CBD (Cannabidiol) Mechanism of Action
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the active chemicals in the cannabis plant, next to THC. Cannabidiol has several effects when consumed, including sleepiness and pain relief. It does not, however, have the intoxicating side effects that are associated with THC. This is why CBD has become a popular extract for patients who suffer from chronic pain or insomnia but don’t want to experience the psychoactive effects that can sometimes happen with THC.
Ever since it discovery, much progress has been made in understanding the mechanism of action of CBD and research is being performed regularly across the world. Many people are interested in learning how CBD works in their system to give them the effects that they receive when they consume it. This will explain what we currently know about how CBD interacts with your body to provide its soothing properties.
Every person has cannabinoid receptors in their body. They are part of the endocannabinoid system which is closely related to the nervous system, including the brain. This system regulates many physiological and cognitive processes and is partially responsible for the release of endorphins that takes place during physical exercise. It also regulates responses to pain, memory, appetite, and mood.
CBD acts on the cannabinoid receptors in the body, thus affecting the responses of the endocannabinoid system. It acts as an antagonist to the CB1 and CB2 receptors that are abundantly present in the system, and this may have an influence on the relaxing and pain-relieving effects that are associated with CBD. Because CB1 receptors are found in pain pathways of the brain and spinal cord, the antagonistic relationship between them and CBD may work to reduce the amount of pain that a patient might be feeling.
CB2 receptors, on the other hand, are known to have an effect on the immune system. When CBD is introduced to them, they might act to cause anti-inflammatory properties. Many studies have shown that CBD works to reduce inflammation in patients with chronic pain or illness, so it makes sense the that substance and the receptors work together for this benefit, even if they are not naturally binding.
CBD at high concentrations also activates a prominent serotonin receptor in the body, and this can lead to a sense of euphoria and have an anti-anxiety effect. This same receptor is also known to be related to other biological and neurological functions such as addiction, appetite, sleep, and pain. CBD has a strong affinity for this receptor, and bind with it to create an effect.
CBD is known to activate PPARs which are receptors that have the ability to promote the regression of tumors in cancer cells. They also help to get rid of plaque which has been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease in patients. This suggests that the chemical components of CBD are beneficial for both cancer patients and Alzheimer’s patients as it has a strong affinity for the receptors that have a positive effect.
There remains much research to be done on CBD but the therapeutic benefits grow every day. It’s the perfect time to try cannabidiol, but with the CBD food additive ban in several states, such as California, it may be difficult to find at your local dispensary. Even if you do find a CBD source you have to remember you are not getting the full benefit of this miraculous molecule especially from the oral forms.
The main issue with traditional oral CBD products is they must first pass through the GI tract where much of the CBD will not be absorbed and my get inactivated. The end result is you will not reap the full benefits of the CBD. In addition, since the industry is not regulated there might be contaminants or other toxins in the CBD. Finally, because of crude extraction methods the CBD oil itself maybe be impure.
With our Nano 101 CBD patches you get straight and full absorption of CBD through the skin pores and into your bloodstream bypassing the GI system entirely.
If you’re looking for an all-natural drug free solution to your anxiety, stress, or sleep issues than our Nano CBD patches are the perfect solution. Because it is not an oral additive, none of the food restrictions apply so you can safely enjoy CBD with our patches. Furthermore, we have invested a tremendous amount of time, research, and money to develop a propriety CO2 extraction process which results in unadulterated highly pure cannabidiol oil. The hemp plants we extract the CBDfrom are grown with tender care and are pesticide and toxin free.