What is CBD?
Sunday, July 19, 2020 • 1 minute read
CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol, is one of many types of chemicals found in the cannabis plant. It is a natural substance extracted from a strain of the cannabis plant called hemp.
CBD is a supplement taken as part of a healthy balanced lifestyle. Users of CBD report a variety of positive benefits including improved sleep and stress, and reduced anxiety.
How does it work?
CBD acts on a biological system in the body called the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is believed to maintain biological balance in response to changes in the environment, a process referred to scientifically as maintaining bodily homeostasis.
Your body naturally produces their own cannabinoids called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors present throughout your body. These cannabinoid receptors are found in most major organs, your reproductive system, nervous system, and immune system.
CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system which can help to maintain homeostasis, that in turn can reduce pain, anxiety, stress and decrease inflammation.