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Endocannabinoid System

What is it?

The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the vertebrate central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.

 

These receptors are found throughout your body. Endocannabinoids bind to them in order to signal that the ECS needs to take action.

 

There are two main endocannabinoid receptors:

  • CB1 receptors, which are mostly found in the central nervous system
  • CB2 receptors, which are mostly found in your peripheral nervous system, especially immune cells

Endocannabinoids can bind to either receptor. The effects that result depend on where the receptor is located and which endocannabinoid it binds to.

 

For example, endocannabinoids might target CB1 receptors in a spinal nerve to relieve pain. Others might bind to a CB2 receptor in your immune cells to signal that your body’s experiencing inflammation, a common sign of autoimmune disorders.

endocannabinoid system

You get all the healing properties and none of the high

How does CBD work?

Everybody has an endocannabidiol system already at work in their body, receptors that are mainly in our brain with a few in the organs.

CBD just tells the body to use more of your own cannabinoids. This has a positive entire body effect that influences all the above.

CB-1 Receptors
-Coordination & Movement
-Emotions & Mood
-Thinking
-Appetite
-Memories

CB-2 Receptors
-Inflammation
-Pain

Cannabinoids Found in Cannabis

Let's break it all down

CBD

  • Antibacterial
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Relieves Pain
  • Relieves Anxiety
  • Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth
  • Neuroprotection
  • Promotes Bone Growth
  • Reduces Seizures and Convulsions
  • Reduces Blood Sugar Levels
  • Reduces Function In the Immune System

CBG

  • Aids Sleep
  • Can Help With Digestion
  • Can Help With Eye Function
  • Promotes Bone Growth
  • Slows Bacterial Growth

THC, 8-THC, 9-THC, 9-THCA

  • Relieves Pain
  • Promotes Bone Growth
  • Stimulates Appetite
  • Helps with Muscle Spasms
  • Helps with Sleep

CBC, CBCA

  • Promotes Bone Growth
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Treats Fungal Infection

Is CBD Safe?

Current drug safety information concludes that CBD is not an intoxicant, does not interfere with psychomotor or psychological function and is well tolerated/safe even at higher doses. There has never been a recorded overdose, and side effects are minimal to nonexistent.

Is CBD Really Effective?

Cannabis has been used safely for thousands of years for numerous medical applications. However Cannabidiol (CBD) continues to gain support by the masses, as increased research, scientific breakthroughs and astounding evidence of significant medical benefits in virtually every system of the body is becoming clearly evident.

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