What are Endocannabinoids?
Your body creates chemicals called Endocannabinoids that are part of your Endocannabinoid system. They help regulate your body. These chemicals are elevated when you consume cannabis products like CBD hemp oil and these chemicals are also present in breast milk.
There are two main endocannabinoids that our bodies make and they mainly bind to a particular cannabinoid receptor. The way that they work is through a process called retrograde signalling where they travel backward through the synapse to the brain cell sending messages. The endocannabinoid binds to a cannabinoid receptor sending a message helps control the activity in the brain.
Anandamide is the cannabinoid that mainly binds to the CB1 cannabinoid receptor that is located mostly in the brain. This interaction helps t...
An increasing number of athletes are turning to the use of Cannabidiol to aid their recovery. The benefits of CBD for MMA fighters are numerous. The typical mixed martial artist trains hard and pushes their body to the limits. That is why it is the latest addition to their supplement regimen. After any MMA training session or contest, the body will be sore. It is not just the muscles that will ache, the body may sport cuts and/or bruises. CBD will enhance the recovery process and speed up the body’s ability to heal itself.
Pain Management for MMA Fighters
CBD has little or no negative side effects. Certainly, none that compares to those associated with opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). For example, opioids can be dangerous and highly addictive. In contrast, ...
Mental illness, also called mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions, disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behaviour. Examples of mental illness include:
Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. But a mental health concern becomes a metal illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function.
A mental illness can make you miserable and can cause problems in your daily life, such as at school or work or even in relationships. In most cases, symptoms can be managed with a combination of medications and talk therapy (psychotherapy).
Signs and symptoms of mental illness can vary, depending on the disorder, circumstances and other factors. Mental...
With the cooler seasons coming up, many of us are likely to suffer from one of the common winter bugs. Whether that’s a cold, dry skin or even more serious conditions like bronchitis. These illnesses take a toll on our bodies. But could using CBD help us get through these colder months?
What is CBD?
CBD is one of many compounds that are found in the cannabis plant unlike THC. CBD is non psychoactive, meaning that it can give the benefits of the cannabis without the “high”. CBD works indirectly with CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body. The human body has an endocannabinoid system, and when natural cannabinoids are used, it helps to regulate functions such as sleep, appetite, mood, memory and fertility.
CBD and Winter Illness
One of the most common illnesse...
Neurons, also known as nerve cells, send and receive signals from your brain. While neurons have a lot in common with other types of cells, they’re structurally and functionally unique.
Specialized projections called axons allow neurons to transmit electrical and chemical signals to other cells. Neurons can also receive these signals via rootlike extensions known as dendrites.
When born, the human brain consists of an estimated 100 Billion Neurons. Un like other cells, neurons. Do not reproduce or regenerate. They do not replace when they have died.
The creation of new nerve cells is called neurogenesis. While this process isn’t well understood, it may occur in some parts of the brain after birth.
As researchers gain insight into both neurons and neurogenesis, many are also working to uncover links to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
A neuron (also known as nerve cell) is an electrically excitable...
Can CBD treat Migraines?
Migraines are severe headaches that affect millions of brits every year. For most of us, a migraine consists of a day of painful rest with a debilitating headache. Daily life is severely impacted and nothing of importance can get accomplished with a migraine.
The only options of treatment consist of over the counter medicine or from pharmacies, which come with many different side effects. However, an alternative might exist to treat these debilitating headaches. CBD (cannabidiol).
What does cause a migraine?
Nearly almost every one is familiar with migraines, either from personal experience or you know someone that has had migraines. However, what causes a migraine and the definition of a migraine are not often known.
As we know, a migraine is more than just a headache. It is a disorder that causes a person to have severe...
CBD and SEX
Sex can be an uncomfortable experience for some people due to chronic pain, anxiety or inflammation. CBD infused pleasure enhancers are here to help. In recent years, medical experts and scientists have tapped into CBD’s healing properties, including decreased inflammation, improved gut health, calmed nerves, enhanced sleep and more. However, beyond medicinal purposes, cannabidiol can also be used to give your sex life a boost.
The Endocannabinoid System
The endocannabinoid system is found in the human body and contains the largest number of receptors out of any system. CB1 and CB2 receptors are found in the brain and nervous system, while CB2 receptors are located in the immune system and on many organs.
Cannabinoids are naturally pr...
Serotonin, CBD and your brain
The human brain is complex, and upon close inspection, the mind that perception possible just gets even more complicated.
Within the brain are millions of “tree shaped” extensions that form interconnected pathways of information and energy transfer. These “tree shaped” figures are responsible for sending the signals that, if they fire off correctly, produce things and thoughts. Their signals are propelled along by electricity in the form of nerve impulses.
This is where the Endocannabinoid system comes into the picture.
You have read about the intricacies of the endocannabinoid system before, but did you know that this system helps regulate electrical flow by operating independently of it? While most neurotransmitter are carried along with nerve impulse, much like kayaks flowing down stream, endocannabinoids are uniq...
Treating Insect Bites and Stings with CBD
No one really likes bugs and insects, especially those ones who bite!
While most people look forward to summer time, BBQ’s & cocktails, others are preparing for battle, as summer brings out the blood thirsty mosquitos and many other biting insects. Doesn’t matter how careful you are with closing doors and windows, tiny little flies will always find a way in to your room and nibbling on you.
With mosquitos, they have an ability to find you sleeping from a distance. According to science, the mosquitoes that sting us are always female and need the blood to form their eggs after they have mated. They can smell the carbon dioxide we humans exhale from an amazing 15 meters distance.
Why do we get insect bites and stings?
Most insects usually don’t bite unless provoked. Insects only attack when protecting their hives. The reason mosquitos bite is th...
The benefits of CBD for Autoimmune Conditions
There are about 53 to 80 million people suffering from any one of the more than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases.
Autoimmune conditions affect the human body by attacking healthy cells and tricking our immune system into thinki8ng the bodies healthy tissues are actually dangerous invaders. Doctors often tell their patients suffering from these diseases that there isn’t any way to heal their bodies, but thankfully more studies are looking into CBD and how it can used as an effective tool to help control the symptoms of many autoimmune diseases.
What is Autoimmune Disease
These types of conditions are an area of medicine that is largely misunderstood. There are currently more than 80 different registered autoimmune disorders that affect various parts of the body.
Basically, autoimmune d...