Cannabinoids interact with your body and brain through your endocannabinoid system (ECS). Most cannabinoids, like THC, act directly with the cannabinoid receptors in this system, but CBD acts a bit differently.
Instead of acting directly with these cannabinoid receptors, CBD stimulates the endocannabinoid system to produce its own cannabinoids and slows down the breakdown of these cannabinoids by inhibiting the fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) enzymes in your body.
CBD also operates on 60 different molecular pathways which can affect your:
- Immune system
- Serotonin receptors
- And more.
Many people use CBD on a regular basis to help relieve anxiety, nausea, and pain relief because it is a compound that brings comfort without making you feel “high.”
CBD users may find themselves experiencing side effects, like …
- Dry mouth
- Reduced appetite
- Fatigue and drowsiness
- Sour stomach
- And more
… but does CBD make your eyes red? Keep reading to find out.