This is a complex system in our bodies that works on the cellular level to maintain homeostasis. The endocannabinoid system consists of endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors. Endocannabinoids are compounds produced by our bodies, similar to neurotransmitters, which bind to our cannabinoid receptors. Their function is to send messages between neurons so the cells can communicate better. This way they help the body to perform better. They regulate our appetite and sleep patterns, memory, and they are behind the proper functionality of many physiological processes.
What happens if our endocannabinoid system is in bad condition? The cells become stressed, which reflects the stress to ourselves. The distortion can have a bad impact on everything, from our mood to our immune system, which can lead to diseases.
What is cannabidiol
and how does it work?
CBD is found in the resin of the cannabis plant and is believed to be the cannabinoid with most health benefits. Cannabinoids that are found in cannabis (phytocannabinoids) can affect our endocannabinoid system.
By introducing phytocannabinoids, especially CBD, into our bodies, we are enforcing our endocannabinoid system. How exactly CBD affects the endocannabinoid system is not fully understood, but it’s effects are well known and now even backed by science.
Supposedly CBD stimulates our endocannabinoid production, reduces their
degradation, and loosens up the cannabinoid receptors. Acting this way, CBD makes our endocannabinoid system stronger, bringing back the balance to our bodies. With our system back in harmony, we can live healthier and happier.