Found mostly in the trichomes of the female cannabis plant, CBD is one of over 115 different chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. To paint a clearer picture of how cannabinoids work, they are agonists that attach themselves to the cannabinoid receptors found inside of your body.
Although some of these receptors are concentrated heavily in your central nervous
system, almost every single other organ in your body contains receptors. To give you a bit of a better visual, you can think of the agonists and cannabinoid receptors as a lock and key system. When you take in the CBD (an agonist) it acts as a key that interacts with the various locks in your body (cannabinoid receptors). All of this together makes up what we call the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Your ECS is a massive network inside your body, and the cell receptor proteins have many different functions. CBD has an effect to regulate your mood, memory, motor control, pain, bone development and even sleep.