What is CBD oil and how does it work
What is CBD? CBD or Cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive component in cannabis.
There are over 85 cannabinoids in cannabis and it is up to 40% of the plants extract however research is showing us that the CBD is having a bigger impact for medicinal powers than THC.
Most of the plants that are grown today have a very high THC content with less CBD content because the THC or Tetrahdrocannabinol is the main ingredient that gives it the psychoactive component or the one that gives you the high. It is considered still illegal in most places unless you have a medical marijuana card.
The main thing that we need to remember is that CBD is legal and less controversial and that is what we need to focus on. Interesting enough CBD also lessens the effects of the psychoactive effect of THC And thankfully modern technology has allowed us to specifically grow plants without the THC content because people and stigma are uncomfortable with the high of THC and prefer the CBD hemp oil.
Some of the things that CBD oil has been known to help with:
- Aids in immune system function
- Inhibits cancer cell growth
- Multiple sclerosis
- Promotes bone growth
- Reduces blood sugars
- Relieves pain
How does it work?
Our body is pretty amazing and it has it’s own endocannabinoid system and its receptors bind with THC or the CB1 and CB2 receptor but research is showing that CBD is not binding with those same receptors CBD is binding with other receptors in our body which promotes our own body to heal. Basically the CBD signals our own cannabinoids to stop an enzyme in our body called FAAH wich is fatty acid amide hydrolase
CBD also signals a receptor that regulates our pain, body temperature and inflammation – it is called TRPV 1
There are studies showing that CBD is an antagonist that blocks a protein called GPR55 basically in means through research that this can be successful in treating cancers and activating another receptor PPAR that has the ability to induce tumor regression in lung cancer cell lines. It is also linked to impairing the molecule linked to Alzheimers disease, as well as Diabetics could benefit as this effects the metabolic functions.
The anti-anxiety properties of CBD could have something to do with it binding to the A2A receptor as it regulates the neurotransmitters such as dopamine and glutamate. As well as the 5-HT receptors that has a big role in anxiety as these receptors bind to CBD and when activated has an anti-depressant effect as well as anxiety, addiction, sleep, pain perception, nausea and appetite.
CBD gained notieriety when a little girl names Charlotte has over 300 seizures a week and her parents were desperate to have their little girl back. They met with some people in Colorado in 2011 and they began the crossbreeding a strain of marijuana with industrial hemp and created a variety of low THC and high CBD content. They named the oil after the little girl – Charlotte’s Web. After ingesting CBD rich extract Charlotte improved in 1 week and ever since CBD started to gain its reputation.
Not only does CBD Hemp oil help with health the plant can be used in it’s entirety. It is used in food, rope, hemp oil, CBD oil, cloth, wax, paper and more. It is an easy to grow plant and makes everything stronger because of it’s versatile fiber. Some of the major countries that grow it are Europe, Canada, China and France and it is boosting their economy as well.