The Endocannabinoid system contains of two receptors, called CB1 and CB2. These receptors are found on cell surfaces and impact various biological processes.
Located in the brain, central nervous system, and many other parts of the body.
Found throughout the body on cells associated with our immune system.
CBD interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors for many effects still being studied.
CB1CB1 Receptors target:
- Motor activity
- Motor co-ordination
- Short term memory
- Pain perception
- Immune cells
CB2CB2 Receptors are much broader than CB1 and influence most of the body
- Adipose tissue
- Skeletal muscle
- Reproductive system
- Immune system
- Respiratory tract
- Cardiovascular system
Did you know that there are receptors all over our bodies that are compatible with the marijuana plant? In the 1960’s scientists were baffled when they discovered lock like receptors in the human body that could be unlocked by certain properties of marijuana.
It was by looking at the marijuana plant and these receptors which they called CB1 and CB2, that scientists discovered the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is one of the most important physiological systems in our bodies. Receptors of this system are found in our brains, our organs, our immune cells, our connective tissues and our glands. Our bodies make our own cannabinoids by converting fatty acids like omega 3 and they are bio-identical to cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant.
We need this system to be working efficiently and effectively in order to achieve homeostasis which is a perfect balance of all body functions working together in perfect harmony, the end result being good health.
So, when our body is compromised by infections, toxicity and inflammation this system can also become depleted. Symptoms of a depleted endocannabinoid system include food intolerances, anxiety, low sex drive and a predisposition to autoimmune conditions.
This is why people have found cannabis to be so highly effective, with health benefits like reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, treating certain types of cancers, reducing seizures, slowing cognitive decline and improving lung capacity.
There are over 113 different cannabinoids in the marijuana plant but the two most important are THC and CBD. Thankfully CBD oil is now legal to purchase in the U.K, which is an absolute must have supplement for anyone tackling chronic Lyme disease or any chronic health condition.
The THC part of the plant has been made illegal in the U.K. because it is responsible for the psychoactive effects in cannabis, however THC has many health benefits. If your body is unable to create anandamide your bodies equivalent then THC is the only other thing that will be able to unlock and feed the bodies CB1 receptors.
High Quality CBD oil is a must in order to get the full healing effects of the plant and so it’s important that you know that your oil is coming from a good source. The CBD brothers based out of Suffolk are at the top of their game. They have a range of oils available with different CBD percentage contents as well as balms and capsules. They also make suppositories to order which is the best and most effective way of consuming this medicine. Depending on how sick you are it’s better to start off with a lower CBD percentage like the blue or green oil and work your way up to the higher percentage levels such as the black oil.
Children who are suffering with chronic health conditions would also benefit from supplementing CBD to nurture their bodies however the taste of CBD can be rather off putting for little ones so a company called Charlotte’s web came up with an ingenious way to get children to take CBD. They extract CBD from the hemp plant and flavor it with mint and chocolate making it easier to consume.
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