CBD and Inflammation

Hi and welcome to the official ‘Technicady’ blog. We will help educate the public about cannibidiol (CBD) & cannabigerol (CBG) pharmacology and try clarify any misinformation. 

One of CBD’s most prominent benefits is the reduction of inflammation in our bodies. Inflammation is a wide-spread problem, which can effect virtually any tissue or cell (in our pets, too!).

Uncontrolled inflammation can damage joints, cause scarring, and lead to arthritis. There are many causes for our organs to become inflamed such as injury, infection, and diet (sugar), etc. Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Non-Steroid Anti-inflammatory Drugs [NSAIDs], are effective, but can have side-effects, limited benefits, and some are even toxic (i.e. acetaminophen). CBD (and CBG) are known to reduce inflammation in our body. There are multiple inflammation responses in our body including our own auto-immune system such as the ‘cytokine storm” seen in SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes lung inflammation and potentially lung scaring. The virus also is shown to reduce our apelin (a peptide) levels compounding the problem. CBD has been shown to increase apelin levels and calm the “cytokine storm”, thus reducing inflammation.

Our own immune system is also largely responsible for arthritis in These drugs are potentially problematic and may weaken our ability to fight disease and infection. CBD and CBG are both natural compounds from the Cannabis Sativa plant shown to help fight infection as well as reduce inflammation. Both CBD and CBG have independently been found effective to reduce lung damage and shorten the duration of COVID-19 sickness, respectively. I personally take CBD (and CBG) in times of need as well as an overall supplement to my health. Doses are well tolerated and do not interfere with many drugs, in fact they can tend to be synergistic with many compounds including pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, other cannabinoids, etc., etc. In the coming weeks and months please join us for more commentary. We are here to help figure out the complex pharmacology of CDB, CBG, and their use together. We report all findings and encourage you to get involved by contacting us with comments, questions, additions, deletions, and reviews.

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