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FAQ: What is the Relationship Between Inflammation & CBD

Cannabis affects the body because its bioactive compounds bind to and activate tiny receptors encoded by our genes.

The brain and nervous system contain a different set of receptors (CB1) than the receptors used primarily in our immune system/inflammation (CB2).

Because CB2 activation dampens inflammatory responses, it has the potential to serve as a molecular target for diminishing inflammation linked to pathogenic disorders such as MS, ischemic/perfusion injury following an induced stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and osteoporosis pain. (Centonze et. al 2007) .

Neuroinflammation is key to both autoimmune disorders (multiple sclerosis, lupus, psoriasis, etc) and Neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, etc) (Wolf Tauber, and Ullrich 2008; Pryce, Jackson and Baker 2008).

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FAQ: “…But why would I even take CBD??”

Our Blog is an info-packed one but I wanted to give a brief overview for those looking for a quick answer to a basic question- “Why would I take CBD?”

The whole point of taking CBD Oil is to bring homeostasis (balance) back to the mind and body via the endocannabinoid system. Virtually every organism on Earth has an endocannabinoid system moderated by cannabinoids like CBD.

However, this complex network of receptors is commonly starving, and experiencing a “Cannabinoid Deficiency” in today’s environmental conditions.

Studies have shown the Endocannabinoid system ⁣is most abundant in the brain and immune system, and is responsible for important functions such as sleep, relaxation, inflammatory responses, cognitive ability and an endless list of other major functions within the body. So naturally when our system is experiencing this deficiency, these normal bodily functions can become out-of-wack per se.

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Cannabis May Reduce Deadly COVID-19 Lung Inflammation: Researchers Explain Why

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, researchers have started to look for solutions in an unlikely place – the cannabis plant. Cannabis’ active compounds have a number of properties that make it appealing as a potential adjunct treatment for infections from the novel coronavirus, and recently scientists have begun looking at its potential for reducing susceptibility to the disease, and even discussed whether it could be used as an antiviral medication

This month, researchers from the University of Nebraska and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute are recommending more research into how cannabis-derived CBD might help treat dangerous lung inflammation from the novel coronavirus. The authors detailed the evidence for how cannabis’ anti-inflammatory powers may help in a peer reviewed article in this month’s issue of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

In the article, researchers explain that “recent reports have suggested that acute infection is associated with a cytokine superstorm, which contributes to the symptoms of fever, cough, muscle pain.” These extreme instances of inflammation can lead to severe pneumonia which clog up the lungs, make breathing difficult or impossible. So, one of the important strategies  that scientists are studying in the fight against COVID-19 is reducing inflammation.