Why are people flocking to CBD? As it turns out people are feeling the benefits from this modern-day super-food. Whether to help with relaxation, focus, cope or simply restore the mind and body, the CBD compound found in the cannabis plant is the natural, non-psychoactive solution to common ailments.
What makes it a natural solution is the chemical makeup of the CBD compound and the way it interacts with the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a vital system in the body, similar to the nervous or circulatory system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for homeostasis within the body in order to sustain good health. The body creates endocannabinoids to manage a wide range of functions including appetite, sleep, mood, memory, reproduction and fertility. The body produces endocannabinoids which bind to receptors throughout the body to respond to these functions in order to keep the internal functions running smoothly and maintain homeostasis.
The cannabinoids, or CBD, in the cannabis plant interact with the endocannabinoid system receptors similar to the body’s naturally produced cannabinoids targeting the brain and central nervous system and cells associated with the immune system and skin. When CBD is used properly it acts as an aid to activate and support the endocannabinoid system in balancing and regulating the body. It’s simply the active compounds in the cannabis plant, or CBD, and body working in harmony.
Since every person’s body is different there is ‘no one size fits all.’ Understanding the endocannabinoid system and receptors and the relationship CBD has with it will determine the best way to incorporate CBD into daily life. Established companies that are FDA and GMP compliant can be a trusted source for ensuring the CBD products are safe and lab tested as well as provide usage guidelines for the best results.
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