What Are Cannabinoids?

What Are Cannabinoids?

Chemical compounds that hold the key to many health benefits.


The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

  • Present in all humans
  • Present in all vertebrates and many invertebrates
  • Receptors exist throughout the body (brain, digestive system, lymphatic system)
  • Responsible for homeostasis; regulation of breath, inflammation, immune response, mood, pain, GI motility, neuroprotection, hormonal balance, sleep/wake cycle, blood pressure, tumor surveillance, and reproduction
  • Taught in only 13% of medical, nursing and pharmacy programs
  • Can be activated by going for a run, i.e. "runner's high"
  • May be activated during osteopathic manipulation and acupuncture
  • Consists of CB1 & CB2 receptors

Mechanisms of Action

CBD demonstrates multiple mechanisms of action, one of which is increasing your body’s level of anandamide, your natural bliss neurotransmitter. Multiple NIH studies show that CBD inhibits FAAH activity, which is responsible for the deterioration of N-arachidonoylethanolamine, commonly known as anandamide. CBD also inhibits anandamide reuptake. The scientists who discovered and isolated the neurotransmitter anandamide discovered that it contributes to elevated mood. Unfortunately, endogenous anandamide levels are very low, and the half-life is rapid. CBD plays an important role by inhibiting anandamide degradation and enhancing endogenous levels. CBG and CBC, other cannabinoids present in Ananda Hemp, also increase anandamide levels.

The other cannabinoid compounds in Ananda Hemp are valuable on their own, but they also help to realize CBD’s anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and mood elevating potential by working synergistically, a phenomenon that scientific experts call the "entourage effect."

Product Safety

Unlike THC, CBD is not "psychoactive" or intoxicating. Early studies show that even at extremely high doses, CBD remained psychotropically inactive. In other words, CBD will not cause a "high".

The World Health Organization's 2018 statement on CBD confirmed that CBD has an excellent safety profile, is well-tolerated, and does not pose a public health threat.

CBD is metabolized through the liver and may not be suitable for those suffering from certain liver disorders.

CBD may interact with some medications or supplements.

CBD's safety has not been evaluated in pregnancy or breastfeeding humans or in those 2 years old.

Talk to your healthcare provider.

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