To understand CBD, we always start by talking about the endocannabinoid system or “ECS.”
The ECS is a complex system in the human body that is understood to modulate all physiological processes throughout the brain and body, including the management of appetite, pain, sleep and mood. The purpose of this system is whole-body homeostasis (or balance), the optimal state for maintaining health and natural healing.
Cannabinoids like CBD interact with the ECS by binding directly or indirectly to ECS receptors and acting like chemical messengers to turn on or turn off physiologic signaling in the body.
Whole-body homeostasis means the body can concentrate on what it does best: natural healing and an overall sense of wellness.