What is CBD Oil ?
Cannabidiol or ‘CBD’ as it’s commonly known is a member of a group of chemical compounds called cannabinoids, which are found in the resin glands of the Hemp plant. CBD is extracted from the plant, however it is completely non-psychoactive.
How does CBD Oil work ?
CBD is one of over 80 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids bind to a network of special receptors on the cells in the body, called the Endocannabinoid System. This system regulates many body functions, including the immune system, the nervous system, appetite and mood. Every mammal in existence has an endocannabinoid system.
There are two known types of endocannabinoid receptors; CB1 and CB2.
CB1 receptors are mainly concentrated in the Central Nervous System, which influences functions of the body and mind including mood, appetite, pain and sleep.
CB2 receptors are found in high densities on cells that are involved in the immune system, which regulates inflammation and protects against disease.