CBD and 60 Ways to Work
CBD, as well as THC, can mimic the structure and behavior of endocannabinoids present in our body, so they have the same ability to activate CB1 and CB2 receptors. Even so, both CBD and THC have slight differences in their molecular structure, so each one ends up activating a specific receptor. This is the reason why THC has so many psychotropic effects, while CBD is known for its multiple natural benefits.
In fact, CBD does not interact well with endocannabinoid receptors, but it can activate more than 60 molecular pathways, unleashing a host of chemical reactions in the body, all of which have a positive effect.
Some of the direct effects of CBD are:
Serotonin is the so-called "happiness hormone", able to increase mood and regulate the circadian cycle, as well as certain motor and cognitive functions. Several studies show that high doses of CBD can increase serotonin levels from the direct stimulation of serotonergic receptors (5-HT1A).
Controlling pain and inflammation:
from several different routes, involving receptors such as TRPV1, CBD can regulate the nociceptive impulses of the neurons of the peripheral nervous system, limiting the transmission of signals to the brain, so that despite feel pain, our brain would not be able to manifest it.
In addition, these same receptors also regulate the signaling that occurs in the various processes of inflammation, so we can expect an alleviation of the inflammatory processes that would help in certain diseases. Nowadays, CBD is widely used for the control of chronic pain, especially those related to joint pain(such as osteoarthritis or rheumatic arthritis).
Without a doubt, for a long time the CBD has been considered as a powerful anxiolytic, but a few years ago it is that the reason was discovered. CBD interacts with the GABA receptors in our brain, which are involved in central nervous system inhibition and control reactions.
With stimulation of these receptors, studies show that CBD can control various psychiatric disorders related to anxiety, including CBD can be used as an anticonvulsant in certain cases. The use of this derivative of Cannabis can benefit many people suffering from panic disorders.
Through the activation of certain receptor groups, such as the PPAR Gamma Receptors, it appears that CBD can inhibit the growth and proliferation of tumor cells. Although they are promising effects, undoubtedly, they need more studies to verify and clarify a bit the underlying mechanism after the stimulation of these receptors.