefits. Some of them exist in different plant as Myrcene, a specific terpene that can be found in Pines.
We work in close collaboration with the UFCMED: Francophone Union for Cannabinoids in Medicine, which organizes a symposium every year on the advances of cannabinoids and allows many users to exchange information.