What is CBD and How Cannabinoids Can Help

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

CBD, one of the most popular cannabis components,  is often used by medical patients in the form of a CBD oil extract. Patients who suffer from chronic conditions such as Chronic pain, Lupus, Cancer, OCD and Alzheimer’s often use medical cannabis oil extracted from high-CBD varieties of cannabis.

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Similar to other substances (or drugs), Cannabinoids affect people by interacting with receptors located in different parts of the central nervous system.

There are two kinds of receptors named CB1 and CB2, and these are affected by the Cannabinoids. They reflect the areas of the brain they interact with. This occurs in the limbic system, the part of the brain that affects memory, cognition and other functions that are connected to the central nervous system.

When taking cannabis, the cannabinoids lock in on cells and affect the body in different ways. Each Cannabinoid has a different effect and contributes to achieving a normal and healthy balance.

Each Cannabinoid has its own characteristics, and the difference between them is determined by the extent to which they affect our body. CBG, CBC and CBD are not known to have such mind-blowing effects, while THC, CDN, CBDL and a few other Cannabinoids are well known for having psychological effects – giving you that high.

Anti-psychotic – CBD Anti-spasmodic for spasm control – THC/CBD/THCA Anti-proliferative (anti-cancer) – THC/CBD/CBC/CBD