Cannabis sativa has different effects on healthy person and those who have an immune system that is compromised. Those with good health can have their immunity suppressed while those with autoimmune issues get some positive results after using marijuana Tale of Two Strains CAN.
It is the role of the endocannabinoid system in our bodies to ensure that the body is well and functioning correctly. Homeostasis is achieved by the endocannabinoid system when endocannabinoid is produced together with receptor CB1 and CB2 for endocannabinoid.
The receptors and the endocannabinoids bind so as to perform the work of immune system control. There are times when the body’s endocannabinoids functions fail due to autoimmune disorders. This is where cannabis helps greatly as it will provide the body with cannabinoids.
CBD affects CB2 and CB1 receptors which take an important role in the body as they are neurotransmitters. THC also behaves the same way as it also acts as a neurotransmitter.
It is therefore good to discuss the impacts of these components in the body.
FUNCTIONS OF CB1 RECEPTOR
- Help in regulation of pain
- Help in coordination
- Help in some functions of the brain like appetite regulation.
FUNCTIONS OF CB2 RECEPTOR
- Help in influencing the response of the immune system.
THE IMPACT OF CBD
Its interaction with CB2 and CB1 is indirect. CBD motivates the creation of more endocannabinoids in the body rather than having them replaced. It also suppresses and boosts the immune system works. The way CBD works in one’s body is different from that of another person depending on how your body functions.
There are studies proving that CBD can encourage the production of white blood cells in a patient who is immunodeficient hence helping persons with HIV to have their immune responding. This shows that CBD modulates and therefore should be viewed that way instead of a booster or suppresser. This is from some researches explaining that it brings about immune suppression take an example of inflamed patients.
THE IMPACT OF THC
It can be noted due to its activeness in the immune activities. CB2 and CB1 communicates with THC in an active way. When binding with CB1 receptor it takes the place of psychoactive chemicals which greatly ensure that the functions in the mind are all controlled.
This receptor also informs the body of any pain and takes an initiative of negating it by the THC. A primary effect in the immune system is when CB2 receptors bind. THC activates proteins that immunosuppress when binding takes place to CB2 receptors and bringing an influence in the T- cells. Therefore, persons trying to overcome autoimmune disorders have a reason to put a smile on their faces as it helps with body inflammation.