How Does CBD Work?

How does CBD Work? By interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system

Humans have an endocannabinoid system – a vast network of receptors and cannabis-like chemicals (endocannabinoids).  These regulate vital functions such as sleep, appetite, mood, memory, inflammation and reproduction.

What are cannabinoid receptors?

Cannabinoid receptors are the binding locations for compounds like CBD. We know these receptors are found throughout the body.  It used to be thought that CBD acts on these CB2 receptors, but it appears now that it does not act on either receptor directly. Instead, CBD seems to influence the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.

How does CBD work for Acne?

The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD can also control the other effects of acne. This is because the skin around the zit is intensely inflamed. Pimples are effectively infections, and it is best to treat them as such. CBD can act as an antibacterial agent, decreasing the likelihood of further acne in the future.  We have written an article on this  CBD and Acne

How does CBD work on Allergies?

A British Journal of Pharmacology article found that phytocannabinoids, particularly CBD and cannabigerol (CBG), can control cell proliferation and differentiation, indicating they can be used in novel treatments for skin diseases like allergies. Anecdotally, CBD oil works on warts, moles, and even HPV outbreaks. CBD can cause cell death in these abnormally growing cell groups, but clinical research in this area is lacking.

Does CBD work on Eczema?

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) has been shown to improve after treatment with CBD oil. The exact cause of atopic dermatitis is unknown. It is suspected to be a type of allergic response, with the corresponding rash associated with inflammation of the skin. This is how CBD works on eczema.

The Difference between Hemp CBD Oil and Marijuana?

  • CBD: This is a psychoactive cannabinoid – it non-intoxicating and non-euphoric so it will not get you “high”. CBD Oil UK is used to help reduce inflammation and pain among other things. Easing an upset stomach, stress, migraines and more are some of CBD Oil benefits. It is the active ingredient in the some pharmaceuticals which are FDA-approved for seizures. Researchers are still trying to understand the effectiveness of CBD’s medical use.
  • THC: The main psychoactive and intoxicating compound in cannabis is THC. THC is responsible for the “high” most people associate with cannabis.
  • Healthline has some good further information on the differences

We hope this information on How Does CBD Work is useful.  We have plenty more resources on the Dr Buddi CBD Blog

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