Broad Spectrum CBD
Cannabidiol or CBD, a major constituent of hemp
Cannabidiol or CBD is a substance naturally present in the cannabis or hemp plant. It is one of its many active compounds. These compounds can be found in all parts of the plant. CBD is mainly present in the flowers and in the leaves found on the flowering stems of cannabis plants.
Cannabidiol or CBD is a molecule extracted from hemp, a plant that belongs to the large Cannabinaceae family and the cannabis genus. This plant has more than a hundred cannabinoids, such as THC, CBG or CBN. Although hemp has been used for millennia, it was not until 1940 that a chemist, Dr. Roger Adams, isolated the first cannabinoid, CBD. It was his research that led to the identification of another well-known cannabinoid, THC. For information, CBD is the second most studied cannabinoid after THC. Nevertheless, CBD does not bring any psychotropic effects, unlike THC.
Making CBD Oil
The broad spectrum extract we use is obtained by supercritical CO2 extraction, a safe and eco-responsible method. CBD is said to be “broad spectrum” because it also includes all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other phytochemicals in cannabis, excluding THC. Among the cannabinoids, we find cannabigerol (CBG). Indeed, our broad-spectrum CBD extract contains approximately 85% CBD, 9% CBG and 1% CBC.
Properties of Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
Our CBD is an ideal product to benefit from all aspects of the plant without the psychotropic effects of THC. The different components of hemp have been shown to have much more powerful effects when used together rather than separately. This is called the entourage effect. Thus, CBG is very effective in soothing inflammation and pain, and CBD helps to soothe attacks of insomnia, stress, anxiety or even to help with concentration. Used in cosmetics, according to the European Commission, via their database of cosmetic ingredients, CBD lists no less than 4 convincing effects:
Nevertheless, CBD has other uses, in fact, the phytocannabinoids present in the distillate interact chemically with the endocannabinoid system present in the human body, which can cause a physiological/psychological reaction. It is ideal for treating inflammation, muscle pain, sleep crisis, anxiety, fatigue but also to help relaxation, concentration.
Sowé uses broad-spectrum CBD certified BPF - Good Manufacturing Practices cosmetic products by the ANSM - (National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products) and ISO-9001
Raw material certified 100% organic by Ecocert Greenlife according to the Cosmos standard
What is the difference between CBD and cannabis?
The main psychoactive compound in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Cannabidiol or CBD is also present in large quantities in the plant.
Tetrahydrocannabinol generally comes in the form of a resin to which plant leaf extracts are added. It is most commonly mixed with tobacco to be smoked recreationally. THC is classified as a psychotropic, its consumption is prohibited in France and its sale is illegal.
CBD does not have the same “recreational” properties as TCH. CBD is not classified as a narcotic or psychotropic, although it also has psychoactive effects via an interaction with the serotoninergic system which explains its soothing effect (serotonin is a cerebral neurotransmitter intervening in particular in the regulation of mood, sleep, pain). The consumption of CBD is not prohibited and its sale is free in different types of structures (specialized stores, pharmacies, websites).
Since CBD and THC are 2 active compounds found in cannabis leaves, CBD products may contain traces of THC. Only the quality of the purchased CBD can guarantee that it is sufficiently purified and no longer contains significant amounts of THC.