Cannabidiol (CBD) is a key component of Cannabis sativa L and is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in cannabis that accounts for many of the plant’s natural health benefits. It is the second most prominent phytocannabinoid in the Cannabis sativa L. plant. CBD is a pleiotropic component meaning it produces many effects through multiple molecular pathways. CBD acts through various receptor-independent channels, and by binding with a number of non-cannabinoid receptors and ion channels, to exert its therapeutic effects.
Phytocannabinoids are plant derived compounds that are capable of either directly interacting with cannabinoid receptors, sharing chemical similarities with cannabinoids that allow them to interact with components of the endocannabinoid system, or both.
- CBD Is Not Psychoactive
- CBD Is Not Habit Forming or Addictive
- CBD Can Be Legally Purchased and Used throughout the United States
Studies of CBD suggest benefits such as:
- Help with relieving pain, stress, and anxiety
- Help with epileptic seizures, insomnia, psoriasis/eczema, PTSD, asthma, migraines, and nausea
- Suppressing muscle spasms, cancer cell, and bacteria growth
- Reduces inflammation, seizures and convulsions, nerve damage and sugar levels
Helps relieve allergy symptoms, autoimmune diseases, skin conditions and so much more!
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a complex signaling network within the bodies of all mammals that utilizes different receptors, regulatory enzymes, and specialized components such as cannabinoids, to control, influence, and regulate various bodily processes. The body produces its own cannabinoids called endogenous cannabinoids or endocannabinoids. The first known endocannabinoid discovered is Anandamide, which is named after the Sanskrit word ananda meaning “bliss or supreme joy”. It was discovered after cloning an ECS receptor site, CB1, which by existing indicated that there was a substance within our bodies that attached to that receptor site. A few years later the cloning of another receptor site, CB2, led to the discovery of 2-AG (2-arachidonoyl-glycerol), another endocannabinoid. The cannabinoid receptor sites are located on the cell surfaces throughout the human body. CB1 receptors are concentrated in the central nervous system and the brain. CB2 receptors are concentrated in the peripheral organs and the immune system.
Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic molecules that are present in Cannabis and a wide variety of plants. Terpenes account for aromas and flavors produced by the essential oils of many types of plants. Terpenes induce distinct effects on the human body that vary between different types. Along with providing their own independent benefits, terpenes work together with cannabinoids to produce an array of effects and therapeutic benefits known as the entourage effect.
The Entourage Effect is the synergetic effect that results when various natural components within a plant interact together within the human body to produce different, often stronger, effects than caused by any one of those components used alone. In the case of Cannabis these various components include terpenes and cannabinoids
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