Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive nutrient extracted from the hemp plant, Cannabis, and when it is supplemented it can provide a myriad of benefits to the body.
Supplementing CBD into your daily routine is like taking a vitamin. It allows the body daily access to phytocannabinoids that bind to the many receptors in our master endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoids bind to 2 types of cannabinoid receptors in the body. One that is found predominantly in the nervous system & the other, in the immune system.
CBD was fundamental in the discovery of the Endocannabinoid system – a discovery only made in the last twenty years. The Endocannabinoid system can be thought of as the messenger of information flow between our immune system and the central nervous system. Integral to our physiologies, its function is to maintain balance. This balance, or more correctly; homeostasis, is a state whereby a stable internal environment is maintained regardless of any external change. This homeostasis maintains health at every level; from micro sub-cellular to macro organ scale, endocannabinoids play a significant role in our survival and adaptation in dynamic and potentially hostile environments.
Beyond this, the Endocannabinoid system is involved in even further physiological and neurological processes such as pain and analgesia, appetite, stress, mood and memory. It’s now becoming clear that the Endocannabinoid system operates as an interface with the nervous system and is, ultimately, a literal bridge between our bodies and our minds.