The Endocannabinoid System

Here at Life In Health we believe there is a great importance on educating our customers on CBD and how it works. However, in order to completely understand CBD and its effectiveness, the user must understand the Endocannabinoid system (ECS) first. 

What is the ECS?

The ECS is a complex cell-signaling system identified in the early 1990s by researchers exploring THC, a well-known cannabinoid. Surprisingly, the ECS is not only within humans, but also in animals. 

Our ECS consists of numerous cannabinoid (CBD) receptors that are endogenous to the human brain and play a pivotal role in physiological processes such as mood, memory, pain and appetite.

How does the ECS work?

The ECS plays a big role in keeping your internal processes stable - to understand this further, it helps to understand what homeostasis is.

When something is operating outside of the right range, your body activates the ECS to help correct it. So when you're really hot and begin to sweat, thank your ECS for working to cool you down. Stomach growling? That's your ECS helping remind you to eat because you need fuel.

ECS receptors

We have two main ECS receptors, CB1 and CB2. These receptors are found within our brain, nervous system, and also within our organs and tissues.

Cannabinoids such as CBD, link together with receptors to activate the neuron into action, carrying out cellular responses for homeostasis and healthy functioning.

Useful articles

Click on the following links for some very useful articles on the endocannabinoid system.

What is the Endocannabinoid System? How the system works and its role in disease - Verywell Health

7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Endocannabinoid System - Medium

Your Endocannabinoid System - United Patience Alliance