What is the Endocannabinoid System?
Posted: Jun 02, 2021
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a communication network that transmits information to and from all systems throughout the body. The Endocannabinoid System works to maintain homeostasis- the body’s optimal state. The ECS, is essentially the motherboard of all the systems in your body and works to create balance and harmony.
- Animals also have an ECS so CBD works exactly the same with our furry friends, making it not only safe but essential!
How does CBD work with our ECS?
Our Phytocannabinoid-rich CBD products interact directly with our Endocannabinoid System by mimicking the effects of our endocannabinoids and how they react with our CB receptors. What does this mean? Let’s break it down.
Cannabinoids act as the messengers for the ECS. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that can be separated into three categories.
Phytocannabinoids: Originating from plants.
Endocannabinoids: Originating from within the body.
Synthetic cannabinoids: Man-made.
CB receptors act as command portals. The receptor receives information from the cannabinoid messenger and then decides what it needs to do.
CB1 Receptors: Found primarily in the brain and central nervous system. Mostly involved in higher thought function, motor function, mood, sleep, appetite, and pain.
CB2 Receptors: Found primarily in the peripheral nervous system and gastrointestinal system. Mostly involved in immune function and inflammatory response.
Just imagine Pure Spectrum CBD as an army of tiny cannabinoid soldiers sent off into battle to defend and heal your body!
Now, imagine that inside of your body there are command posts for CB receptors to receive their mission and coordinates before heading off into battle.
When the ECS is out of balance, any system within the body can become compromised. Disruption may be caused by a range of things from diet, lifestyle, genetics, trauma, injury, toxins, and even daily stress.
A nourished Endocannabinoid System is key to a balanced body and mind! Nurture your Endocannabinoid System with our phytocannabinoid-rich products that help support your body’s optimal functioning.
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