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How Does CBD Work And What Is Its Role?
How Does CBD Work And What Is Its Role?

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Medicinal cannabis is cultivated today for its medicinal properties in many European countries. Behind this term are chemical compounds called cannabinoids. These are naturally present in the plant and interact with our body to regulate many biological processes. This explains why CBD, or cannabidiol, continues to arouse the interest of researchers and the public as an alternative treatment against degenerative pathologies of the nervous system, proliferation of cancer cells, inflammation, pain, etc. Find out how CBD works and what role it plays.

The endocannabinoid system and the role of CBD

CBD oil what is its role in biological processes
CBD oil what is its role in biological processes

The discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and its role in humans is a revolutionary discovery that has demonstrated how cannabinoids work, but it also revealed a regulatory system responsible for the biological balance within the body. What cannabinoids (CBD, CBN, THC…) do is mimic the action of endocannabinoids. These interact with the cannabinoid receptors which are CB1 (present in the central and peripheral nervous system) and CB2 (present in cells of the immune system). Depending on which receptors they bind to, cannabinoids have different effects on the body and the brain. Unlike CBN and THC, CBD does not bind directly with cannabinoid receptors, but has indirect interactions with them, especially with CB2. As an example, CBD prevents the THC molecule from binding to the CB1 receptor thereby reducing the psychoactive effect of cannabis. CBD therefore has an antipsychotic effect. To learn more about the interactions between CBD and the endocannabinoid system, visit Cibdol.

The medicinal properties of CBD to explore

CB1 receptors CB2 molecule CBD medicinal properties
CB1 receptors CB2 molecule CBD medicinal properties

The role of CBD goes far beyond the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Its molecule can also influence the 5-HT receptors for serotonin, the hormone of happiness. More and more studies on cannabidiol are emerging and allow the list of its medicinal properties to be extended. Today, the many health benefits of CBD are recognized worldwide. Discoveries have demonstrated its virtues to treat autoimmune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis) and cancers. In 2017, the World Health Organization confirmed that the substance in question could be effective in treating epilepsy.

CBD canabidiol medicinal properties
CBD canabidiol medicinal properties

There are many other medicinal properties attributed to CBD, including effects:

  • anti-inflammatory drugs;
  • pain relievers;
  • orexigenic (stimulates appetite);
  • anxiolytics (relieves anxiety);
  • antipsychotics;
  • antispasmodics;
  • antidiabetics;
  • neuroprotectors;
  • antibacterial.
  • CBD oil is said to relieve symptoms of psoriasis and eczema like redness and itching.
  • CBD would reduce the risk of blocked arteries.
  • Canabidiol is believed to block the proliferation of cancer cells.
  • It would stimulate bone growth.
  • CBD is used as a remedy for fungal infections.
  • Canabidiol is believed to help calm the feeling of nausea and vomiting.

How to strengthen the endocannabinoid system?

natural ways to boost endocannabinoid tone
natural ways to boost endocannabinoid tone

In summary, the role of CBD is essentially to boost the body's ability to maintain the balance of several biological processes and the proper functioning of multiple physiological systems (nervous, respiratory, immune, muscular, among others). When the endocannabinoid system is compromised, it could lead to clinical endocannabinoid deficiency. Fortunately, there are a few natural ways to strengthen the SEC.

  1. Canabidiol, which interacts with cannabinoid receptors, may be helpful in boosting endocannabinoid tone.
  2. Sport (running and cycling among others) is an easy way to boost anandamide levels in the brain. This neurotransmitter produces the euphoric effect that one feels after a running session (the “runner's high”). Chocolate, too, helps increase the production of anandamide.
  3. Studies show the link between diet and low endocannabinoid tone. It turns out that in order to synthesize endocannabinoids, the body needs omega-3 fatty acids.
  4. There are other plants that produce cannabinoid molecules. These are truffles, peppers, maca, black pepper, ginger and cocoa.

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