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CBD 101

Do you know how CBD works?

The medicinal potential of this cannabinoid might surprise you.

Here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about CBD.

 

[CBD] doesn’t tend to bind directly to what’s called the orthosteric site [on cannabinoid receptors] where THC binds. Rather, it binds on what’s called an allosteric site, another site on the receptor, and so it alters the binding of both THC and the endogenous cannabinoids, the endocannabinoids.

Epileptic Disorders

As the anecdote about Charlotte Figi has hopefully made clear, the endocannabinoid system may play a key role in the future treatment of epilepsy. Recently, a British pharmaceutical company, GW Pharmaceuticals, has had successful phase III trials with a pure CBD medication for epilepsy.

The drug is named Epidiolex, and it has already shown favorable results for patients withDravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.  In other research, CBD has been found to increase the efficacy of other common anti-epileptic drugs and is known to be neuroprotective. In theory, this helps keep brain cells healthy and reduces cell damage.