Cannabinoids are the active compounds that interact with the endocannabinoid system in our bodies. Our bodies produce cannabinoids called, endocannabinoids, that bind to the cannabinoid receptors that we have all over our bodies. Cannabinoids from cannabis are called phyto-cannabinoids (plant derived cannabinoids). Phyto-cannabinoids also interact with our endocannabinoids system, allowing us to use them as a supplement when our bodies endocannabinoid production is not where it should be. When most people use the term cannabinoids the are referring to phyto-cannabinoids.