How Does CBD Work?

CBD works by something called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This body system exists in all humans and animals. Scientists discovered the endocannabinoid system only in recent years — we did not always know its existence. As a matter of fact, in 2014, only 14% of medical schools recognized and taught this system.

Essentially, the endocannabinoid system is a network of neurons and synapses throughout your body and brain. These emit and respond well to cannabinoids — a chemical that the hemp plant and our bodies produce.

CBD works because the cannabinoids it contains bind with the endocannabinoid system (CB1 and CB2 receptors) to create a fully functioning network of neurons in your body. That’s why our bodies respond so well to CBD when we provide it with additional cannabinoids — these chemicals occur naturally in our bodies!