From the Observer Online
As with any substance, each body is going to respond to CBD in its own way. Everyone has something called an endocannabinoid system made up of receptors (CB1 and CB2), which are located all over the body. When studies started on cannabinoids, it was found that the body makes a similar substance called endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids). These neurotransmitters affect the body in many different ways; they can regulate pain and even reduce anxiety. The role of endocannabinoids is to promote balance when it comes to mental, physical and emotional health.
There is a condition called clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD) that some individuals suffer from. When the body does not create enough endocannabinoids, it can cause serious health problems. A few conditions scientists believe to be associated with CECD are:
- Multiple sclerosis (MS);
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS);
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
- Parkinson’s disease;
- Huntington’s disease;
- And even autism.
Consumers report that using CBD oil has helped reduce the effects of some disorders and diseases. It is speculated that they experience relief because of how the body uses CBD. Once introduced, CBD oil triggers the CB1 and CB2 receptors to produce more endocannabinoids. With an uptake in production, the body balances out and begins healing. Studies have been done to show that CBD helps reduce inflammation and treat pain caused by swelling.