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We know that understanding the Cannabis industry can be challenging. With the broad variety of uses, both medicinal and recreational, we elected to provide our clients (and everyone) with this informative Blog. So you can make informed decisions when it comes to your responsible consumption.

CBD Ailment Guide

When you’re seeking relief from whatever ails your, refer to this CBD ailment guide before browsing a cannabis dispensary near you. CBD has been studied to provide profound effects concerning chronic pain, seizures, cancer, and many more life-altering issues. 

The Endocannabinoid System

A recent discovery regarding the biology of humans has been the endocannabinoid system. This system refers to the cannabinoids naturally found in the body and their interaction with cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) that are found in cannabis. This breakthrough discovery has lead to a better understanding of a system that plays an integral role in our overall health, motor skills, and memory. 

CBD is known to indirectly affect the CB2 and CB1 cannabinoid receptors, which are primarily responsible for the immune system, gastrointestinal tract, white blood cells, brain function, and other critical organs. It’s because of these indirect actions that we’re able to experience the beneficial effects of cannabidiol.

Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Neuropsychiatric disorders affect millions of individuals daily across the world. Examples of these disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, depression, addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 

These psychological phenomena are treated with a plethora of medications that create dependency and adverse effects. CBD has been extensively studied to reduce neuropsychiatric disorders in clinical trials effectively.[1]

Chronic Pain

This category includes arthritis, multiple sclerosis, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, nerve damage, shingles, back pain, and gout. These pains affect a countless number of people and result in unnecessary suffering and dependency on addictive pharmaceutical drugs such as opioids.

CBD has been directly linked in the favorable treatment of chronic pains because of its anti-inflammatory analgesic properties. [2] CBD directly influences the TRPV (transient receptor vanilloid potential), which acts as a significant pain control system. Furthermore, the TRPV indirectly effects the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system to increase pain relief further.

Neurological Disorders

This category includes Alzheimer’s Disease, palsy, ALS, brain tumor, brain damage, Parkinson’s Disease, seizures, and other related syndromes. CBD has been studied for its benefits as a neuroprotectant, which prevents the degeneration of portions of the brain. While acting as a protectant, CBD enables enzymes to serve as regenerative properties to begin healing any damaged areas.[3]

Potential Side Effects

The side effects that are known through the use of CBD are limited to diarrhea, drowsiness, dry mouth, change in appetite, and a potential change in mood. As with any medication, if you find yourself feeling worse, you should cease taking CBD and consult your local doctor. Although these symptoms have not been reported en mass, they are still potential side effects that need to be taken seriously.

A New Horizon

CBD has unlocked a new door in the world of cannabis. Its wide host of benefits are known to the science community as therapeutic and medicinal. Speak to your local budtenders in a dispensary near you or consult your family physician before beginning any CBD-related medications. 

 

    

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/

 

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2503660/

 

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5938896/

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