The Effects of CBD on the Human Body, as explained by a Doctor

One of the most celebrated elements found in cannabis is a chemical called CBD which is short for cannabidiol. It is a non-psychoactive compound that is a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and anti-seizure medication. Yet, its list of accolades doesn’t end there.

So far, the endocannabinoid system (meaning endogenous cannabinoid) is the largest receptor system known to exist in the human body. It’s a system that helps to maintain homeostasis, to keep things running in tip-top shape. That means that we already have our own versions of pot molecules in our nervous systems.

That alone is extremely interesting. It accompanies a growing list of psychoactive elements found in our brains such as PCP, DMT, opiate, and Valium-like molecules among others. The correlation of human neurotransmitters with plant molecules is perhaps one of the most baffling, yet intriguing, discoveries ever made. Now we can add endocannabinoid molecules acting as neurotransmitters in our...

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