What is CBD?
CBD or | Cannabidiol | is one of the many naturally occurring | cannabinoids | that can be found in the hemp or Cannabis species of plant. CBD unlike its fellow | cannabinoid | THC has no psychoactive effects when ingested orally, taken sublingually, or when applied topically. CBD is one of the most studied of the over 60 varieties of other | cannabinoids | for its health benefits and medicinal properties.
What is the Endocannabinoid system?
CBD | Cannabidiol | effects the human body through a system that is referred to as the | endocannabiniod system | . | The endocannabinoid system | is part of a network of cannabiniod receptors that are found throughout the body, especially in the brain and along the central nervous system. The cannabinoid receptors that have been discovered thus far are broken down into 2 separated classifications, CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. The | Endocannabinoid system | is responsible for maintaing homeostasis within the body by aiding in overall cellular health and in the communication between cells, organs, and different systems. | The Endocannabinoid System | stimulates the bodies immune system as well as carries out many of the natural functions of the bodies metabolic system through the processing of cannabinoids (Ref#1).