CBD has multiple applications and treats an untold number of conditions and symptoms due to the way it interacts with our brain.
People have a natural endocannabinoid system, which has two types of receptors called CB1 and CB2. CBD interacts with these receptors in several ways:
- It changes blood flow to areas of the brain linked with anxiety to relieve stress.
- CBD changes the ability of CB2 receptors to bind and therefore relieves pain.
- This action decreases levels of oxidative damage, which at a cellular level, reduces toxins in a similar way to antioxidant vitamins such as C and E.
- The compound also reduces excitotoxicity – the damage to our brains when over-stimulated from injury, disease or stroke.
- CBD can reduce the intensity and frequency of stokes, and is now an active ingredient in medications prescribed by the NHS.
- It inhibits fatty acid amide hydrolase, stopping it from breaking down anandamide, which is the ‘happiness’ molecule. This makes it an antipsychotic.
Those are a fraction of the effects our brain experiences when we take CBD – and illustrate why we are so passionate about sharing it with the world!