The Endocannabinoid System
The ECS has two main receptors, CB1 and CB2. CB1 is located primarily in the central nervous system and brains of mammals and CB2 receptors are generally found in the peripheral nervous system.
- The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is the most important regulatory metabolic system in the body.
- Our ECS is extensive and has a goal of homeostasis, maintaining balance despite external environmental fluctuations.
- The ECS is especially active in the brain, connective tissues, immune cells and gut.
- Our bodies produce two main cannabinoids, 2AG and anandamide which bind to cannabinoid receptors daily to stabilize us and make us feel happy. CBD is thought to inhibit the breakdown of anandamide and 2AG, thus raising levels of endocannabinoids in the body.
- Our Endocannabinoid System has two main receptors, CB1 And CB2.
- CB1 is predominant in the brain. CB1 is studied for it’s neuroprotective activities and its effects on increasing serotonin levels.
- CB2 Receptors are prevalent throughout the body such as the immune, digestive, muscular and vascular systems. CB2 is believed to have a positive effect on reducing pain and inflammation.
- When balanced the ECS promotes sharing and learning and improves your social skills and impacts creativity, humor and open-mindedness.
- The ECS is responsible for homeostasis, regulation of breathing, hormonal balance, the sleep/wake cycle, blood pressure, tumor surveillance, and reproduction.
- Hemp derived CBD Oil modulates the endocannabinoid tone.