Does CBD have a relaxing effect
CBD products attract people from all over the world, including overseas celebrities, beauticians and luxury lovers. Even in Japan, it has become a hot topic recently. Taking CBD can relax the body and mind. More and more people regard CBD oil and vape as luxury goods. However, it seems that some people have difficulty experiencing it even if they are ingested. Does CBD really have a relaxing effect?
In this article, I will explain whether CBD has a relaxing effect in an easy to understand way based on academic data. If you want to know whether to buy CBD products, please look down.
1. what is CBD? May have therapeutic effect on mental disorders and depression
CBD, also known as cannabinoid, is one of the bioactive substances called cannabinoids contained in cannabis. Cannabinoid is a group of compounds containing 21 carbon atoms in cannabis, which is said to have more than 100 kinds. One of the most famous cannabinoids is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Tetrahydrocannabinol is very rich in content, which can be said to be the main component of cannabis. It has the psychological effect of making people in the so-called high state.
On the other hand, CBD was assessed as having anti anxiety and antipsychotic effects. The who of the world information organization announced that CBD may have therapeutic effects on Alzheimer's disease, mental disorders, stress, depression, etc., and the expectations of patients with mental diseases are rising.
In fact, various national and international research institutions have reported evidence that CBD can help treat mental diseases. In this way, we have realized that it can alleviate anxiety, so we have been talking about taking CBD to relax.
2. can CBD relax you? What are the reasons for relieving anxiety?
CBD has attracted people's attention because it can alleviate anxiety. So why does it relieve anxiety? From here, I will explain the mechanism of the body's nerves in more depth.
① Because CBD acts on the "serotonin" that regulates neurotransmitters
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain, which is necessary for normal thinking and mental stability. It is sometimes called "happiness hormone". In recent years, it is said that 90% of the neurotransmitters in the brain that cause motivation and happiness are serotonin. Serotonin can control the information of other neurotransmitters such as dopamine (pleasure, pleasure, etc.) and norepinephrine (fear, surprise, etc.), which become difficult to control when serotonin decreases.
Serotonin is essential for healthy human life because it is said that imbalance can increase aggression and lead to mental symptoms, such as anxiety, depression and panic disorder (panic disorder). It is well known that CBD can act on this serotonin, which is one of the reasons why it is said to relieve anxiety.
(2) Because CBD supports the "anandamide" that constitutes the body's regulatory function.
The human body has a body regulation function called "ECS (endogenous cannabinoid system)", which performs immune regulation, emotion control, cognition and memory. ECS consists of "endogenous cannabinoids" (anandamide, 2-AG, etc.) and "cannabinoid receptors" (CB1, CB2) that receive them. Endogenous cannabinoids are substances with similar functions and structures to cannabinoids in cannabis described in the previous chapter, but they are actually manufactured in our bodies.
There are several types of endogenous cannabinoids, "anandamide" and "2-AG" are well known. CBD can prevent the degradation of anandamide in cells.
Anandamide is usually destroyed by the metabolic enzyme "fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH)", but CBD has been proved to inhibit the effect of FAAH. By doing so, CBD may indirectly enhance anandamide.
In conclusion, it can be said that CBD protects some endogenous cannabinoids that constitute ECS (physical regulation function). CBD has the function of supporting physical regulation, such as controlling emotions well.
3. is CBD good for insomnia?
CBD can not only alleviate anxiety, but also improve sleep disorders such as insomnia. A study in 2012 found that when the brain is not resting, feeding CBD to mice can reduce "rapid eye movement sleep".
FDA also acknowledged that there is a large amount of evidence that people taking cannabinoids can improve sleep quality, reduce sleep disorders or reduce sleep time. However, it is not clear whether it has a direct impact on sleep, or whether it has another disease and affects sleep due to the improvement of disease symptoms.
People who have trouble falling asleep at night, or who want to heal their tired bodies, are advised to try.
4. which intake method is better? Let's pay attention to the absorption rate of the body
CBD can be ingested in a variety of ways, including oral intake through the consumption of soft candy and tablets, and inhalation of steam into the lungs. If you want to know which method is right for you, it is best to know "bioavailability". Bioavailability is the "degree" and "speed" at which substances are absorbed into the blood.
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