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Understanding The Endocannabinoid System

You may or may not know that human bodies contain an endocannabinoid system. This system is made up of endocannabinoids, CB receptors, and enzymes.


Endocannabinoids: Endocannabinoids are molecules like the cannabinoids found in hemp and marijuana plants that our bodies produce themselves. They act as signals. Our bodies produce them to tell other parts of our system specific things about what we need.


Receptors: The CBD receptors pick up and process these chemical signals so the information can be used to help our bodies maintain homeostasis or the normal functioning of the body.


Enzymes: Enzymes break down the endocannabinoids so the receptors can receive new input.


When we use cannabinoids from nature, our bodies react to them like they are the endocannabinoids we naturally create ourselves. They don’t do anything artificial to our bodies, they work with and optimise our own biological functions.


For instance, if you’re taking CBD oil to help you sleep, it won’t make you sleep; it helps your body do what it naturally wants to do so you can sleep. We have CBD receptors in our skin too. In every skin cell. This is why applying a CBD product to our skin can cause an amazing range of benefits all over our bodies. Like with sleep, CBD helps our bodies work better so we have better skin.