The two most well recognized cannabinoids – cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol – have demonstrated in research studies to have anti-inflammatory properties.
The two cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system’s CB2 receptors to elicit a physiological response that suppresses the inflammatory response.
Cannabinoids have shown that they: Reduce the quantity of pro-inflammatory cytokines – immune system proteins that attract white blood cells to sites of infection.
Increase the quantity of T-regulatory cells – a subpopulation of T cells that prevent autoimmune disease.
Encourage the death of T cells and dendritic cells – two immune system cells that trigger and play a significant role in the inflammatory response.
The anti-inflammatory effects of cannabinoids have also shown to effectively reduce the pain caused by chronic inflammation diseases.
These effects have led scientists to suggest that cannabinoids could prove to be an effective treatment modality against inflammatory disorders.
Do Cannabinoids Have Anti-Inflammatory Effects