POTENTIAL CBD BENEFITS
POTENTIAL CBD BENEFITS
A big congrats to you for finding this page! I assume you are in the first stages of doing your research into CBD and if it could potentially help whatever ailment you have. Before we dive into the article I wanted to give you a quick overview of who we are. ChilliwackCBD is an online store supplying CBD products to Canadians. We warehouse all our goods and we are not an MLM (multi-level-marketing) company. Everything you see on our site can be shipped that very same day. We try to bring in products that are made with quality and lab tested for accuracy and your safety.
What is CBD?
Before we get into the potential benefits of CBD you need a basic understanding of what CBD is, to begin with. After that point then we can talk about potential CBD benefits.
CBD is a cannabinoid. You might not be as familiar with CBD as you are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the component in cannabis that gives you a "high". CBD and THC are actually very closely related when you look at their molecular makeup. Both THC and CBD interact with your CB1 and CB2 receptors in your body. THC actually fits perfectly into your CB receptors while CBD does not. This Is why THC gives you a "high" and CBD does not. CBD actually lessens THC's "high".
How does CBD interact with your body?
Cannabis (Hemp or Marijuana) contains cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. There are at least 113 different cannabinoids isolated from cannabis which exhibit varied effects.
In order to understand how and why CBD interacts with the body you first need to know that our body has something called the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids. The best way to think of this endocannabinoid system is by thinking of your nerve system which is located all throughout your body. The endocannabinoid system is a complex cell-signalling system which was not discovered until the 1990s (that's really not that old). Experts are still trying to fully understand the endocannabinoid system but as far as they know it plays significant roles in regulating various functions such as sleep, mood, appetite, memory, reproduction and fertility. Even if you do not use hemp or cannabis the endocannabinoid system still exists in your body.
Through your body, on the endocannabinoid system, you have certain receptors which the endocannabinoid system binds to which signals the action. The two main receptors found in your body are CB1 receptors which are mostly found in the nervous system and also the CB2 receptors which are found mostly in your peripheral nervous system which includes your immune cells.
An example of how this works is the endocannabinoids might target and interact with CB1 receptors in your spinal nerve to relieve pain while others might bind to a cb2 receptor in your immune to signal that your body is experiencing inflammation.
What Functions does the Endocannabinoid system affect?
Research is still in its infancy as this system was not discovered until the early 1990s but they have linked the endocannabinoid system to the following processes:
-bone remodelling and growth
-digestion and appetite
-learning and memory
-cardiovascular system function
So what are the CBD Benefits?
Hopefully, you read most of this article from the start to understand what CBD is and how it works with your endocannabinoid system, but if you skipped to this part then here are just some of the potential CBD benefits you can potentially receive. Until more long term studies are done many of these CBD benefits come from smaller studies, short term studies and most of the craze about CBD is coming from testimonials from people trying CBD.
I have given examples and 1 link to studies or good articles to read on the potential CBD benefit but you should do your own research as there is a ton of great information to be found.
-Reduce blood pressure (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5470879/)
-Reduce inflammation ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6222489/)
-Reduce Anxiety (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/)
-Promotes Sleep (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/)
-Reducing Stress (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0165032718303100?via%3Dihub)
-Crohn's disease (https://www.healthline.com/health-news/cannabis-improves-symptoms-of-crohns-disease#It%E2%80%99s-not-marijuana)
-Cancer Treatment (https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/cannabis-pdq)
-Bone Growth (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150716124359.htm)
These are just a few examples of potential CBD benefits. If you have an ailment I suggest you do your own research on CBD and whatever ailment you have. Google is a wealth of information. CHILLIWACKCBD should not be your main medical resource but a supplier of the products. You should always consult your doctor before trying any new product and get professional medical advice.