Why are cannabinoids important and what are they at all? How does the endocannabinoid system work? How to choose CBD oil well?
Although each of us has a different value system, for most of us, one of the most important is health. Hemp is able to help us keep it at the highest level because it has a whole range of beneficial ingredients. They are rich in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids – in an ideal proportion for us. Additionally, vitamins E and C, zinc and high-quality protein and dietary fiber. In addition, they have 60 unique cannabinoids and terpenes (organic chemical compounds that are known as essential oils after extraction).
Why are cannabinoids important and what are they anyway?
In addition to the commonly known nervous and endocrine systems, we also have an endocannabinoid system. It takes part in many physiological processes, including regulation of energy economy or regulation of neurohormonal connections. Put simply, it helps to maintain homeostasis within cells. In order to maintain this balance, internal cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) are produced. Unfortunately, for many reasons, their production may be disturbed and the system may not function properly. This can be caused by inflammation, neurological problems (migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome) or autoimmune diseases.
How does the endocannabinoid system work?
In our body there are CB1 receptors (located mainly in the brain and in the central nervous system) and CB2 receptors (mainly in lymphatic organs) to which cannabinoids or endocannabinoids attach.
When our own organism has problems with the production of endocannabinoids, we can reach for external cannabinoids, which still affect the receptors and help stimulate the system to work properly. While it doesn’t fit perfectly, it exhibits large indirect effects, the exact process of which is still being studied. Currently, the best known and widely available are those derived from hemp. However, remember that you should not abuse the use of external cannabinoids – we should strive for fitness when our endocannabinoid system is able to work without external help.
In hemp you can find as many as 60 unique cannabinoids (which are not psychoactive) and not found in any other plant. Although each of them has similar properties, they differ slightly from each other. Below are the most popular of them that have already been tested:
– CBDA – reduces inflammation, prevents the spread of cancer cells;
– CBG – helps to fall asleep, supports bone growth, slows down the spread of bacteria;
– CBGA – fights pain;
– CBC – fights pain, promotes bone growth, slows down the spread of bacteria
– CBCA – fights fungal infections
– Δ9-THCA – helps with sleeping, helps with muscle pain
– Δ9-THC – fights nausea and vomiting, stimulates appetite
– Δ8-THC – fights pain
– THCV – reduces convulsions and convulsions
Helps relieve pain, but has no side effects
Fights inflammation, especially in the nervous system (including irritable bowel syndrome)
It has vitamin C, E and more antioxidants than any fruit or a vegetable. Has anti-depressive properties; helps to relax, unwind and regenerate. Increases the level of serotonin in the brain
Helps to quit smoking
Fights anxiety and anxiety (post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder)
It is a neuroprotector and prevents neurodegeneration
Helps to reduce (or even completely fight) symptoms of neurological diseases, including epilepsy
Helps to maintain blood sugar levels normal (recommended for people with diabetes)
Helps fight cancer by stopping the spread of cancer cells (it attaches to the CBD2 cannaboid receptor, which is found on the cancer cell).
The research to date shows that CBD has the most properties, is safe and well tolerated, even in high doses. However, we should remember that it is most effective synergistically when combined with the rest of the cannabinoids found in cannabis. When looking for CBD oils, avoid those that are isolated and look for those that have the „full spectrum of cannabinoids” in their description. Then we can be sure that it is extracted from the whole plant in the accompaniment of the rest of the ingredients, which greatly facilitates its proper operation.
Change is possible and does take place, but for a change in consciousness to take place, will is needed. Let’s be open to new information and check what is provided to us. Let us choose a more conscious life 🙂