CBD stands for cannabidiol and is a natural compound called a cannabinoid that is derived from the cannabis and hemp plants. Unlike cannabis, hemp does not produce THC. THC is the cannabinoid that is responsible for the “high” that is associated with cannabis. THC and CBD are two cannabinoids that we know most about to date, but they are only 2 of 113 known cannabinoids. Each cannabinoid performs specific functions in how they interact with the body via The Endocannabinoid System.
The reason CBD and CBD products are so useful to the human body is because of the largest system of governance in the bodies of all people and mammals known as The Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS’ primary role is to maintain homeostasis, perfect balance, within the body at all times. It accomplishes this task through a network of chemical receptors that make up the ECS.
Along the ECS are two known receptors called CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are located in the brain and CB2 receptors are found throughout the rest of the body. Found in the brain and every organ, every vital regulatory system, every nerve ending and blood cell these receptors are found.
It is how each cannabinoid influences these receptors that makes CBD so beneficial for so many types of illnesses and ailments. The CB1 receptors allow for incredible neurological benefits like stress and anxiety to Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases. CB2 receptors come in for the powerful pain and inflammation, full body relief like general aches and muscle soreness to fibromyalgia and arthritis.
This is also the reason why there are many different ways to use CBD products. At Smooth Roots, we carry top quality, medicinal grade CBD topicals products for the skin, CBD tinctures and CBD capsules for deep and severe pain management, CBD vape cartridges and CBD vape juice for immediate relief as well as CBD gummies and CBD chocolates for a delicious healthy snack.
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