How CBD affects the brain
Why CBD won’t damage your brain
With cannabis flooding the European market, more and more of you are wondering how CBD affects the brain. Is it addictive? Does it damage neurons? We explain everything in this article, and you will soon realize that not only is CBD not dangerous, but it even has a very positive impact on this organ!
CBD isn’t addictive
Effects of CBD on dopamine
That's already very good news, isn't it? And it's understandable that you'd ask: when it comes to CBD's impact on the brain, many people instantly wonder if it can cause addiction, given that, like many drugs, CBD stimulates dopamine production.
More commonly known as the "happy hormone", dopamine releases sensations of pleasure and reward in certain situations: when you fall asleep, when you eat a good meal, or even during sex.
However, certain substances such as alcohol or drugs can increase our dopamine levels for no reason, and therefore cause the same feelings of well-being for no reason. And even if in the moment, it feels good, in the long run, these substances reduce our ability to produce dopamine naturally, so we use more and more of them to experience these feelings again.
The huge advantage of CBD is that it also stimulates dopamine production without becoming addictive.
People who consume CBD do not suffer from any form of addiction to this molecule. Unlike addictive substances, it does not prevent the brain from producing it naturally. After a while, the dopamine neurotransmitters always return to normal. The brain does not become accustomed to the substance, and it is totally possible to use CBD every day for a long period of time and then stop overnight without it affecting our ability to produce dopamine naturally.
Conclusion? You can consume as much CBD as you want, for as long as you want, without fear of becoming addicted!
CBD does not damage neurons, it improves them!
CBD effects on the nervous system
Alright, so CBD is not addictive... but that's putting the bar very low, don't you think? Just like it does not attack the neurons... CBD also has a very positive influence on the nervous system!
According to the studies, it would notably improve the connection of neurons that connect the frontal lobe, which is particularly interesting when we know that a weaker connection between neurons and this area has been reported in many disorders such as psychosis cases.
CBD would also decrease the activity of the neurons which circulate between the frontal lobe and the limbic system. Here again, this information is of interest: the limbic system is activated in particular in cases of anxiety disorders, which would explain the fact that CBD reduces anxiety.
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CBD and the endocannabinoid system
As you have seen, there is no doubt that CBD has a positive impact on the brain. Of course, the brain is so complex that scientists are far from having discovered everything. But our favorite molecule may be one of the keys to learning even more about the king of organs ... pretty cool, right?
After all, it was by looking into CBD and THC that the existence of the endocannabinoid system was discovered, with which CBD interacts to regulate harmony within the body and produce a wide variety of effects! To learn more about the endocannabinoid system and the main fields of action of CBD, don't hesitate to consult our article on the effects of CBD!
Not only does CBD act on many other neurotransmitters, not just dopamine. But on top of that, it has been discovered that the receptors of the endocannabinoid system are present throughout the whole body!
Conclusion? In addition to having positive effects on the brain, CBD influences the whole body, and given all that remains to be discovered about this organ, we are not done discovering the virtues of cannabis!
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