How does CBD work?
CBD does not directly bind to this CB1 & CB2 receptor, but it does indirectly interact with the ECS receptors by modulating them, as well as using other cell signaling systems such as dopamine, serotonin, glutamate, and GABA – all neurotransmitters.
CBD has been known to support healthy blood sugar levels, promote healthy energy levels, relieve anxiety, aid in digestion, support optimal immune function and the regeneration of healthy cells, and promote a sense of serenity and overall well-being.
Concealed in the same glands that produce cannabinoids like THC and CBD, terpenes are aromatic oils that color cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, mint, and pine. Some terpenes might promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others potentially promote focus and acuity.
In the early 1990s scientists discovered that Endocannabinoid System, ECS, named for the plant that led to the discovery. Working like a lock and key system, the ECS is extremely important because it interacts with multiple systems of the body, including the immune, nervous, and I just of system. By promoting balance and homeostasis the ECS helps the body adapt to stressors.
The ECS is made up of cannabinoid receptors refers to as CB1 & CB2 that pick up biochemical cues and affect surrounding cells. CB1 receptors are mainly found in the brain and affect brain development coordination, movement, learning, sleeping, pain, appetite, anxiety, addiction, nausea and vomiting.
CB2 receptors are mainly found in the peripheral nervous system, Immune system, gastrointestinal track, and various organs, including the brain.
Homeostasis means all of your systems are stable, working well, adapting to your needs, and maintaining your body’s internal balance. Every system in your body including your nervous, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, requires homeostasis to function Optimally. Because all of the systems are connected a lack of homeostasis in one can create a problem in another causing a domino effect leading to other serious health issues.
Many cannabis scientists and clinicians believe that the compound in the plant work better together, not in isolation, this is referred to as the entourage effect. Cannabis contains over 400 compounds, including Cannabinoids and Terpenes. Different Cannabinoids and other plant entities work harmoniously to create therapeutic effects and achieving a balance through our bodies systems.
Full Spectrum Oil
Full spectrum contains all phytochemicals naturally found in the plant, including CBD, trace cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils. Full-spectrum extracts from hemp also come with a negligible THC content — below 0.3%.
With Full Spectrum CBD oil products, you have the advantage of something called the “Entourage Effect.” This is where all the cannabinoids and terpenes are working together in synergy.
Broad Spectrum Oil
Broad-spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol and all the other compounds within the plant, save for THC, which is completely removed after the initial extraction. Because broad-spectrum extracts contain multiple cannabinoids, they also produce the “entourage effect,” but without the THC.