Every day my inbox is filled with inquiries about CBD (cannabidiol) and our ECS (endocannabinoid system). Everyone wants to know how to optimize their endocannabinoid system. They want to know how to treat a medical condition naturally. So they’re attempting to understand how cannabinoids affect our body without any harmful side effects.
If I had to guess, you probably are wondering the same things. You have probably spent some time scouring the interweb for blogs, groups, and forums in search of reliable information, but the problem is, you only find diverging statements, right?
For example, hop on over to any CBD forum of your liking and ask this question: Does CBD help with sleep?
I assure you that you’ll receive diverging opinions. Some people will tell you I sleep great on CBD oil. Another group will say that CBD oil wakes me up and gives me energy. Also, to sprinkle a little extra confusing on the information cake, you may even get a few people advising you that CBD oil does nothing at all for sleep.
And that leaves you sorting the sheep from the goats.
If you are new to the wonderful world of CBD, it’s more difficult before you have no idea whom to trust. The truth is, there are a lot of rubber stamp CBD vendors out there who want you to believe they know what they’re talking about- but they are just as uneducated as everybody else. Unfortunately, there are cases where these know-it-all vendors are giving out-and-out unqualified advice. How frustrating.
That is why I have compiled this list of commonly asked questions.
I wanted to ensure you receive the correct information from a place that has successfully navigated the muddy waters of our wondrous endocannabinoid system.
Who Discovered the Endocannabinoid System?
The year was 1964 when Raphael Mechoulam and Yechiel Gaoni first discovered compounds from cannabis (cannabinoids) act like molecules in the brain and essentially work on the brain just like the molecules we form in our body. At this time, THC was the star cannabinoid receiving most of the scientific limelight. After this significant discovery, they needed a name for how these cannabinoids affect our body, and in 1990 the endocannabinoid system (ECS) was scientifically identified.
What is the Role of the ECS?
While we are in the infant stage of understanding, cannabis compounds like THC, cannabinoid receptors, and the endocannabinoids are the fundamental components of this fascinating signaling system known as the ECS.
The ECS is a biological mechanism that regulates our body. It functions as a lock and key. If unlocked properly, the endocannabinoid system will initiate nurturing responses to illness and injury. The endocannabinoid system also balances and promotes strength within our nervous and immune systems.
A shift in your frame of mind can be induced by endocannabinoids derived from cannabis or produced by our own body. The ECS helps us move forward (away from limiting beliefs) and leave debilitating diseases, conditions, and symptoms behind by giving our body the boost of vitality it needs.
What do Cannabinoids Do to the Body?
Cannabinoid receptors are found in (specific cell membranes) large quantities throughout our entire body, and they can be activated in a few ways: through our cannabinoids, through cannabinoids derived from cannabis, and through synthetic manufactured cannabinoids.
At the time of writing, three new cannabinoid receptors have been identified, yet their purpose (and location) is relatively unknown. There two cannabinoid receptors that have been studied are CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Remember when I said the ECS functions as a lock and key? That’s because cannabinoid receptors (CB1 & CB2) are the lock, and cannabinoids are the key. These receptors regulate and influence cells, tissues, glands, systems, and organs where they are located.
Is The Endocannabinoid System a Real Thing?
Yes, the ECS within you is real. Think of your endocannabinoid system the bridge between your mind and your body. Your body produces its own cannabinoids to regulate, maintain, and even restore your mind and body to optimal health.
Cannabinoids are also found in cannabis and synthetically in man-made pharmaceuticals.The ECS can heal hundreds of significant diseases, chronic illnesses, and debilitating symptoms, and cannabinoids are vital regarding health, balance, and overall well-being.
How do I Use CBD to Balance Out My ECS?
If you read through the questions above, you will know that CBD (and other cannabinoids) interact with receptors in our body. CBD activates specific receptors within our body that reduce inflammation and physical pain. CBD acts as an agonist on specific receptors that contribute to its neuroprotective, anxiolytic, and antidepressant properties.
Using a high-quality CBD oil is the most readily available method to give your ECS a boost. Because of breakthroughs in science, Incorporating CBD into your daily routine is a simple, discreet and effective way to regulate, regain, and maintain a healthy (and balanced) lifestyle.
Finally, you know the TRUTH about the ECS, cannabinoid receptors, and how cannabinoids work in unity within our body. If the educational spark has been ignited and you want to learn more about the therapeutic benefits of CBD and how to use it, check out the resources we designed specifically to provide the answers you are looking for. That means now you can finally use CBD to restore balance with confidence because you have the information you need to succeed. Stay lifted!