Bring Balance Back into Your Life
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) affects physical and mental well-being. It’s made up of millions of receptors throughout the body that, when in balance, keep your mind and body in optimal health. Everyday life occurrences such as injury, stress, and lack of rest can deplete and unbalance the ECS. That’s where Full Spectrum Hemp CBD oil, with its natural flavonoids, terpentenes, and cannabinoids (including CBD), can help! Cannabinoids fit into the ECS receptors nturally, like a key fitting into a lock, to bolster, restore, and maintain the ECS to complete balance.
Understanding CBD and Receptors
Cannabinoid receptor sites are located all throughout the body, from the brain to the connective tissue. Cannabinoids bind to these sites in order to promote the proper physiological function of the muscular system, immune system, nervous system, and more. When considering the effects of phytocannabinoids like cannabidiol, two primary cannabinoid receptors are of interest: cannabinoid-receptor type 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2).
Cannabinoid receptor type 1 is found primarily in the central nervous system, although some of these receptors are also present in the peripheral tissues, including the endocrine glands, spleen, heart, and other locations. CB1 receptors are G protein-coupled receptors. They respond to endogenous cannabinoids, such as anandamide, as well as external cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD.
Cannabinoid receptor type 2 is found only in peripheral tissues and is not typically found in the central nervous system. Like cannabinoid receptor type 1, CB2 is a G protein-coupled receptor that responds to endogenous cannabinoids, as well as CBD, THC and other phytocannabinoids.
What this means to me?
Research regarding the direct effects of various phytocannabinoids on the body’s specific cannabinoid receptors is ongoing. However, scientists have already learned that certain cannabinoids, such as THC, bind directly with a specific type of receptor. In the case of THC, CB1 receptors are affected. Cannabidiol, on the other hand, does not bind directly with either CB1 or CB2 receptors. Instead, it stimulates both types of receptors. Studies have also shown that CBD limits the effects of THC on the CB1 receptor, which leads to a reduction in unwanted side effects from the consumption of THC.
As part of the endocannabinoid system, the cannabinoid receptors are responsible for regulating the balance of many everyday functions in the human body. However, these receptors are also activated when cannabinoids are introduced into the body from external sources, such as cannabidiol. Thus, it stands to reason that this system can be modulated in order to alleviate certain symptoms. According to Project CBD, this method may be capable of treating a variety of conditions, including osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, seizure disorders, glaucoma, hypertension, movement disorders, myocardial infarction, anxiety disorders, obesity, and many more.