Shopping for CBD Topical Oil for pain can be a task. We hope to break that down for you with a brief introduction. But first, we must get to know the Endocannabinoid System and what Cannabinoid Receptors are.
This complex network of cells within our central nervous system, have receptors which act like a lock and key. The keys are the different Cannabinoids entering your system, to match their target. The lock is the receptor.
As a result, these receptors, which are called CB1 and CB2 regulate activities and control certain hormones in the body such as sleep, appetite, memory, stress and pain.
The body produces Cannabinoids naturally through the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and CBD influences the ECS to deliver Cannabinoids into the body.
Scientists have known about the ECS for about 25 years. It was first discovered in the 1990’s, by L.A. Matsuda.
Dr. Matsuda was the first to describe the structure and functional expression of the cannabinoid receptor, CB-1.