CBD, short for cannabidiol, is just one of over 100 unique compounds called cannabinoids that are found within the cannabis plant. CBD is found throughout the seeds, stalk, and flowers of various types of cannabis plants, including hemp and marijuana.
Cannabidiol occurs naturally in significant quantities in cannabis, so it is relatively easily extracted from the plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is non-psychoactive and doesn’t elicit a “high” feeling when consumed, making it safe to use by members of your entire family.
Cannabinoids including CBD interact with the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is made up of receptors in the brain, central nervous system, and peripheral nervous system (nerves throughout the body’s limbs and organs).
The endocannabinoid system plays a role in many of the body’s biological responses, including balance in our body’s immune system, communication between cells, appetite, metabolism, memory, and more.