Have you ever wondered how CBD actually works in our bodies? I did! So, I researched and this is what I found…
The Endocannabinoid System is a biological system that all vertebrates possess. It wasn’t discovered until the 1990’s though, so a lot of people have never heard of it. It is composed of endocannabinoids that bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors found throughout our brains and bodies. It has even been said to be the most important system in human health.
Scientists don’t know everything that the ECS does but it has been shown to promote homeostasis (all the biological systems working together like a well-oiled machine) and fine tune major physiological functions in our bodies. We have learned that the ECS does affect reproduction and fertility, appetite, memory, mood, and sleep. It is also linked to metabolism, muscle formation, liver function, digestion, chronic pain, learning, motor control, growth of bone, and several other functions.
So how does it work? Our bodies already produce and contain cannabinoids. When weconsume them, they attach to our CB1 and CB2 receptors and stimulate activity of the Endocannabinoid System. It then kicks the other systems into gear. Pretty cool, huh?
The ECS definitely has therapeutic promise for a broad range of diseases and illnesses including osteoporosis, glaucoma, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s, multiple sclerosis, anxiety disorders, stroke, high blood pressure, seizures, cancers, and SO MANY more.
Have you taken your CBD yet today? Your Endocannabinoid System is waiting to be stimulated!