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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The first thing to know is that all vertebrate species have ECS. The ECS is a crucial molecular system used by the body to help maintain homeostasis. Homeostasis is a dynamic equilibrium, which is the capability to keep balance or stability within a cell or the body; the most common example of homeostasis is body temperature regulation. The three critical components of the human endocannabinoid system are:

  • Cannabinoid receptors found on the surface of cells

  • Endocannabinoids, small molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors (CB receptors)

  • Metabolic enzymes that break down endocannabinoids after they are used

The human brain has endocannabinoids receptors that respond to compounds. The endocannabinoids receptors and enzymes are believed to help regulate various functions in humans, including sleep, mood, memory, appetite, reproduction, and pain sensation; It is through this system of receptors and metabolic enzymes that cannabinoids interact with the human body and triggers beneficial effects. These receptors are the most abundant neurotransmitter receptors found in the brain and spinal cord; however, they are also located in the nerves, glands, gonads, and connective tissues. Endocannabinoids are molecules produced by your body as needed and help keep your internal functions running smoothly. Phytocannabinoids means that are cannabinoids created by a plant, in this case, from Cannabis Plant. The Endocannabinoid System ECS is linked to a few functions, including digestion, appetite, inflammation, pain, mood, energy, memory, sleep, stress response, muscle control, metabolism, and nerve function, to name a few. For this reason, a good quality Full Spectrum CBD product may be the right solution for a wide range of people.

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