Nearly 30 years ago, scientists discovered a very powerful inter-connected network inside each of us that’s only job is to maintain our mind & body's balanced well-being. It’s called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This system has a very important responsibility: regulating many of our most important immune functions; including our stress and anxiety levels, memory, pain, and inflammation levels. When our ECS is running smoothly, a few very incredible things happen: our nerves calm, our mind clears, our mood improves and our immune system functions optimally. We just feel good! When toxins build up in our system, our balance is disrupted, and the opportunity for sickness creeps in. Disease occurs when our body’s “balance” can’t be achieved on it’s own.
We can help bring our body back into “balance” by supplementing plant-based CBD into our diet.
How Do We Strengthen our ECS?
Our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids, called Endogenous Cannabinoids that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the brain (CB1), immune system (CB2), and elsewhere. Examples include anandamide and 2-AG. Recent science has found that the ECS does not just respond to the endocannabinoids produced in the body naturally, but also respond to external cannabinoids like the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol, or CBD.
Learn how CBD works with The Human Endocannabinoid System (ECS). It's the science behind the healing.
CBD is a powerful therapeutic nutrient, rich in antioxidants and a natural anti-inflammatory found in the stalks of the hemp plant. CBD is nonpsychoactive, so you don’t have to get high to get healed. CBD works by regulating our body’s ECS. You can think of your ECS like an internal communication network between your brain and your central nervous system. This system is responsible for modulating our sleep, appetite, stress, anxiety, mood, immune system, reproduction, memory, pain, and inflammation. Once CBD enters our body, it attaches to receptors found along the ECS and quickly begins regulating our body’s optimal balance. When our mind & body functions optimally, our stress & anxiety levels lower, our mood improves and we feel better.
People who take CBD daily have described its effect on the mind & body to that of taking yoga: calming the mind, centering the body & lifting the spirit. Introducing CBD to the body can help reduce the symptoms of a wide range of illnesses including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, chronic inflammation, depression, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, anxiety, and opioid withdrawal.
Why Is Everyone’s Response to CBD Different?
We know that each hemp CBD experience varies depending on dosage, terpenes, and cannabinoids taken in. Other factors that play a role in how one responds to hemp CBD can be influenced by:
• a person’s genetics
• their body chemistry
• their gender
• the state of their ECS function
• environmental setting
• general tolerance to the herb.
Terpenes are naturally occurring aromatic oils found in plants including fruits, flowering plants and grains, producing different sensations and effects on the body. Prominent terpenes found in the hemp plant are also present in many varieties of essential oils commonly used today for aromatherapy purposes. These oils can be absorbed through the skin, ingested, or diffused and inhaled to achieve their therapeutic effects.
Like CBD, they interact with cannabinoid receptors within the body to exert different physiological effects and cannabinoid interactions.
Terpenes play a key role in differentiating the therapeutic effects one may achieve. Some terpenes promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others promote focus and acuity
Hemp, also referred to as industrial hemp, refers to the non-psychoactive (typically 0.3% or less of THC) varieties of Cannabis Sativa L. Both hemp and cannabis come from the same cannabis species but are genetically distinct and are further distinguished by use, chemical makeup, and cultivation methods. Hemp can be grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. Its seeds and flowers are used in health foods, organic body care, and other nutraceuticals.
Safety of CBD
According to a 2018 study by the World Health Organization, CBD has not been shown to have negative effects on the body, regardless of the amount consumed.
Legal Status of CBD
In the US, the legal status of CBD is clear – CBD is legal in all 50 states under the “Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015”.
CBD has been patented by the US Government under Patent #6,630,507 “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants”.
The information contained on this page is not meant to be construed as medical advice and should not be relied on as such. The statements made have not been evaluated by the FDA.