What Is CBD?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol and is the second most abundant constituent in Hemp. CBD is different from THC as it has no psychoactive effects, meaning it doesn’t cause a ‘high’.
Lots of research has been carried out on the effects of CBD produces, some of which helps boost the immune system, increase appetite and aid in the uptake of nutrients from vitamins and minerals.
Many people now choose to use CBD as a dietary supplement and it had been linked with potentially providing pain relief, has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-oxidant benefits. CBD has also shown potential to help improve sleep quality and promotes tissue recovery.
How Does CBD Work?
There are two types of cannabinoid receptor, CB1 which is mostly found in the nervous system and the brain and are thought to be linked for the ‘high’ from using cannabis, which contains THC, whereas the CB2 receptors are mainly within the immune system.
Scientists have found that endocannabinoids and their receptors help control a variety of the body’s functions such as memory, pain, emotions, hunger, heart and lung functions and even reproduction. Due to it’s suggested capabilities they have started to help treat a range of diseases.
CBD works by attaching to the adenosine receptor sites which are located in every cell in the body. CBD also blocks the equilibrative nucleoside transporters. These are transport proteins that are vital for the adenosine uptake, which drives ATP production within the cell, and when blocked increases extracellular adenosine meaning increased uptake through the adenosine receptors. This extends the effects that adenosine has in the body which is to help generate energy in cells through ATP formation, and triggering the Adenosine receptors.
The Adenosine receptors are important in controlling, vasodilation and blood circulation, nerve signalling, and basal ganglia function. This means CBD is beneficial in muscle recovery as vasodilation causes the vessel walls to relax, decreasing blood pressure, which in turn helps to promote muscle repair due to faster and greater blood flow to the muscle and surrounding area.
CBD is also effective in blocking movement of Ca”+ ions in the nerve’s ganglion, inhibiting nerve signal transfer, effectively blocking the pain receptor signals reaching the brain, hence CBD’s ability to potentially provide pain relief. CBD also acts as an anti-inflammatory. Conditions of inflammatory tissue distress are associated with high extracellular levels of adenosine, due to increased adenosine triphosphate (ATP) degradation upon cellular stress or the release of extracellular ATP upon cell death. This additional ATP will be used as energy and degraded Adenosine. The higher levels of Adenosine trigger the A2a receptor which is recognised to mediate anti-inflammatory responses.
Billy’s Bud CBD is a food supplement and as such we cannot make medical claims for the use of CBD. Any information given is not medical advice and should not be treated as such.
Billy’s Bud CBD is not recommended for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant or minors under the age of eighteen.
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