What is the endocannabinoid system?
The Endocannabinoid System, also known as the ECS, is the network of cellular receptors responsible for maintaining and regulating several key functions in the body. CBD activates and interacts with the Endocannabinoid System, which is one of the main homeostatic regulators and plays a crucial role in the vast majority of physiological processes. The latest scientific research suggests that the Endocannabinoid System promotes balance in the body and has beneficial effects on your overall well-being.
The endocannabinoid system was first discovered in the early 1990s. While his research team was investigating how the psychoactive compound THC reacts with our internal system, they discovered how the body produces its own compounds, which revealed a similar effect to the cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa plant.
The reason it was named the ‘Endocannabinoid System’ is because this system is able to make the body create its own cannabinoids. The ECS is made up of CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 cannabinoid receptors are predominantly found in the brain and central nervous system (CNS), while CB2 receptors are mainly found in the immune system.