CBD is an active ingredient in the cannabis plant. It can be extracted and manufactured into edibles, oils, or creams. The most common use of CBD is to treat pain and inflammation. CBD does not have any psychoactive effects like THC does, so you won't feel high from using it.
CBD connects to CB1 or CB2 receptors in the body to produce medicinal effects. These effects are not as intense as THC but there are benefits such as feelings of calm or skin health.
How does CBD work?
The way that CBD works on our bodies is through a process called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system consists of CB1 receptors that are found throughout the human body (including in your brain), and CB2 receptors that are mostly located on your immune cells (white blood cells). These receptors bind with cannabinoids like THC or CBD and help regulate things like moods and pain response.
CBD works by connecting to these receptors in the body, which then produces its medicinal effects. Examples include feelings of calmness or skin health benefits like reducing redness or irritation.
CBD is a chemical compound found in cannabis plants. It has been shown to help with many different ailments, including stress and anxiety, chronic pain, depression, nausea and vomiting, even cancer treatment-resistant symptoms like bone marrow suppression and immunosuppression.