What Is CBD & How Does It Work?
CBD is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD is most commonly derived from the hemp plant. CBD is one of 113 known and identified cannabinoids and is believed to have multiple health benefits.
CBD, or cannabidiol interacts with the body in a unique way and is thought to help stabilize internal processes. When bodily functions fall out of line, CBD activates the body’s endocannabinoid system and can help return them to a normal state.
The Role of the Endocannabinoid System
Cannabinoids aren’t just found in plants. They’re also something that naturally exists in our bodies. The cannabinoids found in the human body are called endocannabinoids. “Endo” is a prefix that means “within”. Endocannabinoids look and function very similarly to the cannabinoids found in cannabis plants.
Endocannabinoids exist to activate the endocannabinoid system (ECS). They bind to cannabinoid receptors, thus switching the ECS into gear and allowing it to do its job, which is to maintain homeostasis in the body. When the body is in homeostasis, all systems are functioning properly, which includes, among others, the neurological system, digestive system, cardiovascular system, and muscular system.
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