Cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant, are also naturally occurring chemicals found in the body. These cannabinoids are part of the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), and they act as messengers sending signals to the brain, gut or other areas to help regulate basic bodily functions. When you ingest cannabinoids (CBD) they impact the body by “talking” to the endocannabinoid system.
Since the ECS is a relatively recent discovery, a lot is unknown about how it works. Emerging research suggests it has a significant role in regulating metabolism, pain response, sleep, and the immune system. Scientists and medical professionals are all working to understand the legitimate benefits of CBD. In 2019, the U.S. Government allocated $3 million for research on CBD which will be shared across nine studies, moving us closer to understanding how CBD interacts with the body.
With two primary receptors, the endocannabinoid system is vital to our sense of wellbeing. CB1 receptors are found throughout the brain, central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. These modulate everything from mood and memory to motor function and the perception of pain. CB2 receptors, on the other hand, can be found primarily in the immune system and gut. CB2 receptors help moderate our response to inflammation as well as how our body handles pathogens.
CBD acts to bring the body back into balance, a process called homeostasis. When the body is in proper balance, it’s more likely that the immune system functions seamlessly, with regulation occurring time and again.
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Submitted by Teri Bryant, co-owner Desert Flower CBD and Wellness
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