Cannabidiol (CBD) is a very complex compound and new research is coming forward every day. Researchers have referred to CBD as the “boy scout molecule,” because it always does the right thing in any given situation.
A simple description of CBD is that its a “smart” molecule, an adaptogen, a regulator, and a modulator. CBD acts in a comprehensive and dynamic fashion, depending on the situation and location in the brain or body. CBD promotes homeostasis (i.e., balance). Research has revealed upward of 50 mechanisms of action; CBD is a “multi-target” therapy that can do many things, as opposed to an analgesic pain medication, which reduces pain and nothing else. CBD can do many things in many different situations.