Introduction to CBD
Industrial hemp plants contain 113+ naturally occurring, active compounds called cannabinoids. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the cannabinoids found in industrial hemp plants. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabinoid found primarily in marijuana — CBD (cannabidiol) does not produce any intoxicating or “high” effects, meaning users can experience its benefits without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.
How does CBD work?
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors and the corresponding molecules (agonists) in the human body. The ECS is responsible for regulating and maintaining many key functionalities of the human body. When the ECS is in balance, one experiences homeostasis.
By consuming omega-3 fatty acids, your body has the ability to naturally produce cannabinoids called endocannabinoids.
Ideally, your Endocannabinoid System would remain in balance. Unfortunately, under the assault of stress, illness or injury, your body may not produce enough endocannabinoids to fulfill communication requirements.
The system then becomes unbalanced and communication deteriorates. Some scientists are leaning towards the belief that many diseases and medical conditions are potentially caused by endocannabinoid deficiencies.
Much like a daily vitamin, CBD, one of the many cannabinoids found in industrial hemp plants, supplements the Endocannabinoid System, which plays a vital role in optimal human performance. Thus, daily supplementation of hemp-derived CBD can increase the long-term functionality of the Endocannabinoid System.