The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological structure that controls and maintains your health. Endocannabinoids and its receptors are existing in the body, in the brain, different organs, glands, and connective tissues. This system is responsible for helping maintain many of our bodily functions.
Recent science has found that the endocannabinoid system does not just respond to the endocannabinoids produced in the body, but also respond to external cannabinoids like the Cannabidiol, or CBD. However, the Cannabidiol CBD doesn’t directly trigger either CB receptor. Instead, it modifies the receptors' ability to bind to cannabinoids. As well, CBD plays a larger role in the endocannabinoid system: influencing other types of receptors, while also enhancing your natural levels of endocannabinoids by occupying certain enzymes.