What is CBD?

CBD does not bind to CB1 or CB2 receptors. While some cannabinoids bind directly to cannabinoid receptors, CBD interacts indirectly with the receptors. Specifically, CBD activates TRPV1 receptors. It also interacts with the body through several other biological pathways and is thought to produce therapeutic effects by activating multiple pathways at once.
Research suggests that CBD has the potential to reduce pain responses by preventing the absorption of the endocannabinoid anandamide.
Anandamide and 2-AG are tiny binding molecules, within our bodies, that activate cannabinoid receptors. CBD has a variety of anti-inflammatory properties, many of which are triggered by binding to CB2 receptors. Clinical trials have shown CBD to be a highly effective anti-convulsant and anti epileptic, though its exact mechanisms remain unclear. Moderate to high servings of CBD have been found to alleviate social and situational anxiety, including anxiety related to public speaking.*

How CBD Works in the Body

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