CBD works by interacting with a vast set of receptors in your body called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Your ECS is involved in many important jobs, including regulating your anxiety levels, sleep schedule, pain perception, anti-inflammatory response, immune system, mood, and more. Overall, your ECS is always working to keep your body in homeostasis, its optimal state.
WHAT IS HOMEOSTASIS?
Homeostasis is a biological balance in your body’s natural rhythms. Sometimes it’s described as equilibrium in your system. Homeostasis has a big impact on your overall well-being. New research is always emerging exploring the link between homeostasis, and physical, mental, and even emotional health. People take CBD because they want to support their ECS, and all the work it does.
Your body makes its own cannabinoids. These are called endocannabinoids.
Your body makes its own cannabinoids. These are called endocannabinoids. If you’ve ever experienced a runner’s high, or the thrill of singing along to your favorite song, you’ve experienced the work of endocannabinoids. When plants make this type of compound, they’re called phytocannabinoids. CBD is one of over a hundred types of phytocannabinoids found in hemp plants. It’s non-intoxicating, which means it does not produce the high associated with marijuana.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN HOMEOSTASIS?
When you’re not in homeostasis, your body is not able to perform at its best. You may experience undue stress, irritability, sleeplessness, soreness, aches, pains, and more. It’s more difficult to do the things you want to do, like play with your dog, take your kids to the park, ride your bike on a beautiful morning, or join a pickup game with your friends.