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CBD 101

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What is CBD?

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant.  Cannabidiol can be found in both the Hemp and Marijuana plants.

Hemp– A non-psychoactive plant used primarily for clothing, paper, cosmetics, health supplements, and other numerous items.

Marijuana– A plant specifically grown to enhance its THC content.  It is used for medicinal or recreational purposes. 

 

How does CBD affect our bodies?

Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system (ECS).  The ECS regulates the body’s systems to maintain stability.  It is made up of areas specifically created for cannabinoids called cannabinoid receptor sites.  These receptor sites fall into one of two types: CB1 and CB2. 

CB1: mainly found in the brain, but also in the liver, kidneys, and lungs.

CB2: mainly found in the immune system.

CBD, cannabidiol, keeps the body’s receptor sites working at full capacity while assisting the body’s own endocannabinoids.

To put it simply, CBD helps our body maintain balance.