CBD's role in the homeostasis process 0
Cannabidiol is just the first step in a new direction that looks at the importance of homeostasis in a new light. But before we go any further, let's look into the homeostasis process and its role in human bodies.
Homeostasis is a process controlling various conditions in our bodies, such as body temperature, water content, carbon dioxide level or blood sugar level, to provide constant internal environment balance. Below is the Wikipedia definition of damage to human body caused by homeostasis process failure:
An inability to maintain homeostasis may lead to death or a disease, a condition known as homeostatic imbalance. For instance, heart failure may occur when negative feedback mechanisms become overwhelmed and destructive positive feedback mechanisms take over. Other diseases which result from a homeostatic imbalance include diabetes, dehydration, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, gout and any disease caused by the presence of a toxin in the bloodstream. Medical intervention can help restore homeostasis and possibly prevent permanent damage to the organs.
As you can see, the homeostasis process is essential for our survival. How does the CBD fit in?
The Endocannabinoid system has existed in almost every living organism from humans to animals and even some insects for millions of years. This universal system’s overall function is to regulate homeostasis within the body.
CBD or cannabidiol is created through the endocannabinoid system, making it one of the most naturally occurring chemicals within the human body. If you were breastfed as a child, that was most likely the last time you consumed CBD. CBD provides communication between varying types of cells within our bodies. These communications regulate certain cells to act in defense of the body. For example, if you are injured, CBD helps instruct cells on how to handle the injury.
Cannabidiol has shown that it affects the expression of genes involved in zinc homeostasis (zinc is a neurotoxin found in our body; zinc homeostasis plays a critical role in normal functioning of the brain and central nervous system) and suggest that the regulation of zinc levels could have an important role through which CBD may apply its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
This study found a direct interaction between VDAC1 (a protein involved in cell metabolism that is the major calcium ion transport channel and is implicated in cancer and Parkinson’s Disease) and cannabidiol, in which CBD markedly decreases the channel conductance. The interference of VDAC1 by CBD may be responsible for the immunosuppressive and anticancer effects of CBD.
CBD facts you need to know before buying 0
Cannabidiol is growing more and more popular due to its many health benefits. While new CBD products come to the market every week a new question emerges: what facts about CBD do you need to know before buying? Let's look into it...
Look for quality, not the lowest price!
Believe us, cheap cannabidiol, (CBD) oils are cheap for a reason. If you searched for 'CBD oil' in your search engine right now it would bring up hundreds of different CBD products - and all of them claiming to be the best ever and extracted from the strongest hemp! The interesting thing about them is that most of these producers and distributors offer no tangible evidence to support the claim that their products are the best. Surely, lower prices are more attractive, but think twice before picking the cheap CBD oil over the higher quality one. If you want to make sure you’re getting a safe and effective product, look for quality, not for a low price.
How is quality defined when it comes to CBD oil? ~ The overall milligram content of cannabidiol (CBD), whether its organic, the way that its manufactured and where it has been made are some of the key points to look for and thus, the wiser investment.
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Beware of products that claim to cure everything.
Research, research, research! Although cannabidiol has shown promising results in numerous studies, that doesn't mean to say that it will cure your condition over night!
There is some very promising documented evidence to support some amazing changes that CBD is making to peoples lives, but even so, still be cautious of products whose benefits sound too good to be true. CBD oil is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory among other things and one day there will probably be strong medical evidence to support different health benefits.
However, at this point, research is still needed, and the surest way to avoid scams is to be diligent when looking at products that claim to cure everything. Maybe there claims are just and its the best thing since slice bread, but maybe there product is full of contaminants, has poor quality (or even synthetic!) cannabidiol in it, and is made in a garden shed!
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS CHECK !!! ~ The milligram content of cannabidiol (CBD), whether its organic, the way that its manufactured and where it is made are some of the key points to look for and thus, the wiser investment.
Buying CBD eLiquid
When buying a CBD vape eliquid, you should only purchase from dedicated CBD shops and stockists of reputable brands, its too easy to be deceived by clever marketing and giveaway prices, and unfortunately you could end up with a poor quality or even fake product. If its not produced within the UK then there will be little info or credibility for the product in the English market. When it comes to a health supplement like CBD its better to go with products manufactured in a country where regulation is tight to ensure you have the best quality cannabidiol active eLiquid possible. Companies based in the UK would have gone through strict red tape to be able to manufacture such products correctly and they are easier to contact should you wish to verify information.
There seems to be a lot of infographics online that give dosage information, but what you need to remember is that everyone is different and metabolisms vary. Like with all news things, be reasonable and start small, working up the dosage based on how you feel until you find the desired effect.