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How CBD Works2019-05-14T16:56:38+00:00

How CBD works

Throughout history, the animals of earth have developed cooperative relationships with other animals and plants living in the ecosystem. Their bodies evolved to work together synergistically. The result of this evolution is that we humans, like every other mammal on earth, have a built-in cannabinoid receptor system. It’s called the endocannabinoid system, and was named after the plant that led to its discovery. (Less than twenty years ago.)

This system is a highly attuned physiological system involved in establishing and maintaining human health. It operates throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. The system works to create homeostasis. In other words, establishing a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.

One way this system works is through a process called autophagy. Autophagyis when a cell sequesters off part of itself to be self-digested and recycled. Normal cells are revitalized by this process. It’s what allows them to maintain balance. But tumor cells are killed by this process! They are basically consumed by themselves in a programmed cellular suicide. The end result: Homeostasis and survival at the level of the entire organism.

What looks to the observer like an absolute miracle can actually be explained quite simply: Cannabinoids support the endocannabinoid system that is responsible for autophagy and homeostasis.

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