How does CBD work?
The human body has its own cannabinoid system. This endocannabinoid system (ECS) controls a variety of body functions via receptors in the brain, spinal cord and nerves. By and large, these endocannabinoids regulate and influence the well-being and inner balance (homoeostasis) of humans. Through the control of perception, concentration and memory capacity, human cannabinoids act directly on pain, appetite and general mood.
While the composition of the endogenous cannabinoids differ from the cannabinoids contained in the hemp plant, both are very similar in nature to the human organism. Both active ingredients are based on the key / lock principle at the cannabinoid receptors. These receptors have only been discovered by researchers in the past 20 years.
- According to the present state, the endocannabinoid system of humans is central to:
- Inflammation regulation
- Pain Protection of nerves and brain tissue
- Regulation of the sense of mood
- Regulation of convulsions
To date, the so-called type I receptors are mainly found in the central nervous system (CNS), while the type II receptors are found in the human immune systems, hormones and reproductive systems. Medical research is based on the assumption that nerve damage and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer / Parkinson) can be influenced by the use of type I receptors. Studies on the function of type II receptors suggest that cannabinoids may also be useful in the treatment of other chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, or psoriasis.
The human cannabinoid system is thus involved in almost every physiological process in the human body. Even though the specific effect has not yet been fully explored scientifically, this explains why positive effects have been observed in people with various diseases and symptoms.