Hemp and The Endocannabinoid System

More of the population is becoming inclined to learn about health alternatives and natural remedies to help promote and enhance longevity; because living your best life isn’t just a fad, it is an ultimate human desire, right? 

Get this. According to a recent Alternative Medicine Survey, 55% report using at least one form of alternative medicine or natural remedy to help them with a health problem.

So, there’s no surprise, although, many are familiar with the nervous, skeletal, digestive, lymphatic, and muscular systems, to name a few, there are others not gaining worldly attention just yet.

In comes the interest of the endocannabinoid system.


What Is The Endocannabinoid System

Let’s just point out, gratefully, there are so many pivotal components that allows the body to operate on autopilot. Most functions of the multiple systems within human anatomy requires minimal acknowledgment, sure, but fueling our bodies with all natural properties are known to assist with overall wellbeing, mood, and functionality. What we consume can fuel or deplete our bodies. The endocannabinoid system thrives when charged, and in most cases, triggered. We will elaborate.

Your body contacts a set of neurotransmitters within your nervous system, that interact with the cannabinoids, called the cannabinoid system.

A simple way to think about it is, your body is like a tree, and the endocannabinoid system is the tree trunk providing all of the nutrients to the tree branches to grow and flourish.


What Should I Know About Hemp

The hemp plant is closely related to the cannabis plant. From the same genus of plant species, cannabis contains higher levels of THC, (the component that gives you psychoactive effects) while hemp has higher levels of CBD, and does not give you any psychoactive effects.


What Is CBD

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and it is one of the over 700 active components of the Hemp plant. Unlike its cousin THC, CBD is non-intoxicating. Our bodies naturally make a cannabinoid substance that is called 2-AG.

2-AG is an endocannabinoid, and is present at fairly high levels in the central nervous system. Together, the CB1 and CB2 receptors help to trigger activity within the endocannabinoid system.

Each of the CB receptors are studied to have an impact on different parts of the body.



What Does This Mean For You

The endocannabinoid system along with hemp extract could provide benefits to your overall health and well-being coupled with other holistic alternatives you choose. This article could be the beginning of your hemp knowledge or a refresh to expand your hemp expertise, resulting in you giving more hemp and CBD ingredient-based products a try.

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