CBD - the active ingredient
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound that is non-psychoactive and provides a host of well-being qualities, whilst at the same time being well tolerated and safe at high doses. It interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system that maintains the balance of the human body's physiological functions. It is one of many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant (cannabis sativa) and forms up to 40% of the material.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are a diverse class of natural chemical compounds that interact with cells. The two most abundant cannabinoids include the Endocannabinoids (produced naturally in the body by humans and animals), and Phytocannabinoids (found in hemp and other plants).
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is one of science's most exciting recent discoveries – it is responsible for maintaining the balance of the human body's physiological functions.
The ECS regulates relaxation, eating, sleeping, certain inflammation responses and even cognitive function. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and immune system.