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WHAT IS CBD?
CBD is, cannabidiol, a natural compound derived from the hemp plant. It is one of the many cannabinoids found in the plant and its benefits are promising. Offering impressive advantages to human wellness. Research suggests it may help:
Protect brain function
More athletes are adopting CBD for these potential benefits.
The Endocannabinoid System
Recently discovered in the mid 90’s by an Israeli organic chemist, Raphael Mechoulam. His discovery explained why cannabis was so effective as a medicine. Working like a lock and key connection. The system consists of a series of receptors that only accept cannabinoids. Humans produce endocannabinoids and plants produce phytocannabinoids. Our body has two main receptors(CB1/CB2) and they accept phytocannabinoids like CBD and THC.
CBD and THC are the two main cannabinoids but there are dozens, maybe even hundreds. We have only scratched the surface in the possibilities of CBD and its benefits.
[CANNABINOID RECEPTORS in the body]
Located throughout the brain and nervous system. Also present in nerves and organs.
Found in cells associated with the immune system and outlying organs.
Spread throughout in the kidney, liver, stomach, and reproductive system. Also concentrated in the blood, bone and marrow.
Found in the skin, muscles, lungs, stomach and kidney.
Mainly located in bone marrow, lymph nodes and reproductive area.
Found in the bone but also particular parts of the brain.
Found in the intestinal tract and pancreas.