HOW HEMP/CBD OIL WORKS
Hemp/CBD oil may take anywhere from thirty to ninety minutes to get into the system when taken orally. The effects can last four hours or more.
Decades of research have shown that cannabinoids interact with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system. This system is involved in a variety of biological processes, such as inflammation response, relaxation, sleeping, appetite, and pain perception. By linking with the two main types of cannabinoid receptors (found on cells throughout the body), CB1 and CB2, hemp/CBD oil works within the endocannabinoid system, helping it in the regulation of the body’s natural state of balance.
CBD has also been described as a unique “neuro-modulator”, which is why it has been shown to be beneficial in such a wide variety of conditions.
CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain (the central nervous system). More specifically in the basal ganglia and in the limbic system, including the hippocampus. Hemp/CBD oil works on these receptors in the brain and affects the release of neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) in the brain, which impact relaxation, sleep, and appetite.
CB2 receptors are found in the immune system, the spleen, tonsils, on white blood cells, and in the peripheral nervous system. It is important to note that one significant function of cannabinoids in the immune system is to regulate the release of cytokine, creating its anti-inflammatory affects.
So far, we’ve discussed anti-oxidant, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-degenerative activities of hemp/CBD oil. But when it comes to dealing with pain, there’s more.