CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS includes two main cannabinoid receptors:
- CB1 receptors largely in the brain and central nervous system
- CB2 receptors throughout various organs and immune system cells
US News Health reports these receptors “are associated with pain sensation, appetite, immune function, mood, and more.” New research also supports CBD’s capability to influence serotonin receptors, affecting biological and neurological processes such as anxiety, memory, and sleep. These effects are consistent with the use of CBD as a treatment for pain and inflammation, anxiety, depression, and other health and wellness issues.
There are simple steps you can take to ensure more CBD is absorbed by your body. Having a diet rich in healthy fats and taking CBD sublingually both positively impact on CBD intake. Additionally, when applying CBD topically, adding in a massage encourages dilation of the blood vessels in the skin, resulting in increased oil absorption.
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