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How CBD Works

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How CBD Works

How CBD Works

The most important system you've never heard of.
The Endocannabinoid System (or ECS for short) is a regulatory system found in the body of every mammal, and most people don’t know it even exists.
The ECS is linked to the brain, organs, glands, muscles, tissues, and nerves. It helps to regulate appetite and metabolism, sleep, body temperature, pain, inflammation, digestion, memory, reproduction, cardiovascular issues, brain function and scores of other bodily functions.
In short, the ECS is responsible for maintaining homeostasis between the systems of the body. When in homeostasis the body is in a state of internal balance, enabling all systems and organs to function optimally together.
Your body creates its own cannabinoids. These are called endocannabinoids.

What Does the ECS do ?

Endocannabinoids are used as the communication method to the ECS. In order for this communication to occur, the endocannabinoids bond to receptors. These receptors have been found in almost every major system and part of the body. There are two major types of receptors; CB1 and CB2.

CB1 receptors have been identified in the brain, muscles, vascular system, liver, reproductive organs and GI tract, and the CB2 receptors have been found in bones, skin, immune system, spleen and pancreas. As research continues this list keeps expanding.

When endocannabinoids bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors they allow for two-way communication between cells. When something is out of balance, signals are sent to activate the ECS triggering a wide range of biological functions to help correct it and create a state of homeostasis throughout the body.

Cannabidiol is the most misunderstood compound on earth

 

That's Great. What Does it Have to do with a Plant?

Well, it just so happens that scientists have learned that the amazing human body will also recognize and respond to cannabinoids from external sources...like plants.
Plants can also make cannabinoids. These are called phytocannabinoids.

The cannabis plant contains an abundance of phytocannabinoids such as THC, CBD, CBC, and CBG. When consumed or applied, they too can trigger reactions via CB1 and CB2 receptors. It’s through this reaction that the phytocannabinoids present in CBD products can help promote homeostasis within the ECS and reap all of the benefits that go along with it.


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