The positive effects that cannabis promote aren’t new.
Not surprising then, that CBD (cannabidiol) is increasingly becoming of interest as one of the most popular nutraceutical products available on the market globally. But with progress, comes complacency. As humans, we’re happy to simply sit back and enjoy the results of something good – whether it’s a smartphone, a car or indeed CBD supplements.
However, it’s important to understand the complex science that goes into developing CBD to support the beneficial results, and the reasons why you can purchase it legally and with confidence.
How cannabidions work
Phytocannabinoid. Now there’s a word to conjure with. But in simple terms, it’s a molecule synthesized by plants. And currently there are 113 phytocannabinoids in a single cannabis plant, including CBD and CBG.
In order to understand the mechanisms of phytocannabinoids, firstly you must understand the human body’s cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids interact with the receptors in our bodies to send molecular messages to our cells – ‘unlocking’ the cell, and enabling a change within it to release the potential beneficial effects.
The cannabinoid molecule if derived from our body, it’s known as an ‘endocannabinoid’, from a plant; a ‘phytocannabinoid’. Whether the cannabinoid has come from our body or a plant, endocannabinoids react with the same receptors as phytocannabinoids found in Cannabis.
In short, a substance synonymous with our own biological make-up; potentially reinvigorating it to possibly help alleviate chronic health conditions, such as fibromyalgia and migraine. As research into the understanding of the relationship between the human body and potential health benefits of phytocannabinoids increases, many people suffering from conditions ranging from mild anxiety, IBS and depression to severe epilepsy, could potentially see improvements in their conditions thanks to CBD.