Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that act on the cannabinoid receptors in the brain (CB1 and CB2).
There are two main types of cannabinoids — those found naturally in the body, and those found in plants, cannabis or hemp.
Endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) are cannabinoids produced naturally within the body. Exogenous cannabinoids are cannabinoids produced outside of the body.Exogenous cannabinoids are also known as phytocannabinoids because they come from plants.  Of the more than hundred identified cannabinoids, the two most frequently referenced compounds are THC and CBD:

Tetrahydocannabinol (THC) or Tetrahydocxannabinol is historically known for its psychoactive properties.

Cannabidiol (CBD) or Cannibidiol is generally associated with antioxidant and neuro protectant properties and is non-psychotropic.

Within the human body, located primarily throughout the brain and central nervous system, there is a regulatory system that the human body is wired to respond to through our body’s own type of internally produced cannabinoid called endocannabinoids.

Research indicates that  CBD has a positive impact on health and well-being and does not cause a high. This makes it a safer, less controversial alternative, while still offering significant health benefits. CBD is well known for its wellness properties and its capacity to offer ease and relaxation.  Stimulation of the endocannabinoid via CBD can ultimately lead to homeostasis, the sweet spot that the body is then at it peak to preform it health needs.

 

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