Marijuana and CBD work by acting on the body’s endocannabinoid system. This systems main job is to maintain homeostasis and help the body adapt to outside stressors.
There are two main types of cannabinoids: Endo, which is produced naturally within the body. Phyto, which is produced from a plant. CBD is one type of phytocannabinoid. Phytocannabinoids mimic endocannabinoids, so they can act like a supplement, giving you a boost beyond what your body can produce.
Receptors for cannabinoids are found all throughout the body. They are found in the digestive, reproductive, nervous, and immune systems.
Because cannabinoids interact with almost every system in our bodies, they’re often refered to as a cure-all. Though they may not be able to heal everything, they do regulate neurotransmitter function, inflammation, mitochondrial function, and metabolism.