The biggest misconception about cannabinoids is that it is marijuana. No, it is not that. In reality, cannabinoids are simply compounds found inside the cannabis plant from which marijuana is extracted too.
Once these compounds enter our body, they go ahead and form a bond with the internal receptors found all along our body from head to toe. Once they bind, they are responsible for elevating the physiological and psychoactive effects in the body.
Even though CBD and THC are the most common ones, there are almost 100 more that have different effects on the body and mind. Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the one that is associated with giving the “high” effect when it is consumed. 
What Are the Cannabinoids Responsible For? 
The question that arises is why is it so studied and discussed? What do cannabinoids do that they have become so popular?
Scientifically it has been proved that they have a major impact on effecting and regulating many processed and functions in our body. Some of the widely regulated ones are as follows:
- Appetite and
Cannabinoids can be found in the body and from the cannabis plant. Moreover, they are also synthetically produced. In the human body, it all originates from the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
What is the Endocannabinoid System and How Does it Work?
It is a cell-signaling system that has been recently discovered in the human body. Up till the 1990s, no one had any idea of its existence. Surprisingly, it was discovered by accident. Researchers were busy exploring THC and the effects it has on the body when they stumbled upon the ECS (Endocannabinoid System). It has not yet been fully explored but a lot of research has been done upon it.
Working – Overview
The system is made of three major portions:
These are small molecules produced by the human body. They are also called endogenous cannabinoids. “Endogenous” means something that grows from within. This means that these cannabinoids are grown inside us.
They are just like cannabinoids but the difference is that they are found inside our body and do not come from the plant cannabis.
What Makes Them Unique?
The thing that makes them unique is that there is no set limit. Depending on the requirement, your body produces different levels of endocannabinoids for the smooth running of different functions inside.
Therefore, scientists and researchers have yet to decide what should be the ideal level. Out of all the ones identified, these two are the most important.
- (2-AG) 2-arachidonoylglyerol
- (AEA) Anandamide
Just like a telephone signal does not pass through without receptors, the endocannabinoids need to have a receptor to bind to. These endocannabinoid receptors are found all over the body and let the endocannabinoids bind to them.
Once done, the signals are sent to the ECS to take action. The two main receptors in the body are:
- CB2 receptors: These are the ones present in the immune system and peripheral nervous system.
- CB1 receptors: These are the ones present in the central nervous system.
How Do They Function?
According to research, it has been seen that the effect the endocannabinoids have on the body depends on which endocannabinoid goes and binds with which type of receptor.
For instance, the endocannabinoid might bind with the CB1 receptor present in the spinal nerve. This will signal the brain that the pain is relieved. Similarly, the endocannabinoid can bind with the CB2 receptor in the immune cells. This will give the brain a signal that your body is undergoing some sort of inflammation.
Once the endocannabinoids have done their job and sent signals to the brain after binding with the receptors, the body does not need them anymore. They will be broken down and released through different enzymes which act upon them. There are two major types of enzymes:
- Monoacylglycerol acid lipase acts on 2-arachidonoylglyerol
- Fatty acid amide hydrolase acts on Anandamide
What does the ECS do?
It is widely believed by many scientists that the major role of ECS is to homeostasis in the body.
Homeostasis: It refers to the internal environment of your body being stable. For instance, if you hurt yourself because of bumping your finger on the edge of the bed, the ECS will come into action and try to bring the body back to its normal, working condition.
Sometimes, the body does not make the required amount of endocannabinoids and it can result in:
- Irregular bowel movements
Organic Hemp CBD/ Organic CBD
CBD is derived from the hemp plant; the same place marijuana comes from. Moreover, it has a very very low presence of THD, the actual ingredient that makes one “HIGH” Therefore, organic hemp CBD is certified on two levels and only then is it legal to use.
- The conditions under which the hemp plant is grown
- The method of oil extraction from the hemp plant.
Once you are sure that the organic hemp CBD is certified, the benefits of it are manifold. 
Cannabidiol has many benefits. It is being used largely in cosmetic because of its many benefits it can bring to the skin and body.
It has been seen to treat many medical conditions like epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, pain, anxiety, dystonia, Crohn disease. But, scientific evidence regarding the treatment of these and other diseases - is only begining.
How Does Organic CBD Affect the Skin?
CBD oil is perfect for almost all skin types. It ends up moisturizing the skin and does not even cause any clogging of the pores. Moreover, it helps to control the skin’s oil production and regulates it to decrease oily skin. It also reduces the inflammation on the face and other parts of the body. Hence, giving the skin a radiant glow.