CBD works across the body, not just the endocannabinoid system
The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a massive network of cell receptor proteins that deal with just about anything the body is or does, including mood,memory, motor control, immune function, reproduction, pain perception, appetite, sleep, and bone development, to name but a few. Because CBD oil works naturally with the ECS, the list of things CBD could benefit is huge.
In fact, research published in Neuroendocrinology Letters reviewed scientific publications to study the concept of Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome and the possibility that endocannabinoid deficiency can cause migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and other conditions.
The researchers also found cannabinoids - likeCBD and other naturally occurring hemp products - block spinal, peripheral and gastrointestinal actions that promote pain in headaches, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and other conditions. In other words, increasing cannabinoid levels reduces symptoms associated with clinical endocannabinoid deficiency syndrome.
However, CBD might react with other systems in the body as well. Though research on this topic is still underway, scientists know that cannabinoid receptors aren’t the only receptors CBD affects. So far, scientists know that CBD will engage either directly or indirectly with vanilloid receptors, adenosine receptors, and serotonin receptors, which could mean even greater effects on things like pain management, sleep-wake cycles, and mood and stress management, respectively. The list of potential benefits just keeps growing…