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How CBD Works

By Amelia Fenner-Prowle | 13th January, 2021 in CBD | 0 Comments

How CBD Works
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It's no accident that CBD has wholly blown apart both the nutritional supplement and medical-marijuana markets worldwide. Never before has a plant-based health product been used by such an extensive cross-section of the population for a whole range of health conditions.

The doubters question whether CBD really can treat virtually everything - anxiety, tension, depressionsleep disordersepilepsy, inflammation, pain, various skin conditions and potentially, even cancer.

However, when you consider the myriad of ways CBD interacts with our bodies, it soon becomes clear that it is no ordinary compound.


An essential step in bringing a cure to market is understanding how a substance affects the body.

CBD is considered a pleiotropic molecule, which means it causes diverse effects in our bodies through multiple action mechanisms.

A critical way that compounds create biological reactions is by binding or connecting with receptors in our cells. Receptors are like locks, waiting to be opened by chemical keys such as neurotransmitters to convert any incoming signals into a biological response.

CBD communicates with several different receptors, all of which create many other effects on our body. It's as if CBD were some kind of molecular social butterfly, flitting from one type of receptor to another.

CBD Activates Serotonin Receptors. Many people report feeling happier and less anxious after taking CBD, which scientists believe can be partly explained by its activation of 5-HT1A serotonin receptors in the brain.

Serotonin is a type of neurotransmitter, crucial to maintaining balanced mental wellbeing. Indeed, a widely used class of antidepressant medications act by increasing serotonin signalling.

CBD Binds with Pain Receptors. One of the most common reasons people take CBD is to alleviate inflammation caused pain. It's thought CBD's activation of the TRPV1 'vanilloid receptor could be a contributing factor.18 TRPV1 receptors are found in neurons (nerve cells) involved in pain perception, pain control, inflammation and body temperature.

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The information on this website is not intended to replace traditional medical treatment, but is offered as additional, complementary information. There are many scientific studies and anecdotal reporting of the far reaching benefits of CBD Oil, and associated CBD products that we feel it is important to bring this information to our customers attention as part of our mission to educate, inform, and promote honest transparency. However, it is important to note that CBD Oil is not a registered medication, it is registered as a natural food supplement.

Alternative therapies should not be used as a substitute for a varied, nutritional and balanced lifestyle, or an alternative to prescribed medication. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any prescription medication or are currently undergoing medical advice, please consult your doctor before use.

As with most medications, there is no guarantee of specific results from taking CBD, and results can vary from person to person. That said, we are confident in our CBD Oil and associated CBD products and would love to hear from you of your experiences with CBD.

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