HOW DOES CBD WORK?
CBD works by interacting with your body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is one the body’s regulatory systems and has CB receptors on our body’s cell surfaces; CB1 receptors are essential for healthy brain function, and CB2 receptors are found on the cells of our immune system. CBD delivers benefits by attaching to the receptors of the ECS to keep you balanced and feeling your best.
What are the benefits of CBG?
The research of CBG is new, but early clinical studies suggest that one of its benefits is to promote gut homeostasis. Happy gut, happy life.
One area of study is CBG’s antibacterial properties, which one European scientific study demonstrated to be effective against resistant bacteria strains, such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Other areas of CBG research include therapeutic applications for some medical conditions.
How does CBG work?
Within the human body, phytocannabinoids like CBG are thought to mimic the body’s natural endocannabinoids by filling in on the need for physiological signaling. CBG interacts with receptors throughout the endocannabinoid system (ECS), including the serotonin 5HT-1a receptor. Serotonin (often called “the happy chemical”) is mainly found in the digestive tract even though it is manufactured in the brain.
CBG also contributes to the “entourage effect,” which suggests that the whole plant, including terpenes and other compounds, is greater than the sum of its parts. This concept is well-understood when discussing whole foods versus processed foods.