Endocannabinoid System: What is it and how does it work???
It should come as no surprise that as cannabis, in all its forms such as pure CBD oil and marijuana, has continued to gain ground and become legal, more and more people are talking about the benefits of this amazing plant and how this is all possible.
Three words…The Endocannabinoid System
The Endocannabinoid System
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) exists within the body and is comprised of millions of proteins that are imbedded with a person’s cell membranes. As specific chemicals interact with these proteins, also called receptors, they produce a specific response and communicate with other systems. It is through this cellular communication that our cerebral functions are possible. YIKES…that’s a mouthful!!!
In a nutshell:
-We have receptors in our body, one place we have receptors is in the Endocannabinoid System
-Through the use of CBD oil, CBD gummies, THC products, and other cannabinoid alternatives you activate your ECS receptors
-These receptors talk to other receptors in the body when “switched on” by specific chemicals
-This is how the majority of all medication works
-Without this communication, brain functions would not work because it could not communicate
Why is the ECS important?
Studies have shown that the ECS is responsible for many functions within our body that keep us healthy and living our lives. Actually, FIFTY-FIVE PERCENT of ALL the receptors in the body are ECS receptors. That’s over half of the receptors in your entire body! It’s no wonder that so many people are flocking to pure CBD and other cannabinoid sources for relief from many different afflictions.
One particular area of interest in regard to CBD’s effect on the Endocannabinoid System is in the study of obesity. Inside the body, there are two types of adipose tissue (fat cells): brown and white. White fat cells are what most people normally associate with that bothersome stuff that keeps us from fitting in our favorite pair of pants (at best) or sends us to the doctor (at worst.) What many people don’t know is that there are brown fat cells as well. In contrast to its evil twin, the brown fat cell is thermogenic and produces heat which contributes to the lowering of body fat percentage. Data suggest that when cannabidiol is introduced into the body a “browning” of current white fat cells can occur!
Needless to say, the ECS plays a large role in the regulation of our body. Studies continue to be conducted on just how big of a role in the body’s achievement of maintaining a healthy balance between all of the functions that we need to survive on a daily basis. The next time that you are at your doctor’s office you may want to talk to her and see what she thinks about introducing CBD into your diet in order to promote and maintain a healthy body and lifestyle!