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In the early 1990's researchers discovered a system inside of our bodies called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a complex cell-signaling system that controls major functions of the body. 



Parts of the ECS

Endocannabinoids

Endocannabinoids are molecules similar to cannabinoids, but they’re produced naturally by your body.


Endocannabinoid receptors

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


Enzymes

Enzymes are responsible for breaking down endocannabinoids once they’ve carried out their function.



These functions all contribute to homeostasis, which refers to the stability of your internal environment.  

For example, if an outside force, such as pain from an injury or a fever, throws off your body’s homeostasis, your ECS kicks in to help your body return to its ideal operation. It helps your neurons navigate the neurotransmitters to the right receiver by either elevating the levels that are too low or decreasing the levels of a hormone that is overabundant.

Benefits on the Body

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 The discovery of the endocannibinoids system has significantly advanced our understanding of health and disease. The (ECS) has been linked to:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Neurological conditions 
  • Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
  • Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
  • Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)
  • Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Pain Relief
  • appetite and digestion
  • metabolism
  • chronic pain
  • inflammation and other immune system responses
  • mood
  • learning and memory
  • motor control
  • muscle formation
  • bone remodeling and growth
  • liver function
  • reproductive system function
  • stress
  • skin and nerve function

Even though our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids, they are like any other nutrient and our body can have a deficiency and might need a little extra "help".  


CBD communicates indirectly with the (ECS) receptors to prevent the breakdown of our own endocannabinoids to allow our bodies to use more of what it naturally produces. This way it ensures that every network has the ability to operate at peak performance.

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Hemp and Marijuana are very commonly mistaken for one another.  are Both are classified as cannabis plants and as far as appearances they look identical, it's their chemical make up that makes them completely different.


Cannabis plants have over 113  naturally occuring cannibinoids, all of which can have highly beneficial benefits on the body. 


What makes a cannabis plant either hemp or marijuana are the THC levels. This is the psychoactive compound that is associated with the "high" of Marijuana plants. 

By federal law a hemp plant has to contain a significantly lower amount of this compound, to be exact it needs to contain less than .03% of THC.