If 21st century medicine has an underdog story, it’s CBD (cannabidiol). Once obscure – illicit, even – CBD is one of 113+ active chemical compounds found in hemp and marijuana plants (two different forms of cannabis).
So, What Does CBD Do?
Cannabidiol (CBD) modulates receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which regulates many processes in the brain and body, including pain sensation, mood, hormones, and inflammation. These receptors are called cannabinoid receptors.
Your body makes some cannabinoids on its own. These are known as endocannabinoids. However, many people may benefit from having more cannabinoids at work in their ECS than their body naturally produces. That’s why so many people are turning to CBD supplementation.
The Endocannabinoid System Regulates:
- Body temperature
- Fertility and reproduction
- Immune function
- Inflammation (including neuroinflammation)
- Motor control
- Pain Sensation