A big question asked about CBD is. What is CBD oil? CBD oil or cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants. It accounts for up to 40% of the plants extract.
What is CBD oil and how does it work?
CBD (cannabidiol) is a non psycho active compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, CBD does not give you the “high sensation”. CBD works by entering the body and connecting to receptors. These receptors are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptor plays the role in helping with health and disease, cardiovascular and motor control and are primarily located on nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Whereas CB2 receptors helps with the immune system by managing pain and inflammation. CB2 receptors are mainly found on white blood cells, in the tonsils and in the spleen.
A few benefits of CBD
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These benefits of CBD oil are linked to its ability to cause the release of serotonin by activating serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter that manages many important body functions including mood and social behaviour, sleep, digestion, appetite, memory, sexual desire and function.
Acne is a common skin condition caused by a number of factors, including bacteria, genetics, underlying inflammation and overproduction of sebum by sebaceous glands in the skin. CBD oil has anti-inflammatory effects and also has the ability to control sebum overproduction. These properties make it helpful in treating the acne.
It is believed that CBD works through the CB1 receptor in the brain. It is believed that the CB1 receptor alters serotonin levels, this has a positive effect on your emotions and motor skills.
Due to CBD’s less strenuous effects on the mind, CBD may not be as strong as THC when it comes to acting as a sedative. However, CBD can still react as an effective sleep aid, especially when used long term. CBD does not necessarily help sleep; it helps things that such as pain or discomfort that cause sleeping problems.