Updated: Jun 11, 2021
Our bodies constantly seek to maintain internal homeostasis, or a balance in bodily functions and regulation, despite changes in our external environment.
Cannabinoids, such as CBD, are active in our bodies endocannabinoid system (ECS), which in humans is composed of millions of cannabinoid receptors sites (termed CB1 and CB2) found all throughout the body.
Endocannabinoids are produced internally by our own bodies, while phytocannabinoids are found in plants. Phytocannabinoids mimic our body’s endocannabinoids within our ECS. They act as chemical messengers between the cells in our brains and the rest of our body. Not only do cannabinoids directly interact with our cannabinoid receptor sites, but they have also been suspected to interact directly with cell membranes and with various enzymes throughout our bodies.
Cannabinoids have been known to provide support for a wide variety of ailments.