Cannabidiol.....How It Benefits Everyone
The endocannabinoid system plays arguably the most crucial role in regulating the vast physiological processes that affect our bodies daily. These range from our mood, energy levels, intestinal function, immune system, bone density, the way in glucose metabolizes, as well as how we feel pain, stress, and hunger. Recent cutting-edge science has shown evidence that the ECS is dysregulated in nearly all pathological conditions. Thus, giving reason to believe that by, "modulating the ECS activity may have strong therapeutic potential in almost all diseases affecting humans. By modulation of the ECS, CBD and THC can slow and in many cases stop disease progression.
The ECS is made up of two types of receptors which are configured to accept cannabinoids . These are know as the CB1 and CB2 receptors, located on cells spread throughout the body.
The CB1 receptor was discovered in 1990 and found to primarily reside in the brain and central nervous system. These receptors are however also present in the liver, lungs, reproductive organs, and kidneys. The CB1 receptors have been show to play significant roles in motor regulation, mood, pain sensation, memory processing, as well as others.
Activation of the CB1 receptors have also been strongly linked to neuroprotective responses, signifying their help in prevention and treatment of many neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease.
The CB2 receptor was soon discovered in 1993, roughly 3 years after the CB1 receptor. CB2 receptors are found primarily in the immune system as well as its associated structures. When activated CB2 stimulate a response that fights inflammation, reducing pain and minimizing tissue damage. These effects have a pronounced benefit in the treatment of conditions such as Crohn's disease, arthritis, and IBS.
Cannabinoids help our bodies to coordinate and regulate essentially everything we think, feel, and do by interacting with the endocannabinoid system's CB1 and CB2 receptors. Fitting like a lock and key, cannabinoids link with the cannabinoid receptors. Once linked they initiate the receiving neuron into action by triggering a set of events to be passed along with a detailed message of a variety of cellular responses needed for the return to the desired functions of the target cells.