Before we can explain how CBD works on the body, we must first understand exactly where they come from and how they interact with our body on a cellular level.
Within every cannabis plant are over 80 chemical compounds that are known as and referred to as cannabinoids. These special compounds are known as agonists and bind to cells like a key would for a lock.
While dopamine is the agonist, there are receptors in your brain known as dopamine receptors that respond to the dopamine; otherwise, the dopamine wouldn't work.
All over your body, there are cannabinoid receptors which are designed to receive cannabinoids such as the ones naturally found in Cannabis. Popular areas that you can find cannabinoid receptors are skin, digestive tract, your reproductive organs, and the central nervous system.
Like how the central nervous system is the network of neurons and synapses that connect your body to your brain, the cannabinoid receptors have a system of their own: The Larger Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
The ECS has sections all across the body and is currently being debated as the most expansive neurotransmitter system in the body. Positively affecting the ECS has been shown to positively improve development in the following areas:
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
The Endocannabinoid System first received its name when researchers were trying to understand the innumerable effects that Cannabis has on the system. Since they were able to find this complex network of cannabinoid receptors, they have named it after their primary agonists.
There are predominately four primary areas that the ECS services: Stress Recovery, Immunity, Homeostatic Regulation, and Neuroprotection.
CBD is an extremely close in molecular composition to the endocannabinoids that our body regularly creates. Since the endocannabinoids produced serve and aid multiple areas of the body, it is becoming more common place to begin using CBD to help aid these areas. To learn more about The effects of CBD your body.
Even though there have been lots of leaps and milestones in the CBD Movement, it has not been an easy road for progression and discovery. Read more about the beginning of the CBD Movement.