Chance are, you have heard of CBD being talked about over the news, sold in a variety of stores and farmers markets, and spread all over the web. CBD is short for cannabidiol which is the non-psychoactive chemical compound from cannabis. It can be derived from both hemp and cannabis. What is CBD used in? It is typically seen in tinctures, edibles, vapes, cosmetics, and now toothpaste to help with inflammation, seizures, nausea, anxiety, pain, and more!
All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors. CBD directly interacts with the endocannabinoid system and a number of proteins in the body and central nervous system. The endocannabinoid system contains two types of receptors, CB1, which is predominantly expressed in the brain and CB2, which is primarily found on the cells of the immune system. Most cannabinoids can bind to both types of receptors- CB1 & CB2. This is true for both the endocannabinoids – anandamide & 2-AG- and for phytocannabinoids like THC. However, the phytocannabinoid CBD doesn’t directly trigger either receptor. Instead, it modifies the receptor’s ability to bind to cannabinoids.
Our signature CBD Dent Fluoride Free Mint Toothpaste contains CBD(Cannabidiol), and CBG (cannabigerol). CBD has been shown in various studies to reduce inflammation and pain. It also has been shown to have antibacterial properties. CBG could stimulate bone growth as well as have antibacterial properties. The possible benefits of cannabinoids should help reduce inflammation and bad bacteria that can cause gum disease. CBG could also stimulate bone growth to help with periodontal disease in some cases.