Based on the study performed by: Vanderbilt University Medical Center and their findings published on March 29, 2017
Their study had the following summary:
- “A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience — the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic stress.”
When THC is introduced into the brain it binds to our receptors CB1 and CB2,
Scientists have come to the conclusion that these receptors when bound with THC eliminate the presence of stress-like disorders. *(this was observed in mice )
Scientists also observed that the group of test subjects which had the inability to create natural Cannabinoids int he brain, and in addition it did that did not receive the THC, these test subjects suffered from the stress-linked disorders, without fail.
“James G. Blakemore Professor of Psychiatry, received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers last year for his pioneering studies of the endocannabinoid family of signaling molecules that activate the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the brain.”
He made the observation that the CB1 receptors in the amygdala when provided with THC would bind those receptors in the amygdala.
This would result in the release tension and anxiety from the user.
In addition, this created a resilience for the user, so when the user faced stress-linked situations, there would be a tolerance against the symptoms of anxiety and tension.
In conclusion; this study shows how the human brain absorbs THC and puts it to work, coating receptors, and reducing the stress-linked symptoms which are linked to a marriot of diseases we face today in 2017.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “Natural chemical helps brain adapt to stress.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 March 2017. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170329140945.htm>.