How does CBD affect the Endocannabinoid Systems (ECS)? The Endocannabinoid System promotes balance in the body. Our body produces endocannabinoids naturally; however, stress, mood, sleep, eating habits, among other factors may deplete them.
Fortunately, the compounds in CBD act as a powerful supplement to our bodies endocannabinoid system.
What is the ECS and their Components?
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) was discovered in 1990’s by a team of neuroscientists from the National Institute of Mental Health. The system performs multiple functions in the body with the goal of keeping the body regulated and balanced. Endocannabinoids are found in the immune system, central nervous system, the brain, organs, connective tissue and glands.
This system consists of three parts:
- Endocannabinoids (AG, 2-AGE, NADA) – your body produces these to support healthy bodily functions
- Cannabinoid Receptors (CB1 & CB2) – found in the central nervous system (brain and spine) and peripheral nervous system (the nerves that branch off the spinal cord to all parts of the body)
- Enzymes (FAAH) – which breakdown endocannabinoid’s after they have been used
What is the ECS function?
The function of the endocannabinoid system is to keep the body in balance. Endocannabinoids are made on-demand. They then come in contact with the Cannabinoid receptors and the enzymes. Researchers have linked the system to the following areas:
- Appetite and Digestion
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Learning and Memory
- Motor Control
- Cardiovascular System
- Muscle Formation
- Liver Function
- Reproductive System
- Skin and Nerve Function
All of these components contribute to the balance of our bodies. Unfortunately, outside forces can throw off the balance of our bodies. When this happens our bodies endocannabinoid system kicks in.
How does CBD affect the Endocannabinoid System?
Low endocannabinoid levels can trigger many health issues; such as: digestive problems, migraines, stress, trouble sleeping, among others. If you think you have an endocannabinoid deficiency talk with your doctor. Also, look into ways to naturally boost your endocannabinoid system by using: Omega-3’s, lowering stress, reducing alcohol consumption, making sure to exercise and taking supplements; such as, CBD.
Experts believe that CBD doesn’t allow endocannabinoid enzymes to be broken down. And as a result, CBD can have a greater effect on our bodies. If you are interested in trying CBD supplements look for ones that are all natural and that are lab-tested for quality and purity.
At Wholesome Medicinals, we test all of products for potency, heavy metals and pesticides. And we are committed to creating a high quality product. Our products are made from a CBD-rich strain known as phytocannabinoid rich (PCR). PCR products have ten times the concentration of CBD compared to generic industrial hemp. While still maintaining less than 0.3% THC.