Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. Unlike the more famous molecule, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is completely non-psychoactive.
Don’t expect to get “high” off of this organic chemical, CBD is the natural therapeutic side of cannabis.
The medical potential of CBD has taken cannabis to mainstream audiences. Preclinical trials over the past four decades have found that cannabinoids show promise in the areas of: (Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Neuroprotectant, Anxiolytic, Antidepressant, Analgesic, Anti-tumoral agent, Anti-psychotic).
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Most predominant inside the resin glands (trichomes) of the female cannabis plant, CBD is one of over 80 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are agonists that bind to special receptors on your cells, called cannabinoid receptors.
Certain receptors are heavily concentrated in the central nervous system, while others are found in almost every organ of the body. Cannabinoid receptors are also found in the skin, digestive tract, and even in the reproductive organs.
You can think of agonists as keys and cannabinoid receptors as locks. By consuming CBD, you are taking in agonists that interact with different "locks" within the body's cells. Together, these cell receptors make up the larger endocannabinoid system (ECS).
The ECS is a vast network of cell receptor proteins with many functions. Some describe the ECS as the greatest neurotransmitter system in the body. It enhances: Mood, Memory, Motor control, Immune function, Reproduction, Pain perception, Appetite, Sleep, Bone development.