What is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that’s found in the cannabis plant. There are multiple species of cannabis that naturally contain CBD including Cannabis Sativa (industrial hemp) and Cannabis Indica (marijuana). Cannabis Sativa is also known as industrial hemp and contains federally legal amount of THC or no THC at all.
Cannabis has been used medicinally for centuries.
Two of the cannabinoids that are most widely recognized for their medicinal value are THC and CBD. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is a chemical compound that delivers the “high” that occurs from ingesting marijuana.
CBD has captured a great deal of scientific attention.
How does CBD Oil work?
In 1988 scientists found a cannabinoid receptor in the brain of a rat, which quickly led to studies that found the same receptors in the human brain. They discovered that this fascinating system of neurotransmitters and receptors regulated most of the important functions and processes throughout your body. After decades of research, it is now known as the endocannabinoid system.
Our bodies actually produce their own cannabinoids, as part of what’s known as the endocannabinoid system.
CBD interacts in part with the body’s endocannabinoid system and its receptors*.
The endocannabinoid system is an important discovery. Your endocannabinoid system regulates almost every important bodily function.