How CBD works
Cannabinoids are a group of fatty compounds found in hemp, other plants, and the human body. The hemp plant also produces more than 100 different phytocannabinoids naturally. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most widely known. In humans, these cannabinoids sustain normal immune and central nervous system functioning. The body has two receptors for cannabinoids called CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are found all around the body, but many are in the brain. The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination, movement, pain, emotions, mood, thinking, appetite, and memory. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They deal with inflammation and pain.
When you add CBD to your body, it influences your CB1 and CB2 receptors to stimulate your own endocannabinoid system (ECS) and therefore, influence the body to use more of its own cannabinoids as well as acting on other chemicals in the ECS for more needed relief.