All mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). It is a physiological communication system within our body. It can be defined simply as “pro-homeostasis”, that will act in such a way as to maintain our body’s balance (homeostasis).

The ECS controls the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, pineal gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, thymus, pancreas, adrenal glands, kidneys, and ovaries/testicles.

CBD acts on two types of receptors - the cannabinoid receptors type 1 (CB1) and type 2 (CB2). CB1 receptors are concentrated in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors are concentrated in peripheral organs associated with the nervous system.