What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 100 cannabinoid compounds that occur naturally in hemp plants. Hemp flowers produce a sticky resin that contains these compounds. The flowers also contain terpenesamino acids, and various other compounds. 

The first thing to know about CBD is that it is non psychoactive; it doesn’t get people high. The primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). But THC is only one of the many chemicals – known as cannabinoids – produced by the hemp plant.

Hemp oil, Medical marijuana products including cannabis leaf, dried bud, cbd  and hash oil over black wood background

How does CBD interact with our endocannabinoid system?

Cannabidiol (CBD) fits like a lock and key into existing human receptors. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system which impact physiological processers affecting pain modulation, memory and appetite plus anti-inflammatory effects and other immune system responses. The endocannabinoid system comprises of two types of receptors, CB1 and CB2.

While the nervous system plays host to most CB1 receptors, the majority of CB2 receptors find their home in the immune system. It is CB1 receptors in the brain and gut that are activated first upon the introduction of CBD.

If you want to incorporate CBD into your daily routine, it is time to order the products offered by Rainbow CBD.

Please watch the information video below courtesy of Metagenics Institute with more information on our endocannabinoid system –