In recent years there are more and more evidence and studies about health effectiveness of using Cannabidiol – CBD. Basically, one of the advantages of Cannabidiol lies in its ability to easily connect to the Endocannabinoid system in the human body – A system that regulates cognitive responses, pain sensation, appetite, memory, sleep, immune function and mood. Research shows that CBD can affect the signals sent to parts of the body through the Endocannabinoid system.
The question is how cannabidiol – CBD affects the human brain.
One of the famous studies examined the effects of CBD on the brain and anxiety levels. The researchers found that CBD reduces blood flow to areas of the brain associated with anxiety, such as the hypothalamus, which are often overactive in people with anxiety disorders. CBD was also found to reduce overall anxiety, when participants reporting lower levels of anxiety after receiving CBD. In addition, it was found that CBD works on the Serotonin receptor that affects depression symptoms.
Research suggests that CBD can actually protect brain cells from damage. Already in 1999, a patent was registered in the United States on the neuro-protective effects of cannabinoids, which stated that the non-psychotic components of cannabis have the ability to protect brain cells in people with neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other types of dementia.
The neuroprotective effects of CBD are related to its effect on CB2 receptors in the brain. CBD acts on these receptors to create anti-inflammatory responses in the immune system cells located in the brain, thereby reducing the degree of damage to the brain that may be caused by inflammation.
In addition, there are studies that indicate that CBD acts on CB2 receptors to reduce oxidative damage that causes damage to brain tissue. Oxidation is partially responsible for the brain damage seen in people with conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.