Our bodies contain specialized receptor sites within its cells that help regulate our body’s different physiological processes and maintain homeostasis by accepting cannabinoids. This is called our endocannabinoid system (en-dō- kə-ˈna-bə-ˌnȯid). Learn more here.
Hemp produces a family of compounds called phytocannabinoids. CBD or cannabidiol (ka-nə-bə-ˈdī-ˌȯl) is one of many.
These plant-based cannabinoids mimic compounds naturally made in the human body and activate receptors such as GPR55, which has been shown to assist in treating pain and inflammation.
You can find more information on the health, science, and plant here: https://www.projectcbd.org/cbd-101/what-is-cbd
In 2017, a scientific study was done for osteoarthritis to see if localized CBD was effective. We felt bad for the rats, but are happy their joints now feel better and we thank them for their sacrifice.
Here is the study and results:
“This study showed for the first time that local CBD administration inhibited pain and peripheral sensitisation in established OA. Topical treatment with CBD reduced leukocyte trafficking and joint hyperaemia during the early stages of MIA. By attenuating this initial inflammatory response with CBD, end-stage OA pain and peripheral neuropathy were abrogated. Thus, CBD may be a safe therapeutic to treat OA pain locally as well as block the acute inflammatory flares that drive disease progression and joint neuropathy”