THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
Endocannabinoids (and plant-derived cannabinoids) connect with receptors – called cannabinoid receptors – on the surface of cells. There are two main receptors, CB1 and CB2. It has been shown that Cannabidiol (CBD) strengthens and improves the efficacy of mitochondria,the power source for every cell in your body.
Studies on the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) have shown that apart from being regulator of homeostasis, the ECS also responsible for repairing damaged cells. Research has also shown that cannabinoids are able to target damaged cells without affecting normal cells, which means that the ECS can act as a biological defense system.
When a person ingests hemp oil, CBD, or other cannabinoids, these cannabinoid receptors are activated (CBD seems to have a higher affinity for CB2 receptors than CB1 receptors). Research indicates that when you supplement your ECS with non-toxic, non-addictive cannabinoids, it is possible to develop a healthier endocannabinoid system and, almost certainly, a healthier life.
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The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
It is one of the new and outstanding discoveries in science. In short, your ECS is responsible for the optimal function of your body – it’s no small task!
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body. However, while the Endocannabinoid System performs its tasks, experts believe that the function of the ECS is the regulation of homeostasis. It is difficult to define a system as complex as the ECS, but it is important to know that there are two types of important receptors – CB1 and CB2 – in the cells of the body. They are abundant in the brain and immune system. The body produces cannabinoids in a natural process (such as endocannabinoids: anandamide and 2-AG) that share chemical structures similar to cannabinoids derived from plants like CBD.
The Endocannabinoid System Receptor
What does CBD and ECS mean to you?
The ECS literally means “the cannabinoid system inside the body”. Because CBD modulates endocannabinoids, hemp-derived CBD oil helps to balance and maintain your body’s homeostasis.
Message from the National Institute of Health in 2006:
“In the last decade, the endocannabinoid system has been implicated in an increasing number of physiological functions.