CBD And Your Endocannabinoid System

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CBD And Your Endocannabinoid System

You Mean We Have Cannabis Receptors In The Human Body?

Yes thats right, We have an Endocannabinoid system(or ECS for short)  in our bodies , the receptors are called CB1 & CB2.

In fact the ECS is present almost everywhere, Brain CB1, Gut CB2 , Skin CB1 & CB2 and we produce an endogenous  cannabinoid called Anandamide. 

There are a number of types of Cannabinoids. 

The ones we are interested in are:

Endogenous, produced by humans Called 2AG

Anandamide (discovered so far)

Phytocannabinoids , produced by the Cannabis plant, so far we have studied and understand a little of how the following Cannabinoids work  CBD, CBC,CBN,CBG,THC,THCV,THCA,(there are over 100 known Phytocannabinoids in the Cannabis Plant)

Out of the 100 Cannabinoids we know of, only one is psychoactive. THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol is the only cannabinoid that gets people high.

Runners High Phenomena

The Endogenous Cannabinoid Anandamide, 2AG, is associated with Runners High phenomena. A natural high people get from long runs and heavy exercise where they are under physical pressure. The body produces Anandamide to reduce pain, lift mood and increase energy. 

The following is a description of Runners High,  Our bodies are highly intelligent organisms and it would appear that we have far more in common with Plants in general than one might suspect!

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Runners who have felt the high describe it in many different ways. They often use words like "calm" and "peaceful," "euphoric" and "blissful." Some say they feel like they're floating, almost as if they're weightlessly running on air. Minor aches and pains disappear, and runners may lose their sense of time, too.

Mother Nature Is Smart

So we, as humans, produce natural endogenous cannabionoids. Another time humans produce more cannabinoids is during Pregnancy.

Mothers produce the most cannabinoids during pregnancy, given the association with CBD and sleep, appetite stimulation, pain management and reducing inflammation. It makes perfect sense to me that a Mothers body would help their babies with a natural and helpful aid for their comfort. I would have never guessed that it would be a cannabinoid!

So What Does The ECS Do?

The following is an excerpt from a dictionary  
 
Homeostasis
/ˌhɒmɪə(ʊ)ˈsteɪsɪs,ˌhəʊmɪə(ʊ)ˈsteɪsɪs/
noun
 
  1. The tendency towards a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.
     
We now know the ECS is responsible for Homeostasis in Humans and Animals.
 
The ECS manages many complex tasks and we are only getting a glimpse of what the potential is for using CBD and Cannabinoids to treat a myriad of human conditions and the same goes for our pets and livestock.
 
CBD oil is a not miracle cure all, but it can have a very positive health impact for some in many areas of their day to day lives when used a food / health supplement.
 
Do your own research , it's a fascinating topic. The following are great resources for quality information regarding CBD and Cannabinoids https://www.projectcbd.org/ www.ciitech.co.uk https://education.icci.science/auth/patient 
 
Always consult your doctor before making any decisions that may effect your health.
 
We at CBDLand are Not Doctors nor do we give medical advice.
 

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