The Endocannabinoid System

Every human being has an Endocannabinoid system or the ECS for short. The role of this system is to regulate a number of natural and biological processes like appetite, mood, sleep, and pain. Furthermore, scientists and other experts believe that ECS is also responsible for the regulation of homeostasis, a biological process which maintains balance in the body.

According to research, cannabinoids can also play a significant role in our system in not only targeting and killing cancerous cells, but also in saving the healthy ones. In short, they can be used as a defense against life-threatening diseases. Keeping in mind the potential of this newly discovered system, it shouldn’t be a huge surprise to find out that ECS is actually becoming highly attractive for drug and other pharmaceutical developments.

While it is not easy to describe the ECS system due to its complexity, but the most important thing to know about this system is that there are two different types of receptors for cannabinoids. These are called CB1 and CB2, respectively.

These receptors are present throughout our body but they are most abundant in areas like our immune system and brain. Your body is responsible for producing its own cannabinoids that share a similar chemical structure with cannabinoids that are based on plants – such as CBD.

Endocannabinoid are is plant-based and associated with the receptors of protein molecules, known as cannabinoids receptors, on top of the cells. When a person consumes any sort of cannabinoids –including CBD –it instantly activates these receptors. However, it is also a fact that CBD has a great impact on the receptors of CB2 as compared to CB1 receptors. According to research, when you provide your Endocannabinoid system with non-habit-forming, non-toxic cannabinoids, you are actually promoting and contributing to a healthier Endocannabinoid system. As a result, users can use cannabinoids to contribute significantly to their personal health.

Introduction to CBD Oil

The medicinal benefits of many plants can often be traced back to one key ingredient within them—one highlight that makes the plant worth farming. The highlight of the cannabis plant is the element of CBD.

Cannabidiol is a non-intoxicating compound found in cannabis, which has gained serious traction in the scientific community in past years. The reason for this is that CBD continues to prove itself as a powerful agent for use in medicine due to its unique properties. We will discuss these properties in great detail as this guide continues.

The fact that it does not give users the “high” that other cannabis-based compounds like THC provide serves to add to the buzz CBD has created. Products rich in cannabidiol have been observed helping to solve several different, yet resoundingly common, medicinal issues such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, anxiety, arthritis, and even several types of infections.

The most major breakthrough in the CBD industry was achieved back in 2009 when cannabis plants rich in CBD were found. The discovery, often referred to as “America’s Cannabis Breadbasket”, was made in one of the few places where the possession of medical marijuana is not considered illegal. This “breadbasket” gave researchers the opportunity to start a laboratory and begin research.

This experimental facility was operated solely for research on these CBD-rich plants and the potential healing abilities they held within. This was basically the time when CBD rich oils came into being. However, since the area of research in CBD oils and their therapeutics is relatively newer, there is very little substantiated information on it.