What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural botanical compound and one of the many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. Unlike THC, CBD does not affect the psychoactive receptors in our body - meaning it won’t make you “high” in the traditional sense.
CBD’s medical and therapeutic benefits are just beginning to be understood and utilized.
Studies and research are providing viable uses of CBD for a variety of medical conditions and ailments.
How CBD Works?
To understand how cannabidiol (or CBD) works, we first need to understand the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
The ECS is a system of receptors found in all mammals. These receptors are located in the brain and the nervous system throughout the body. Numerous studies have shown the ECS to be directly involved with the processes that regulate the body's natural condition of balance every day, including:
+ nerve signaling
+ pain sensation
+ immune system
+ cognitive functions; and
Cannabanoids are compounds that interact with the ECS. All mammals produce cannabanoids naturally and CBD is a plant-based cannabanoid that has been found to interact with the ECS in a variety of therapeutic ways.