CBD and THC target the human body in many ways, one of which is by acting like the naturally occurring compounds in the body, termed as “endogenous cannabinoids” that are a part of the human endocannabinoid system. This name is given to them for sharing similarities with the cannabis compounds.
The discovery of this system has changed the way scientists proceed with understanding diseases and devising treatments. The reason THC and CBD play such versatile roles and the high demand for cannabis, despite being a controversial plant, is the medicinal potential that scientists believe to exist.
This endocannabinoid system controls a number of physiological mechanisms that are functional in routine, for example, energy levels, mood development, sugar metabolism, immunity, blood pressure, hunger, stress response, pain, and much more. Any changes making this system slow indicate a functional flaw in all these bodily systems; likewise, a hyperactive endocannabinoid system does the same. Latest research has confirmed that any modulations to the endocannabinoid system can be used to control the disease progression that typically makes humans sick. Surprisingly, both THC and CBD can modify the endocannabinoid system; however, CBD is preferred to create these safe cannabis products, such as gummies, because of the non-drowsiness and low risk of side effects.