What is CBD and How CBD Works in the Human Body?
How cbd works in the human body? CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a single cannabinoid located in the cannabis plant. At Infinite CBD, we use this non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant to bring our customers the potential benefits of cannabis without traces of THC or the “high” that follows. CBD naturally works with the body to keep it at homeostasis and body systems working to its best capabilities.
How CBD Works in the Human Body
Medical News Today has the perfect breakdown of the CBD process including its’ origin and the processes that follow.
While some may think that CBD is a foreign chemical to the human body, science tells us otherwise. Our bodies are already creating cannabinoids of their own, meaning that our systems are built to process these compounds naturally.
The system within us that is built to break down cannabinoids are referred to as our endocannabinoid system which consists of various cannabinoid Receptors. More specifically, these are broken down into two different groups, C1 and C2.
- C1 Receptors – these are personal to us, affecting our mood, appetite, thoughts and other active brain function.
- C2 Receptors – our “behind the scenes” receptors. C2 manages our inflammation and pain, working through our immune system.
C1 and C2 are the two places that can absorb cannabinoids into the body. Interestingly enough, the presence of CBD elicits a minor response from the receptors, leading to the mild, non psychoactive effects that customers love returning to.
This would explain why CBD has a reputation for fixing totally unrelated issues, such as anxiety and allergies. Each receptor contributes to totally different spots in the body while simultaneously absorbing.
Are There Negative Effects?
Like most things, it depends on your body and system specifically. While there is no documented case of CBD overdose (or any other cannabinoid for that matter), we still recommended that CBD customers start small and work their way up to a desired dosage.
One of the main features of CBD compared to other cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, is that CBD does not provide psychoactive effects to the user. This means unlike THC, the consumer will not get high. Customers who have reported negative side effects with their product needed to adjust the amount they were taking as it was too much.
Can Pets Consume CBD Products?
Always look into a products ingredients before sharing them with your pet. There is a never ending list of consumables that can dramatically hurt pets. Essential oils are a huge red flag and should be researched before being administered. Luckily, CBD itself is usable by humans and animals alike.
Absorption for different species is something to consider when buying CBD treats for you furry friend or personal use. While it is alright for you and your pet to share similar CBD products, know that there are entirely different systems at place. The way CBD works in the human body is entirely different from that of animals, having a unique system of their own. Just as you would, start your pet off small and work up the dosage as needed.