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Cannabis and your Body: Everything You Need to know about the Endocannabinoid System

If you’re new to using CBD products, you may be unfamiliar with the science behind what happens when you use CBD and how it affects your body. Understanding the body’s response to CBD can help better target and alleviate issues.

If you’re new to using CBD products, you may be unfamiliar with the science behind what happens when you use CBD and how it affects your body. Understanding the body’s response to CBD can help better target and alleviate issues.

What is the Endocannabiniod System?

The human body has a vast network of receptors called the endocannabinoid system. In fact, humans and most animals contain an endocannabinoid system that naturally produces cannabinoids. Similar to testosterone and estrogen, cannabinoids work as neurotransmitters (i.e. message carriers) for two sets of receptors that are most prevalent in our system, CB1 and CB2, which are located throughout the central and peripheral nervous system. These receptors help us maintain overall wellness and keep many of our physical processes moving in the right direction.

CBD modulates the receptors, helping the body complete its efforts to keep us in good health and homeostasis (balance). CBD is currently being researched and has shown positive results in a large number of chronic and acute ailments.  

Why CBD may help

The endocannabinoid system, or ECS for short, exists in our body and goes mostly unnoticed until there is an imbalance.  The ECS helps to control several very important aspects of our physical, mental and emotional functioning. If your endocannabinoid system is imbalanced it may present itself in the following manner:

Sleep-sleep cycle may be disrupted or inconsistent (Tranquility CBD)

Relax- an inability to wind down, manage stress and anxiety or calm your mind (Comfort CBD)

Pain Perception– heightened pain sensation in the  body (Recovery CBD)

Mood Stabilization- inability to regulate and stabilize stress levels and mood, decreased ability to focus (Focus CBD)

Immunity-a weakened immune system, becoming sick often (Vitality CBD)

A dysfunction in this system can greatly disrupt our lives. CBD can help restore balance in the endocannabinoid system if there is a disparity. The good news is that we have a product designed to aid in each of these targeted areas.

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