WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-dominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.
Scientific and clinical research—much of it sponsored by the US government—underscores CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions.
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of specialized lipids and their receptors, and associated enzymes, located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems. The ECS is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain management, mood and memory.
The ECS is known to modulate and influence a variety of physiological systems, including pain management, inflammation, mood balance, thermoregulation, muscle control, energy balance, metabolism, sleep quality, stress responses, motivation/reward, appetite and memory.
The ECS also plays a role in mediating the psychoactive effects of marijuana (THC) use.
Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET)
Liposomes are bilayer, liquid-filled spheres made from phospholipids. Through an advanced manufacturing process, these spheres can be filled with nutrients or medications. The bilayer membrane of liposomes is nearly identical to the bilayer membranes of every cell in the human body. Because of this, the body’s cells readily incorporate the liposome into the membrane and effectively deliver the nutrient or medication into the cell. Ultimately, the result of using LET is a far more bioavailable product than standard hemp oil extracts available to consumers.
The main building blocks of all the cell membranes in the human body are the phospholipids. The three major portions of the molecule are: one head and two tails. The three molecular parts of the head are: glycerol, phosphate and choline. The hydrophilic character of the head makes it captivating to water while the long tail is composed of saturated fatty acids. The hydrophobic trait of the fatty acids makes them repelled by water.
The heads of the phospholipid constructs a line side by side when placed in a water-based solution. Due to the hydrophobic tails, another phospholipid will line up tail to tail as response to this similar environment. They will be forming an identical image of each other making a natural environment of dual rows of closely packed phospholipid molecules called the phospholipid bi-layer. These bi-layers are surrounding every bodily cell. The size of one bi-layer is equivalent to 1/1000th the thickness of one book page.The advantage of LET over the others is that it allows a nutrient to carry power packed and non-decomposed natural compounds to pinpointed tissues and organs. Even though doses are reduced 5 to 15 times less than normal supplement intake, the delivery system’s effectiveness is not changed. This reduction is both medically and economically significant.
In the Body
Normal passage of tablets and capsules and the topical transfer of nutrients are affected by environmental conditions such as moisture, oxygen and other unfavorable factors. The nutrients are more likely degraded by the presence of enzymes in oral and esophageal digestive juices prior to being absorbed into the body. In addition, binders, fillers, gelatins and sugar are food additives that affect the absorption process. This partial assimilation caused by the incomplete disintegration of the tablet or capsule is a serious problem.
Substances are shielded by LET from the devastating and threatening results, which are likely to take place within the gastrointestinal passage. Liposomal Encapsulation employs a phospholipid liposome to construct a defense that repels the negative activities of the digestive juices, alkaline solutions, salts and free radicals of the body. The duration of this protection lasts from the moment the nutrients are on their way towards the gastrointestinal tract until the contents have reached the target tissue and are immediately taken in by the cellular structure and transferred into the intra-cellular space.
A majority of the liposomes in the LET are composed of phospholipids. All bodily cells contain a protective membrane consisting of phospholipids. This substance is required by the body to grow and function.
Additional Benefits of LET
There are many benefits derived from phospholipids. The most essential is its astounding anti-aging effect. It can decrease total serum lipid and LDL (the bad cholesterol), increase HDL (the good cholesterol), decrease triglyceride and platelet aggregation, amplify red blood cell fluidity, heighten coronary circulation, expand exercise tolerance, increase quality of memory, increase immunity, and improve liver protection and rejuvenation.