Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD is a non-intoxicating component found in cannabis plants. Other than CBD the cannabis plants have numerous useful compounds few of them are – THC, CBG, and CBN.

All these compounds interact with our body in a different way. CBD contains potential therapeutic properties which produces many different impacts through multiple pathways. In recent years many scientists and physicians have taken interest in its study, according to their research CBD has 65 molecular targets.

Although CBD (Cannabidiol) provides benefits of different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It supports the receptor based system in our body. Basically, it acts upon two cannabinoid receptors- CB1 and CB 2  and provides  potential benefits. CBD binds indirectly with either of these receptors that include activating TRPV1 Receptors which helps to control different important functions like pain, inflammation, body temperature, perception etc. CBD can also play a very important role in the neural generation of motivation and pleasure. 

It must be noted that CBD is a non-psychoactive compound and will not make you feel high. Let us know more about the CBD and Endocannabinoid System.

Human Endocannabinoid System

Human Endocannabinoid  is a human biological system. It is responsible for the internal neuro- transmission system, it combines with the cannabinoid receptor in the whole body. Endocannabinoid system has very important for the critical and physiological functioning ;

  • Appetite
  • Pain
  • Immune Response
  • Temperature
  • Mood

Endocannabinoid system is made up of cannabinoid and other substances which are synthesized by the body on demand. These cannabinoids and substances together are known as endocannabinoids. 

The cannabinoid receptors present through the body and work with endocannabinoids. This biological system constantly uses the cannabinoid receptor and endocannabinoid to keep the body functioning in a balanced way. 

In the same way the cannabinoid (CBD) found in plants ; the hemp plant and marijuana works similar to biological systems and ensures the proper working of the endocannabinoid synthesized in our body. The CBD binds with the cannabinoid system just like the endocannabinoid system and helps to regulate and properly work our body. 

Because of this amazing property of plant based CBD, it catches the attention of many scientists and researchers, many studies have been done to know about its natural balancing effect with our endocannabinoid system. 

CBD and its Encouraging Effects

CBD is a nutritional supplement. It interacts with our body so well that helps  to regulate its functions smoothly. Cannabis plants have hundreds of naturally occurring compounds known as cannabinoids. Out of all these compounds CBD is found in abundance and has the very potential benefits for both humans and animals. 

The endocannabinoid system consists of two main receptors CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptor is present in our brain and throughout the nervous system while the receptor CB2 is present mostly in our spleen and immune system. 

Both these receptors CB1 and CB2 react differently to different cannabinoids. The other important property of CBD is that it does not bind directly with either of the receptors.That means CBD is not perfectly combined with the receptor and is effective to neutralise the effect of THC from binding. 

According to many studies the CBD has potential encouraging effects on our body when we consume full spectrum CBD because CBD and the other compounds of cannabis plant helps to regulate our body functioning.

The CBD and its other effects includes : 

  • Fibre 
  • Protein
  • Flavonoids
  • Chlorophyll
  • Omega fatty acid
  • Essential Vitamins and Minerals

Till date scientists and many researchers are focusing on the botanical effects of the CBD (Cannabidiol).It many health journals it is already revealed that CBD with its other compounds found in CBD oil works synergistically and provides beneficial effects. 

CBD and Endocannabinoid System: The Benefits

Cannabidiol when entered in our body it interacts with the receptors in a way that provides various benefits to the functioning of our body.  The National Institute of Health has also said that manipulation of the endocannabinoid system with the external source of CBD can be very useful for treating many diseases or can help the medicine dosage to work effectively. It helps 

  • Cell Growth
  • Promotes Good Bone health 
  • Helps in Kidney Functioning
  • Promotes Skin Health

The CB1 receptor which is present in our brain, gonads, connecting tissues, nervous system and in various glands helps in decreasing the inflammation, pain and many other benefits when CBD gets interacted with the endocannabinoid system. It includes:

  • Relieving Depression 
  • Reducing Anxiety
  • Increasing BDNF Level
  • Decreasing Acne 
  • Lessening Nausea
  • FIghting against bacterial infection
  • Lowering Blood Pressure 
  • Enhancing COncentration
  • Psoriasis
  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic Pain

With the intake of CBD we can enhance many functions of your body. The properties of endocannabinoids can affect our habits and activities. CBD helps us to regulate the functioning of the whole body and helps us to maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Are There Any Health Concerns?

No doubt that CBD has numerous beneficial effects in our body, but nothing in this world can be 100 % accurate with its great and healthy effects. There may be some minor side effects. Either way there is no such reported serious concern. It depends on individual CBD intake, dosage, life pattern or most importantly on individual medical history. The certain health concerns related to it may include: 

  • Constipation
  • Less burning of fat for energy
  • Could increase liver fat
  • Could Increase Appetite etc

All these health concerns could vary person to person,so it is highly recommended to take expert advice to avoid these. Also these side effects depend on the dosage of the CBD,for better results it is advised to start from a low level of dose and gradually increase in dosage could be more effective. High dosage might create certain health concerns. 

Will CBD interact with other Medications? 

CBD has numerous health benefits but many people have doubt that will CBD interact with other medication , how it is going to affect. Many researchers have proved that CBD is safe and beneficial for our body.

When you take medicines or any other substances our body tends to break it and metabolise it. The drum metabolism happens throughout the body, in this process our liver plays a crucial role. 

The change in metabolism rate and how our body process defines the medication interaction. 

Basically CYP450 family enzymes are responsible for the metabolization of various cannabinoids including CBD. When CBD interacts with these enzymes it can not work as effectively to break down the medication in our body or vice versa. 

If you want to take CBD as an add on with medication it is very important to take your doctor’s advice first. The expert can help you out with it and can guide you for the dosage for effective results without any risk. 

Summary

Understanding the biological effects in certain situations could be very crucial. Because everybody is different and everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses. CBD and the endocannabinoid system have various impacts on our health, it helps us to regulate and function  homeostasis in our body.  There are too many CBD edibles options available in the market. All are marketed very strategically-CBD for anxiety and pain , CBD for sleep etc.  

So it is suggested to make a proper plan and choose wisely and get the desired results. 

Reference Links

  • https://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com/news/cbd-effects-human-body/
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  • https://www.huffpost.com/entry/body-on-cbd_l_5d8cd9d5e4b0e9e76049143c
  • https://cbdoilreview.org/cbd-cannabidiol/cbd-endocannabinoid-system