All About CBD
What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoids found in nature. Cannabinoids are a diverse class of chemical compounds that occur naturally in the human body (endocannabinoids) and cannabis plants (phytocannabinoids). Cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to trigger various physiological actions.
CBD is a neurological allosteric modulator that specifically interacts with the ECS to help regulate homeostasis in your body. The ECS is located primarily in your brain but can also be found throughout your central nervous system (CNS): Although the exact mechanisms are not generally known, CBD positively effects a number of important nueroreceptors:
TRPV1 – transmission and modulation of pain
5-HT1A – modulates serotonin related to depression, anxiety and mood
GPR55 – appears to control inflammation, pain and cancer
CB1 Receptors – effects brain/CNS pain sensation, mood and memory
CB2 Receptors – modulates dopamine and supports the immune system
PRARS – suppresses CNS inflammation
What does the government think about cannabinoids?
In 2003 the US Federal Government obtained US Patent #6630507 which claims “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties.” They could be “useful in the treatment of (a) wide variety of diseases.” Specifically, the patent states: CBD is non-toxic even at high levels, acts as a antioxidant and functions as a neuroprotectant.