The Science of CBD
September 19, 2019 by CBD Cave
Where is Bill Nye the Science Guy when you need him? Maybe he should make a comeback. Until then… we’ll do our best to share some of the science behind cannabidiol (CBD). With a lot of people still in the dark, it’s our goal to help people understand all the things CBD can do and how it works.
With scientific studies published by professional researchers on a global scale, from Israel to Mississippi, there is mounting proof behind the therapeutic effects of CBD. You just need to know where to look. Extensive preclinical research and select clinical studies show how CBD can be classified as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, antipsychotic, and antitumoral, along with strong neuroprotective qualities.
This small but mighty healer is a game-changer in the world of alternative and holistic medicine. It’s by far the most powerful and influential of all the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Want to know just how many uses it has?
- Bone Stimulant
It’s a lot. We get it. But how does it all work? Queue science.
The Endocannabinoid System
You might be wondering just how CBD is able to have all of these fantastic effects. It’s all thanks to its interaction with the Endocannabinoid system, which is inside of all of us (even if you’ve never heard the word before, we won’t judge).
The Endocannabinoid system, also referred to as ECS, was discovered in the early 90s. The ECS keeps internal bodily function stable and controls how we think, feel, and react. The cannabinoids we consume interact with Cannabinoid receptors to produce different effects on our bodies.
CBD activates several receptors within this system, such as the HT1A serotonin receptor, which helps with addiction, appetite, sleep, nausea, and vomiting. CBD also binds to the TRPV1 receptors, known for moderating pain inflammation and body temperature.
It’s also able to block the G protein receptor (GPR55), which may decrease bone reabsorption and the spread of cancer cells. Pretty cool, right?
Additionally, CBD activates peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARS), which have been shown to produce an anti-cancer effect as well as the possibility of helping with Alzheimer’s. As for which specific CBD products work best for you, there is a direct correlation to an individual’s human genome and how it will react more favorably to certain strains of the plant it’s derived from. It’s best to try different brands and types of products to see what works best for your needs.
Understanding How CBD Works in the Body
Most cannabinoids interact with the human body in similar ways, but CBD seems to be the black sheep. It likes to carve its own path. CBD doesn’t immediately communicate with the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are the two known cannabinoid receptors inside the human body.
Rather than directly coordinating with CB1 and CB2, CBD affects signaling through CB1 and CB2 randomly, as a secondary interaction, by creating signals through different channels. This is what makes Cannabidiol a one-of-a-kind cannabinoid. In comparison to THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and non-intoxicating.
The more we learn about the benefits of using CBD, the more it becomes clear that Cannabidiol is an impressive and promising organic compound. We think the future of CBD is bright, which is why we made it our goal to create a company that helps people learn about it and find the right product for them.
Science proves it. We all can use it. Are you ready to start your CBD journey?
This content is only presented for educational purposes. Altogether, the content is created to assist communities, as well as individuals, with navigating their way through a modern emerging industry. As some consumers remain unaffiliated with the appropriate set of facts surrounding industrial hemp, we aim to change any potential misconceptions. Proper education is the core of what drives our passion. Though it is crucial to remember that we are not medical professionals, we are dedicated entrepreneurs supporting the opportunities offered by industrial hemp as well as committed advocates hoping to guide consumers on their path to wellness.
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