CBD; THE KEY FOR HOMEOSTASIS AND
How CBD works
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
This biological system is composed of endocannabinoids — neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the mammalian brain and body. CBD is one of the primary cannabinoids found in hemp.
THE CANNABINOID RECEPTORS
These cannabinoid receptors play a pivotal role in physiological processes such as mood, memory and pain. There are two cannabinoid receptors – CB1 and CB2 that are located on cells throughout the body.
THE CB1 RECEPTORS
CB1 receptors are primarily located on nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system. The CB1 receptors have been found to play a role in memory processing, motor regulation, pain sensation, mood, and sleep.
THE CB2 RECEPTORS
CB2 receptors are primarily found on cells in the immune system and its associated structures. When activated, they stimulate a response that fights inflammation, which can reduce pain and minimize damage to tissues.