What is CBD

CBD on a molecular level

CBD or Cannabidiol is just one of many chemical compounds called Cannabinoids that occur naturally in both cannabis & Hemp plants. It is the primary non-hallucinogenic substance of hemp and cannabis.

 

Research shows that the human body's endocannabinoid system (ECS) is deficient or over active in nearly all pathological conditions. Thus, it stands to reason that, "modulating endocannabinoid system activity may have therapeutic potential in almost all diseases affecting humans," as Pal Pacher and George Kunos, scientists with the US National Institute of Health (NIH), suggested in a 2014 publication.




A recent study from University College London offers
 some of the first evidence showing how CBD increases cerebral blood flow in memory processing regions of the brain such as the hippocampus.

“To our knowledge, this is the first study to find that CBD increases blood flow to key regions involved in memory processing, particularly the hippocampus,” says lead author on the study, Michael Bloomfield. “This supports the view that CBD has region-specific blood flow effects in the human brain, which has previously been disputed.”

“If replicated, these results could lead to further research across a range of conditions characterized by changes in how the brain processes memories, including Alzheimer’s disease, where there are defects in the control of blood control flow, along with schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder," says Broomfield.

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