What is CBD? The Amazing Benefits of CBD Oil by Thomas DeLauer
Everywhere you turn, there is someone talking
about CBD right now.
The hard part is when you’re looking at the
effects of CBD on the body, there’s only so
much that can really be talked about.
You see, there’s a lot of censorship because
it’s so close to Cannabis, it’s very difficult
to talk about CBD.
So, what I wanted to do in this video is I
wanted to break down the science of how it
truly works in your body.
I want to do this because I feel like there’s
a lot of misinformation out there, and I also
feel like we need to understand that endocannabinoid
receptors in our body are a natural thing,
and endocannabinoids are a natural thing that
are existing in our body.
So in this video, what you’re going to see
is ultimately an overview, an overview of
what happens inside the body with endocannabinoids
with different adenosine receptors, with different
serotonin receptors, glutamate, dopamine,
all the things that actually make your body
go around when it comes down to endocannabinoids.
So first off, what we have to talk about is
what exactly is CBD?
CBD is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis.
So CBD oil is usually extracted, and it’s
the component that doesn’t have an effect
So, it works on different receptors within
Most of us know this by now because we see
influencers all over the place talking about
CBD, and they’re all acting like crazy experts.
The thing is is it goes a lot deeper than
the fact that it’s just not THC.
There’s a lot that goes on in the body.
So, how exactly do these endocannabinoid receptors
work within the body?
See, we have two different receptors.
We have CB1 and CB2, and these are all throughout
They’re not just in the brain.
They’re not just affecting the psychoactive
portion of the body, okay?
They are affecting the brain, but also even
more so, throughout the course of the body
in our inflammatory system, in our immune
system and everything that we need to know
CB1 is found mostly in the brain, however.
So CB1 is the one that affects your mood,
it affects emotion, it affects a lot of things
when it comes down to your appetite, even
coordination, movement and pain that relates
to your brain and how you perceive it.
And then we have CB2.
CB2 works on the body, works on inflammation,
works on the immune system, and there is a
correlation between CBD1 and CBD2.
They communicate, of course.
But one is more so for the brain and one is
more so for the immune system and for the
What you’re going to find is that THC activates
both of these, but here’s what’s interesting.
Do not believe all of the marketing that says
that CBD oil only affects CB2 receptors.
That is not true.
That’s not how it works, okay?
CB2 receptors have to do with the immune system
and inflammation like I said.
But CBD oil does not directly affect CB1 nor
It doesn’t affect them at all.
See, what it does is it influences the body
to naturally utilize more of its naturally
See, endocannabinoids are things that our
body can create, but we also get them from
food and various polyphenols that we consume.
So, totally normal natural thing.
Whether our body uses them is a completely
So, CBD oil influences the body to utilize
more of the endocannabinoids that are already
Therefore, enhancing how those endocannabinoid
receptors, particularly CB2, actually utilizes
So, it’s not directly affecting the receptors
the way that THC would.
But how does it actually work in the body?
I’m talking about receptors, and that’s all
fine and dandy, but what physiological effect
does this have?
Well, here’s the interesting thing.
Even though you have a natural utilization
of these endocannabinoids, it doesn’t necessarily
mean that the endocannabinoids are the end
all, be all.
You see, it’s the by-product of this.
It’s the utilization and the activation of
vanilloid receptors, of adenosine receptors,
and serotonin receptors that ultimately give
us this sensation, and the endocannabinoids
result that we are seeking when we looked
at a CBD oil.
So, the vanilloid receptors end up working
with body temperature.
They end up working with helping you regulate
that system within the body.
Also helping you regulate inflammation through
If we have a higher core body temperature,
it’s going to affect our inflammation.
If we have a lower core body temperature,
it’s going to affect our inflammatory levels
within the body.
So these vanilloid receptors play a key role,
and they are directly correlated with the
But here’s the really interesting one, adenosine.
How many of you have ever had a cup of coffee?
How many of you have ever had caffeine at
some point in your life?
Chances are you have.
So, you know that excited, excitatory feeling
that you get.
Well, what happens with adenosine is you end
up blocking adenosine with caffeine.
Caffeine blocks the adenosine receptor, which
therefore means that you get more excited
because adenosine would normally make you
So, if you have a lot of adenosine in the
body, you’re relaxed.
