What is CBD and how does it work?

Now before you start to get worried CBD is made from Industrial Hemp plants which is a cannabis plant. However what makes Hemp and CBD unique is that it is all health and no high.

CBD products won’t get you high as it is missing the chemical that gets you know known as THC which is found in marijuana.

This is one of the reasons why if you go into any health store around the country you will see shelves full of CBD products. Once CBD is extracted from the flowers of industrial Hemp plants it is then processed and added to a wide range of products. In order for CBD to be absorbed it has to be mixed with a fat soluble.

This is why you will see most CBD drops are mixed with MCT oil which is made from coconuts oil or Hemp seed oil. Other cheaper brands will often use Olive oil to cut costs. CBD can be taken in a number of different ways including vaping it, drops, capsules, teas and even in CBD infused foods such as gummies.

How does it all work!

Before you think CBD is all placebo or works like magic that isn’t true and there is in fact a lot of studies that have been done on how CBD works and interacts within the body.

The way that CBD works is very simple, every mammal which includes humans, cats and dogs have a thing called an Endocannabinoid System known as your “ESC” for short. It is for this reason why CBD works on both humans and pets.

The endocannabinoid system was first discovered in 1992 and not something we all have just made up so please google it or follow this link https://www.healthline.com/health/endocannabinoid-system-2.

Essentially the Endocannabinoid system is made up of two types of receptors CB1 and CB2 which are can be found in the Brain, major organs and immune system.

Power of the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is a critical system that the body uses to maintain homeostatic essential balance. Studies on the Endocannabinoid system have show it helps to regulate physiological and cognitive processes such as appetite, pain sensation, mood, memory and sleep.

As you can see our bodies are hardwired to interacts with Cannabinoids such as CBD and we actually produce a small amount of endogenous cannabinoids. Cannabinoids can even be found in small amount in things such as breast milk and black pepper.

When you take CBD, it interacts with your Endocannabinoid system and these receptors. This is one of the reasons why people who take CBD will often tell you they see improvements in areas such as their sleep and mood.

So now you know the secert of how CBD really works and the power of the Endocannabinoid System.

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