What Are the Bodily Benefits and Effects of CBD?

The Benefits and Effects of cannajoy’s CBD

Within cannabis plants are hundreds of plant compounds called cannabinoids. CBD and THC are the two most abundantly occurring, and also the most popular to the general public. CBD and THC have the same formula, though their structural arrangements are different. Both are capable of interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system because their structures are both similar enough to the chemicals our bodies produce. THC and CBD’s differences in chemical structure are significant enough though that they affect the system differently. Once released into the body, cannabinoids travel across and through the endocannabinoid system to affect different areas and cells – THC doing so directly and CBD indirectly.

What Is The Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is a bodily system composed of two types of cannabinoid receptors, many endocannabinoid molecules, and metabolic enzymes that ensure the molecules can function. This system is responsible for helping the body run smoothly. It stabilizes all body functions and helps maintain homeostasis. Additionally, it regulates metabolism, mood, digestion, immunity, heart function, and temperature – among many other things. This system makes its own endocannabinoids similar in structure to CBD and THC, but sometimes we don’t create enough, resulting in deficiencies. This is where cannabis plant products can be helpful.

CB1 Receptors

CB1 receptors are the first type of cannabinoid receptors found in the endocannabinoid system. CB1 receptors are found mostly in the brain and central nervous system. They’re responsible for the control of motor functions, the body’s stress response, any pain perception, and forming and recalling memory. These receptors can be activated by neurotransmitters created by the body as well as those from other sources, like plants’ phytocannabinoids.

CB2 Receptors

CB2 receptors are the second type of cannabinoid receptors found in the endocannabinoid system. CB2 receptors are found mostly in the body’s organs and white blood cells, making them far more spread out than CB1s. They’re found most abundantly in the cardiovascular, immune, and musculoskeletal systems, and exist in organs like the liver, colon, pancreas, and spleen. Similar to CB1, these CB2 receptors can be activated by the body’s endogenous (“body-made”) cannabinoids, but may also be supplemented by cannabis’ compounds.

CBD’s Interactions with The Endocannabinoid System

Cannabinoids act as neurotransmitters to interact with cannabinoid receptors, affecting body regulatory functions. CBD specifically doesn’t have a super strong affinity for cannabinoids receptors, and it actually attaches on a more subtle and indirect level. While THC will bind directly to receptors, CBD binds to their sides. This CBD interaction affects how cells function, while still allowing the body to have main control over that receptor. While still being researched, an indirect method as such could be why CBD does not produce the psychoactive, intoxicating effects that are often associated with THC.

How cannajoy’s CBD Products Can Be Beneficial

cannajoy makes all of our products organically, without the use of pesticides, solvents, or fertilizers. Our hemp CBD is the perfect way to make sure that you’re getting CBD that benefits the CB1 and CB2 receptors of your endocannabinoid system best. Our range of full-spectrum products are all made with the highest-quality hemp available, and you can get them in the form of oils, gummies, and roll-on gel topicals. Shop our store now, or check out our site for info on CBD!
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