The Endocannabinoid System
The endocannabinoid system is a giant neuroreceptor system found, not only in humans but in animals too. Even fish! This is a very old piece of biology.
In the early 90’s chemists in Israel, studying cannabis (hence why “canna” is in all the technical biological terms) discovered the endocannabinoid system. What exactly was discovered?
The ECS is made up of three parts:
1. Endocannabinoids (or cannabinoids that your body makes endogenously, inside the body).
2. Cannabinoid receptors (most commonly referred to are the CB1 and CB2 receptors, however there are more).
3. Metabolic enzymes that break down endocannabinoids.
That folks, is the ECS in a nutshell.
The government is leading the way in preclinical trials, but researchers are finding that the ECS may be one of the most widespread biological systems in the human body. The ECS is also responsible for homeostasis (balance), and indicators show that the ECS helps keep the bodys healthy in almost EVERY biological system. A clinical ECS deficiency could result in migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, auto immune issues; and even neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Are there natural ways to combate ECS deficiency and maintain a greater state of balance? There sure is! By systemically supplementing with a full spectrum hemp extract high in CBD (we recommend daily use of The Quill, Coil, or THC-free Coil).
Our blog at arcanumedge.com features a whole glossary of interesting facts on health and wellness, cannabinoids, terpenes, recovery, sleep....all focused on helping you achieve that coveted state of homeostatic balance.
Happy reading, my friends!