Endo Cannabinoid System:
The key to balance…
This is your system and one of the most important in maintaining your body at optimal.
The endo-cannabinoid system (ECS) is an intracellular system, a complex network of receptors which maintain homeostasis (balance) and promote optimal bodily functions and performance which extends to sleep regulation, immune support, appetite and even inflammation responses, mood and memory.
The ECS primarily functions through two key recepetors which are the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 is found predominantly in the brain and central nervous system and the CB2 is centrered around the immune and peripheral nervous systems and while both reeptors perform very different tasks, they are both responsible in maintaining homeostasis.
The ECS was discovered by Israeli Dr. Raphael Mechoulam in the 90s, who was also the lead researcher identifying THC and many other cannabinoids. He determined that the CBD1 and CB2 receptors are in fact programmed to connect with external cannabinoids, in particular Cannabidiol (CBD) from the hemp plant and other cannabis varieties.
And it is through this research we continue to understand and explore the mechanisms behind the functioning of the ECS and external compounds.