CBD (Cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring, non-psychoactive, non-addictive compound derived from hemp, that has been shown to interact with the human body’s own endocannabinoid system (ECS), a network of neurotransmitters and receptors (CB1 and CB2) involved with the regulation of appetite, immune system functions, and pain management. Anandamide (AEA) and 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) are the two main endocannabinoids responsible for the activation of the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD acts acts as an inhibitor of the degradation of Anandamide and causes a number of actions to occur at the cellular level. These processes promote intercellular homeostasis, a state of dynamic equilibrium necessary for optimal bodily functioning.
What is CBD?
CBD derived from hemp was made legal in all 50 states as described by the 2018 Farm Act Bill.