CBD stands for Cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic compound found in the hemp plant, meaning it cannot get you high. When administered, CBD interacts with something in our bodies called the endocannabinoid system, a network of neurotransmitters which our cells use to communicate with each other. This system is involved in regulating mood, appetite, pain, memory and supporting daily wellbeing.

CBD chemical structure
The endocannabinoid system diagram


The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex system found in all human beings that is involved in maintaining our health and wellbeing. Research demonstrates that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in regulating many of our bodies’ regular daily functions. From mood to mobility, pain, inflammation, temperature, immune system, appetite, focus/attention capacity and our cellular communication and health.

Like many other bodily functions, sometimes these are not always balanced or working/producing accurately. A healthy and well-maintained endocannabinoid system can help aid bodily wellbeing and homeostasis.


CBD can interact with receptors in the endocannabinoid system. There are two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are mainly found in the central nervous system, which is associated with mobility, mood, memory, appetite, and a variety of other roles. CB2 receptors are found in the rest of the nervous system throughout the body, which is linked primarily to pain and inflammation. It is important to note here that CBD is a regulator, not an inhibitor.

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The Endocannabinoid System CB1 and CB2 Receptor Diagram

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