CBD and The Endocannabinoid System
The Endocannabinoid System
The endocannabinoid system is a biological system comprised of endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to endocannabanoid receptors located throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems. It is involved in regulating a variety of cognitive and biological processes including fertility, pregnancy, appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory. The ECS has a homeostatic (stabilizing) role by controlling several metabolic functions such as energy storage and nutrient transport. It acts on peripheral tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract, the skeletal muscles and the endocrine pancreas. The ECS has been implied to modulate insulin sensitivity and may play a role in clinical conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. The ECS plays a crucial role in regulating temperature, stress levels, sleep cycles and the reproductive system.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive (non-intoxicating) cannabinoid. CBD is a chemical compound in cannabis that is known to have extensive medical benefits. CBD does not create the "high" or "stoned" feeling that its counterpart, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) does. In fact, CBD can counteract the memory-impairing and psychoactive effects of THC.
CBD (and THC) interacts with naturally occurring receptors in our bodies called cannabinoid receptors, which can influence not only our bodily functions, but many conditions as well. Although there are more 100 cannabinoids in the marijuana plant, CBD and THC are the most studied.
Hemp CBD vs. Cannabis CBD
The products on this website are made from organically grown HEMP, which makes them legally available to the public for purchase in most states. Hemp derived CBD products are now widely available through the internet and can be shipped to all states except Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Indiana, and Idaho. The difference between cannabis CBD and hemp CBD is that hemp CBD contains less than .3% THC. Many of my products test at 0% THC.*
*Please note that trace amounts of THC may be present in our products but everything is lab tested and under .3%.
There are three types of cannabinoids. They're found in:
- The brain and body of mammals (including humans)
- Synthetic pharmaceuticals
United States and Northern American research shows a plethora of the medicinal effects of CBD. According to a 2008 review by Ethan B. Russo, CBD relieves chronic pain. Studies from the late 1980s through 2007 show CBD is effective for pain management without negative side effects. A 2015 study by the New York University School of Medicine, “strongly supports CBD as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.”
Therapeutic properties of CBD:
- Anxiolytic: helps calm anxiety
- Anticonvulsant: used in the treatment of epileptic
- Antidepressant: mood regulation
- Anti-inflammatory: reduces inflammation of the body
- Antioxidant: immune system support
- Antipsychotic: mind calming
- Antispasmodic: reduces muscle spasms
- Antitumoral: inhibits the growth of tumors and cancer cells
Common aliments improved by CBD*:
- Antibiotic-resistant infections
- Chronic pain
- Crohn's disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurological disorders
- Parkinson's Disease
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Ulcerative Colitis