CBD in a nutshell

What is CBD? It is the most beneficial compound of the cannabis plant. The full name of this substance is cannabidiol, and it is one of more than 100 cannabinoids which can be found in cannabis sativa.

Differences of hemp and marijuana plants

Differently from THC (another substance from cannabis, having a psychoactive effect and commonly used for marijuana), CBD and hemp are legal in most parts of the world. It is non-toxic and non-psychoactive. Besides that, CBD and hemp have plenty of benefits for health and wellbeing as well as work as sustainable substances for skincare, clothing, or even building materials.



Psychoactive content (THC): up to 0.3%

Psychoactive content (THC): 4% to 35%

Ways of use: skincare, clothing, construction materials, healthcare, etc.

Ways of use: recreational or medical purposes

Legality: legal in US if THC is below 0.3% and legal in Europe if THC is below 0.2%

Legality: illegal across the majority of countries with some exceptions


Why is CBD beneficial?

CBD oil has been widely studied by scientists for many years, and multiple benefits of using it have been discovered. It is a great option for various beauty and healthcare products: cosmetics, drinks, food, food supplements or even medicines.

When applied or consumed internally, CBD interacts with neuroreceptors in your endocannabinoid system. Then, it sends signals between your cells to ensure the best performance of your movement, mood, homeostasis and immune system.

Here are some of the benefits of using CBD-infused products:

  • Effective pain relief
  • Protection of neurological system
  • Sleep improvement
  • Substance addiction treatment (e.g. opioids)
  • Skin condition treatment (e.g. acne, eczema)
  • Reduction of symptoms related to mental health problems
  • Easing cancer-related symptoms
  • Reduction of heart disease risks
  • Easing digestive problems

Who can consume CBD?

In general, you have to be 18 and older to acquire and consume CBD products. In some cases, as for example the US, you have to be 21 and older.

CBD is not a suitable replacement for prescribed medicines. Before consuming CBD products, make sure you seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.