CBD is one of the prominent compounds that is found in cannabis. There are a range of different therapeutic applications of this particular cannabinoid and let us take little closer look at the science about what CBD can do to our brain.
In the cannabis plant, cannabidiol which is commonly known as CBD is one of the most important chemical compounds besides THC. THC is known as a psychoactive and can produce an intoxicating high, but CBD has no such issue.
However, CBD will regulate the THC effects and other cannabinoids. This type of dynamic relationship exists between cannabinoids can make a case for merging them.
CBD still has significant amount of impact without THC. Since CBD is not at all psychoactive, hence the effects will not be as overt like THC.
In order to understand how these cannabinoids will really have any impact, we need to look at how our brain processes them.
CBD and human brain
If you say that the science of our human brain is quite complicated then it is an understatement.
Scientists and researchers of SeraLabs understand much more about most mind-blowing and also complicated astrophysics as compared to what they know about how our brain really works.
Lots of research is undergoing still how cannabinoids will interact with our brain. In the 1960s, a breakthrough was achieved by few Israeli scientists. They could identify the basic chemical structures of both CBD and THC.
Since then, in our human body the endocannabinoid system was discovered which is the system all these cannabinoids will interact with.
In humans and also with other animals, there is a remarkable serendipity evolving certain biological system that is directly responsive to cannabis.
Endocannabinoid system that is present within us has cannabinoid receptors all throughout our human body. They are linked with our nervous system, that itself is linked with the brain.
All chemicals have quite different reactions with any different kind of receptor. For receptors of CB1 and CB2, CBD can actually dampen the response.
Some other receptors may bind well with the CBD and trigger neural connection with the help of synapses present in our brain.
What impact CBD is going to have over other chemicals in our brain will reveal much about the potential of its therapeutic applications.
CBD and many other chemicals
In serotonin neurotransmission 5-HT1A receptor will be involved. Serotonin usually regulates our mood and this receptor can be linked to our mediation of depression and anxiety.
CBD is supposed to have certain anxiolytic properties that can reduce anxiety. There can also be compounding effect where CBD may boost the own naturally-produced cannabinoids of our body, which we know as endocannabinoids.
Even the non-cannabinoid chemicals present are also affected by CBD. Few signs are there to show CBD disrupting opioid receptors. Due to this, cannabis can be a promising solution for opioid addiction treatment.
Dopamine, is certain chemical that gives us the feeling of reward, will also interact with CBD. Another chemical called anandamide which has been recently discovered that was named after a Sanskrit word used for bliss, as the scientist saw its impact on joy of human.