What Is CBD?

CBD is an all-natural compound, derived from plants like hemp, that has shown in studies to possess pain relieving, anti-seizure, neuroprotective, anti-anxiety, and anti-inflammatory properties. CBD is non-psychoactive, so it doesn’t cause users to experience a high and is a popular natural alternative to over the counter and prescription medications.

CBD Science

CBD, scientifically know as Cannabidiol is a natural occurring chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. This non-psychoactive compound has been shown to have significant health, wellness, and beauty applications.

The human body naturally manufactures its own cannabinoids similar to CBD, called endocannabinoids. They work within the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to regulate just about everything in the body including excretion of hormones, mood, response to stress, appetite, and pain management. If any of these normal functions become unbalanced, the body will synthesize, or combine, the cannabinoids it needs to restore balance throughout the body.

Research has shown that the ECS system will also recognize and respond to cannabinoids from external sources, including CBD and could be useful in treating a variety of medical ailments, making it an all natural, safe alternative treatment.

How CBD works in the body

The human endocannabinoid system is made up of a network of CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors spread throughout our entire body control some of the body’s most vital functions, including the immune system, memory appetite, sleep pattern, mood, and pain sensation.