CBD (or cannabidiol) is one of over 100 naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Thanks to its many benefits, more people than ever are making CBD a core part of their daily wellness routine. Most of the good stuff CBD does is thanks to a group of neurotransmitters and receptors found in our bodies called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
The Endocannabinoid System
The ECS plays a key role in shaping how we feel and how we experience life every day. It does this by balancing our endocannabinoid levels, which in turn helps regulates some of our physiological processes, including those that control how we deal with different areas of our daily life.
CBD and ECS. Perfect Partners.
In a nutshell, CBD gives our ECS a helping hand to stay balanced. It does this by interacting with ECS receptors known as CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptors are found mainly in the brain and spinal cord. The CB2 receptors are found pretty much everywhere and are associated with our immune system and functions like reducing inflammation.