It is always important before taking any type of medication that you read on it or are at least given a paper to explain the side effects. CBD is no different and is better to learn about cannabinoids and our products so you can get a general idea of what it can do for you.
CBD’s action inside the body
Cannabidiol or CBD is the main active ingredient in hemp. It has a main effect on the CB1 and CB2 receptors that are located in our bodies. There is also another system within us called the endocannabinoid system which can also be influenced by CBD. You will also never experience any type of psychoactive side effects because it’s not like THC.
The CB1 and CB2 receptors
These receptors are responsible for many things like balancing our moods sleep, pain sensation, and memory. With the CB1 receptors are found mostly in the central nervous system which can be found in lungs and the kidneys while CB2 receptors are part of the immune system are found in blood cells. Maintaining a healthy balanced body we need to make sure our CB1 and CB2 receptor never get over stimulated because they monitor so many things your immune system or concentration levels.
How does CBD work and what are CBD effects inside the body?
Not affecting the CB receptors directly instead affects the recepotis are vanilloid, and serotonin. Cannabidiol plays a role in the mediation of body temperature, pain perception and inflammation. With CBD there is no psychoactive effects and can even help to lower anxiety while also helping to lower pain or swelling with anti-inflammatory agents.
High concentrations of CBD have been shown to activate the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor, exerting anti-depressant effects. This was also shown to help sleep and appetite.
Another great thing that CBD can do is block certain CPR 55 signaling, which helps to lower bo reabsorption and the spread of cancer cells.
Not being dependent on any other components CBD can provide with amazing benefits. When mixed with THC it can still provide amazing benefits and even more without giving you that psychoactive effect because CBD cancels the effect from THC.
Take advantage of the health benefits of CBD and find your relieve today by purchasing products that contain only non-psychoactive CBD.
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