How Does CBD Work?

How Does CBD Work?

The introduction of CBD (cannabidiol) based health products such as CBD oils have been successfully utilized in medicine for the treatment and prevention of anxiety, chronic pain, depression, and sleep-related disorders. CBD belong to a large family of cannabinoids which are secondary metabolites extracted from the Cannabis sativa (weed or marijuana or cannabis) plant. The other members of the cannabinoids family include; delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabinol (CBN) and cannabigerol (CBG), listed in decreasing order of activity and human use.

Data gathered from clinical trials, and laboratory-based analysis of CBD revealed that it has antioxidant, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antitumor and antimicrobial properties. The discovery of these properties has led to an increased level of production in CBD based products to assist in keeping the body relaxed, and healthy. With the wide range of medical use of CBD listed above, it is entirely reasonable for you to ask how CBD interacts with the body system to bring about these effects. In this article, we shall seek to find answers to these questions by examining the mechanism of action of CBD.


CBD reacts with the concerned body system by interacting with binding sites on the cells, secretion or release of charged compounds (antioxidants) and interaction with the lipid layer of the cell membrane (antimicrobial). The rate of reaction is dependent on the target cells and the nature of the CBD product.

CBD is naturally manufactured in small quantities by the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is made up CBD binding sites, and it is responsible for regulating psychological, cognitive and physiological functions of the brain by controlling appetite, stress level, mood, pain-sensation and memory. Depletion in the level of these naturally occurring CBD brings about an overworking of the system thus, negatively affecting the processes it controls. This leads the body to produce symptoms such as depression, stress, hunger, addiction, pain in the muscles and fatigue. CBD reacts with this system to send and receive signals from the brain. The ECS interacts with the CNS to regulate other forms of physiological and cognitive processes which may be affected once the CBD level available for binding with the ECS is reduced. The use of CBD-based products interacts with the ECS by boosting the normal level of endocannabinoids thereby enhancing their functions.

CBD can also interact with THC to relieve the body of pain and stress. THC was identified as the major component of the cannabis plant which makes people “high.” This is due to its ability to react with the nervous system and induce the release of feel-good hormones.


The use of CBD oils cannot be overemphasized. These THC free products tend to cut off cell-to-cell communication exhibited by cancerous cells, boost the production of feel-good hormones, activates the immune system and assist the aged population in maintaining a healthy life for a long time. Tap into the world of possibilities with our CBD products. Have a look at our CBD products or contact us if you have any questions, we will love to hear from you.