CBD works directly with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex signaling process that helps to regulate mood, appetite, sleep, and memory. The human body naturally produces endocannabinoids, molecules that bind to CB1 receptors in the central nervous system and CB2 receptors in the peripheral nervous system. While researchers are not entirely sure how CBD interacts with the ECS, they speculate that it lengthens the time it takes for endocannabinoids to be broken down, thereby improving the function of these neuroreceptors.
Potential benefits of CBD oil may include reduced anxiety and depression, reduced PTSD symptoms, reduced chronic pain, protection against certain neurological conditions, and overall improved brain, heart, and skin health. While research is still being conducted into how CBD improves these conditions, there is extensive anecdotal evidence from users that indicates the benefits of CBD are extensive. Moreover, CBD may have these benefits but without the psychoactive effects of cannabis. Although some CBD products do include trace amounts of THC, this is not close to the amount needed to feel ‘high.’
Whether you’re looking for a way to relax after a hard day of work or searching for relief from chronic pain and aching muscles, CBD oil may be an effective way to improve your quality of life.