CBD, short for Cannabinoid, is a compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD has become increasingly popular due to its potential therapeutic benefits without the psychoactive effects of THC.
CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological functions such as appetite, pain sensation, mood, and immune responses. The ECS comprises three main components: receptors, endocannabinoids produced by our bodies, and enzymes that break down these cannabinoids.
When we consume CBD products like oils or tinctures, it binds to the receptors in the ECS, activating them and promoting homeostasis within our bodies. This activation can help reduce inflammation and pain while also providing calming effects on anxiety levels.
Moreover, research shows that CBD may increase serotonin levels in the brain leading to decreased feelings of anxiousness and depression. Another study showed that CBD reduced seizures in children with epilepsy.
There are many potential benefits of using CBD products but more research needs to be done for definitive conclusions on how exactly it works within our bodies.