CBD and THC interact with our bodies in a variety of ways. One of the main ways they impact us is by mimicking and augmenting the effects of the compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids” – so named because of their similarity to the compounds found in the cannabis plant. These “endocannabinoids” are part of a regulatory system called the “endocannabinoid system”.
The discovery of the endocannabinoid system has significantly advanced our understanding of health and disease. It has major implications for nearly every area of medical science and helps to explain how and why CBD and THC are such versatile compounds – and why cannabis is such a widely consumed mood-altering plant, despite its illegal status.
The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience – our mood, our energy level, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more.
By modulating the endocannabinoid system and enhancing endocannabinoid tone, CBD and THC can slow – or in some cases stop – disease progression.
When CBD is absorbed by the body, it then works to prevent Endocannabinoids from being broken down. This allows them to have more of an effect on your body, such as working longer to achieve homeostasis (which is a good thing!).
While CBD is helpful for maintaining a healthy body, only a Doctor should tell you when to stop taking prescribed medication.
All the data and studies aren’t in yet, but the science of CBD and it’s effect on the body are remarkable.
With time, people will discover even more uses for CBD.
Uses that could help even more people.