What does CBD?
CBD is the abbreviation for Cannabidiol and is with the substance THC one of the most famous substances of the hemp plant. The hemp plant has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal effects. Tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) is the psychoactive substance in the hemp plant and makes you stoned. CBD is the non-psychoactive substance Cannabidiol and therefore does not cause a stoned feeling. In addition, your CBD cannot overdose.
The Endocannabinoid system Every person has a body-specific cannabis system. This system is called the Endocannabinoid system. This means that the body itself already produces cannabis-like substances, these substances are called Endocannabinoid substances. There are currently 2 known cannabis receptors, CB1 and CB2. The CB2 receptor is not located in the brain but in particular in white blood cells in the spleen and in the tonsils. Hence the CBD regulates release of substances called cytokines. These substances are co-responsible for the immune system and inflammatory responses.
In addition, 2 important endocannabinoids are known, namely Anandamide (N-arachidonoylethanolamine) and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol (2-AG). It is becoming increasingly clear that the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in controlling certain processes in the brain, including the memory system, attention and impulsiveness. In addition, the endocannabinoid system is also involved in crucial processes in the body in the areas of pain, blood pressure, movement and the central nervous system.