What is CBD exactly?
In our series of upcoming articles. We’ll discuss the many benefits of CBD. We will provide you with additional information to help you make the best decision for you. Today we’ll discuss how CBD works. Here’s a quick overview to help you better understand the process. There are three different components of the endocannabinoid system. Receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids. These components will function in your body whether you use CBD or not.
Receptors are found throughout the body. They are the substance that cannabinoids bind to. There are two main types in this system. One is CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptors are mostly in the central nervous system. They’re responsible for controlling coordination, movement,
pain, appetite, memory, mood, and other functions.
CB2 receptors are found in the peripheral nervous system and deal with pain and inflammation. Two types of enzymes work to break down endocannabinoids. After they’re broken down into cannabinoids, they can bind with the receptors. Researchers think this doesn’t directly attach to the receptor but influences it in some other way.
CBD can also influence non-cannabinoid receptors. Ones like the 5 ht serotonin receptor. Which affects psychiatric symptoms. CBD also seems to affect the TRPV1 receptor responsible for pain and inflammation.
We’ll also be looking at Cannabis. How much you should be taking based on your personal needs, and more.
See you in the next article.