CBD LEARNING CENTER
what is it and how does it work?
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a powerful compound that’s found in the leaves and flowers of cannabis sativa. This plant - which includes both hemp and marijuana - has a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Of late, it has stormed the cultural stage, re-taking its rightful place in the pharmacopeia of herbal remedies.
WHAT ARE TERPENES?
Terpenes are a class of compounds that give plants their distinctive aroma and flavor. They are what give roses their unique and smell and vanilla beans their delicious flavor. Though scientists are only beginning to study the health benefits of terpenes, they have been widely used in folk medicine for centuries.
THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an essential biological system present in all mammals. It regulates a wide variety of physiological processes, including pain-perception, mood, memory, appetite, stress, immune function, and homeostasis.