CBD has made a lot of headlines over the last few years, and for good reason. CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is one of more than 100 different compounds in the cannabis plant that exist in varying potencies and provide a wide range of benefits throughout the body.
The most popular cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive ingredient in the cannabis plant. CBD is arguably the second most popular cannabinoid, despite its non-psychoactive properties. These phytocannabinoids work with your body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids to stimulate and modulate signals sent to the brain.
Phyto = Plant
Endo = Inside (the body)
It might sound unbelievable that the body naturally contains cannabinoids that are just like those found in the cannabis plant, but it’s true! All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, which is located throughout our central and peripheral nervous systems and is filled with CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. THC works mostly with CB1 receptors in the brain, while CBD is known for modulating CB2 receptors and slowing the release of fatty acids that break down cannabinoids at the receptor site. CB2 receptors are located in large quantities throughout the gastrointestinal system, immune system, and peripheral nervous system. It has been said that endocannabinoid deficiencies are a reported system of nearly all diseases affecting mammals including cardiovascular, liver, kidney, skin, brain, bone, and gastrointestinal diseases.
With all of the power behind cannabinoids, it’s no surprise why replenishing your system with CBD has the potential to improve you and your pet’s sense of well-being in so many ways, including:
- Reducing drug-resistant seizures in epilepsy patients
- Pain-relief and lower dependency on prescription painkillers
- Lower anxiety levels
- Neurprotective and anti-inflammatory effects
- Reduced side effects of cancer and cancer-related treatments including anti-nausea, anti-tumor, and antiviral abilities.
At Nami Mana, we’re in the business of bringing balance to your life so you can focus more on what’s important: sprawling out on your yoga mat, hitting the beach for high tide, blazing trails with your fur friend, and winding down with a restful night of sleep. If you’ve ever wondered what CBD could do for your life, we encourage you to give our products a try and discover the power of plants for yourself.