The Hemp plant contains many compounds that have been found to do amazing things in the human body. The most well known of these compounds is CBD, or cannabinoid. CBD is also found in Hemp’s close relative, marijuana. Much of the medical benefit you hear about from marijuana is actually due to the CBD content of the plant.
What makes Hemp great is that it does not have is THC, the psychoactive component found in the other cannabis plant – marijuana. THC is what puts marijuana on the illegal substance list.
By definition, Hemp can only have 0.3% THC. The Hemp used by I Can Hemp has even less THC, while it is high in CBD.
So Hemp has all the good stuff (CBD) without the undesirable ‘high’ that comes with marijuana!
Related: Does Hemp CBD show positive on a drug test? We took the test.
What does CBD do for the body?
Studies (and individual reports) found that CBD has shown to support….
- a healthy nervous system
- proper cell growth – read specifically about the skin, and a study of the pancreas
- healthy whole-body neuromuscular interactions
- supports a healthy muscular system
- joint health
- a healthy inflammatory response
- mental health
- emotional health
- healthy sleep habits
And more. Researchers are continually finding new ways that CBD can help treat issues in the body. It almost seems too good to be true, right? At least that is what I thought when I first began researching CBD. How can one compound do so many (and different) things in the body? Exactly how does CBD work in the body?
What makes CBD so effective in helping so many things?
The question of how the cannibals plant works to affect the body started coming clear back in the early 90’s as scientists began to isolate and test each of the 80+ compounds that are found in the plant. Eventually it was discovered that THC and CBD would bind to particular receptors in the brain, leading to their various effects.
The question to answer next was – why did our cells have receptors that could bind to cannabinoids? In 1992, a doctor from NIMH (National Institute for Mental Health) discovered that humans (and nearly every other animal on the plant) make our own cannabinoid compounds that are designed to bind to these receptors.
This newly discovered system of cellular communication was named the Endocannabinoid System. Further research revealed that this system works all over the human body.
It is much like the chemicals serotonin and dopamine, which send signals and bind to receptors in the brain. Your whole body is wired to communicate through the sending and receiving of signals shaped just like the CBD and THC compounds found in the cannabis plant.
This helps explain why CBD can help with so many diverse problems.
When there is a deficiency in the Endocannabinoid System, so many things can go wrong, both physically and psychologically. Here is what Project CBD says about the Endocannabinoid System,
“Extensive preclinical research—much of it sponsored by the U.S. government—indicates that CBD has potent anti-tumoral, antioxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-psychotic, anti-convulsive, and neuroprotective properties. CBD directly activates serotonin receptors, causing an anti-anxiety effect, as well.”
So much benefit in one helping of I Can Hemp! How can I Can Hemp help you?
How does CBD work in the body? More research is being done every day! Check out all the amazing science going on at The International Canabinoid Research Society.
Wondering if your medication interacts with CBD? Take a look at this index to find out!
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