Ask the CBD Guy: How does CBD work in the body?

We recently introduced you to Paul Gossett, owner of Tribal Nations CBD Outlet in Claremore. Paul knows that there are a lot of questions floating around about CBD oil and its uses, so we asked him to share some of his knowledge.

Q: How does CBD work in the body?

 Our bodies are hard-wired with a network of receptors called cannabinoid receptors, they are spread throughout our entire body creating a system called the Endocannabinoid system (ECS). CBD taps into this system to produce its therapeutic effects. The Endocannabinoid system is part of many physiological body processes; these include appetite, mood, memory and pain sensation. Our bodies produce endocannabinoids to stimulate these cannabinoid receptors.

There are two major cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2. These aren’t the only cannabinoid receptors, but they were the first ones discovered and remain the best-studied.

CB1 receptors are one of the most abundant receptor types in the brain. On other hand, CB2 receptors are more abundant outside of the nervous system, in places like the immune system. However, both receptors are present throughout the body.
So, the endocannabinoid system in the body exists to respond to internal cannabinoids that the body produces. However, scientists and researchers have discovered that this system also recognizes and responds to external cannabinoids.

CBD is a cannabinoid; for this reason it can stimulate activity in the body’s endocannabinoid receptors, offering a systemic effect. The activation of adenosine by CBD is what gives the substance its anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety effects. Basically, it activates the body’s own ability to function more effectively at both the physical level as well as the psychological level.

Stay tuned for more Q&A on CBD. If you’d like to submit a question, please contact Paul the CBD Guy at paulgossett@hotmail.com, and your question could be featured on moreClaremore! 

Stop in at the Claremore store and mention moreClaremore and get 20% off on any CBD tincture!

 

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