What happens in the body when you smoke CBD?

What happens in the body when you smoke CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of hundreds of compounds found in the hemp plant. CBD is part of a family of chemicals called cannabinoids, which also includes THC, CBG and and CBN. When users smoke Niota pre rolls, they are smoking pure CBD flower.  

But what happens in the body when you smoke CBD? Smoking CBD has various effects on the mind and body, mostly due to its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system in the body contains a network of receptors which interact with chemicals called endocannabinoids. When endocannabinoids bind with cannabinoid receptors they trigger several processes throughout the body that regulate homeostasis, or a state of balance.  

THC forms strong bonds with cannabinoid receptors in the brain, producing intoxicating effects and giving users a “high” feeling. CBD, however, changes the way that molecules such as THC bind with these receptors. Due to this, CBD is believed to diminish some of the side effects of THC use.  

The cannabis flower has a strong history of medicinal use, dating back thousands of years. CBD is a safe, non-addictive substance that boasts many health benefits. Hemp flower containing high amounts of CBD offers the same benefits of other CBD tinctures such as edibles, capsules and vapors, but absorbs in the body much quicker. 

Read more about the benefits of CBD in our previous blog post. To name a few, CBD has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, may reduce anxiety and protects against nerve cell damage.  

In addition, CBD promotes a feeling of calm and relaxation. Due to this, it may those who struggle to fall asleep at night. 


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