21st May 2019

how does cbd actually work?

By Oli Harris 3min read

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Unless you’ve spent the last few years on a secluded mountain yoga retreat, you’ll have heard the hype about CBD. Thousands of people across the UK are now regularly using it, claiming all sorts of benefits like helping them deal with stress and anxiety through to helping fight pain and inflammation.

Unless you’ve spent the last few years on a secluded mountain yoga retreat, you’ll have heard the hype surrounding cbd.

At Aire, we promote the use of CBD Oil as a food supplement to support the wellbeing of your body and mind. Unfortunately, we’re not allowed to give advice on CBD from a medical perspective, so we urge you to do your own research before giving it a try. There’s lots of evidence from clinical trials readily available on the internet, with more being published on an almost daily basis.

What we can discuss here is how CBD works. It’s quite complicated so try and stick with us…

The Endocannabinoid System

Most of the good stuff CBD does is thanks to a group of neurotransmitters and receptors found in our bodies called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

The ECS plays a key role in shaping how we feel and how we experience life every day. It does this by balancing our endocannabinoid levels, which in turn helps regulates some of our physiological processes, including those that control how we deal with pain and stress, our mood and energy levels and our sleep cycle. When our ECS becomes unbalanced it can lead to illness, depression and other issues.

CBD and ECS – perfect partners

In a nutshell, CBD gives our ECS a helping hand to stay balanced. It does this by interacting with ECS receptors known as CB1 and CB2.   

The CB1 receptors are found mainly in the brain and spinal cord and take care of how we respond to pain, stress and anxiety, as well as our memory. The CB2 receptors are found pretty much everywhere and are associated with our immune system and functions like reducing inflammation.

Endocannabinoid System

CBD has been proven to interact naturally with these receptors, giving our ECS a helping hand to achieve balance by increasing our endocannabinoid levels when needed and also by stopping them become over-active.

More benefits being discovered daily

The fact that we have an Endocannabinoid System is still relatively new news. As is the role that CBD can have on our endocannabinoid levels. It was only in the late 1990s that these receptors were first found in humans, and the impact they have on our wellbeing started to be understood.

We look forward to seeing how things develop and we’ll share any news with you as and when it does . To be kept up to date on all CBD and wellness related please sign up to our newsletter.

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