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What does CBD mean?
CBD or Cannabidiol is one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It works directly with the endocannabinoid system to influence pain perception, inflammation, and body temperature.
What is the Endocannabinoid System
It is a series of receptors found in all vertebrates and many invertebrates that allows the many parts of your body to communicate to perform many key functions. More specifically it is a series of CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body (brain, organs, lymphatic system) that are responsible for inflammation, immune response, blood pressure, neuroprotection, regulation of breath, homeostasis and several other critical bodily functions.
How does CBD interact with the body?
CBD inhibits FAAH activity, which is responsible for the deterioration of N-arachidonoylethanolamine, commonly known as anandamide. It was also found that anandamide contributes to an elevated mood. Unfortunately, endogenous anandamide levels are very low, and the half-life is short. CBD plays an important role by slowing down anandamide degradation and increasing endogenous levels. Other cannabinoids such as CBG and CBC also increase anandamide levels.
The other cannabinoid compounds are valuable on their own, but they also help to realize CBD’s anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and mood elevating potential by working in a collaborative force called the “entourage effect.”
“The endocannabinoid system is intimately involved in tissue healing in the face of inflammatory conditions, correlating clinically with prevention and treatment of inflammation-mediated pain.” – Fine & Rosenfeld, 2013