What You Need To Know About CBD (Part Two)
Get to know THC’s tamer cousin CBD and how to choose a CBD product that’s right for you!
In part one, we began the conversation on CBD and in today’s post we’ll look more closely at how CBD works at different receptor sites, and how to choose a CBD product in a green sea that touts company after company with the best CBD product — learn what exactly to look for.
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More About How CBD Works
Receptor sites in our bodies are some of the most common gatekeepers to our health — they are responsible for letting this in and keeping that out, and when things get wonky, we can experience health issues. In part one, we explored vanilloid receptors (TRPV), and now we’ll dive deeper into the receptor that CBD is able to mingle with and produce positive health benefits for us!
Research out of Brazil has come to find the role of CBD and serotonin receptors. The research states at higher doses of CBD, it activates the 5-HT1A (hydroxytryptamine) serotonin receptor to produce a calming and anti-anxiety effect.
When we discuss nuclear receptors we have to bring up their role in tumors and cognitive degeneration. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are the receptors known for their ability to induce tumor regression and degrade amyloid-beta plaque when activated. This is crucial to those with cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, PPARs receptors support energy homeostasis, insulin sensitivity, lipid uptake and other important processes, which make it an important receptor for diabetics as well.
CBD can also behave as an allosteric receptor modulator, meaning it can enhance or discourage how a receptor transmits a specific signal by reshaping the receptor. For example, CBD may better reduce anxiety by reshaping the GABA-A receptor to change the ways the body amplifies GABA to produce a more calming effect.
How To Choose a CBD Product
Because CBD isn’t regulated by the FDA, it is the wild west when it comes to the variety of products and companies you’ll find on the market. There are many CBD products that will claim this and that, and at the end of the day we don’t really know if that’s valid because there is no standardized regulation.
With all of these products boasting a “whole-plant extraction” or “superb bioavailability,” how do you begin to weed through and vet each company? Below you’ll find some answers to better pick a CBD product that is right for you, and as always, listen to your body.
Clear, concise labels.
When picking a CBD product, whether it’s a capsule or tincture, ensure that it is labeled clearly. It should state its potency in milligrams and if it’s derived from hemp, it should also list the THC content as 0.03 percent. Know how much you’re getting per dose to better monitor your CBD intake.
Because there is no standardized testing in CBD products, it’s important to look for a company that gets its products lab tested for potency so you know exactly what you’re getting.
If a company is using good ingredients, they’ll highlight them. Look for organic and non-GMO ingredients free from trans fats, corn syrup, and artificial colors and flavorings.
There are many ways in which to derive CBD and many that impart chemicals such as propane, hexane, and hydrocarbons. Instead, look for an extraction method that uses supercritical CO2, ethanol, or standard herbal extractions.
Organic or non-GMO hemp.
Hemp is known for drawing impurities from the soil to better fortify the soil, however, this is not good when industrial hemp is used for CBD extraction. This is why finding a product that implements organic or non-GMO hemp is vital — you get all of the good stuff and none of the chemicals such as glyphosate.
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