The Science of CBD
In this video Dr. Barry will help you learn the science behind the one of cannabis’ most important cannabinoids known as CBD.
Now for the science behind CBD … As you learn more regarding the effects of the cannabinoids derived from Hemp, one thing will become quickly evident and that is, cannabis has a profound influence on the homeostasis of the human body. This one herb and its variety of compounds including CBD seem to affect almost every aspect of our bodies and minds.
The endogenous cannabinoid system or endocannabinoid system, ECS for short, named after the plant that led to its discovery, is perhaps one of the most important physiologic systems of the body that is involved in establishing and maintaining human health. Endocannabinoids, which are the cannabinoids that are manufactured within the body, along with their receptors are both found in multiple areas throughout the body. Located in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and the immune system as well as many other parts of the body. In each tissue, the endocannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same. Homeostasis, which is the maintaining of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.
Cannabinoids derived from Hemp are found to promote the Endocannabinoid System which in turn creates the all-important homeostatic function at every level of biological life, from the sub-cellular, to the organism, and perhaps to the community and beyond. Here’s one example: autophagy, this is a process in which a cell sequesters part of its contents to be self-digested and recycled which is mediated by the endocannabinoid system. While this process keeps normal cells alive, allowing them to maintain a balance between the synthesis, degradation, and subsequent recycling of cellular products, it also possesses a deadly effect upon malignant cells, causing them to consume themselves in a programmed cellular suicide. The death of these cells, of course, promotes homeostasis and survival at the level of the entire organism. Our endocannabinoid system, with its complex actions of our immune system, nervous system, and all organs, are literally a bridge between body and mind. By understanding this system, we begin to see a mechanism that explains how states of consciousness can promote health or disease. As we continue to sort through the emerging science of hemp and its cannabinoids such as CBD, one thing remains clear: a functional endocannabinoid system is essential for health.
From embryonic implantation on the wall of our mother’s uterus, to nursing and growth, to responding to injuries, endocannabinoids help us survive in a quickly changing and increasingly hostile environment. As I realized this, I began to wonder: can an individual enhance his/her endocannabinoid system by taking a CBD rich supplement? Is it possible to promote a healthy lifestyle by stimulating this ancient endocannabinoid system that is hard-wired into all of us? I now believe the answer is Yes.
This is where CBD PRO products and its full spectrum of the cannabinoids derived from Hemp enters the picture. Hope this was informative and look forward to answering other common questions pertaining to the subject of cannabis and CBD.
*This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Barry Morrison and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Barry nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle change program.
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