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How Does CBD Oil Work?

How Does CBD Oil Work?

CBD oil, or Cannabidiol oil is becoming a popular product in Hong Kong and the rest of Asia, being used by celebrities, athletes, and everyday people, but how does it actually work? CBD interacts with our body through the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and has many potential benefits. Let’s discover the various receptors and molecular systems that are affected by CBD via the ECS and learn what happens when they are stimulated.

The Endocannabinoid System

The ECS is a series of receptors responsible for aiding and maintaining a healthy balance, or homeostasis. It’s made up of cannabinoid receptors–CB1 and CB2–on cell membranes that regulate processes of eating, sleeping, relaxation, and cognition.

CB1 and CB2 receptors are activated when CBD is consumed. CB1 receptors are found mostly in the brain and other areas of the body, and CB2 receptors are found mainly in the peripheral nervous system, organs, immune and gastrointestinal system. 

How CBD Oil Works

Derived from hemp plants, CBD is a powerful phytocannabinoid and known for supporting the body and mind in many ways. CBD oil doesn’t interact directly with CB1 and CB2 receptors, but it stimulates the ECS to create balance. Our bodies produce their own endocannabinoids – but getting these compounds from outside sources, such as high-quality CBD oils, can give our system a real boost. Just like we take vitamins to supplement nutrient deficiencies, we take CBD oil to activate the ECS and keep our body balanced. 

CBD is considered non-intoxicating, and any CBD oil made from the hemp plant must contain less than 0% THC to be sold in Hong Kong. The final product is popularly produced as CBD oil, but can also be produced as topicals, tablets, or capsules.

CBD Oil Benefits

CBD oil is lauded as a dietary supplement with multiple benefits, served in a convenient dropper delivery system or capsulesDepending on the type of product or serving size, effects may vary but generally we to turn CBD oil for:

  • Better sleep 
  • Reducing inflammation after working out
  • Supporting a sense of calm for focus
  • Managing everyday stresses

CBD oil is a versatile supplement and health-conscious consumers who use it on a regular basis see positive effects. Studies show that hemp-derived CBD can be well-tolerated by many. With common results of calm and focus, relief from exercise-induced inflammation, support for healthy sleep cycles, and relief from everyday stresses, anyone looking for support in these areas might benefit from CBD oil.

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