The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

It is one of the new and outstanding discoveries in science. The ECS regulates a variety of biological processes, such as relaxation, feeding, sleep, certain inflammatory reactions and even cognitive function. In short, your ECS is responsible for the optimal function of your body - it's no small task!

Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body. However, while the Endocannabinoid System performs its tasks, experts believe that the function of the ECS is the regulation of homeostasis. It is difficult to define a system as complex as the ECS, but it is important to know that there are two types of important receptors - CB1 and CB2 - in the cells of the body. They are abundant in the brain and immune system. The body produces cannabinoids in a natural process (such as endocannabinoids: anandamide and 2-AG) that share chemical structures similar to cannabinoids derived from plants like CBD.

The Endocannabinoid System Receptor

What does CBD and ECS mean to you?

The ECS literally means "the cannabinoid system inside the body". Because CBD modulates endocannabinoids, hemp-derived CBD oil helps to balance and maintain your body's homeostasis.

Message from the National Institute of Health in 2006:

"In the last decade, the endocannabinoid system has been implicated in an increasing number of physiological functions, both in the central and peripheral nervous systems and in the peripheral organs ... "

Emerging Study

Researchers are doing studies on cannabinoids and other compounds to see how they interact with the Endocannabinoid System.

CBD and THC are not the only compounds used by the endocannabinoid system. There are at least eighty phyto-cannabinoids, varied endocannabinoids, which are the cannabinoids that all mammals produce in their bodies, and some other compounds such as omega fatty acids that interact with cannabinoid receptors.

There are thousands of studies published and reviewed on the subject of the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system has attracted interest in pharmaceutical drug development and research since its discovery more than two decades ago.

In general, this research indicates that the endocannabinoid system appears to play a very "protective" role in our bodies. In fact, the most important thing the endocannabinoid system wants to protect is homeostasis - that is, making sure that the body is functioning optimally at all times.


Some researchers have proposed an "endocannabinoid syndrome," a syndrome in which the body does not produce enough endocannabinoids.

If research continues to advance in the current direction, it can be argued that the endocannabinoid system is a key system for the general well-being of the human being!

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