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how cbd works in the body

How cbd works in the body

CBD is known to act as a negative allosteric receptor modulator to the cannabinoid receptor CB1 found in our Central Nervous System, which is mainly in our brain and spinal cord. The same cannabinoid receptor that THC attaches to produce its intoxicating effects when consumed.

These interactions and alterations change the way we absorb certain cannabinoids or prevent their effects altogether. Meanwhile, CBD’s effects on non-ECS receptors help provide a range of potential therapeutic benefits.

For decades, marijuana research has to lead the way for new initiatives in the areas of human biology, health, and diseases, and in the 1990s something wonderful happened. The Endocannabinoid System was discovered and with it the realization that it is a crucial molecular system that helps the human body function.

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating psychoactive cannabinoid that acts as a pleiotropic drug in that it produces many effects through multiple molecular pathways. Pleiotropy refers to the expression of multiple traits by a single gene.

Although many cannabinoids directly bind to the CB1 or CB2 receptors, CBD does neither. Instead, it affects other receptors such as GPR55 and PPARs while altering the endocannabinoid receptors.

CBD as a Reuptake Inhibitor

Unfortunately, every person is different. This means that every person has a different number of receptors in their body, and some can be overexpressed or under-expressed. These same receptors can also respond to a variety of cannabinoids. This complicates the development of therapeutic grade pharmaceuticals for researchers because everyone is going to respond to the medications differently.

CBD has shown to have a unique trait of reducing the intoxicating effects caused by THC. It’s capable of doing this because CBD is an al

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