How CBD Interacts with the Body

Oct 06, 2020

How CBD Interacts with the Body

CBD has been hailed as a game changer for pain management, anxiety, relaxation, and more. It’s been proven effective for many diseases and ailments because of the way it complements different systems and functions. This is because of the effect CBD has on our biological systems within our bodies (more information to come).

As I mentioned in our last blog, I started 2G2B TRU after personally experiencing the effects CBD had on my symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. I have used several CBD products to alleviate pain, inflammation, stiffness, migraines, blemishes, you name it. To my surprise, CBD products even helped my pain-wrenching cramps which used to take strong hold of my extremities.

My suggestion is to identify the product that best complements:

  • The way you would like to use CBD Products, whether it be topical, or by consumption
  • What you would like to use CBD Products for (even if it’s just for relaxation!)
  • The strength of the products you want to use
    • CBD Products can range from 250mg up to 1000+ mg
    • A good rule of thumb is correlating your symptom strength with the MG (i.e. Milder pain 500mg stronger pain 900mg+)

 WARNING: It is extremely important to call out the need to seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing intense pain. If you are using CBD products to manage symptoms of diseases and ailments, your healthcare provider should be aware to ensure you are not putting your health at risk.

Referring to CBD connecting to our biology, we have receptors called CB1 and CB2. CBD interacts with these receptors to help balance mood swings, reduce swelling, support joint health, promote healthy skin, and more!

 For those of you intrigued by the science, here’s how it works

 What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is a complex biological system in the human body. Medical researchers discovered it in the 1990s, but much is still unknown about how it works and its interactions. Today, experts know that it impacts several major processes, including appetite, sleep, mood, and memory, but there is much more yet to be discovered.

The endocannabinoid system has three components: receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids. These parts function regardless of whether someone uses CBD or not.

Here is an overview of each component:

  • Receptors exist throughout the body and are a substance to which endocannabinoids bind;
  • Enzymes appear in many forms, but only two types of enzymes break down endocannabinoids: and
  • Endocannabinoids complement the body by keeping internal functions running smoothly.

After the enzymes break down the cannabinoids, the endocannabinoids look to bind with receptors. Researchers believe that CBD does not directly attach itself to the receptor but influences it in some way. Activating these receptors is what allows for many of the health benefits that people associate with the compound.

CBD can also influence non-cannabinoid receptors. According to Teaera Roland of Lotus Health, CBD modulates the 5ht serotonin receptor, which can treat psychotic disorders. It can also affect the TRPV1 receptor, which is responsible for pain and inflammation.

The non-psychoactive properties of CBD make it ideal for therapeutic use. In addition to treating the multiple forms of epilepsy, CBD is also effective for anxiety, stress, depression, and physical ailments. There is no shortage of research to back up these claims, either.

For instance, one study connects CBD with a reduction in heart conditions, such as heart attacks and strokes. Another short-term study found that a dose of the compound reduced the appetite of patients. There have also been multiple researchers that have shown a link between CBD and treatment for PTSD symptoms, like negative memories, anxiety, and nightmares.

CBD plays a significant role when relieving pain, too. When the CBD influences the TRPV1, it is effectively blocking pain signals from reaching the rest of the body. The inference provides solace from aches, swelling, and discomfort.

The interaction between the CBD and CB2 receptors helps our body to combat things such as swelling, as well as boost our immune system.

CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system, which therefore promotes homeostasis in the body, decreases swelling and helps to reduce discomforts. The interaction of CBD and the endocannabinoid system also enhances clarity and focus, decreases anxious feelings, promotes a sense of calmness, aids in recovery and assists in a better night’s rest. (Info from Health Europa published 1.20.20)

 

Highlighted Product

Water Soluble Nano Drops 900mg

 

HOW DO YOU USE IT?

A full dropper or just a couple of drops (depending on your pain level.) This has a great mint

flavor and excellent solubility to ensure the high-quality CBD oil is absorbed within the body. This is important to feel the full effects of the product

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT IT

Provides quick relief for pain, anxiety, sleep deprivation, nausea, menstrual cramps, migraines and so much more. This is an incredible product that has amazing effects for so many things.

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