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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

Updated: Apr 13, 2020

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 in it. Homeostasis is a dynamic equilibrium, is the capability of keeping balance or stability within a cell or the body; the most common example of homeostasis is the regulation of body temperature.

The three critical components of the human endocannabinoid system are:

  • Cannabinoid receptors found on the surface of cells (eCBs)

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

  • Metabolic enzymes that break down endocannabinoids after they are used (eCBs)

The human brain has endocannabinoids receptors that respond to compounds. The endocannabinoids receptors and enzymes are believed to help regulate a variety of 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 type of 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 that are produced by your body as needed and help keep your internal functions running smoothly.

Phytocannabinoids means that are cannabinoid 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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