The Endocannabinoid System
In 1988, the first cannabinoid receptor was discovered in the brain of a rat. Researchers found that these receptors reacted specifically to THC, and were found primarily found in regions of the brain responsible for mental and physiological processes such as memory, high cognition, emotion, and motor coordination.
Two Years later, in 1993 the second cannabinoid receptors was found as part of the immune and central nervous systems. It was then researchers started to realize that they may have been onto something, but these receptors were only found in rodents, so what’s the big deal right?
Fast forward to 1995, researchers discovered that these receptors, now officially referred to as the CB1 receptor and CB2 receptor, were found not only in rats, but within thousands of other species, including humans.
Thanks to advancements in technology, research, and tons of clinical trials researchers were able to reverse engineer what they’d discovered. They could trace back through the metabolic pathways of various cannabinoids, and uncover an entirely unknown system between the CB1 and CB2 receptors in our bodies, that specifically interact with Cannabis compounds. They called this the “Endocannabinoid system.”
As researchers learned more about the ECS, they discovered that it was a vital component in maintaining the body’s homeostasis, which is the ideal balance between interdependent elements in the body.
Welcome to our CBD Beginner’s Guide! We wrote this guide to provide an easy solution for new users to quickly learn key points and gain a solid understanding of what CBD is and how it works.I want to start the guide off by discussing how we are in a great moment in the history of Cannabis. More people than ever before are shifting their opinions about Cannabis and choosing CBD to provide natural relief for their medical conditions. Whether you’ve never tried CBD, tried it once or twice, or are an active user, our helpful guide is a great resource to learn more or share with a friend. Now we all know, when trying anything new, there’s always a learning curve, and with CBD, it’s no different. For new users, understanding what it is and, more importantly, how it works can be a little confusing. If that seems to be the situation you’re in now, don’t worry. Our CBD Beginners Guide will answer most of your questions and get you on the right track. Let’s start off with the basics.
What is CBD and How Does it Work?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a compound found in the Cannabis plant. It can be used in several different ways including vaping, tinctures, capsules, and edibles. Unlike its close relative,THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is completely non-psychoactive. This allows us to benefit from the many health properties of the Cannabis plant without the negative side effects of “getting high.”Because of this, CBD became a very popular option for those seeking a natural alternative to treat conditions such as chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, epilepsy and other mental disorders. At first, many were skeptical, thinking that a natural compound, let alone a Cannabinoid, could effectively treat such a wide range of conditions. But as medical researchers learned more, and the stories from tens of thousands of people began to stack up, the truth was undeniable. CBD works. But how exactly does it work. For starters, CBD inherits many of the medicinal properties of Cannabis such as being anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiolytic. This allows it to provide natural stress, anxiety, and pain relief. But this alone isn’t what allows CBD to alleviate so many conditions. What allows it to effectively treat so many conditions, and maintain health and wellness in the body, is how how the cannabinoids found in CBD interact with receptors throughout our body. Let’s talk about the Endocannabinoid System.
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