CBD 101

Needfull information about CBD & Cannabinoids

You may wonder why and how one herb can be so powerful with all these claimed medical properties without having any dangerous side-effect. The answer is quite simple when you understand the chemistry and biology behind Cannabis and combine this with the biochemical interactions in the human body.

When understanding these interactions it is not surprising that Cannabis is getting a huge amount of media consideration. In general, the image of cannabis is rapidly moving from gateway drug to a universal cure. However, what many people properly haven’t realized is the cause behind this sudden move and why cannabis suddenly receives all the positive attention. The main cause for this revolution is a fairly new discovery in biology: the endocannabinoid system.

Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is found in all mammals and what separates us from amoebae. The human body comprises of several billions of cells.  The reason why we are not just a major mass of cells, but precisely designed, functional human beings is due to the ECS.

This unique system governs the most critical functions of our body, including cell divisions, brain, nervous- and immune system.   It plays a crucial role in our general health as well as our ability to fight off a number of health-related conditions.

The ECS functions by two primary binding molecules; anandamide(ANA) and 2-AG, which are endocannabinoids produced in our body that systematically regulate all signals between the different body systems.

The cannabinoids in the cannabis plant is similar to the one produced in our body

The healing properties of Cannabis is due to the plant’s ability to create a unique class of chemical compounds called cannabinoids.  The cannabinoids are fundamentally in charge of the plant’s therapeutic and psychotropic properties. Today we know of 113 varieties of the cannabinoids, still with more to be found and all with different treatment possibilities.

The cannabinoids in the cannabis plant are similar to the one produced in our body (ANA and 2 AG).  This means that cannabinoids can help us to produce more endocannabinoids naturally, which in turn leads to a better functioning of the ECS and a healthier body.

Each cannabinoid has a different effect – which in some cases can be optimized when combined with other active ingredients.  The result is a combined product, which optimizes the absorption and overall effect of the Cannabinoids.

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Cannabinoids can alleviate symptoms or even cure diseases

To date, there is scientific evidence for the therapeutic value of cannabinoids in many disorders. This includes some of the most debilitating and financially burdening diseases in the developed world: Psoriasis, Arthritics, Alzheimer’s, cancer, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, obesity, pain and others. This list is likely to grow, as any disorder marked by unbalanced cell division, metabolism, immune system or brain activity is potentially eligible for cannabinoid therapy.

History of Medical Cannabis & -legislation

For more than 6000 years humanity have actively documented their use of Cannabis for medical purposes. But it was first in 1860 that cannabis’s safety and it’s analgesic and sedative properties was acknowledged throughout Europe and North America.

Despite decades of safely using cannabis in medication, the western world adopted hostile legislation against cannabis up to 1937, when “The marijuana Tax Act” was enacted in the U.S.

This development was followed by United Nation (UN).  As a result, more than 2000 cannabis medicines, was taken off the shelves. Pre 1937 at least 280 Pharmaceutical companies, produced cannabis medicine, which at that time uncounted for more than 20% of the total number of medicines.

Nevertheless, cannabis remained illegal until the 1972 amendment where a movement towards decriminalization occurred – a change in sentiment that became the foundation of today’s medical cannabis.  WHO concluded in 2018 that CBD, medical cannabis, is safe and well-tolerated in humans and animals.

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At CannaSen we regularly publish articles and guides to keep you updated about the latest release of accurate, effective and reliable information about the unique benefits of CBD and Cannabinoids. Our mission is to help the world understand cannabis and everything it has to offer.

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