HEMP OIL INFORMATION: SUPPORT HEALTH Immune Function Cannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body, primarily in the immune system and the structures associated with healthy immune functioning. With these cannabinoid receptor sites spread throughout our entire bodies, it is paramount these receptors are working properly to keep this important internal system functioning to protect you.
PIONEERING A NEW PATH How Cannabinoids work: The science behind why Colorado Hemp Oil's Hemp Extract is proving to be so effective is based on the Human Endocannabinoid System. This elaborate network is part of our immune system and when it is activated by taking phyto cannabinoid diols, humans (and animals) have better ability to fight, resist, and assist in repairing the mind and body. The endocannabinoid system also includes the “cannabinoid receptors” or CB receptors that they bind to. There are two major types of cannabinoid receptors in our bodies: CB1 and CB2. Activation of the extracellular portion of these receptors causes conformational change and initiates intracellular biochemical reactions. The vast number of cannabinoid receptors and their prevalence throughout the body suggests a multitude of promising therapeutic targets. The CB1 receptors are primarily located on nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord, but they are also found in some peripheral organs and tissues such as the spleen, white blood cells, endocrine gland and parts of the reproductive, gastrointestinal and urinary tracts. In the brain, the CB1 receptors are abundant in the cerebellum, basal ganglia, hippocampus and dorsal primary afferent spinal cord regions, which is why cannabinoids influence functions such as memory processing, pain regulation and motor control. (1) CB2 receptors The CB2 receptors are mainly found on white blood cells, in the tonsils and in the spleen. The immune cells also express CB1, although there are fewer of them than CB2. In the immune system, one important function of the cannabinoid receptors is the regulation of cytokine release. Studies suggest that CB2 modulate the pain sensation and could play a role in various diseases, from liver and kidney problems to neurodegenerative diseases. (1) Progress in Lipid Research, P. Pacher, R. Mechoulam; 2011 You can purchase a 30ml or 50ml bottle here at the studio. Below is an illustration of the location of our Cannabinoid receptors. CB1 Receptors are in PINK, CB2 Receptors are in GREEN.