Cannabidiol or CBD is a compound found in hemp and cannabis. Lately, CBD has become the forefront of studies and is being researched for its many applications. CBD shows high degree’s of medicinal value and it’s not psychoactive.
Studies indicate that CBD is useful in easing symptoms of a wide range of conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, PTSD, rheumatoid arthritis and neurological disorders. CBD has demonstrated neuroprotective effects, and the anti-cancer potential is being investigated at research centers around the world. CBD slows the spread of cancer cells and is tumor reducing whilst at the same time having analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiolytic characteristics. This is vital in cancer treatment, for pain, inflammation, and anxiety. THC and CBD work in a synergistic manner with each other in the elimination and prevention of cancer.
Cannabis is renowned for its active substance THC which is responsible for the psychoactive effects. But, THC is just one of the cannabinoids which have healing properties. There are more than 80 cannabinoids in cannabis. CBD (cannabidiol) has the widest range of healing properties as you can see in the table displayed. Scientific studies have shown that CBD has a significant effect on neurological and physiological disorders:
• Anxiety, ADHD/ ADD, Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia
• Immune-suppressive, Infections, Migraines, MS, Pain, PTSD, Rheumatoid arthritis, Stress, Spasms
How CBD Works In The Body
The cannabinoid system was named after the cannabis plant. Endocannabinoids receptors are found throughout the body: the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system carries out different tasks, but the goal is the same: homeostasis; the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.
Cannabinoid receptors are present throughout the body, embedded in cell membranes. When cannabinoid receptors are stimulated, a variety of physiologic processes take place. Researchers identified two cannabinoid receptor systems:
• CB1, present in the nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, glands, and organs.
• CB2, found in the immune system and its structures.
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