CBD & Cannabidiol
Scientists trying to understand how cannabinoids influence the brain and body discovered a system of receptors throughout the nervous system and body through which cannabinoids exert their effects. They also identified natural and essential molecules produced by the body that specifically fit into these receptors– similar to a key fitting into a lock.
They called these molecules “endocannabinoids” (Endo translates to within, meaning they are the cannabinoids naturally created within the body). The combination of these endocannabinoids, the receptors they fit into, and the effects this has on the body, is called the “endocannabinoid system” or ECS.