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CBD is simple and easy to use, but it can feel overwhelming as you begin to learn about what it is, how it works, and how to implement it into your life.
Our guide below will tell you more about this powerful ingredient, and how to make sure you're getting the best CBD,
Cannabidiol (better known as CBD), is one of 113 naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in Cannabis, an annual herbaceous flowering plant (Cannabis sativa).
CBD has many beneficial properties and is used to promote wellness. CBD has not been approved by the FDA, so CBD companies cannot make health claims. However, the top reasons why our customers use CBD is to help them achieve their wellness goals.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. The human body (and the bodies of all vertebrates) produce endocannabinoids, while cannabinoids found in plants are called phytocannabinoids. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote homeostasis.
The human body has two receptors for cannabinoids the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Although both are found all over the body, CB1 receptors are present in the brain and deal with pain, movement, cognitive function, and mood. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system and affect pain and inflammation, among other things. THC attaches to the CB1 receptors, whereas CBD interacts with the CB2 receptors. Unlike THC which attaches to receptors, CBD does not attach to the CB2 receptor. Rather, researchers believe that CBD influences the body’s use of endocannabinoids (promoting homeostasis).
The human endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a system of neurotransmitters and cell membrane receptors. Neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids are produced by the central nervous system and interact with cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes to adjust physiological processes at a cellular level.
So now you know what CBD is—but not all CBD is created equal. CBD can come in 3 forms:
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