How does CBD work its magic in the body?
Updated: May 18
By MaryEllen Godin
Hemp CBD in it’s purest form has been shown to help dozens of ailments including chronic pain, arthritis, stress, depression, anxiety, heart health, and improve and improve important brain function while delaying conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Unlike it cannabinol cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Cannabidiol (CBD) does not produce a psychoactive buzz. The reason for this is because they impact different receptors.
It’s important to note, the body already has an endocannabinoid system that receives transmissions from the cannabinoids in the body.
Doctors say there are more than 65 molecular targets of CBD in the body. Products that are rich in CBD with low levels of THC can produce benefits without a euphoric high.
The human body’s endocannabinoid system receives and translates signals from cannabinoids and makes cannabinoids of its on callled endocannabinoid. This ECS helps body functions such as immune-system, pain and sleep.
CBD boots those ECS.
In addition to reducing pain by binding to receptors while reducing inflammation, CBD can reduce social anxiety and SAD, MS, and pychotic disorders associated with schizophrenia and a broad range of disorders.
CBD and skin care
It’ important to also consider the benefits CBD has on the skin which has its own ECS to which CBD binds. Pure CBD has been shown to effectively treat psoriasis which has no cure yet, but therapies to treat symptoms. CBD combined with lifestyle and dietary changes has been an effective remedy for outbreaks. several studies have shown the effect it has on decelerating skin cell division and reducing inflammation.
CBD combined with diet and regular skin care has also shown great promise in fighting acne. Studies have shown that CBD molecule reduce the formation of sebum in the sebaceous gland, which is needed in acne care. It has also been shown to reduce anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial action.
CBD is also effective at fighting atopic dermatitis in children. Its symptoms are red, itchy rashes that are typically treated its corticosteroid cream. Although effective, they have negative side effects on the skin. The problem also returns once the treatment with corticosteroids ends.
CBD can treat atopic dermatitis because it can bind directly in the form of an ointment or balm by targeting the problem and calming the skin and restoring balance.