CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the many cannabinoids found in plants in the hemp family. Cannabinoids or Phytocannabinoids (scientific name) are similar to the endocannabinoids that are produced in the human body and mimic their function in many ways. Thus, cannabinoids such as CBD help replenish endocannabinoid deficiencies in the body.
What are Endocannabinoids
Endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters, signaling molecules that are produced in response to various external and internal stimuli. Interacting with receptors on the surface of body cells, neurotransmitters regulate their activity.
Human Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Now that we have learned what neurotransmitters are and how they work, we can begin to explore the role of cannabinoids in maintaining balance in the body.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of the main systems of the human body, it consists mainly of endocannabinoids, receptors, and various types of metabolic and regulatory enzymes that are involved in the operation of this system. The ECS is unique because, unlike other systems that focus on individual processes, it is responsible for the coordination of the various systems in the body.