What is CBD
Most people think that CBD comes from Cannabis Indica strains, but this is not exactly always the case. Cannabidiol is a primary Phytocannabinoid found in Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica plants which all share the cannabis genus with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Once extracted, it can be used in many forms such as CBD oil (tinctures), CBD capsules, vaping, and edibles such as chocolate and gummies. Cannabidiol is known for being a non-psychoactive cannabinoid as it doesn't produce the "high" sensation often associated with THC, the most famous of the CBD.
It does not have any direct effect on our body's endocannabinoid system but affects many other systems including the catecholamine (dopamine and epinephrine), serotonin, glutamate, and vanilloid systems.
The main benefits of CBD
CBD can affect your mood and behaviour and has been linked to increased feelings of well-being and relaxation through CBD's anti-anxiety and pain-relieving properties. The most common effects felt after consuming CBD are a sense of relaxation and calm. Furthermore, its anti-anxiety effect relieves some symptoms associated with anxiety disorders such as social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and dysthymia. It has been scientifically proven to relieve pain and reduce inflammation and anxiety.
Taking it regularly helps your body sustain and build your endocannabinoid system. At Oxocan we offer a range of premium CBD Oils and CBD Capsules that are GMP certified, independently lab tested, 100% natural, GMO-free and ethically made. Additionally, we provide two types of CBD Candles that are made with 100% natural essential oils. The Revitalise CBD Candle offers a mood-boosting and energising feeling and the Tranquillity CBD Candle that helps you relax and wind down after a busy and hectic day.
Additional CBD Benefits
The potential is great and it can help those who suffer from anxiety or depression by increasing anandamide levels in the brain. Anandamide (also known as “the bliss molecule”) has been shown to cope up with depression. It helps increase the activity of anandamide which can make you feel less stressed and more relaxed. It serves in helping with chronic pain, inflammation, seizures, epilepsy, and various other diseases. This can also decrease norepinephrine repute which will boost mood as well as decrease depression-associated neurogenesis.
This chemical is also known for decreasing ocular pressure which means CBD may help reduce symptoms of glaucoma. Its pain-relieving properties are extremely effective because it decreases the production of catecholamines (dopamine and epinephrine) which can increase anxiety. Consumers feel that CBD has a beneficial impact on their overall mood and helps them to sleep better at night when taking consuming it on a regular basis. Some users report feeling more energetic or awake, possibly due to CBD’s ability to reduce inflammation. It may improve physical health over time by protecting the body against chronic inflammation linked with common ailments such as heart disease and arthritis.
How does CBD interact with neurotransmitters, and catecholamines like dopamine and epinephrine?
These have no direct effect on the endocannabinoid system because cannabidiol is non-psychoactive; it can bind to CB1 receptors but will not affect your body's endocannabinoid levels. It interacts with neurotransmitters that are well known for their positive effects like dopamine or serotonin, increasing activity at catecholamine receptors in several areas of the brain, specifically in our hippocampus where emotional processing occurs.