Hemp CBD Series - Part 2
How Hemp CBD works:
In part 1 of this CBD series, you were introduced to a small portion healing effects hemp CBD has on medical conditions.
Part 2 is much more in depth as we continue to explore the glorious healing powers of Hemp CBD.
Understanding the endocannabinoid system
The ‘endocannabinoid system’ is the largest neurotransmitter system in the human body, regulating relaxation, eating, sleeping, and memory.
Discovered in 1995, the endocannabinoid system powers to heal and balance the other systems of the body by turning on or off the expression of genes. Cannabinoids hold the key that unlocks receptor sites throughout the brain and immune system triggering.
There are two types of cannabinoid receptors in the body as previously mentioned, the CB1 receptors found primarily in the brain and the central nervous system, while the CB2 receptors that are distributed but primarily found in the immune system. These receptors respond to cannabinoids, naturally in your body and from diet, as we know gut health is essential to health.
“Deficient cannabinoid levels may be the underlying cause of numerous conditions alleviated by cannabis.”– Ethan Russo (Senior medical advisor GWPH)
Supplementing the body’s cannabinoid supply could be of benefit, need depending. Essential fatty acids like Omega-3 have received a recent amount of attention, because hemp CBD is "high" in fatty acid, an absolute must, when understand the cannabinoid system. There are three types of cannabinoids known to scientists today: endocannabinoids (found within the human body), phytocannabinoids (found in the cannabis plant), and synthetic cannabinoids (created in a lab).
So we now understand that deficiencies in the endocannabinoid system, can be the biggest contributors. Medscape suggests, these deficiencies contribute to the following:
- Chronic Stress
- Nervous system
- Heart and Blood vessels
- Cancer (sigh)
- Reproductive system
- Skeletal system
Continuing our journey in part 3, will be the break down of each deficiency/illness, Pharmacological Therapy through phytocannabinoids Hemp CBD.