What is a cannabinoid?
Understanding CBD, which is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol, takes a basic understanding of cannabinoids. These naturally occurring chemical compounds are found in the cannabis plant. You might have heard of THC, an abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol — this is another common cannabinoid that has also received a lot of attention. These cannabinoids often work independently or together to bind with receptors in our brains. THC is known for the psychoactive feeling often associated with cannabis, while CBD is known for its calming, antipsychotic effects. There are 113 known cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, providing an array of symptom relief and benefits. Our bodies actually produce their own organic cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. These chemicals all work together to regulate different aspects of our brains.