Naturally Healing Your Mind, Body and Soul

Naturally Healing Your Mind, Body and Soul

Naturally Healing Your Mind, Body and Soul Naturally Healing Your Mind, Body and Soul

What Is The Endocannabinoid System

Understanding How CBD Works

Did you know that there is a system in our bodies comprised of receptors that interact exclusively with cannabinoids like CBD and THC?  Decades of Cannabis prohibition will debate this claim, but this system does indeed exist. This system is known as  the Endocannabinoid System, and it is the catalyst behind mamy benefits of CBD. To understand how CBD works and to fully learn the benefits it can deliver, it imperative that you understand how the Endo System works.

In 1988, the first cannabinoid receptor was found in the brain of a rat, what they found was these receptors interact only with receptors found in the Cannabis compound, tetrahydrocannabinol or commonly known as THC. These receptors were also found concentrated in parts of the brain responsible for mental and physiological processes (memory, high cognition, emotion and motor skills. In 1995 researchers discovered that the two receptors known as CB1 and CB2 were not only found in rats but in thousands of other species-including humans. What researchers discovered as an unknown signaling system between Phytocannabinoids and Endocannabinoids. They named this system the Endocannabinoid System or ESC for short. Even though researchers had not yet linked these systems to health benefits onje huge fact was found-our bodies are designed to interact with cannabinoids.


CBD and Endocannabinoid System

Endocannabinoids are present throughout numerous functions of the body, researchers suggest that they help facilitate the maintenance of these functions. Imagine your body as a machine, each system works together to keep the machine moving. The immune system is like a filtration system, the brain like a motherboard and the endocannabinoids help to maintain these systems. Like any machine-whether it be a result of poor maintenance, damage, or natural aging-our body's parts and systems can deteriorate and malfunction over time. This can affect the entire body causing various health issues. Endocannabinoids are designed to help maintain the health level of your body. This is where the benefits of CBD come in.

Research reveals that when CBD bonds with the CB1 or CB2 receptors, it will alter and/or improve the capabilities of that receptor, thereby improving the receptors functionality.

In 1988, the first cannabinoid receptor was found in the brain of a rat, what they found was these receptors interact only with receptors found in the Cannabis compound, tetrahydrocannabinol or commonly known as THC. These receptors were also found any of concentrated in parts of the brain responsible for mental and physiological processes (memory, high cognition, emotion and motor skills. In 1995 researchers discovered that the two receptors known as CB1 and CB2 were not only found in rats but in thousands of other species-including humans. What researchers discovered as an unknown signaling system between Phytocannabinoids and Endocannabinoids. They named this system the Endocannabinoid System or ECS for short. Even though researchers had not yet linked these systems to health benefits one huge fact was found-our bodies are designed to interact with cannabinoids. Imagine your body like a machine, each system works together to keep the machine working. The immune system is like a filtration system, the brain is like a mother board and endocannabinoids help to maintain these systems. Like any machine-whether it be poor maintenance, damage, or natural aging parts and systems deteriorate and malfunction this is where CBD comes in. 


CBD

Research reveals that when CBD bonds with the CB1 or CB2 receptors, it alters and/or improves the capabilities of that receptor therefore improving its overall functionality. Basically this is like a POWER UP for  our ECS. By bonding with our body's CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD not only helps maintain vital health functions-it helps restore balance within our bodies. This is the root of its many HEALTH BENEFITS. Here are a few examples of how CBD can restore balance in these conditions.


STRESS AND ANXIETY often occurs as a result to your response to a situation that you may perceive as risky, dangerous or unwanted. This can cause an unbalance of hormones or excessive messages to the brain which then increase your cortisol levels resulting in you feeling stressed. CBD combats stress by regulating how your brain responds to stress signals and maintaining your cortisol levels. 


INFLAMMATION can be explained as parts or part of your body becoming swollen or hot often becoming very painful. Inflammation can be linked to many health conditions like arthritis, bacterial infections, and autoimmune disorders. CBD combats inflammation by suppressing the inflammatory response and pathways, stimulating the production of regulatory cells and managing our pain perception.


SEIZURES are caused by erratic electrical activity in the brain, causing the body to shake violently. CBD has proven to greatly reduce seizures in patients. CBD reduces seizures by slowing down excitatory  nerve activity and subduing the brain's reaction to the intensified signals that cause the brain to overload.

These are just a few ways CBD works with ECS to benefit the body, but the list of benefits goes on. There are hundreds of case studies supporting CBD as a effective treatment for dozens and dozens of conditions. 

This is all thanks to our body's Endocannabinoid System, so thank your body and take care of it!

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