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 CBDs. 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.
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 is 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.
Consuming CBD has been scientifically proven to relieve pain, 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, 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 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.
Another way CBD may help those suffering from anxiety or depression is 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.
Cannabidiol has been receiving a lot of attention lately for its anti-inflammatory effects along with its ability to act as an antioxidant. It serves in helping with chronic pain, inflammation, seizures, epilepsy, and various other diseases. It increases Phytocannabinoid levels through inhibition of FAAH (fatty acid amide hydroxylase). CBD also decreases norepinephrine reuptake which will boost mood as well as decrease depression-associated neurogenesis. The 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.
Many consumers also 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 CBD interacts with neurotransmitters, catecholamines like dopamine and epinephrine?
It has 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 mainly interacts with neurotransmitters that are well known for their positive effects like dopamine or serotonin. CBD increases activity at catecholamine receptors in several areas of the brain, specifically in our hippocampus where emotional processing occurs. It explains how CBD could help decrease anxiety in some patients because increased levels of catecholamines can result in feelings of happiness and relaxation.