Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

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The endocannabinoid system is an internal system found in all mammals. It has been called one of the most important regulators in the human body for maintaining health and wellness. This biological system is what allows our body to absorb and react to the therapeutic compounds found in the hemp plant. Since being discovered in the 1990s, it has emerged as being crucial for keeping our bodies in perfect balance, this is known as homeostasis.

Endocannabinoids occur naturally in the body (“endo” means “within,” as in, within the body). This system is comprised of three key parts. The first is the cannabinoid receptors found on the surface of your cells that make up your body. The second are endocannabinoids which interact with your cells. The third aremetabolic enzymes that process and break down the endocannabinoids once they are used. 

With more studies and research being done, the endocannabinoid system is proving to be a powerhouse in keeping our body regulated.

  • It is responsible in keeping our body functioning properly in many ways.
  • It plays a key role in brain function and data transmission between neurons, helping with inflammation, our immune system, memory, sleep, our overall sense of well-being.
  • It has benefits for our mood and plays a roll in reproduction.

As more data emerges, the endocannabinoid system is being understood to be crucial in almost every physiological system throughout our entire body. 

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As with any internal mechanism or system, outside factors can cause our bodies to be out of whack. This can range anywhere from sleep deprivation, to a recurring illness or stress. When our bodies are not at their peak condition, the endocannabinoid system can be impacted as well. Since it is responsible for helping to keep our bodies in homeostasis, any intake of cannabinoids from an external supplement, such as Heirloom Selects full spectrum hemp oil, gives our bodies the extra push and support it needs. With the receptors of the endocannabinoid system being more abundant than any other type of receptors in the body, we are confident that the more it is studied and understood, the more important it will be to have this system working at its full potential. 

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