Die Hanfpflanze, kultiviert vor gut 6000 Jahren im heutigen China, stellt über 400 organische Stoffe her. Grundlegend finden sich darunter zwei Molekül-Gruppen mit bioaktiven Inhaltsstoffen: Terpene und Cannabinoide – CBD gehört zu Zweiterem.
Cannabinoids dock to receptors of the humanoid endocannabinoid system (ECS). These "docking points" can be found in the brain and spinal cord. They regulate perception, ability to concentrate, memory and movement. With the help of endorphins we also produce cannabinoid-like substance.
The major cannabinoids are THC, CBD and CBG. They vary in their chemical profile and properties. As a psychoactive or "high-making" substance of cannabis, the tetrahydrocannabiol (THC) is well known. The non-psychoactive ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming more and more the center of attraction, as it can bond to more receptor systems than the THC.
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