Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 phytocannabinoids contained in the hemp plant. After the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is the two best known phytocannabinoids in hemp.
Cannabinoids such as CBD and THC are absorbed through the body’s endocannabinoid system. This is part of the nervous system and consists of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2).
The CB1 receptor is most commonly found in nerve cells. It is found in the brain, lungs, muscles and stomach, among others.
The CB2 receptor is predominantly found on cells of the immune system, skin and bones.
CBD is known in the following dosage forms, among others