CBD is a naturally occurring chemical present in both cannabis and hemp plants.
To get this in the body, one can smoke it, extract the oil out of it and put it under your tongue.
Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids that exist in hemp and cannabis.
CBD is a phytocannabinoid and the most abundant non-psychotropic compound found in Cannabis and Hemp plant.
CBD does not impact directly on the body system but it rather affects the endocannabinoid receptors.
These are present in the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system.
The endocannabinoid receptors will then work on the maintenance of the body homeostasis – keeping the body in a state of balance.
CBD is known to work perfectly in this aspect.
Researchers conducting studies on the effects of cannabis on the human body probably did not expect the scale of discovery that has been made in this way.
The research confirmed the presence of the endocannabinoid system in our body, which is activated under the influence of cannabinoids produced by our body and those supplied from the outside (mainly from CBD).
What is the endocannabinoid system?
At the beginning of the discussion on the cannabinoid system, it should be noted that science still has not discovered all its properties.
Intensive research has however established some undeniable facts about the effects of cannabinoids on the human body.
It is undeniable that there are cannabinoid receptors in the human body and that our body produces specific molecules that stimulate the previously mentioned receptors for specific reactions such as:
Researchers have proven that the endocannabinoid system has stimulating and regulating properties for individual processes and activities in our body.
Endogenous and exogenous cannabinoids
As the name suggests, the endocannabinoid system is an internal system, although cell receptors can also be stimulated by substances supplied from the outside, called exocannabinoids.
The most well-known source of occurrence of exocannabinoids is cannabis, in particular tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
Endocannabinoids are nothing but neurotransmitters, performing an indispensable function for the proper functioning of our body, which can lead to the development of dangerous diseases.