CBD works because it mimics and augments the effects of the body’s own endocannabinoids. CBD slows the breakdown of endocannabinoids so that the body can use more of what it is naturally producing. CBD works as a modulator in the body’s endocannabinoid system to help the body regain homeostasis, or balance. When CBD is ingested, balance begins to return, as the body uses the compound to help heal itself, and prevent stress and anxiety. Evidence suggests that it may be useful in treating a multitude of medical conditions. Many athletes and non athletes alike are finding CBD to be an effective alternative to over-the-counter pain relievers and other pharmaceuticals.