Cannabinoid receptors

What are cannabinoid receptors?

The cannabinoid receptors are cells spread throughout your body and there are at least two types of receptors that work as part of your endocannabinoid system, CB1 and CB2 receptors.

CB1 receptors are found more in your central nervous system and in the brain, as well as in the lungs, liver, and kidneys.

CB2 receptors are found outside of the central nervous system, including in your white blood cells and in the cells of your immune system, all along your body.

This means that if we can reach out these receptors we can have chances to help a lot of conditions and diseases created in the central nervous system, blood cells or the immune system.

This is where CBD plays its role, by stimulating these receptors in the endocannabinoid system. CBD can be very efficient waking up your system and start working towards restoring your well-being.

CBD receptors in our body


CBD1 receptors

The CB1 receptors are located both in the body and in the brain but the largest amount of CB1 receptors are found in the brain and the spine.

The CB1 receptors function to the areas they’re located in, so, the receptors in the brain work for memory, appetite, pain, and so on.

These receptors are often found at the end of our nerves, which is why they can help lower or help to manage the pain threshold when they’re activated by taking CBD.

CBD2 receptors

The CB2 receptors are found in the peripheral nervous system in the body.

The cannabinoids attach themselves to the receptors and tell them what functions to either activate or pause.

When activated, CB2 receptors can help reduce inflammation in all parts of the body.

Together these cannabinoid receptors activate and produce physiological changes to your body and brain.

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