Did you know that there is a system in our bodies comprised of receptors that interact exclusively with cannabinoids like CBD?
In the 1990s scientists discovered that the active ingredients in cannabis directly interact with a complex network of receptors & neurotransmitters found throughout the human brain and body, which they called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
Think of it as a system of docking sites specifically designed to interact with substances like CBD.
The receptors in the ECS are the most prevalent neuro-receptors in the brain and are prolific in the immune system, organs, bones and skin.
When these receptors are stimulated by the interaction with cannabinoids, they work to notify your brain about where there is imbalance in the body within all its various operating systems.
This includes sleep, mood, temperature, immune response, pain and pleasure perception, inflammation, memory, appetite and more.
The ECS will then release natural cannabinoids in the body that restore homeostasis (balance) in these areas.
It is basically like a lock-and-key system inside your body - the lock (or internal receptor) is always present, waiting for the key.
Two forms of ‘keys’ can activate the receptors - endocannabinoids, which are naturally occurring compounds found in the human body, and phytocannabinoids, which are the ones found in cannabis plants.
The latter is what our CBD products contain.
The discovery of the ECS significantly advanced our understanding of human biology, health, and disease, and it is the concept that is the cornerstone of cannabis as medicine.