What Are Cannabinoids & How Do They Work?

June 6, 2022 All Natural

Did you know your body makes has its own system that produces cannabis? Cannabinoids are the complex active compounds in cannabis that mimic naturally occurring compounds produced by your body, in your endocannabinoid system (ECS). We didn’t learn about the ECS in school because it wasn’t discovered until 1992 when researchers were looking at how THC interacts with the human body. There are many different cannabinoids found in cannabis, up to 100 by some reports, with the most famous being THC and CBD.


These active compounds in cannabis that bind to the receptor sites throughout our ECS in the brain and body, affecting mood and feeling. Recent research has suggested that if your body is not performing optimally, it may be because of a lack of naturally-produced cannabinoids in your endocannabinoid system, resulting in cannabinoid deficiency. Careful consumption of cannabis could help maintain optimal health and body function, also known as homeostasis.


There is the chance that you might get too much of a good thing, so it’s important to take your time to know your cannabis 101 and talk to a cannabis educated doctor. Want the benefits of cannabis without the high?  Focusing on products lower in THC and higher in CBD (cannabidiol) may provide the solution. THC has strong psychoactive properties and CBD is non-psychoactive. While there are other active compounds in cannabis THC and CBD are the ones most identified and readily available in cannabis products around the country. Although THC is proving to have many medical applications, including chronic pain relief, for those who are new to cannabis and are concerned about the euphoria of the high, starting out with CBD products may be the ideal solution. It’s also possible to get the benefits of cannabis through topical products such as salves, lotions, massage oil, bath soak, lip balm and more. When I apply topicals, the THC and active compounds are not absorbed into my bloodstream or digestive system so I don’t feel the psychoactive properties but the pain relief I get is locally targeted.


Endocannabinoids can tie to either receptor. The impacts that outcome rely upon where the receptor is located and which endocannabinoid it links to. For instance, endocannabinoids may target CB1 receptors in a spinal nerve to ease torment. Others may tie to a CB2 receptor in your invulnerable cells to indicate that your body’s feeling infection, a typical indication of an immune system issue.


A 2016 Trusted Source checking on more than ten years of study regarding the matter proposes the hypothesis could clarify why a few people build up a headache, fibromyalgia, and peevish gut disorders. None of these conditions has a distinct hidden reason. They’re additionally regularly impervious to treatment and some of the time happen close by one another. If clinical endocannabinoid system plays any sort of job in these conditions, focusing on the endocannabinoids system or endocannabinoid generation could be the missing key to treatment; however, more research is required.


Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of the primary cannabinoids found in cannabis. The compound gets you extraordinary. Once in your body, THC collaborates with your endocannabinoid by tying to receptors, much the same as endocannabinoids. It’s amazing halfway because it can link to both CB1 and CB2 receptors. This permits it to have a scope of consequences for your body and psyche, some more alluring than others. For instance, THC may assist with lessening torment and activate your hunger. In any case, it can likewise cause distrustfulness and tension now and again. Specialists are, as of currently investigating approaches to create unnatural THC cannabinoids that cooperate with the endocannabinoid system is just advantageous ways.


The other major cannabinoid found in cannabis is cannabidiol (CBD). In contrast to THC, CBD doesn’t make you extraordinary and ordinarily doesn’t bring about any negative impacts. Specialists aren’t totally certain how CBD associates with the endocannabinoid system. In any case, they do realize that it doesn’t tie to CB1 or CB2 receptors how THC does. Instead, many trusts it works by stopping endocannabinoids from being separated. This permits them to have a more significant amount of an impact on your body. Others accept that CBD ties to a receptor that hasn’t been found at this point. While the aspects of how its functions are still under discussion, look into recommends that CBD can help with torment, sickness, and different side effects related to numerous conditions in Florida and elsewhere.


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