How does CBD work?
Think of CBD as a signal to your body. When it is detected, your body’s endocannabinoid system (an important regulatory part of your nervous system) knows to work hard.
Here’s a little known fact:
Your body actually produces molecules that are very similar to THC and CBD.
They are known as endogenous cannabinoids and are an essential component of one of the systems that regulates your body.
CBD is so effective because this regulatory system works just as well with it, than with any of your body’s own natural cannabinoids.
Whenever you take CBD, you tell this system to work harder to bring you back to full health. It works so well because instead of being clustered in your brain, your ECS system has CBD receptors throughout your entire body.
You have two types of ECS receptors scattered throughout your body -- CB1 and CB2.
CB1 receptors are more diverse. They are found in everything from your organs, to different glands and your nervous system.
CB2 receptors are almost exclusively present in your immune system and other tissues and body parts that are related to you being at your best health.
Marijuana gets you high because it contains a lot of THC. THC directly stimulates these CBD receptors, causing psychedelic effects. CBD is different: whenever you take it, it tells your body’s own cannabinoids to stimulate the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Instead of your body feeling some alien outside substance, it’s just doing what more of what it usually does.
THC also gets you so “high” because it focuses on CB1 receptors. These are concentrated in your brain, and cause psychoactive effects when stimulated.
CBD affects these receptors a lot less, allowing anyone who takes it to continue going through their day without being hindered.
We’re not allowed to make claims that CBD heals or cures anything. But we’re given you the science: CBD allows you to boost your natural immune system that was designed to keep you strong healthy.
With receptors scattered throughout your entire body, it is no surprise that CBD has received so much interest from the scientific community.