Is just one of the entire group of chemical compounds called "cannabinoids" which occur naturally in cannabis and hemp plants. CBD is the primary chemical associated with the medical and healing properties of both cannabis and hemp plants.
Adler, Shira. The ABCs of CBD.Valposa Books,2018.
Can I get high from CBD?
The answer is no. CBD is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis- which means there is no euphoria or "high" upon consuming products made of only CBD.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Discovered in the early 1990s, the ECS is found within the human body and is a complex cell-signaling system involving: endocannabinoids, receptors and enzymes. Endocannabinoids are molecules that are naturally produced by the body. The ECS exists and is active in your body even if you don't consume cannabis and plays key roles in regulating a variety of systems and functions such as:
How does CBD interact with the ECS?
When CBD interacts with the ECS- a system which we all carry within our bodies- it can promote a variety of benefits such as:
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