What’s CBD? Germination Station Breakdown
CBD doesn’t stimulate CB1 and CB2, it does however activate other receptors such as vanilloid, adenosine and serotonin.
The activation of these receptors allows medical effects to become apparent as they have the ability to treat inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms and other disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.
CBD does not really bind with either of the two Cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), it does however activate certain non-cannabinboid receptors. Both the anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory impact of CBD is generally associated with the activation of the adenosine receptor. With the stimulation of adenosine, CBD promotes the release of dopamine and glutamate neurotransmitters. CBD is involved in the stimulation of 5-HT1A serotonin receptor, which is known to produce an anti-depressant effect. This receptor is known for its range of processes such as appetite, pain perception, nausea, anxiety and addiction mechanisms. CBD has been found to reduce the proliferation of cancerous cells by inhibition GPR55 signalling. CBD as cancer treatment activates PPARs which are also known as a peroxisome proliferator activated receptors, these are found on the surface of a cells nucleaus.
Capsules/tablets are another way to consume CBD where you just consume the capsule or tablet the same way you would do with a normal pill.
CBD can also be vaped as an e-liquid, this is great for consumers who are already used to smoking/vaping.
They are many more ways to consume CBD, however the three mentioned appear to be the most popular, acceptable and easiest way to consume.