Balancing your Endocannabinoid System
Mar 27, 2019
Most people are familiar with the major systems of the human body, like the circulatory, respiratory or nervous systems. But another system was discovered just 25 years ago by medical professionals-the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
While there is still much to discover, scientists have determined that our ECS is vital to all our physiological functions, affecting everything from sleep to our appetite, memory and cognitive function, and mood.
Here’s how it works.
Inside our body, in our central and peripheral nervous system, are cannabinoid receptors, often abbreviated as CBr. Researchers have identified two kinds of cannabinoid receptors: CB1, which is found in the nervous system, connective tissues, and organs, and CB2, which is found in the immune system. Each receptor is linked to a different action. Endocannabinoids are the substances that stimulate those receptors to get them to do their jobs.
Cannabinoid receptors and endocannabinoids are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, and connective tissues. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs a different task, but it is all working towards the same goal: homeostasis, or the maintenance of a stable and balanced internal environment, which ensures that all the major systems of the body work together.
Since our Endocannabinoid System helps bring critical balance to the body, it’s crucial to support this biological system.
One of the most effective ways to improve your ECS is through the natural cannabinoids found in hemp. Research has shown that small doses of these cannabinoids help support the ECS by supporting its signaling capabilities. CBD is a particular kind of cannabinoid called a phytocannabinoid, a plant substance that stimulates cannabinoid receptors, and research supports that small doses of CBD can signal the body to make more endocannabinoids and build more cannabinoid receptors in the body as well. The more receptors you have, the more sensitive you are to cannabinoids; smaller doses have larger effects, and over time, using CBD will allow you to enhance the endocannabinoid activity in your body, supporting your overall health and internal balance.
Plus CBD Oil products deliver all the support you need to balance your Endocannabinoid System. With high-performance CBD products of the highest purity and quality, you can have peace of mind knowing the supplements you choose will support your health and well-being, for life.
Learn more about the Endocannabinoid System from this short, animated video: