What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It’s one of a group of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. WeLaCueticals are specially bred from the high cannabidiol strains of medical cannabis. Our phytocannabinoid-rich medicinal hemp is currently being used in several university studies including medical research for pain, inflammation, stress, cancer, auto-immune diseases, and neurological conditions.
How does CBD WORK?
CBD, interacts primarily with the neurons in your brain. Once such neuron is the cannabinoid receptor or CB1. That’s right, your brain contains receptors that only accept cannabinoid molecules. There are even molecules produced by the body (endocannabinoids) that turn these neurons on and off. That’s pretty cool when you think about it. At the very least, it means that our brain was meant to use the cannabinoids found in nature. If it wasn’t, there would be no receptors, and thus, no physical and psychoactive effects.
I took CBD for 30 days, this is what I learned.
What can cbd do for you?
At WeLa we not only suggest but, highly encourage you have an honest and open conversation about CBD with your health & wellness practitioner. CBD is not a cure all and should not be a substitute for sound medical care. However, medical evidence suggests that CBD has been known to alleviate the symptoms of several mild to severe medical conditions such as:
- Chronic Pain
- Autoimmune Disease
- Chronic Inflammation
- Muscle Spasms
- Cancer Cell Growth
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
What are CB1 & CB2 Receptors, how do they work?
Because CBD molecules don't fit naturally into CB1 & CB2 receptors, they will sit on the neuron and act as a block for THC. When no THC is present, CBD can go to work, The results are nothing short of magic, which is why CBD has come to be known as the "Cinderella Molecule"
But CBD does more than just keep you from a psychedelic experience. It also activates other receptors that THC can’t: the adenosine receptor, the serotonin receptor, and the vanilloid receptor. Here’s what those specific CBD-activated receptors do.
- When CBD activates the adenosine receptor, the resultant brain activity reduces anxiety.
- When CBD activates the serotonin receptor, the resultant brain activity reduces depression, blood sugar levels, nausea, and a whole host of other neurological and biological effects.
- When CBD activates the vanilloid receptor, the resultant brain activity alleviates pain and inflammation.
Wanna learn more? Here are a few links that might help.
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta released this special between 2013-2015. The results were a re-education of public perception on Cannabis. Keep in mind that in this documentary they do acknowledge the use of Medical Marijuana "containing THC" but, remember that Welaceuticals are 100% THC FREE.
2016 Cannabis Hemp Conference - Medical Pannel