How can CBD help you?
Lock & Key Signaling System
The primary role of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis. An easier way to understand the ECS is to visualize a lock and key signaling system within your body. Inside your body there are “locks” and these are your internal receptors. They remain locked until a specific “key” arrives. The locks are always there and waiting for the keys! Once that connection is made, you feel the results.
There are two forms of “keys” that can unlock or activate the receptors. Phytocannabinoids and Endocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids are plant based cannabinoids that interact with the body the same way the cannabinoids do that are produced in your body. Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in our human bodies! As of right now we know of two: Anandamide and 2AG — the body’s own version of cannabis. With Anandamide, which is also found in chocolate, people are apt to feel their mood enhance.
The benefits that we gain from CBD and Anandamide are the direct result of these neurotransmitters essentially attaching/signaling to receptor sites throughout the brain which in turn activate that particular receptor.
CBD is unique from THC in that it does not interact with these receptors directly – like THC does. Instead, it acts like a signaling system. Which definitely helps us explain why CBD does not make you feel “high” and can actually block the psychoactive effects of THC.
CBD has a large amount of potential benefits for your body and many people feel that CBD offers a more natural way to improve your health.
Below are some of the ailments that CBD is currently helping other individuals with and that studies are currently being done to help this non-psychoactibe compound become a new treatment as we move forward in this journey.