CBD VS Nicotine


Posted on August 22 2019

CBD vs Nicotine

This blog is for those who thought about quitting smoking. Naturally, we are sure that you are aware of the harm that smoking causes to your body, so let's leave this sad topic and better talk about what are the alternatives and ways out of nicotine addiction! 

Yes, yes, it's an addiction! It sounds scary, but don't be in a hurry to get upset.
Nicotine is neurostimulation, a psychoactive substance. Every smoker should know that to get rid of addiction successfully, you need to overcome the internal psychological crisis that made you pick up your first cigarette. As for nicotine patches, tablets, chewing gum, and other anti-tobacco things, they are not always useful, since they do not affect the reason that caused the person to start to smoke.

Let's think about a simple question: Why am I smoking?

The most common causes, according to psychologists:

  • A difficult age. Most smokers pick up their first cigarette in their teens. Psychologists are sure that with the help of cigarettes, teenagers most often believe that this will help them to assert themselves.
  • The “illusion of companionship eliminating the feeling of loneliness”. According to many smokers, smoking a cigarette is like a ritual that unites even strangers.
  • Many smokers claim that a cigarette is the easiest way to relieve stress. However, psychologists convinced that the point is not in tobacco smoke, but in the ritual itself, which is like such “ soothing”.Remedies, such as tapping fingers on the table, clapping the hand, and shaking the foot. Also, smoking itself is rhythmic, and this is another calming factor.
  • Some people create a “defined” image for themselves using smoking.
  • Self-dislike. And how else you can explain the stubborn reluctance to abandon the bad habit that destroys your own body?


How does addiction to cigarettes develop?

Addiction on cigarettes is formed, first, on the emotional, then on the psychological level and only with time passes to the physical level.

You know that often, novice smokers experience nausea and vomiting. So, the body tries to fight with toxic substances. However, over time, the body gets used to the constant flow of nicotine into the blood, forming an addictiveness.

So how can you solve this problem of addiction and the destructive effect of nicotine on your body? There is a solution - CBD.

Want to know how CBD can help?

 The Endocannabinoid System

Scientists have discovered the endocannabinoid system in the body, trying to understand the mechanisms of action of cannabis on humans, and therefore called it that way. The endocannabinoid system regulates the essential functions of the body, including responsible for metabolism, immunity, the Cardiovascular system, digestion, and so on. As a result, some scientists believe that the overall function of the endocannabinoid system is to regulate homeostasis - the ability to maintain the internal conditions necessary for survival - and, it turns out, we can influence these processes!

In the human body, cannabinoid receptors are the most common type of receptor in the brain. There are two main types of cannabinoid receptors - CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are located primarily in the brain; CB2 receptors are predominantly located in the immune the system, as well as in the spleen. The reflex from the use of nicotine will are formed as a result of the activity of nerve compounds associated with the formation of other types of chemical dependencies. For this reason, assuming that
substances that stimulate the activity of CB1 receptors may have an effect that supports the nicotine reflex.

CBD is not psychoactive - it does not change human consciousness. CBD does not directly affect CB1 receptors; it inhibits the activation of these receptors by other substances, thus "PROTECTING" them! CBD has unique properties that can help you beat nicotine cravings. For example, CBD oil interacts with the same body cell receptors as antidepressants, which are often used to treat nicotine addiction. Cells begin to produce serotonin (the so-called "hormone of happiness").

All smokers have their triggers: it can be anxiety, a cup of coffee, a lunch break, specific images, feelings or habits that stimulate the craving for tobacco. These triggers require cigarette smoking and become linked in memory. For example, when a person sees a cup of coffee or begins to feel the first signs of anxiety, he reaches for cigarettes. And accordingly, the smoking process becomes automatic. Scientific studies show that CBD compounds can help rewrite and break memories of triggers, thereby breaking the "automatic" smoking habit.

The effectiveness of CBD oil is confirmed by many preclinical studies of the treatment of disorders associated with the use of psychoactive substances. Nicotine addiction studies confirm that CBD reduces cigarette addiction and reduces the "pleasure" associated with cigarettes. Cigarettes are a terrible habit that destroys your health and lowers your quality of life. Think maybe it's time to quit smoking? CBD can be your assistant in this.

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