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The endocannabinoid system versus CBD

2022-03-02
The endocannabinoid system versus CBD

The endocannabinoid system consists of receptors located in many areas of our body. Their activation requires cannabinoids - endogenous substances produced by the body or supplied externally, e.g. through the consumption of CBD products.

What are cannabinoid receptors?

Cannabinoid receptors help to process and receive chemicals by transmitting information to cells in the body. Cells can use this information to regulate vital functions such as mood and appetite. For cannabinoid receptors, CBD plays a role in supporting their binding to other substances. To date, two main cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 have been identified. These are found throughout the body, but do not occur together e.g. CB1 receptors are located in the brain, liver, muscle, adipose tissue and the nervous and digestive systems. CB2 receptors are located in the body's immune system, bones and the central nervous system. Their activation is due to their association with cannabinoids.

Cannabinoids -- a breakdown

Cannabinoids, or chemical compounds naturally occurring in living organisms and plants. Based on their occurrence, we can divide them into 3 groups:

  1. Phytocannabinoids - found in plants such as hemp seed, tea bush, blanket plant, echinacea.
  2. Endocannabinoids - compounds found in animals and humans. They interact with the endocannabinoid system.
  3. Synthetic cannabinoids - produced for therapeutic purposes under laboratory conditions.

The endocannabinoid system in a nutshell

The endocannabinoid system occurs naturally in mammals, including humans. It has a very important function, as it is responsible for many physiological processes and for maintaining balance in the body. It is also involved in the regulation of mood and energy metabolism, metabolism support and immune system support. Its most important role is to adapt the body to rapidly changing environmental conditions Every mammal, including humans, produces compounds very similar to those produced by hemp. The use of CBD products contributes to increased production of endocannabinoids, which minimises mood swings.

 

How does anandamide work?

Anandamide belongs to the group of cannabinoids produced by the body. It takes an active part in the work of the endocannabinoid system. It has a particularly strong affinity with CB1 receptors affecting, among other things, appetite, mood, pain perception or feelings of happiness. Studies have found that reducing the levels of the enzyme that breaks down anandamide, results in a reduction of negative emotions and anxiety. A deficiency of anandamide can manifest itself in the body as migraine, irritable bowel syndrome or mental disorders. The amount of anandamide in the body is regulated by its natural processes. It is possible to increase its levels by inhibiting the compound responsible for its breakdown. Studies have shown that only CBD has properties that inhibit the breakdown of anandamide.

The endocannabinoid system versus CBD

It has been scientifically proven that CBD stimulates the activity of the endocannabinoid system. After consuming a certain dose of hemp oil, information reaches the brain about where intervention is needed to restore homeostasis in the body. CBD acts very similarly to the cannabinoids naturally produced by our body. Among other things, cannabis oils have shown the ability to have anti-epileptic effects, anti-anxiety effects, support in the treatment of stomach ulcers, autoimmune diseases, neurological damage in Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

The endocannabinoid system in animals

The endocannabinoid system is found in fish, birds, reptiles, earthworms and mammals, with the exception of insects. Its role influences brain functions such as learning, memory, mood, reproduction, sleep, creative generative and degenerative processes. The endocannabinoid system helps to maintain a stable internal environment in the body and is very important for its proper functioning.

Reaching for CBD for your dog will support the proper functioning of the body, reduce stress and improve your pet's mood. In cases of chronic pain, it can also reduce the sensation of pain. You can find the right CBD oil for your pet in our Premicanna.store. We warmly invite you to take a look at our offer!

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