What Is The Endocannabinoid System?
Sure, we all know we have a nervous, skeletal, muscular, immune system…etc, etc. Did you know we also have an endocannabinoid system? The endocannabinoid system is a neuromodulatory system that plays important roles in your central nervous system development. It’s necessary for managing the response to endogenous and environmental insults and synaptic plasticity.
What does all that mean? Endocannabinoids are receptors made by the body. These receptors are an integral part in helping to keep the body running smoothly. The receptors, CB1 and CB2 are responsible for for regulating mood, appetite, digestion, sleep, learning & memory, liver function, muscle formation, cardiovascular system function, inflammation, chronic pain, metabolism, and more.
The above functions are all important in keeping your body in homeostasis, your body’s internal stability. If a circumstance occurs to throw off your body’s homeostasis, your endocannabinoid system kicks in to help your body return to operating smoothly. An example of this would be if you become sick and have a fever, your endocannabinoid system is going to assist in bringing the fever down.
How does all of this relate to THC and CBD? Both THC and CBD are known to assist your endocannabinoid receptors during their processes. They work with your system receptors to prevent them from breaking down. Research is still being done on the greater effects to the endocannabinoid system but the general consensus is that low levels of endocannabinoid in your body prevent the body from running as smoothly as possible.
Again, research is still being done, even by our team here at Cativa. Our products are top of the line in assisting the body to function at its peak levels whether for relaxation, recovery, or reducing pain.