Verb: make or become less severe.
“her expression softened at the sight of Diane’s face”
Verb: make or become less hard.
“plant extracts to soften and moisturize the skin”
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CBD increases the presence of our own naturally occurring cannabinoids. It is said to have beneficial effects for a wide range of issues. Research into understanding how CBD works is ongoing. Studies to date suggest that rather than binding to the CB1 receptors in the human endocannabinoid system, as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) does, CBD acts differently, increasing or improving the production of our own endocannabinoids.
This is because chemically, CBD inhibits the production of an enzyme in our body that regulates and destroys our own excess endocannabinoids. This leads to us having more of our own endocannabinoids circulating in our bodies, which affects our physical state.
Recent studies also suggest CBD may alter the effects of other natural chemicals in our bodies, including serotonin, which modulates mood and stress; adenosine, which impacts our sleep-wake cycle; and vanilloid, which contributes to pain modulation. The Soften category includes strains that claim to produce a relaxing effect.
However, everyone’s physiological makeup is different, and the ECS receptor site locations and the number of sites can vary from person to person. That is why the same strain of cannabis can affect people differently. Additional factors that contribute to the potential differences in effect can also include the genetics, sec, current health, personality and age of the individual.
Being aware of this unique interaction between cannabis and the human body is helpful in understanding how to make the right choice for you.
Consider this information along with the method and amount of consumption, and the levels of THC and CBD that are in a strain. If you’re new to consuming cannabis, consider starting at very low THC and CBD levels as you learn how your body responds.
Licensed producers and retailers DO NOT provide medical advice. Consumers and / or potential consumers should seek the advice of their family doctor with any questions regarding the use of cannabis for a desired effect or outcome.