CBD? What is the Endocannabidiol System (ECS)? Is CBD good for you?
On this page we will do our best to explain what is CBD? What is the Endocannabidiol System (ECS) & Is CBD good for you?
Firstly CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, or compound found in Cannabis. It’s the second most prevalent compound (behind THC) in Cannabis and is quickly on its way to becoming the most well-studied. THC & CBD interact with special receptors in our body called cannabinoid receptors. CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids.
CBD is the major nonpsychoactive component of Cannabis sativa. According to a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD benefits including acting in some experimental models as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia.
So what is the Endocannabidiol System (ECS)?
The human Endocannabinoid system (ECS) can be found in everyone of us. It was discovered when researching the effects of cannabis (Phytocannabinoids) on the mind & body.
Your ECS is a network of receptors spread throughout our entire body; it controls & optimises our most vital life functions, including our immune system, memory, appetite, sleep, mood & pain sensation.
Some of the benefits of CBD on the body
Scientists are rapidly discovering more and more about the rather amazing abilities of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Most of them have shown therapeutic value, as have the terpenes, which give the plant its distinct odors. There are over 125 terpenes and over 80 cannabinoids in cannabis and each strain has its own unique blend that create its distinct effects.
These are just some of the natural benefits CBD has on the body
Many of these cannabinoids have therapeutic value and CBD is no exception. It is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, meaning it does not contribute to the euphoria associated with certain strains of cannabis. It is, however, psychoactive, because it crosses the blood-brain barrier. Unlike THC, CBD can be administered at relatively high doses without undesired psychological side effects. CBD also has the effect of reducing the undesirable effects of high-THC cannabis, such as anxiety and paranoia, which allows a patient to ingest more THC, which has its own incredible medical effects. CBD is a powerful anti-epileptic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-nauseate, sleep aid, muscle relaxant, sedative and anti-proliferative. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about CBD is the sheer number and variety of its potential therapeutic applications.