Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a non-intoxicating natural compound that is derived from the cannabis sativa plant.
CBD is just one of numerous pharmacologically active compounds called cannabinoids that can be extracted from cannabis and used for therapeutic value.
Cannabinoids like CBD bind to special receptors in the body. Together, this biological network of receptors make up what is known as the endocannabinoid system, or the ECS. This system regulates mood balance, fear perception, fight-or-flight response, memory, emotional outlook, sleep/wake cycles, pain sensation, motor control, immune system function, and body temperature.