WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS ESSENTIAL TO HEALTH

 

HOW CANNABINOIDS WORK

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds organically produced by the hemp plant and provide numerous health benefits by interacting with a person’s ECS (Endocannabinoid System). The ECS is a network of cell receptors throughout the human body which directly interact with cannabinoids. The ECS is a key player in an assortment of physiological human processes, some examples include pain, appetite, inflammation, mood, memory and the immune system.

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS)

  • Universal in humans
  • Exists in most invertebrates and all vertebrates
  • Receptors occur in the brain, digestive and lymphatic systems
  • Key player in Homeostasis: breath regulation, inflammatory issues, immune responses, pain, moods, Gastrointestinal motility, neuroprotection, balancing hormones, sleep and awake cycles, blood pressure, tumor observation and reproduction
  • Only instructed in 13% of programs in pharmacy, nursing and medical fields
  • Responsible for “runner’s high”, may activate when jogging or running
  • May stimulate during acupuncture procedures and osteopathic manipulative treatments
  • Comprised of both CB1 & CB2 receptors

MECHANISMS OF ACTION

Cannabidiol, most commonly known as CBD, binds to TRPV-1, a G-coupled protein. TRPV-1 plays a large role in the perception of pain, body temperature and inflammation. Numerous studies by the NIH have revealed that’s FAAH activity is inhibited by CBD. FAAH activity is mainly responsible for the decline of N-arachidonoylethanolamine, generally known as anandamide. Additionally, CBD hinders the reuptake of anandamide.

Scientists responsible for discovering and isolating anandamide, a neurotransmitter, identified it as a mood elevator. Typical anandamide levels have a short half-life and are very low. CBD is an important aspect in that it helps prevent the deterioration of anandamide as well as the increase of endogenous levels.

Ananda Hemp’s additional cannabinoid compounds are invaluable on their own. These compounds are responsible in achieving CBD’s benefits which include anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and mood enhancing potential by working in synergy, thereby producing an “entourage effect”, a phenomena coined by scientists.

PRODUCT SAFETY

Contrary to THC, cannabinoids and CBD are non-psychoactive. Early studies have shown, that even at very high doses, CBD continued to remain non-psychoactive. Investigative studies in immunocompromised patients pertaining to immunomodulation of cannabinoids has been studied. While CB1 agonists, such as THC has shown to be maladaptive with people with liver fibrosis, evidence maintains the safety of CBD. Ananda Hemp products all contain less than 0.3% of THC.

 

Our hemp oils are pure, not synthetic. Be sure to know what questions to ask when purchasing CBD oils. Is it full spectrum or isolate? Where is the location where the ingredients are mixed? Ask to view lab results. How transparent is the company about the seed to oil process?