CBD & our cells
Interaction on a cellular level
We already know that CBD interacts with the receptors in our body. But how? Recent studies indicate that CBD influences the expression of some genes by directly activating PPARs, a non-cannabinoid receptor situated on the cell’s nucleus. CBD’s ability to activate PPAR-gamma has promising therapeutic implications, particularly with respect to cancer and metabolic disorders.
What are PPARs?
To simply put it, a PPAR (peroxisome proliferator activated receptor) is like a lock on the covering of the nucleus of the cells. It controls and influences the functions of metabolism, dealing with allergies, etc. They can have an impact on how tumors can grow or how they can’t grow, so it has profound effects on the body. The CBD’s interaction with the PPAR is the magic behind how CBD helps with inflammation, sleep, stress, and anything that might be causing distress to the body.
There are 3 types of PPARs: Alpha, Beta and Gamma. These tiny receptors are hugely responsible for what happens or doesn’t happen in our bodies. Essentially these are the core functions they are responsible for alleviating.