Cannabidiol (commonly referred to as CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant.
This phytocannabinoid interacts with the body through a set of receptors that make up the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Research has shown that the ECS could have wide-reaching effects including sleep, mood, appetite, and fertility. But while the ECS is present in everyone, can the body produce CBD?
In sum, although we all have an endocannabinoid system built-in and active, our body cannot naturally produce phytocannabinoids such as CBD which come from plants. To benefit from the effects of CBD, it requires using a product that has been carefully extracted from the cannabis plant and kept all the molecules and cannabinoids intact.