What is CBD?

Cannabidiols are one of over hundreds of compounds found in the cannabis plant and it belongs to a group of substances called cannabinoids. CBD is the non-psychotropic substance, THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the part of the plant that produces mind-altering effects on the users. Simply put, the health benefits of CBD cannot be overstated, and the evidence is not simply informal but supported by research and science as you’ll see as you read on. Majorly, CBD oil is completely legal in South Africa as a result of its non-THC effects.

 

How does CBD Work?

CBD works because the human body contains an Endocannabinoid system, which according to the Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia “is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems.” Cannabinoids manifest their effects by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, that responds to cannabinoid ‘agonists’, or chemical messengers. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for the psychological and physiological effects of cannabinoids, of which there are two types: endocannabinoids, which originate inside the body, 2-AG and anandamide are the two most significant endocannabinoids and exogenous cannabinoids which arise outside of the body, such as the THC and CBD in cannabis.