You have a set of receptors throughout your body that are designed to work with cannabinoids like CBD.
Let’s explore this fascinating topic!
CBD works by interacting with a vast set of receptors in your body called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Your ECS is involved in many important jobs, including regulating your stress levels, sleep schedule, pain perception, anti-inflammatory response, immune system, mood, and more. Overall, your ECS is always working to keep your body in homeostasis, its optimal state.
For MORE science on the endocannabinoid system, keep reading!
Homeostasis is a biological balance in your body’s natural rhythms.
Sometimes it’s described as equilibrium in your system.
New research is always emerging exploring the link between homeostasis, and physical, mental, and even emotional health.
People take CBD because they want to support their ECS, and all the work it does.
These are called endocannabinoids.
If you’ve ever experienced a runner’s high, or the thrill of singing along to your favorite song, you’ve experienced the work of endocannabinoids.
CBD is one of over a hundred types of phytocannabinoids found in hemp plants.
It’s non-intoxicating, which means it does not produce the high associated with marijuana.
When you’re not in homeostasis, your body is not able to perform at its best.
You may experience undue stress, irritability, sleeplessness, soreness, aches, pains, and more. It’s more difficult to do the things you want to do, like play with your dog, take your kids to the park, ride your bike on a beautiful morning, or join a pickup game with your friends.
The endocannabinoid system and its role in homeostasis was discovered in the 1990s.
The research shows us that there are two main types of receptors in the human body: CB1 (found in your brain, lungs, and spine) and CB2 (found in your immune system, colon, and spleen). Before the endocannabinoid system discovery revealed that the body naturally produced its own endocannabinoids, we only knew them (cannabinoids) as a diverse group of compounds found in a family of plants that includes hemp.
The first endocannabinoid to be discovered was anandamide, which is named after Ananda, the Sanskrit word for bliss. Anandamide can also be found in chocolate.
Many common, popular activities cause your body to release endocannabinoids. To experience this natural process, try going for a long run, or dancing and singing along with your favorite song. Running, singing, and dancing are all known to release endocannabinoids and bring a sense of happiness and well-being.
Your endocannabinoid system (ECS) helps keep you in homeostasis, a biological equilibrium in your body’s natural rhythms. To put it simply, your body manages an incredible number of functions in a regular, cyclical way.
Most of the time, you never even have to think about them because they happen on their own. The ECS is believed to have a role in your immune system, stress response, pain response and management, sleep, healing, recovery and more. Every single one of these systems is a deeply complicated chemical process in your body. To feel your best and be your best, you need all of them functioning properly. CBD gives you a way to support your ECS, and the many functions in which it plays a part.
New research about CBD’s power to enhance wellness in human beings is emerging every day.
We receive endless stories from our customers about how CBD has changed their lives, and we’ve made it our goal to bring this source of support to as many people as we can. We hope you will be one of them!