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HOW CANNABIDIOL (CBD)

PROMOTES WELL-BEING

CBD and other residual cannabinoids in hemp oil – such as those found in CYTOGEN™ interact with the body’s internal endocannabinoid system (eCS). This system, found in all mammals, including domestic animals, is in charge of regulating the body’s functions, such as

Mood
• Pain
• Appetite
• Sleep
• Temperature
• & even Immune System Responses

ECS is constantly addressing these functions to keep them in balance or “homeostasis”. Homeostasis is maintained through a series of control mechanisms throughout the eCS, or the body suffers from various diseases or illnesses.

A properly functioning eCS is critical to health and well-being. ECS, with its complex actions on our immune system, nervous system and all organs of the body, is literally a bridge between body and mind. Cannabinoids like CBD benefit eCS by interacting with cannabinoid receptors (CB1, CB2, GPR55, GPR18), which are a class of cell membrane receptors in the superfamily of receptors coupled to protein G. These receptors stimulate eCS, supporting your efforts to keeping our functions in balance and encouraging you to function at an optimal level.

In recent years, researchers from around the world have recognized the vast medical potential of eCS. Summarized in a 2006 review by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

"In the last decade, the endocannabinoid system has been implicated in an increasing number of physiological functions, both in the central and peripheral nervous system and in peripheral organs ... modulating the activity of the endocannabinoid system, which ended up promising a therapeutic promise in a wide range of functions: disparate diseases and pathological conditions, ranging from mood and anxiety disorders, movement disorders such as Parkinson's and Huntington's disease, neuropathic pain, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury, to cancer, atherosclerosis, heart attack myocardium, stroke, hypertension, glaucoma, obesity / metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis to name just a few... "

CBD & The Endocannabinoid System

CBD & THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

What makes the system an endocannabinoid system is that our body naturally produces neurotransmitters similar to CBD and other cannabinoids. A comparable analogy is how our bodies produce endorphins that are chemically similar to opiates, but much weaker. Likewise, the consensus is that, although our body creates its own endocannabinoids, it is not as strong as phytocannabinoids (hemp cannabinoids). By supplementing the body with CBD, we are creating a stronger response to something that our body is naturally creating!

Since its discovery in the 1990s, the medical community has continued to research ECS to learn more about how it works. According to the National Institutes of Health, learning how to handle eCS effectively can result in the formulation of better treatments for pain, addiction, and other medical problems.

Supplementing this great system of self-regulation with plant-derived cannabinoids is a potential way to encourage and maintain health.

HOW CBD WORKS IN THE HUMAN BODY

When introduced into the endocannabinoid system, CBD causes an increased release of (2-AG), one of the body’s endogenous cannabinoids. Like CBD, (2-AG) stimulates CB1 and CB2 receptors, which increases the overall effect on the body. Studies published by the National Institutes of Health have shown that CBD also
CBD’s impact on eCS, as well as its other effects on the human body, indicate that this substance may be useful in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions. The neuroprotective qualities of cannabidiol help protect the brain from injury. WADA, or the World Anti-Doping Agency, recently removed CBD from the list of banned substances because of its safety and effectiveness in helping the body recover and repair itself.

Medical research involving the possible uses of CBD is ongoing; the list of conditions that the CBD could potentially address continues to grow. Currently, the list includes the conditions listed above, as well as mood disorders, diabetes, heart disease, glaucoma, asthma, stroke and more.
With the correct name of the plant that helped in its discovery, the endocannabinoid system is a physiological system that controls and takes care of your health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors can be found throughout the body, in the brain, organs, glands and connective tissues. This system is really responsible for helping to maintain many of our bodily functions. It plays a crucial role of the immune system to the nervous system and, as endocannabinoids are often found at the intersections of the various systems in the body, it acts as a bridge between the body and the mind.

How does CBD benefit you?

The medicinal benefits from the proper use of CBD are apparently limitless, given the current science! CB2 receptors are found mainly in the immune system that binds to CBD and work as an anti-inflammatory agent for our body. There are CB2-stimulating immune functions that are activated by the proper use of CBD, which includes moderating the intoxicating effects of THC (also known as psychoactive or high).

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