How does CBD, an exogenous plant compound, get inside a human cell to bind to a nuclear receptor?
The discovery of receptors in the brain that respond pharmacologically to cannabis—and the subsequent identification of endogenous cannabinoid compounds in our own bodies that bind to these receptors, has significantly advanced our understanding of human biology, health, and disease.
“Extensive preclinical research—much of it sponsored by the U.S. government—indicates that CBD has potent anti-tumoral, antioxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-psychotic, anti-convulsive, and neuroprotective properties. CBD directly activates serotonin receptors, causing an anti-anxiety effect, as well”.
CBD RESPONDING RECEPTORS IN THE HUMAN BRAIN
“Cannabidiol offers hope of a non-toxic therapy that could treat aggressive forms of cancer without any of the painful side effects of chemotherapy,”
Dr. Sean McAllister, Phd
Scientist - California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute