All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors. CBD interacts with many of these receptors through the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a system of receptors found in the brain and body that is commonly known as the body’s "master regulatory system,”. Functions that the ECS regulates include: appetite and digestion, temperature, immune function, inflammation, motor control, mood, memory, sleep, and pain and pleasure response. As the body’s master regulatory system, it interacts with nearly all other bodily systems to keep the body in a healthy state: homeostasis.
Homeostasis plays an important role in our overall health. Since external cannabinoids like CBD can bond to our cannabinoid receptors just as well as the endocannabinoids our bodies naturally produce, CBD products can have wide-ranging therapeutic benefits for various health issues.