The rising popularity of CBD has caused a new wave of attention on the human body’s endocannabinoid system. Whilst only discovered during the 1990s, scientists are learning that this system is key for our bodies healthy functioning.
The simplest way to think of the ECS is the moderator between the bodies other functions. It is a series of keys and locks distributed across the body.
Cannabinoids such as THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) CBD (Cannabidiol) and CBN (Cannabinol) are the keys, and any time they fit into one of the cannabinoid receptors (the locks) a certain effect or rebalance takes place in the body.
CB1 Receptors are present in the brain and spinal cord. Their purpose is to help us regulate our sleep, appetite, memory, and to manage pain.
CB2 Receptors are found all around the body but are most prominent in areas related to the immune system. These receptors help to reduce and manage inflammation.
The general purpose of the ECS is to help the bodies other critical functions (nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system etc.) to continue working in harmony. Although still a relatively unknown bodily function, the rise of CBD and its supposed health benefits has shed a new light on the effects of supplementing the endocannabinoid system.
It is being seen as a part of our body necessary to keep each system working together in perfect harmony, hence working together to help the body keep healthy.
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