Endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of the regulatory systems in our body. It controls everything from relaxation, to eating, sleeping, inflammation and even cognitive function. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in your brain and immune system.This system wants to maintain balance, called homeostasis.
In order to create homeostasis, our body leverages tools in the form of nutrients and compounds from everything we ingest (including the air we breath and water we drink). A special set of nutrients called Cannabinoids promote homeostasis at every level of biological life, from the sub-cellular, to the organism, and perhaps to
the community and beyond. And CBD works as a switch that turns on our Endocannabinoid system.
Did you know that your body produces its own cannabinoids similar to CBD and THC? These endogenous cannabinoids are a part of a system that acts as the “master control” of the body. That same system is designed to work with CBD! The endogenous cannabinoid system, or endocannabinoid system (ECS), is a recently discovered system of naturally occurring cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptor sites throughout your entire body!
CBD’s ability to interact with multiple organ systems, combined with its remarkable safety profile and extremely low toxicity, could signify a bright future for this 5,000 year old botanical superstar.