Nowadays, more and more is said about the beneficial properties of CBD. However, a large proportion of people are still not fully aware of what CBD is, how it works, and how important it is for the endocannabinoid system.
What is CBD?
CBD is one of the most famous compounds found in cannabis. Unlike THC, CBD (cannabidiol) does not cause intoxication because it is not a psychoactive compound. What’s more, it has many health-promoting properties. It has anti-cancer properties, soothes inflammation, helps fight depression and even calms down anxiety. The market offers many products with CBD content, e.g. ointments, CBD oil or dried fruit. They are completely legal and safe.
system The endocannabinoid system is a system that was discovered in 1992. It integrates the physiological functions of the body related to its response to injuries and diseases, and restores / maintains mental states such as emotional balance, a sense of well-being or the state of homeostasis (harmonious cooperation of systems and organs in the human body). In addition, the endocannabinoid system significantly contributes to the proper functioning of, among others, the immune system, concentration, focus, the digestive system and the nervous system. It supports the maintenance of normal blood pressure and body temperature.
Endocannabinoids are molecules produced by the human body to stimulate the work of the receptors of the endocannabinoid system described above. There are several types of endocannabinoids, but among them there are two of the most basic and most familiar to man: anandamide and 2-AG.
CBD and the endocannabinoid system
The above-mentioned endocannabinoids stimulate the work of receptors, such as PPARs. GPR55 and TRPV1. These are quite important because CBD can bind to them.
By producing endocannabinoids, it is possible to maintain homeostasis in the body, i.e. the state of balance and balance of all vital physiological functions. The plant cannabinoids contained, among others, in CBD are ideal, the closest closest to the human body’s „substitutes” for endocannabinoids. In a situation where the body is unable to produce enough of them, it is worth reaching for artificial supplementation with CBD ointment, CBD dried fruit, or the most popular product – CBD oil, to maintain the correct amount of these compounds.
CBD, despite the reluctance of a large part of society, is important for the human body. Supports proper functioning and regulates well-being. It is completely safe, non-psychoactive and available on an increasing scale, so it is worth taking a closer look and supplementing it if necessary.