At a young age in elementary school, many of us are taught about the organ systems in the human body such as the nervous, respiratory, or circulatory systems. But did you know that there is a system that was discovered around 25 years ago called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
The ECS was discovered by researchers in the early 90’s, who were looking to determine the effects of THC on the human body. Little did they know that their findings would lead them to discover one of the most important physiological systems in the human body.
Since its monumental discovery, scientists are quickly learning that the ECS could play an essential role in all physiological functions, affecting everything from appetite to sleep, memory, cognitive function, mood, and so much more. So, let’s find out how it works!
Located inside the body’s central and peripheral nervous system are cannabinoid receptors. Two kinds have been identified through scientific research: CB1, which is found in the nervous system, connective tissues, and organs, and CB2, which is found in the immune system. Each receptor is linked to a different action. Endocannabinoids are the substances that stimulate these receptors to get them to do their jobs.
Together, CB1 and CB2 receptors are widely spread throughout the body in the brain, organs, and connective tissues. The more information we learn, the more these receptors seem to be key for tying together the neuronal, hormonal, and immune systems.
While cannabinoids are performing different tasks in each tissue, they’re all working towards the same goal: to achieve homeostasis. So, when your body has achieved homeostasis, that means all major systems of the body are working together in harmony.
Since our ECS helps bring critical balance to the body, wouldn’t you want to find ways to support its optimal functionality? One of the most effective ways to do so is through the natural cannabinoids found in hemp, which are called phytocannabinoids (like hemp CBD). Phytocannabinoids are a plant substance that stimulates cannabinoid receptors.
If you’re looking for a simple and effective way to balance your Endocannabinoid System, stop by your local Earth Fare to shop for top quality hemp CBD products that are backed by science, like one of our top selling brands, PlusCBD™ Oil. They have a variety of different products to balance out your unique Endocannabinoid System.
It’s time you treat your ECS. It will most certainly thank you.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.