What is CBD?
Acronym for cannabidiol , CBD is one of the multiple cannabinoids contained in cannabis.
Choosing hemp, otherwise called cannabis, as the main ingredient of our formulas, for internal or external application, allows the Sowé brand to rely on a product known and recognized for its benefits. This ancestral plant has many qualities in multiple fields, medical, industrial, food or other.
Hemp, with its exceptional, economical and resistant qualities, also represents a very interesting ecological solution. Sowé therefore offers you CBD oils of unique quality, the base of which is hemp oil, from French organic farming and cold pressed to retain all its properties.
Cannabidiol or CBD, for its part, is extracted from European hemp and remains one of the active ingredients most frequently found in this plant. Unlike THC, CBD does not have a euphoric effect, and has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Our CBD does not contain THC . Our premium CBD is simply natural, not synthetic at all. We therefore opted for supercritical CO2 extraction . This involves treating a plant-based and natural raw material with CO2. Between the viscosity of a gas and the density of a liquid, supercritical CO2 entrains the molecules and circulates until the total extraction of the sought-after active ingredients, such as CBD, CBD-V, CBG or CBC as well as numerous terpenes while guaranteeing the exclusion of THC. This technique makes it possible to preserve the organoleptic qualities (likely to excite a sensory receptor) of the natural raw material and is done at room temperature. It is an ecological method that does not generate greenhouse gases or pollutants. Our CBD products are controlled by independent laboratories to guarantee you impeccable quality. These microbiological analyzes certify the absence of any heavy metals, solvents, pesticides or other undesirable agents in our formulas.
All this allows Sowé to respect these environmental commitments. 1 point for you, 1 point for us! Hop!
How does CBD work?
By acting on the endocannabinoid system of our body. To understand the complexity of cannabidiol (CBD), and therefore hemp, you must also know that this plant interacts with the human body and this endocannabinoid system (ECS).
It is a regulatory system in mammals that participates in many essential functions such as sleep or appetite. If the immune system and the nervous system are the best known, the endocannabinoid system, otherwise called ECS, was discovered 30 years ago.
It plays a crucial role in regulating many physiological functions of the body by helping it find or maintain balance.
The four main objectives of the SEC include:
- recovery after stress,
- immune balance,
- and homeostatic regulation which allows a living being to maintain physiological balance inside its body despite contrary external conditions.
In situations of excessive stress, for example, this system is activated and allows the body to return to a normal state. If necessary, we therefore produce our own cannabinoids: endocannabinoids.
CBD also contains other active ingredients : terpenes . Hemp contains it in large quantities and with a diversity unknown elsewhere in botanical engineering. The uses of these terpenes are similar to the making of essential oils used for their ability to improve well-being.
Hemp can contain more than 120 terpenes, all in very small quantities compared to cannabinoids. For information, terpenes are not all specific to hemp and can be found in many plants.
Potentially fully participating in the so-called “entourage effect”, the most studied are:
- limonene , present in citrus fruits (lemon scent). In alternative medicine, it reduces heartburn and gastric reflux
- myrcene , which is found in bay leaf, thyme, hops. It is used against diarrhea or hypertension
- pinene . Bronchodilator, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antibacterial
- linalool , also present in mint, lavender or basil. Used as an anxiolytic and calming agent
What dosage for using CBD
The approach proposed here is therefore already standard practice. Consumption of between 20 mg and 160 mg of CBD per day (as recommended by The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA).