Our bodies contain specialized receptor sites within its cells that help regulate our body’s different physiological processes and maintain homeostasis by accepting cannabinoids. This is called our endocannabinoid system (en-dō- kə-ˈna-bə-ˌnȯid).
Hemp produces a family of compounds called phytocannabinoids. CBD or cannabidiol (ka-nə-bə-ˈdī-ˌȯl) is one of many. These plant-based cannabinoids mimic compounds naturally made in the human body and activate receptors such as GPR55, which has been shown to assist in treating pain and inflammation.
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