what is cbd?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the major compounds found in Cannabis. It is non-psychoactive and legal to consume in all 50 states. Humans possess what is called a Endocannabinoid System. This system plays a huge roll in our immune & nervous systems as well as homeostasis in the body.
CBD match our Endocannabinoid receptors in this system and create huge benefits for ailments and diseases as well as general health and wellness.
what is the endocannabinoid system?
The Endocannabiniod System is a biological system composed of Endocannabinoid neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptor proteins that are shown throughout the Central Nervous System, Brain and Peripheral Nervous System.
The Endocannabinoid System is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes including fertility, pregnancy, during pre- and postnatal development, appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in mediating the pharmacological effects of cannabis.This system is also involved in some of the physiological and cognitive effects of voluntary physical exercise in humans and other animals, such as contributing to exercise-induced euphoria called Anandamide. The name Anandamide is taken from the Sanskrit word ananda, which means joy, bliss & delight. The endocannabinoid anandamide, not only functions within the Endocannabinoid system to serve a variety of medicinal functions, but also interacts with phytocannabinoids like THC and CBC. Anandamide has been shown to enhance the effects of THC for a variety of conditions, as well as its euphoric effects. This human-produced cannabinoid also interacts with the cannabinoid CBC to do things like fight cancer, particularly colorectal and breast types.
what are the cb1 & cb2 receptors?
CB1 and CB2 work like a lock and key when flooded with cannabinoids, such as after a patient smokes, vaporizes, or ingests cannabis.
The cannabinoid THC has been shown to possess a very high binding affinity with CB1 receptors located throughout the brain, central nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, glands, and related organs. This is one reason that consumption of cannabis strains and plants containing a high amount of THC result in a relatively potent effect, giving patients significant relief from pain, nausea, or depression while delivering a strong euphoria to lifestyle users. Significant efficacy is gained by those undergoing chemotherapy and patients suffering conditions involving inflammation, like arthritis and lupus.
CB2 receptors, are located throughout the immune system and related organs, like the tissues of the spleen, tonsils, and thymus gland. They are also common in the brain, although they do not appear as densely as CB1 sites and are found on different types of cells.
CB2 sites are also found in greater concentrations (density) throughout the gastrointestinal system, where they modulate intestinal inflammatory response. This is why sufferers of Crohn’s disease and IBS gain such great relief from cannabis medicine. It is also a powerful example of how the endocannabinoid system, when supplemented by external cannabinoids (such as from cannabis), can provide such powerful and long-lasting relief for patients of diseases like Crohn’s. Cannabis has been shown to have such great efficacy for this condition that, in nearly half of cases, the kind herb puts the disease into full remission.