Areas of CBD application
The cannabis plant has long been known to have a variety of effects and offer many possibilities. For example, you can extract the popular cannabidiol, which is used for a range of reasons itself. We’re going to take a look at the endocannabinoid system and how it works. Never heard of it? Read our article about it first.
CBD is only one of more than 120 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. At the same time, our body has its very own cannabinoids, which are called endocannabinoids. The human body has two primary CBD receptors, called CB1 and CB2. When endocannabinoids or external cannabinoids, which may be taken in the form of CBD oil, connect to those receptors, different things effects might be triggered.
CB1 has a major impact on the brain, where it regulates fear, depression, nausea, pain, appetite, etc. CB2 on the other hand is mainly found affecting cells within our immune system. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and mends pain, as well as regulates intestinal activity. CBD may have a supportive effect on those processes.
In addition to the feeling of wellbeing caused by CBD oil, it can also have an effect on our health. CBD blocks certain enzymes in our body, which break down endocannabinoids, and therefore keeps our endocannabinoid system intact. So, the area of application of CBD is quite broad: you can treat sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression or physical pain such as endometriosis or migraines.
Lately, even cancer researchers have been very keen on CBD. They are currently exploring how CBD may block tumors from growing and how it can treat nausea while undergoing chemotherapy. These are just a few examples of many, the applications of CBD are as varied and diverse as the cannabidiol and the hemp plant itself.