Hemp and The Body
If you are new to the wonderful world of CBD oils, you may be curious about how CBD works when it comes to your body and how it is able to provide the benefits that have become a growing topic of discussion throughout the medical sphere.
In order to understand fully how CBD works in the body, we need to dive into what is known as the endocannabinoid system.
Hemp And The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
The endocannabinoid system is part of our biological makeup and plays a major role in multiple physiological processes within the body. This complex system modulates our energy intake, nutrient transport, metabolism, and storage. In turn, it is involved in the regulation of appetite, mood, memory, immune system functions, pain sensation, and a whole lot more.
This system exists in our biology to respond to the natural cannabinoids that we produce. However, scientists have learned that this system will also recognize and respond to cannabinoids from external sources, including the plant-derived cannabinoid CBD.
The ECS includes two main receptors that bind to cannabinoids: CB1 and CB2. These receptors are located on cells all throughout our bodies, with CB1 receptors located mainly in the brain and Central Nervous System (CNS) while CB2 receptors are dispersed throughout the body’s immune system and Peripheral Nervous System (PNS). Unlike THC, which fits directly into the CB1 receptor, CBD stimulates activity in both types of receptors without actually binding to either.
CB1 and CB2 receptors are found throughout our entire body. When we absorb, inhale, or ingest CBD from hemp derived CBD oil products along with the other plant-based molecules in CBD solutions like terpenes, there is an entourage effect, resulting in enhanced, therapeutic benefits and a boost in the balance and efficiency of your endocannabinoid system (ECS).
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are organic compounds found in a variety of plants, contributing to their flavor, scent and color. They're the building blocks for essential oils and are used frequently in foods, perfumes, and aromatherapy. The terpenes in hemp are known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
Terpenes are the essential oils that give both hemp and cannabis plants alike their natural flavors and aromas. Each strain of these plants contains different terpenes, which is what leads to each having different scents and tastes. Terpenes play a vital role in providing the Entourage Effect that makes CBD oil so beneficial for a wide scope of current and potential new applications.
Over 200 different terpenes have been identified in hemp plants, and every strain has a different terpene profile.The most abundant types of terpenes in hemp and cannabis plants are myrcene and limonene.
Myrcene has a musky, earthy scent and can help ease symptoms of chronic pain and inflammation and induce sleep.
Limonene, on the other hand, has a distinct citrus scent that's also known for giving acidic fruits their smell, and it helps elevate your mood and relieve stress.
What Is The Entourage Effect?
The Entourage Effect refers to the feelings and benefits you get from the various compounds in CBD oil. Each compound of CBD and individual terpene does its small, specific duty that, when combined, creates a much more powerful effect for the user than any compound would be capable of creating alone.
CBD Oils: The Future Of Natural, Alternative Medicine
Here at Agrozen Life Sciences, we strive to find natural plant-based alternatives to today’s synthetic modern medicines and supplements. Luckily, it’s clearer now more than ever through research that CBD's impact on the ECS as well as other parts of our bodies make it useful for treating a variety of medical conditions and could quite possibly serve as an alternative solution to many health and wellness needs.
More studies are being released constantly as time goes on for CBD's beneficial applications in the areas of chronic pain, anxiety, cancer, rehab, epilepsy, and many other areas where traditional pharmaceuticals are failing to give hope. Learn more about the possible benefits of CBD.
We hope this information has helped you to gather a better understanding on full spectrum CBD oil and how products containing it work with your body to provide natural health and wellness benefits. Be sure to check out the rest of the Agrozen Learning Center to learn more about our CBD oils and what products may work best for you to Discover Nature's Wellness today.