How does CBD work?
How does CBD work? The answer is complicated but we have this simplified, yet still very scientific, explanation. We believe it will help you understand how hemp CBD works in our bodies.
Firstly, the main interaction of hemp CBD on our bodies is that it stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (the part responsible for promoting rest, healing, rejuvenating and regenerating) and inhibits the sympathetic nervous system which is responsible for eliciting responses to stress and triggering the fight-or-flight mechanism.
CBD is also an agonist of the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor, thought to be responsible for catalyzing states like anxiety and happiness, and general mood regulation. Hemp CBD also indirectly interacts with the endocannabinoid system, one of the key endogenous systems regulating pain sensation. Through this action, its effects extend into suppressing pain and inflammatory processes. Finally, CBD has been shown to activate the TRPV2 receptor, which is thought to account in part for its antitumor effects.
These interactions of hemp CBD are understood as the basis for the calming and healing effects CBD oil and other products are garnering all the reputation for. However, it’s important to note again that, although it’s become legal and popular, CBD has not received FDA approval for use as a medical substance in any other case than for epilepsy. This means that the safety, purity, and concentration of the products on the market are as of now still unregulated, and the dosages and treatment regimes for specific illnesses are unspecified. Although CBD has rare and mild side effects, we still urge caution in using a substance that has not received federal approval.