The Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) comprises two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2, which serve distinct functions in our well-being.

Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabinol (CBN), and Tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) fit like a lock and key into existing receptors in our body. The receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system which impact physiological processes.

CB1 and CB2 Receptors

Triggering Cannabinoids

While your body naturally produces cannabinoids, CBD products are another means of giving your body cannabinoids to trigger reactions within the  ECS. The ECS can control everything from autophagy (the process in which a cell will get rid of and recycle any parts that aren’t functioning properly) to communication between different cell types.

CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors are mostly found in peripheral organs, especially cells associated with the immune system. CBD doesn’t directly fit CB1 & CB2 receptors but has powerful indirect effects still being studied. Preliminary studies suggest Hemp CBD helps to reduce internal and external inflammation, promote relaxation, minimize anxiety, reduce spasms, improve bone density, regulate appetite control, and also hosts neuroprotective qualities.