Nerve cells treated with CBD saw reduced levels of a key signalling molecule in the pain pathway.
There’s no shortage of anecdotal evidence about the efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD) for treating pain, but a new study offers further scientific insight into how the compound interacts with nerve cells.
Published in the Journal of Pain Research, the study suggests that CBD may help block pain-signalling pathways.
Researchers found that lab-cultured rat neurons treated with CBD were less sensitive to capsaicin, the active compound in chili peppers. The nerve cells treated with CBD saw an influx of calcium and reduced levels of the pain-signalling molecule cAMP, a key signalling molecule in the pain pathway, reports Imperial College London.
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