The human body has many different receptors. Receptors are protein-based chemical structures that are attached to your cells. They receive signals from different stimuli. CBD is thought to interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are mostly found in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in cannabis (marijuana and hemp) plants. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another type of cannabinoid, CBD doesn’t cause any feelings of intoxication or the “high” you may associate with cannabis.
People are starting to turn to CBD as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs to relieve their symptoms. For people with depression or anxiety, they may be looking to avoid selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors which can have a number of side effects. For people wanting pain relief, CBD offers the potential to avoid highly-addictive opioids.