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WHAT IS FULL SPECTRUM CBD & HOW DOES IT WORK?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound that is found in both the marijuana plant as well as the industrial hemp plant (cannabis sativa). It has significant health benefits that can assist both the mind and body in a number of ways, but doesn’t have the psychoactive effect that THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) has, which causes people to feel “high” or “stoned”, as found in the marijuana plant.
CBD is one of over 80 cannabinoids that can be extracted from the industrial hemp plant. And…it has quickly become a preferred choice for people seeking a natural alternative to dangerous pharmaceuticals.
You’ve no doubt heard that CBD can have significant and positive effects on the body. But…how does it work exactly?
CBD inherits many of the medicinal properties of the Cannabis plant, such as being anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiolytic, providing natural stress, anxiety and pain relief.
What allows CBD to be so effective are how the cannabinoids interact with receptors in the human body.
The Endocannabinoid System
The Endocannabinoid System is a biological system that was newly discovered in just the past 30 years. It is composed of endocannabinoids that are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the human brain and body. CBD is one of the main cannabinoids found in hemp.
The endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes, including fertility, pregnancy, appetite, pain, mood and memory.
What are CB1 and CB2 Receptors?
There are two cannabinoid receptors – CB1 and CB2 that are located on cells throughout the body. CB1 receptors are primarily located on the nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system.
CB1 receptors have been found to play a significant role in memory processing, mood, pain sensation, motor regulation and sleep. CB2 receptors are primarily found on cells in the immune system. When activated, they stimulate a response that fights inflammation, and can minimize continued damage to tissues, as well as alleviate pain.