The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is one of science’s newest and most exciting
discoveries. The ECS regulates a variety of biological processes, like relaxation,
eating, sleeping, certain inflammation responses and even cognitive function.
In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is
working optimally—no small task!
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body.
However, while the Endocannabinoid System performs different tasks,
experts believe that the overall function of the ECS is the regulation of
homeostasis. It is difficult to succinctly describe a complex system like the ECS, but what’s
important to know is that there are two main types of cannabinoid receptors—CB1 and
CB2—on cells throughout the body. They are most abundant in the brain and immune
system respectively. Your body naturally makes its own cannabinoids (endocannabinoids
like anandamide and 2-AG) that share a similar chemical structure with plant-based
cannabinoids like CBD.
Endocannabinoids (and plant-based cannabinoids) link with protein molecule receptors
—called cannabinoid receptors—on the surface of cells. CBD has also been shown to
strengthen and improve the efficiency of mitochondria, the “powerhouses” of your
cells that are responsible for ensuring that your cells work the way they should.
Research on the ECS has shown that as part of regulating homeostasis, and is
responsible for repairing damaged cells. Research has also shown that
cannabinoids are able to target damaged cells while sparing normal cells, meaning that the Endocannabinoid system may act as a biological defense system.
When a person ingests Hemp CBD Oil or other cannabinoids, these cannabinoid receptors are activated (CBD appears to have a greater affinity for CB2 receptors than CB1 receptors). Research indicates that when you supplement your ECS with non-toxic, non-habit-forming cannabinoids, like those found in Real Scientific Hemp Oil, you may create a healthier endocannabinoid system and, almost certainly, a healthier you.
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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program.
Most work-place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of Cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens. Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing or screening, we recommend (as does the United States Armed Services) that you DO-NOT ingest our products. Prior to consuming these products consult with your healthcare practicioner, drug screening\testing company or employer.