The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – The Miracle of CBD Oil!
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is in the central and peripheral nervous systems and plays an important role in the development of the central nervous system. It has the ability to modulate how the nervous system responses to insults that occur within and outside the nervous system. The ECS is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in mediating the psychoactive effects of cannabis (marijuana).
A chemical that activates the receptors in endocannabinoid system (ECS) is called a cannabinoid. There are over 120 compounds found in cannabis that belong to the cannabinoid family of molecules. Most people have heard of a chemical called THC, which is the ingredient in marijuana that gets users high. But the medical research attention has shifted to another compound in marijuana called CBD. CBD oil does not cause you to high! What is CBD? CBD, or CannaBiDiol, is an oil that is quickly changing the debate surrounding the use of marijuana as a medicine. CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied.
An article this year in Front Pharmacol. 2017 May 23;8:269, stated that CBD protected the hippocampus (the center for memory and learning) cells from damage from chronic stress and inflammation.
Eur J Pharmacol. 2012 Mar 5;678(1-3):78-85 This article describes CBD oil as immunosuppressive an anti-inflammatory. This paper describes CBO oil actions including anticonvulsive, sedative, hypnotic, antipsychotic, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. (Phytother Res. 2009 May;23(5):597-602)
When we searched PubMed on 8/20/17 for the benefits of CBO oil, 1783 published per review articles were found! Instead of listing numerous references, here is a summary of our findings:
- Reduces nausea and vomiting
- Suppresses seizure activity
- Combats psychosis disorders
- Combats inflammatory disorders
- Combats neurodegenerative disorders
- Combats tumor and cancer cells
- Combats anxiety and depression disorders
- Beneficial in insomnia and sleep disorders
- Improves diabetes and diabetic nerve pain
- Decreases symptoms of arthritis
- Decreases spasms
- Improves gastroparesis and IBS
- Improves Parkinson’s symptoms
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
- Stress reduction
- Improves symptoms of MS
- Reduces symptoms PTSD
- Improves memory and cognition
- Controls appetite
- Much more!
There is published literature to confirm these benefits. Quality CBD is available without a prescription at:
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Douglas C. Hall, M.D.
Christopher Cheshire, DOM