People discuss about marijuana but refer usually to the THC [tetrahydrocannabinol]. THC is a substance that induces euphoric state. Recreational weed users look for high THC level. In comparison, to past weeds containing 3% – 5% today breeders have increased the THC level to 28%. It means pot smoking today is higher than what your grandparents used to.
THC gets attached to CB1 receptor of your brain’s cerebral cortex, which triggers a high. Then there is CBD [cannabidiol], which has a lot of significance in medical application. The CBD gets attached to CB2 receptors and reduces the effects from CB1 receptor. Thus offering medical benefits without THCs psychoactive high.
Plants used for medical cannabis oil need to meet international standards and contain THC less than 1%. CBD can elongate the THC effects but does not possess addictive potential.
How CBD works?
Actually, CBD acts as antagonist on receptor called 5-HT1A, so works as antidepressant with neuro-protective and anti-anxiety effects. Thus pain gets reduced and chronic inflammation gets alleviated. Another receptor called PPAR-y gets worked on, which increases the intracellular calcium release displaying other optimistic medical effects.
THC causes short term memory. You forget the things that happened last night, when you wake in the morning. Research has reported that CBD eliminates memory loss issue due to the weed. Another interesting fact related to CBD is that it possess potent anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties because of its effects on adenosine receptor, cytochrome P-450, and the 2C enzymes.
CBD overdose is impossible because toxicity level is low, when compared to NSAIDs like Tylenol or ibuprofen that damages liver, kidneys and gut linings.
CBD and hormones
Endocrine system regulates everything ranging from metabolism to energy levels to libido. Cannabidiol protects endocrine system from excessive stress. Plasma cortisol level also gets decreased.
It even affects your appetite because CBD lowers the insulin level, so diabetic people find cannabis oil Canada to be helpful in managing their blood sugar. Reducing the release of pancreatic insulin, CBD prevents type II diabetes progression and blood sugar disorders.
Science of cannabis
- Reduces migraine intensity and frequency
- Inhibits tumor development
- Controls epileptic seizures
- Slows Alzheimer disease progression
- Alleviates the symptoms of Glaucoma
- Manage bipolar disorder
- Promotes good sleep
- Treats PTSD and depression
- Reduces anxiety
- Manage ADHD and ADD
- Relieves chronic symptoms of Cohn’s disease and OBD
- Relieves from PMS symptoms
- Treat incontinence
- Stimulates appetite
You can see how wonderful CBD chemistry is!