What is CBD and the Endocannabinoid System?


CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of over one hundred compounds found in hemp plants. CBD will not get you “high” or cause addiction. According to a report from the World Health Organisation:-

“In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of CBD.” 


The Endocannabinoid System.

Our bodies are filled with endocannabinoids and receptors that are waiting to be activated by cannabinoids like CBD.

While these receptors are activated naturally, they are also activated by plant based cannabinoids like CBD. When something is out of balance or not functioning properly, the cannabinoid receptors are able to identify the source of the problem and release enzymes that can help restore balance.

When we take CBD in the right amounts, we can help activate our endocannabinoid systems ourselves instead of leaving homoeostasis (balance) to chance. We can help our bodies achieve balance without some of the the side effects of traditional treatments and medications.