cbd and the endocannabinoid system

CBD & The ECS

 WHAT IS CBD?  


     Cannabis plants contain 60+ naturally occurring active compounds called cannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of them. CBD products are extracted from the stalks and stems of industrial hemp plants that contain 0.3%THC or less. Multiple studies, published as early as 1980, suggest that CBD has minimal side effects and is overall safe for consumption.

     CBD uses the ECS (endocannabinoid system) to help foster healing in the body by stimulating the CB1 and CB2 receptors. We are hard-wired with a system of cannabinoid receptors throughout our body and when activated they permit a 2-way communication between body systems. By regularly supplying our ECS with nutrients designed for it, vital communications can be restored between the control centers of the body and every other system. In fact, the more research scientists have done on our ECS, they more they have determined that cannabinoids play an extremely important role to our overall health and that by consuming trace elements of CBD daily, your ECS could be brought back to optimal function

  

WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM?

  

     Our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is comprised of CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout and when activated they permit a 2-way communication between body systems. The brainstem is the only place in the body where you will not find any cannabinoid receptors thus making it impossible for cannabinoids to overwhelm the body’s systems and cause them to shut down.

     Discovered in 1980, the Endocannabinoid System literally means the Cannabinoid system inside the body. This system helps to regulate sleep, appetite, mood, motor control, immune function, pleasure, pain, reproduction and fertility, memory and temperature regulation. 

When the ECS is in balance, one experiences homeostasis. Endocannabinoids are chemical messengers that bind to cannabinoid cell receptors and tell the body to do certain things. 

     The human body naturally produces endocannabinoids with the help of consuming foods like fatty acids found in nuts and fish. The 60 cannabinoid molecules found in cannabis also can bind to cannabinoid receptors. Although different cannabinoids (like CBD and THC) cause different effects, it is all through the same system that similar molecular messages are sent throughout the body. 

     Put simply, the molecules found in cannabis hemp plants aid in the human body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for many vital functions. Multiple studies, published as early as 1980, suggest that CBD has minimal side effects and is overall safe for consumption.

 "By consuming trace elements of CBD daily, your ECS could be brought back to optimal function. "

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