How does CBD work in the body?
As you may or may not not know CBD does not make you high like the very famous compound THC. Instead, CBD affects what is known as the endocannabinoid system which directly effects a series of human receptors throughout the body that manages the regulation of mood, pain sensation, appetite and memory. CBD has been proven to aid the treatment of diseases like Fibromyalgia, epilepsy, PTSD, schizophrenia, depression and cancer. It is able to do this by putting the body into a natural state known as homeostasis.
The brain contains a large number of highly specialized cells called neurons, these cells are connected by a multitude of gaps called synapses. This is how the cells communicate with one another. When the brain receives the presence of plant derived compound such as CBD into the blood stream the receptors are stimulated due to natural chemical reactions.
These receptors are divided into two categories. CB1 which are located in the brain, central nervous system and many other parts of the body and CB2 which are found throughout the body in cells associated with our immune system.
CB1 receptors are known to produce the psychoactive effect, maintenance of the body’s homeostasis while CB2 receptors are primarily involved in controlling the prominent features of the immune system. CBD binds directly with opioid, dopamine, and serotonin receptors yielding positive responses.
You may wonder how CBD which is an external plant finds a way to enter a human cell and create a bind so naturally. This is done by passing through a fatty acid protein which leads directly to the surface of the mitochondria, the power house of our cells.
Once inside the cell, the plant based chemicals are broken down through metabolic enzymes and become a natural property of the micro organism. The following passages briefly explain how CBD effects the different neuro receptors in the body.
When ingesting CBD multiple receptors are stimulated called vanilloid, adenosine and serotonin. The mind and body are controlled by these receptors which are designed to interact with cannabinoids in plants.
Vanilloid- is correlated to a therapeutic effect within the body. It mediates pain perception, inflammation and body temperature.
Adenosine- is responsible for managing blood flow and oxygen consumption by cardiac muscles and are present in the brain. Caffeine, famous for its stimulant effect is an antagonist of the adenosine receptors which is why it is responsible for anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects
Serotonin- is a chemical or receptor that is often associated with happiness or relaxation. It directly correlates to the suppression of internal anxiety within the body. The serotonin receptors are also responsible for anxiety, addiction, appetite, sleep, pain perception and vomiting.
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