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What’s CBD? Germination Station Breakdown

A cannabis plant has over 113 active cannabinoids and CBD is one of the contributing cannabinoids. CBD is the abbreviation for Cannabidiol. CBD is classed as a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. It’s apparent that CBD impacts our psyche which is often the case, in a beneficial way. CBD does not however impair mental or physical function for many consumers, even at high doses which gives CBD the ‘non-psychoactive‘ element. Due to the non-psychoactive element CBD offer, the cannabinoid will not get you ‘high’. 

Our bodies have a endocannabinoid system (ECS), the system is the name for a series of cell receptors that respond to certain kinds of agonists. They are two contributing cell receptors which make up the ECS system, CB1 and CB2; the CB stands for Cannabinoid Receptor. The keys for these receptors are called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are our bodies natural THC. CB1 and CB2 receptors have the ability to influence moods, pain, appetite and memory functions. These receptors can be activated by natural endocannabinoids which our bodies produce or they can be activated through the consumption of plant cannabinoids such as cannabis.

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. 

Consuming CBD

They are a number of ways to consume CBD. The next section of this post will discuss several ways you can consume CBD.

Droplets is one way to consume CBD, this is a small drop of liquid normally in a dropper vial where you can consume the drop by dropping the liquid into your mouth where the CBD dissolves. 

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. 

Germination Station now have CBD products from Canabidol

Germination Station now stock CBD products from Canabidol, at the moment we stock oil droppers, gel tabs and e-liquids. Please click the above banner which will take you to our CBD page. We will have more CBD products available on the Germination Station store soon!

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