CBD works in the body by activating receptors and neurotransmitters through a complex network of endogenous cannabinoids called the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Unlike THC, which primarily binds to CB-1 receptors located in the brain, CBD works in the body by manipulating receptors throughout organ tissues, the immune system, the pain response system, the hormonal system, and other whole-body regulatory systems. Since its receptors have been found to exist in virtually every cell and tissue type in the body, CBD is believed to work on every aspect of human health and behavior – from the subcellular level to the whole-body level and beyond.
Also, since it affects different receptors than THC (i.e., receptors that are located outside the brain), CBD does NOT produce any mind-altering effects. In other words, you do not have to worry about getting high when you take CBD oil.
CBD is therapeutic in nature and will work to manipulate bodily systems at the cellular level to return afflicted organ systems, tissue systems, and even chemical systems in the central nervous system back to a state of health and homeostasis. This is precisely why it has been capable of treating conditions such as depression and anxiety, to chronic physical ailments such as pain, inflammation, arthritis, and more.