CBD and Your Endocannabinoid System
All animals - including humans - have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). I know what you’re thinking - If we all have an ECS, why haven’t most people heard about it? Well, you’re in luck! We are going to break down what your ECS does, why it matters to you, and how supplementing your daily routine with CBD can support your ECS.
The ECS was discovered relatively recently - in 1992. No wonder we are only beginning to understand the importance of this system, and how it works. When you hear the name of this system, you may recognize the ending - “cannabinoid”. The word “endocannabinoid” literally means “cannabinoids within the body”. Of the three different types of cannabinoids - endocannabinoids (produced by the body), phytocannabinoids (found in the cannabis plant), and synthetic cannabinoids (produced by laboratories), you are probably most familiar with “phytocannabinoids.” There are over 200 “phyto”cannabinoids in the cannabis plant with THC, CBD, CBN and CBG being the most common.
Your ECS has receptors located throughout your body - including your brain, organs, glands, connective tissues, and immune cells. Not only is it located in all these different areas of your body, but it serves a different purpose in each area! From helping your body regulate sleep to helping you relax, from protecting your body systems to maintaining overall balance, the ECS is a powerhouse!
With all that your ECS does to keep the balance in your body, it’s easy to see how quickly things can wrong if it’s NOT in balance. This can lead to difficulties in regulating processes in the body like appetite, sleep, mood, pain sensation, etc. What can you do to help support your ECS to keep it running smoothly - this is where CBD comes in!
CBD taps into how the body functions on both physiological and biological levels. Research shows that CBD has qualities that include:
- Neuroprotective qualities
Adding CBD to your daily routine is a simple and effective way to support your body and all its systems in maintaining balance. Whether you use oral drops, gummies, or another form, CBD is a naturally occurring cannabinoid that helps you lead a more well-balanced life.
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Sources: The Endocannabinoid System and What Is CBD?