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Within the past several years, CBD has become the other rockstar cannabinoid. Even though it's cannabis just like the marijuana plant CBD is non-psychoactive meaning it doesn't get you high.
History: This plant known as cannabis has been in use between 4000-6000 years.
The earliest use of its use medicinally goes back to 2700 BCE, and its use continues.
In case you are wondering, the answer has much to do with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) already found in the body.
Scientific research continues to be the catalyst in unlocking the secret of the cannabis plant and how it relates to and combines with the ECS in your body to improve health.
The ECS system exists within human beings and all other mammals.
A deficiency without sufficient endocannabinoids (ECS) in the body results in many ailments, including mental health issues.
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds of the cannabis plant that create the magic behind its effects.
·There are somewhere around 100 different cannabinoids found in marijuana. Most have a medicinal function. Some are present at low levels, but some main components stand out. Here are the most common cannabinoids and their effects.
THC): This cannabinoid is most commonly referred to as THC. But it also has proven therapeutic potential. It is known to ease pain, alleviate nausea and help induce sleep. Cancer patients have leaned on this cannabinoid to help stimulate the appetite lost to chemotherapy. THC also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Cannabidiol (CBD): Within the past several years, CBD has become the other rockstar cannabinoid. Unlike THC, this component does not produce high effects. But some of the latest research — anecdotal stories and clinical trials — has shown that CBD is a powerhouse medicine. It has been known to reduce seizure frequency in epilepsy patients, bring relief to those with neuropathy, and act as a pain reliever.
CBD can include (but isn't limited to):
·Alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression ·Relieving pain related to conditions like multiple sclerosis, cancer, and nerve damage ·Reducing symptoms of arthritis ·two rare forms of epilepsy ·Treating opioid addiction alongside other interventions
Terpenes are naturally-occurring compounds found in the trichomes of female cannabis plants. Trichomes are sticky, translucent glands that cover the surface of buds, and in much smaller amounts, on leaves and stems. Critically, trichomes contain resin glands that produce terpenes.
It’s becoming apparent that these aromatic compounds are medicinal powerhouses too.
Cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, are molecules produced by a cannabis plant. At the same time, endocannabinoids are the substances naturally produced by our bodies that respond to cannabinoids by stimulating receptors.. The cannabinoids act as the keys within the ECS, while receptors act like locks.
•Throughout the nervous system's connective network, you can find cannabinoid receptors, known as CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are mainly found in the CNS but also outside the CNS. At the same time, CB2 receptors are primarily located outside the CNS and play an essential role in the immune system. Many tissues and bodily systems contain both CB1 and CB2 receptors, thus making the range of their effects widespread. Researchers have theorized that there may be a third cannabinoid receptorCB1 and CB2 belong to a family of G-protein coupled receptors. These receptors are embedded in the cell membrane and can directly influence incoming signals. CB1/CB2 receptors are believed to be more plentiful than any other kind of receptor system.
CB1 receptors are densely located in brain regions such as the neocortex, hippocampus, basal ganglia, amygdala, striatum, cerebellum, and hypothalamus. These sections of our brains mediate a wide variety of high-order behavioral functions, including learning and memory, executive function decision making, sensory and motor responsiveness, emotional reactions, feeding, and other homeostatic processes.
By contrast, CB2 receptors are primarily found in immune cells, such as lymphocytes, leukocytes, and B cells.
CB2:Role breathing and heart rate
Involved in: Peripheral nerves, thyroid, uterus, pituitary gland, adrenal, reproductive organs, skeletal muscle, lungs, bone marrow, bone tissue, bladder pancreas, skin neurons, and gitract.
Studies have shown that people with PTSD, chronic pain, and phobias have fewer cb1 receptors, or these receptors have a weaker binding capacity
50% of pharmaceuticals use the general class G-coupled receptors; The drug can steal parts from other receptors, so you make fewer cannabinoid receptors.
CB2 is found in the immune system on natural killer cells, b cells, t cells, tonsils, spleen thymus and liver, cardio tissue, skin reproductive tissue, bone connective tissue, endocrine, pancreas, tumors, brain, pineal gland hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid, thymus pancreas, ovary testes adrenal kidney and uterus.
They protect against osteoporosis, pain, chronic liver disease, neurodegeneration, metabolic disorders, inflammation, neuroinflammation, and drug addiction.
They keep the ECS running smoothly and are only produced by our bodies when needed –when you consume cannabis.
Anandamide (AEA) is dubbed as the "bliss molecule," with its root "ananda" being a Sanskrit word for "happiness, pleasure, joy, and delight." It was also the first endocannabinoid to be discovered. AEA is a high-affinity, for CB1 receptors with very low activity at CB2 receptors.
·Types of CBD
·Full-spectrum means it contains the whole plant, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). As per definition, the full plant extract includes flowers, THC, and all cannabinoids. The full-spectrum cannabinoids are legal under the Farm Bill. However, the government warned to maintain the THC level within 0.3%.
·Since it contains the whole plant, it offers various health benefits. Flowers and other types of cannabinoids have many therapeutic potentials to reduce anxiety and depression and enhance better sleep.
·Among the three major types of CBD, broad-spectrum is relatively new. It contains other kinds of cannabinoids but eliminates THC. Since it doesn't have any THC, it is legal under the Farm Bill. However, the federal government restricts retailers because of mislabeling of broad-spectrum CBD.
·Whether you want to take THC or not, a broad spectrum is suitable for everyone. It offers several health benefits, becoming increasingly popular among those who don't consume THC.
·One of the biggest concerns of broad-spectrum is it can be costly. Extracting THC is expensive, so consumers have to pay a high amount to consume this product. Apart from that, some companies also mislabel their products that don't contain THC, but in reality, theydo.
As the name suggests, it's an isolated form of CBD that contains only a single cannabis extraction, such as CBD. Since Epidolex is an isolated CBD with medicinal properties used to treat pain and stress caused due to epilepsy or seizures, it's legalized .
Humans have used the plant between 4-6 thousand years
The medicine comes from the female flower
Our bodies have an ECS System, as all mammals do.
Two forms of receptors CB1Receptor andCB2 receptors
The majority of CB1 receptors are in the brain
CB2 in other organs of the body. Primarily immune system PNS system
The healing abilities of the plant are outstanding.