CBD has become a very popular discussion lately, you tend to hear about its therapeutic effects on conditions such as epilepsy, chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety and insomnia. When experiencing such uncomfortable symptoms we lean on different medications to help alleviate those symptoms, however we still end up dealing with the very unpleasant side effects that come along with certain medications.
Which brings us to the discussion of why CBD is so popular and has proven to show high success rates in relieving symptoms such as pain, anxiety and insomnia. Cannabinoid receptors are utilized by the body through the endocannabinoid system, which includes a group of lipid proteins, enzymes, and receptors that are involved in many physiological processes. Through its modulation of neurotransmitter release, the endocannabinoid system regulates cognition, pain sensation, appetite, memory, sleep, immune function, and mood among many other bodily systems. These effects are largely mediated through two members of the G-protein coupled receptor family, cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2). CB1 receptors are found in both the central and peripheral nervous systems.
CB2 receptors are mainly found peripherally in immune cells, lymphoid tissue, and peripheral nerve terminals. There are many different types of ways to ingest CBD such as topicals, oils, capsules, vapes and edibles. Unlike different medications that cause uncomfortable side effects or long term use complications, CBD does not.
One-way to experience side effects from CBD is to ingest a large amount which is not recommended for example ingesting a full bottle of a 1500mg tincture in one sitting. That would cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea which is the reason why we set a recommended dose for each client and do not recommend ingesting the full bottle. One of the main reasons CBD is chosen over prescribed medication is because there is no long-term use complications.
CBD is not harsh on the body nor does it have addictive properties. Understanding exactly how CBD works can be very confusing to some, which is why at AHS we take pride in providing education so you are comfortable and confident in the products you are trying.