CBD products work by effecting the Endocannabinoid System, which is found in the human and mammalian brain and throughout the entire body. The ECS is involved in a number of physiological processes including pain management, appetite, mood and memory.
The two primary receptors and drivers of the ECS are Cannabinoid receptors type 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2). Based upon the interaction between the transmitter and receptor, a variety of effects in the post-synaptic cell may occur, such as excitation or inhibition (activation or relaxation). It is here where CBD products begin working, and where CBD consumers begin to feel their effects. CBD products act upon the CB1 and CB2 receptors and effect their respective systems.
Because of the ECS involvement in multiple systems, CBD products can effect a number of ailments and issues related to stress, anxiety, appetite, Multiple Sclerosis, inflammation, etc.
What are the Properties of CBD?
Multiple studies have found that CBD has the following properties:
Antiemetic – Reduces nausea and vomiting.
Anticonvulsant – Suppresses seizure activity.
Antipsychotic – Combats psychosis disorders.
Anti-inflammatory – Combats inflammation.
Anti-oxidant – Combats neurodegenerative disease.
Anti-tumoral / Anti-cancer – Combats tumors and cancer cells.
Anti-depressant – Combats anxiety and depression disorders.
There are CBD receptors throughout the entire human body, and cannabidiol products effect a wide range of systems and ailments.
Where the US Goes from Here
It is largely believed that the first step to verifying the therapeutic effects hemp and CBD products starts with the reclassifying cannabis so that it can be clinically studied in the United States.
Positive Studies from Abroad
Multiple drug studies analyzing the effects of CBD products have found positive results against a number of ailments. A study in the United Kingdom found high concentrations of CBD reduce the frequency and duration of seizures in children with epilepsy.
A study in Tehran found that topical CBD creams help reduce damage caused by a disease that results in brain inflammation. That same study found that topical application can also fight symptoms associated with Multiple Sclerosis, and can even help those suffering MS manage their disease.
A Brazilian study published in 2011 found that CBD products may also help treat Social Anxiety Disorder – the most common form of psychiatric disorders which effects 12% of Americans in their lifetime.
Countries outside of the United States have found success in their studies of CBD, and further research is needed in the U.S. to make clinical progress. The US government actually owns a patent on cannabinoids, as filed through the Department of Health and Human Services. “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants” filed in 1999, and was featured in various publications between 1999 and 2007. However, there has been no current public action regarding that particular patent.
Is Hemp Legal in Texas?
Yes! Earlier this year, Texas became the 45th state to allow farmers to grow hemp commercially. The bill – HB 1325 – was passed unanimously, and signed into law by governor Greg Abbott. The Texas Department of Agriculture will be working on regulations in time for the 2020 growing season.
Advocate for Care
Cannabis laws in America are confusing, and they’re negatively impacting families across state lines. It’s time for legislative reform so that Americans can have more healthcare choices. You can become a medical marijuana advocate by calling your state representative and urging them to pass medical marijuana legislation. Or, visit Norml.org for more information about you can help millions in America have safe access to their healthcare.
Pharm Haus is Your Place for Texas Hemp Products
The Pharm Haus in Richardson, Texas has a wide selection of fantastic hemp and CBD products for you to choose from. Our in-house staff is knowledgeable about CBD products and hemp laws, and would be happy to talk with you about the state of hemp nationally and in Texas. Visit us today to learn more about how CBD can aid your overall health, and improve your life.
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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program.