CBD and the Endocannabinoid System
- Why does Hemp with CBD affect people differently?
- How does Hemp with CBD interact with our body?
The Endo-cannabinoid System (ECS)
Every human being on the planet has an ECS responsible for maintaining homeostasis (i.e. “balance”) of every major body system. The ECS system comprises a signaling network of cannabinoid receptors (i.e. CB1 and CB2) and cannabinoid ligands (i.e. AEA, 2-AG, and others) that are linked to and/or produced in each individual cell in the body. If a problem occurs (i.e. stress, damage, inflammation or any of a thousand other problems), the ECS acts at the cellular level to restore balance, wherein: (i) stress is received; (ii) damage is repaired; (iii) anti-inflammatory molecules are released; or (iv) any of a number of other countermeasures. Sometimes the body’s systems are overwhelmed and additional medications that interact with our ECS are needed. For example, Ibuprofen (Advil), Ketorolac (Acuvail), and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) are popular pharmaceuticals that interact directly with specific targets of the body’s ECS to relieve symptoms of pain and inflammation. The CBD in Hemp oil also interacts directly with different specific targets of the body’s ECS with similar or enhanced results.
Neuological Disorders are diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. In other words, the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscles. See what Scientists are saying about the ECS and CBD being part of the solution.
Skin Disorders include acne, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, skin cancer and psoriasis are the five most common skin disorders. Many of the medications used today involve mechanisms that involve the ECS. See what Scientists are saying about targeting the ECS with CBD as part of the solution.
Sleep Disorders Sleep disorders are conditions that result in changes in the way that you sleep. A sleep disorder can affect your overall health, safety and quality of life. Find out what Scientists are saying about the ECS, CBD and Sleep.
Pain Disorders are chronic pain experienced by a patient in one or more areas, and is thought to be caused by psychological stress. Learn more about what scientists are saying about ECS, CBD and Pain.