April 17, 2020

What is the Endocannabinoid system?

The Endo cannabinoid system (ECS) is compromised of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoid molecules, and their metabolic enzymes. It is a crucial molecular system that the body uses to help maintain homeostasis. We are hardwired with a master control system called the endocannabinoid system. The ECS is made up of cell receptors that act as messengers, giving your body specific directions on what to do. Some of these messengers are located in the brain and the spinal cord. Others are located in the immune cells the gastrointestinal track and everything outside the brain and spinal cord. The diversity of the receptor location show just how important they are for day-to-day bodily functions.

Endocannabinoids are the chemical messengers that tell your body to get these processes moving and went to stop. They also help maintain optimal balance in the body known as homeostasis.

There are two main Endo cannabinoid receptors: CB1 receptors which are mostly found in the central nervous system. CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system especially immune calls.

Experts are still trying to fully understand the ECS, but so far, we know it plays a role in regulating a range of functions and processes including:

  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Appetite
  • Memory
  • Reproduction and fertility

The easiest exists and is active in your body even if you don’t use cannabis/hemp. However, if you are deficient hemp extract can help find those receptors and assist in overall homeostasis.

How does hemp work with the ECS?

Hemp offers a unique ratio of cannabinoids that are non-euphoric but still beneficial in supporting the body‘s natural processes like the processes that are controlled by the ECS. Cannabidiol helps to maintain and balance providing therapeutic potential in almost all conditions.