What is CBD?
CBD, cannabidiol, is one of over 100 compounds from the cannabis plant and is most often derived from hemp. Despite the negative connotation or "high" imagery that comes to mind when you hear cannabis, CBD does not alter your behavior in any way. The intoxicating feeling from smoking or ingesting Cannabis is due to another chemical compound in the plant called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Why is CBD important? The human body has a vast network of receptors, the endocannabinoid system, which plays a key role in keeping everything in your body balance and running smoothly. CBD reacts with these receptors supporting good health.
How does CBD work?
CBD interacts with something called the endocannabinoid system. Never heard of it? Turns out that it’s vitally important to your health. The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in maintaining your internal balance. Things like your mood, immune system, sleep cycle, metabolism and cardiovascular system are all affected by your endocannabinoid system. This means that if you have chronic pain, high anxiety, or are struggling to manage stress, CBD can be used as a safe, all-natural way to calm the body and help it return to a relaxed state of homeostasis. In fact, your body naturally produces chemicals very similar to CBD. By taking hemp derived CBD, you could be giving your body a much needed boost to handle life’s daily challenges.