You might even be sleepy, but caffeine blocks
that receptor, which therefore makes you more
Well, CBD affects the adenosine receptor by
increasing the activity of it.
So you might be wondering, “What does that
It’s going to do the opposite of caffeine?”
Well, kind of.
It’s going to do the opposite of the bad effect
of caffeine in some ways.
You see, when we actually have caffeine, we
are basically blocking that adenosine receptor,
and therefore triggering a secondary response.
We’re triggering a secondary response of excitatory
What that means is adrenaline, noradrenaline,
epinephrine, all of the catacholamines that
cause us to have this heightened sense of
awareness and alertness.
That’s what’s giving us the energy.
It’s not specifically the blocking of adenosine.
So, when we do allow adenosine, we don’t have
the opposite of epinephrine or adrenaline.
They’re really isn’t an opposite of it.
It’s either just one or off.
You don’t go fully polar opposite with it.
So basically, you’re slowing down the epinephrine.
You’re slowing down the adrenaline and allowing
your body to relax.
So, it’s not like you’re going to have the
negative effect where you’re super, super-sleepy.
You’re just getting a calming effect which
is why so many people like utilizing CBD oil.
They just end up getting confused as to why
it’s actually doing it.
Then we have to talk about dopamine receptors.
Dopamine’s a simple one.
Dopamine is the reward system within the brain.
So by activating dopamine, it ends up allowing
us to feel better all the time.
But it allows us to naturally utilize dopamine.
We’re not taking exogenous dopamine.
We’re not taking drugs.
We’re not taking recreational drugs, things
that are actually causing us to have more
We’re naturally increasing the body’s utilization
of existing dopamine by enhancing the receptors’
And in that same vein, we also talk about
You see, glutamate is something that is excitatory.
Glutamate actually triggers energy, but too
much of it is a bad thing.
Too much glutamate can lead to a seizure,
it can lead to all kinds of bad things.
Glutamate is not what we want a lot of.
However, the right amount of it can trigger
energy in the right places.
So, when you think about the calming effect
of adenosine making you calm, and then you
combine it with a specific energy effect of
You actually have a really unique thing.
You’re calm, but that glutamate is activating,
energizing specific parts of the brain.
Specific parts of the brain that are correlated
with memory and retention, so thereby you
could have the right energy in the brain,
stimulating creative process, all while feeling
So feeling calm, relaxed, anti-inflamed, yet
still awake in terms of your brain.
So, very, very powerful when it comes to that.
Then, of course, we look at the serotonin
What ends up happening is CBD activates something
known as 5-HT1A.
5-HT1A acts in a very similar way as an isosorbide,
the serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
It allows our body to create more serotonin
and utilize it more efficiently.
So, that’s going to help you feel good.
Serotonin’s just a feel good neurotransmitter
in the first place.
And lastly, cancer.
I want to talk about this in a little bit
more depth in another video in the future,
but basically we have specific signals that
happen in the body when it comes down to cancer.
Yes, specifically I’m talking about GPR55.
In this case GPR55 is something that triggers
minerals and vitamins to be retrieved from
the bones to ultimately feed cancer.
That’s why when people get cancer, a lot of
times they end up getting weaker bones.
A lot of times they end up increasing their
risk of fractures and things like that.
So what ends up happening is CBD reduces the
body’s ability to retrieve nutrients from
the bone to feed cancer cells.
This is just one of the many ways that CBD
has an effect on cancer, and it’s one of the
But of course, I’ll do another video in the
future that talks about how this actually
has a specific effect on a multitude of different
things when it comes down to cancer.
So, I hope that this video broke down CBD
as a general overview and helped clear up
some of the crazy marketing that’s out there
I can totally understand why Facebook, why
YouTube, why so many different media properties
and media buying properties have made it so
difficult to advertise, and that has to do
with the fact that people are really CBD in
the wrong way, and they’re marketing it poorly,
and they’re flat-out lying.
So this video is just a general overview to
help you understand what happens in the body
and why it does so.
As always, keep it locked in here on my channel.
If you have ideas for the future videos, let
me know in the comment section.
I’ll see you soon.