To understand what CBD is used for, it's important to first understand the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The endocannabinoid system is a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. The cell receptors use chemical molecules called agonists, to bind to the cell and relay a specific message through the central nervous system, giving your cell a specific direction.
The two most relevant receptors for cannabinoids are the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which are expressed predominantly in the brain and immune system respectively.
The endocannabinoid system performs many functions, including, but not limited to;
- Stress Response
- Immune Function
- Female Reproduction
As you can see, there is no specific list of complaints that CBD can be used for. It's purpose is to aid the body's endocannabinoid system to regulate itself.
There are numerous tests and patient trials currently being carried out to test CBD's effectiveness at treating specific conditions and effects from diseases such as;
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Muscle Pain
- Cancer Treatment