The endocannabinoid system is probably one of the most interesting systems in the body. This was discovered by studying the effects of cannabis on the body. In fact, this amazing system that regulates the body's internal balance gets its name from the cannabis plant that made its discovery possible. The endocannabinoid system consists of endocannabinoids and their receptors. They are found everywhere in the body from the brain and other organs to the glands and immune cells. The endocannabinoid system works differently in different parts of the body, but the ultimate goal is homeostasis (internal balance). Have you ever heard of "good runner health"? Research published in the journal Scientific American has shown that endocannabinoids are largely responsible for this natural "kick" of euphoria, which increases the sense of well-being and reduces the perception of pain.
There are two different types of CBD products — cannabis-based CBD oil (which I'm talking about in this article) and marijuana-based CBD (which is what someone would buy at a dispensary). Both contain CBD, and both are derived from the cannabis plant, but hemp and medical marijuana are different varieties of the plant. The CBI on the basis of marijuana usually contains more THC and other cannabinoids. CBD oil does not contain THC (a compound that causes a feeling of "elation"). This is an important distinction that many people don't understand.
The variety that is commonly (and legally) used to make CBD oil is hemp. What is the difference between hemp oil? A plant can legally be considered hemp only if it contains 0.3% per dry unit (or less) of the THC compound. In a nutshell, CBD oil or hemp oil contains the benefits of the cannabis plant without the potential drawbacks of psychoactive compounds that are usually found when inhaled or other consumption methods.