- The Science
CBD stands for cannabidiol. This is a non-psychoactive compound comes from our leafy, resinous friend the cannabis flower. Its properties tend to mimic the properties of our bodies own endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are part of their own regulatory system in the body. They work by stimulating receptors responsible for different functions through out the body. Sometimes they allow an increase of activity and sometimes the decrease the activity. The two types of receptors they hit are; CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are mostly responsible for regulating psychoactivity, while CB2 receptors more so regulate immune response. So when the body ingests CBD’s, they go about acting and stimulating these receptors in your body, basically boosting (to an large degree), your bodies own capability of self healing in a vast amount of ways.