Your Endocannabidiol System
The human Endocannabinoid system (ECS) can be found in everyone of us. It was discovered when researching the effects of cannabis (Phytocannabinoids) on the mind & body.
Your ECS is a network of receptors spread throughout our entire body; it controls & optimises our most vital life functions, including our immune system, memory, appetite, sleep, mood & pain sensation.
Found in the nervous system, connective tissues, glands & organs.
Found in the immune system & other periphery structures.
Effective in the central nervous system. Perfect fit in both CB1 & CB2 receptors.
Non-psychoactive with a wide scope of medical applications. Doesn't fit directly into CB1 & CB2 receptors but has powerful indirect effects.
Primary chemical responsible for most of the psychoactive effects of cannabis. Perfect fit in CB1 receptor.
Weak psychoactive generated over time from THC exposed to light & heat. Perfect fit in CB2 receptor.
Cannabis/Hemp has been at the centre of one of the most exciting & underreported developments in modern science. Research on marijuana’s effects led directly to the discovery of a previously unknown biochemical communication system within the human body, the Endocannabinoid System, which plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience.
The discovery of receptors in the brain that respond to cannabis & the subsequent identification of endogenous cannabinoid compounds in our own bodies that bind to these receptors; has significantly advanced our understanding of human biology, health, and disease.
It is a scientific fact that cannabinoids and other components of cannabis can modulate many physiological systems in the human brain & body. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that trigger cannabinoid (and other) receptors such as CB1 & CB2. More than 100 cannabinoids have been identified in the hemp plant. Of these hemp molecules, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have been studied most extensively. In addition to cannabinoids produced by the plant, there are endogenous cannabinoids (such as anandamide and 2AG) that occur naturally in the mammalian brain and body, as well as synthetic cannabinoids created by pharmaceutical researchers.
Extensive preclinical research; much of it sponsored by the U.S. government indicates that CBD has potent anti-tumoral, antioxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-psychotic, anti-convulsive, and neuroprotective properties. CBD directly activates serotonin receptors, causing an anti-depressant effect, as well.