The relationship between cannabidiol and the mitochondria
Cannabidiol – CBD – is the most abundant and powerful, non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. The compound cannabidiol possesses profound medical benefits, Not only will CBD not make you feel “stoned”, it can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. CBD-rich strains of cannabis are non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains, which makes it a far better option for looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, and muscle spasms.
Cannabinoids have their effect mainly by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body: the CB1 receptor, found on neurons and glial cells in various parts of the brain, and the CB2 receptor, found mainly in the body’s immune system.
Scientific evidence and clinical research, much of it sponsored by the US government, underscores CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, cancer, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders. CBD has demonstrable neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere.
Using Applied Kinesiology (AK), a form of muscle response testing, I tested cannabidiol (CBD oil) against all organ-points and cross-referenced various nutrient combinations. One of my observations was that CBD oil is energetically superior to the nutrient combination of Acetyl-L-Carnitine; CoQ10 and Alpha Lipoic Acid for strengthening, active (weak) adrenal, heart and cerebellum test points. Only Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) muscle tested equal to CBD on all points.
Patients tested only had the cerebellum, heart and/or adrenal points active. Shared features of each patient tested were: the past or current use of psychotropic medications, headaches, insomnia, lack of energy/fatigue and poor healing.
My conclusion is that CBD oil somehow:
- Modulates or facilitates mitochondrial function.
- Facilitates the proper utilization of compounds that are used to fuel the mitochondria as well as make ATP within the mitochondria.
Additional reading: Clinical Applications for Cannabis and Cannabinoids.
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