Intro to CBD

CBD is a non-intoxicating, non-addictive and non-toxic molecule found within the cannabis plant. It has a calming and balancing effect on our health, regulating the flow of natural chemicals in our bodies, helping us to be at our optimum.

How does it work?

To understand how CBD works you need to know about the Endocannabinoid system (ECS).

We each have an ECS - a regulatory system that responds to changes in our internal and external environment. We produce endocannabinoids that carry signals to ECS receptors in the...


Major organs
Central nervous system
Immune system
Cardiovascular system
Bone Marrow


The ECS’s role is to maintain homeostasis, or balance, across 5 primary functions:

1. Eating

It influences our appetite and how we metabolize food

2. Sleeping

It regulates our sleep cycles and the stages of sleep


4. Relaxing

It influences our nervous system’s ability to calm down and balance brain chemicals


3. Protecting

It regulates our immune system, fights inflammation and protects our brain from toxins


5. Forgetting

It enables the brain and body to process trauma so we don’t get stuck in flight/fight mode



Just like our immune system, stress, trauma, illnesses and other lifestyle factors can cause our ECS to become deficient. When we are not able to produce enough endocannabinoids we can use CBD, a phytocannabinoid, to stimulate our ECS back to optimum functionality. 



The Endocannabinoid System. An internal regulatory system that is central to health and wellbeing.



Molecules produced in our bodies that act on our ECS.



Molecules produced by the cannabis plant that act on our ECS such as CBD.