Part V of my CBD (cannabidiol) series has just been released! Taking on the complexity of CBD oil has led to many subtopics on the various aspects of this “omnipotent elixir.” You can access a summary of what has been discussed so far including its popularity, precautions, history, regulations, medical indications, and more in my recent video.
In my latest article, I give an overview of the multiple actions of the many compounds found in cannabis, including CBD. I begin with a review of the system that many of this plant’s constituents interact with, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The importance of this system cannot be downplayed, as it is a key regulator in a variety of body processes. Furthermore, various disorders and diseases can arise as a result of its dysfunction. (source)
Knowledge of the ECS and how different compounds interact at its main cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, provides a foundation for the understanding of how the psychoactive component in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), exerts its effects. This differs from CBD and is significant for comprehending this constituent’s actions.
Finally, I also provide a clarification on CBD oil and how it differs from cannabis essential oil, which is loaded with beneficial terpenes. This introduces the concept of the “entourage effect,” which refers to the fact that the compounds in cannabis may be of more benefit when kept intact in a full spectrum product. It is similar to the synergism previously discussed with essential oils.
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.