Patients who are prescribed Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella in addition to other related drugs may face the possibility of side effects as indicated by the FDA requirements of the Pharmaceutical companies. There are still more studies into the usage of CBD for nervous system conditions and the possible associated side effects of cannabinidiol. As of this publication, the list if adverse reactions to CBD is very short and none appear to be life-threatening as those may be for the Pharmaceutical company products.
We all have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system has two major types of cannabinoid receptors: CB1 receptors (primarily found in the brain) and CB2 receptors (primarily found in the immune system) are involved in a variety of physiological processes. The ECS helps regulate functions such as: sleep, immune-system responses, pain, inflammation, mood, and memory and is key in maintaining homeostasis (balance).
Cannabinoids are produced naturally within our bodies, however, when our ECS is under-active and/or you are not receiving sufficient cannabinoids, it predisposes you to a host of symptoms. For thousands of years, humans and animals consumed plants rich in cannabinoids but the eradication of all hemp related plants, by our government, has caused a deficiency of cannabinoids in our diet. Therefore, what little cannabinoids our bodies produce, may not be enough to maintain homeostasis.
Thankfully, many states have farm bills that have now allowed farmers to grow hemp plants and we are now witnessing a new era of health and wellness with the use of hemp extracts.
"Cannabinoids have similarly demonstrated the ability to block spinal, peripheral and gastrointestinal mechanisms that promote pain in headache, fibromyalgia, IBS and related disorders. The past and potential clinical utility of cannabis-based medicines in their treatment is discussed, as are further suggestions for experimental investigation of CECD via CSF examination and neuro-imaging. Migraine, fibromyalgia, IBS and related conditions display common clinical, biochemical and pathophysiological patterns that suggest an underlying clinical endocannabinoid deficiency that may be suitably treated with cannabinoid medicines."
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