CBD and Our Body’s Endocannabinoid System
Research suggests that CBD works by acting on the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system’s main job is to maintain homeostasis and help the body adapt to outside stressors. Receptors for cannabinoids are located in the digestive, reproductive, nervous, and immune systems. Cannabinoids interact with almost every system in our bodies, helping regulate our body’s metabolism, neurotransmitter functions, inflammation, and our mitochondrial functions.
CBD is a type of phytocannabinoid. Phytocannabinoids mimic cannabinoids when our body is unable produce enough to maintain homeostasis alone. Phytocannabinoid act like a supplement, giving your body a boost beyond what at it can naturally produce.