The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a complex biochemical communication system that is located in the brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Natural chemical messengers produced by the body that interact within the ECS are called cannabinoids. They interact with receptors, including the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, to regulate many physiological systems in the human brain and body and help to achieve health and homeostasis—the body’s natural state of balance.
What is the purpose of the Endocannabinoid System?
The ECS constantly monitors your body and systems for signs of trouble or imbalance. In the event of imbalance, a cascade of neurotransmitters are released from the ECS to the organ, tissue or system involved to help address the problem. The ability to keep the body in balance is called homeostasis.
Given the broad distribution of the endocannabinoid system throughout the body, it modulates and supports balance in many important areas of health, including stress response, brain health, digestive health, skin health, bone health, reproductive health and metabolic function.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of over 100 active cannabinoids currently identified in hemp. It is a major phytocannabinoid, typically accounting for a significant amount of the plant's extract. The plants used in ECS Care products are derived from a selected cultivar of industrial hemp that yields high concentrations of naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes.
How does CBD work?
Natural chemical messengers produced by the body that interact within the endocannabinoid system (“ECS”) are called cannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids (plant-based cannabinoids) mimic those produced in your body. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of approximately 100 active cannabinoids identified in hemp. Cannabinoids interact with receptors, including the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, to regulate many physiological systems in the human brain and body and help achieve homeostasis— the body’s natural state of balance.
So to recap, and in just a few simple words, the ECS is made up of cannabinoid receptors that are embedded throughout the entire human body in immune cells, organs, connective tissue, and glands. These receptors send signals to nearly every system and cellular structure in our bodies to promote homeostasis. Basically this amazing plant compound interfaces with your body to regulate and balance. How cool is this?