4 Facts About the Body System Your Teacher Never Taught You About: All About Your Endocannabinoid System
Before we begin, you’re probably thinking “What is the Endocannabinoid System?” Commonly referred to as ECS, the system is made up of two types of cell-receptors located throughout your body (CB1 and CB2). These receptors join with cannabinoids and endocannabinoids to help keep your body in check. We like to think of it as a lock with a key. The receptors are the lock while a cannabinoid or endocannabinoid is they key that can help with pain relief, inflammation and a host of other medical issues.
- The ECS has only recently been discovered
- Your body produces endocannabinoids
- ECS helps multiple systems in the body
- CBD activates the ECS
As Doctors Shenlong Zou and Unendra Kumar pointed out in 2018, most scientists simply ignored the ECS because they thought it only pertained to making people high. It wasn’t until the 1990s that any studies began on the system, and only over the past roughly fifteen years have scientists actually taken a good luck at the ECS.
Endocannabinoids cannot be artificially produced nor do they grow in nature. Endocannabinoids regulate multiple systems in your body, including pain receptors in our nervous systems, our memories and our metabolisms. Your body produces endocannabinoids to keep itself in a perpetual state of balance. Cannabinoids, such as those found in hemp, are able to mimic the endocannabinoids produced by our bodies to put us back in homeostasis.
Even scientists don’t know exactly how the ECS is dispersed in our bodies, but they have seen how the ECS aids a multitube of systems. For example, CB2 regulates bone mass and can help prevent strokes. CB1 receptors regulate a number of biological processes including: “appetite, mood, motor function, learning and memory, and pain.” We all need ECS receptors in order to function. In fact, those with low amounts of CB1 receptors may develop a host of health issues, including Parkinson’s Disease.
CBD, which does not get the user ‘high’ like THC (the psychoactive component of marijuana), binds to both CB1 and CB2 receptors in your body, although some scientists argue it might actually bind to an undiscovered receptor, to activate your ECS. This activation helps put your body into check by encouraging your bodily systems to “talk” to one another by transmitting signals between receptors. This communication can make our bodies heal themselves by creating the right environment for self-regulation.
The use of hemp-derived products has the ability to change your life. Proerba is proud to offer a wide range of products to keep your ECS in check. Our most popular product is our hemp oil that is sure to deliver results quickly and effectively. All of our hemp oil is minimally processed, contains no impurities or fillers, has never been grown with pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals, and is 3rd party tested to ensure quality. Give yourself the gift of good health today by adding hemp oil to your daily routine.