Until recently, scientists could not give an exact answer as to how exactly CBD works, but it was clear that it stimulates many biochemical processes. However, the rapidly growing interest of people around the world has forced scientists to roll up their sleeves and answer this important question. And "foil"! The basic principle of how CBD works has been discovered, and the short answer is through our endocannabinoid system!
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Have you ever heard of the endocannabinoid system? It turns out that every person has it. In fact, even animals have it!
The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in regulating our mood, physiological functions, and general well-being. It's a complex network of neurons that helps balance the body's various functions, and is the main reason why you finally relax with CBD products.
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MY ENDOCANABI - WHAT? WHY HAVEN'T I HEARD OF THIS?
You're probably thinking, well, if it's so important, why isn't it taught in school and why is it so little talked about?
The answer is simple - the endocannabinoid system was only discovered in the 1990s.
So these questions should be asked by everyone, because learning it is mandatory. Especially now that scientists have done a number of studies that have identified the importance of the EKS in terms of its influence in regulating the functions of our body! This is definitely an important missing part of what we learn about our nervous system when we are young.
HOW DOES THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM WORK?
Although there is a lack of detailed scientific research that answers exactly how the endocannabinoid system works, but based on the latest research findings, we know that it helps to regulate various vital functions of the body. It interacts with other body systems and helps regulate their functioning, including how a person feels, moves and reacts to the environment. Simply put, the endocannabinoid system is like a CEO who is responsible for the productivity and quality of work of employees (other body systems).
The endocannabinoid system is a biological system. It consists of cannabinoid receptors and endocannabinoids. The activity of this system is manifested throughout the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
This means that endocannabinoids and their cannabinoid receptors are all over your body. In the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, immune cells.
The endocannabinoid system performs different tasks in each different type of tissue, but as we now know, the goal is always the same: homeostasis - the maintenance of stable internal functions despite fluctuations in the external environment.
This is very important!
This is why the endocannabinoid system has been found to benefit many people and animals. It restores balance to the body and promotes good physical and psychological well-being. According to scientists, a disturbed or damaged endocannabinoid system is directly related to the increased sensitivity of the body to various external factors.
HOW DOES CBD INTERACT WITH THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM?
An article on the endocannabinoid system would not be complete without discussing the interactions with CBD and the benefits it provides. The endocannabinoid system answers the question of why the natural cannabinoids found in hemp and other plants have therapeutic effects.
The system consists of cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoid receptors are like a lock. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that stimulate cannabinoid receptors. These are the chemical keys to the cannabinoid receptors - they tell your body when to start various processes and when to stop them.
CBD is a cannabinoid!
Some endocannabinoids are produced by the body itself, but most of them come from food and supplements.
There are many different types of cannabinoids, CBD is just one of them.
Simply put, CBD binds to the EKS receptors in the human body and thus enhances our endocannabinoid system. We repeat ourselves because this is important. The goal is always the same: homeostasis - maintaining the stable activity of internal functions despite fluctuations in the external environment.
Although there are many types of cannabinoids, CBD is a favorite among them because it is extremely effective in restoring a weakened endocannabinoid system and because it does not have a psychoactive effect; it doesn't make you feel intoxicated, on the contrary, it helps you to relax and calm your mind rather than "get out of your mind".
Scientists are still figuring out the relationship between our endocannabinoid system and CBD, but one thing we know for sure is that CBD is a powerful plant compound with immense potential to bring balance to the body, mind and soul.