YOUR ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM


WHAT DOES THE ECS DO?


Every human on earth is naturally born with an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that helps regulate key aspects of our health and keeps systems in our body balanced.  Without it, the innate ability of cells to cope with changes in the bodies environment would not exist. Our ECS is a vast system and we are still learning a great deal about how it works.

 

The ECS can be divided into three main parts:

Part One

Receptors such as CB1 and CB2 (sit on the cells surface looking for changing environments)

Part Two

Endocannabinoids such as anandamide and 2-AG (made by the body when needed)

Part Three

Metabolic Enzymes such as FAAH and MAGL (these break down endocannabinoids if they are no longer needed)



Rather than bind to CB1 and CB2 Receptors, CBD activates and influences other non-cannabinoid receptors that effect things like anxiety, sleep, appetite and even pain.

CBD Modulates

CBD reduces anxiety by changing the shape of the GABA-A receptor in a way that amplifies the natural calming effect of GABA.

CBD Reuptake Inhibitor

CBD delays the reuptake of adenosine (a neurotransmitter) which helps with inflammation and anxiety.

CBD Activates PPARs

CBD also exerts an anti-cancer effect by activating PPARs [peroxisome proliferator activated receptors] that are situated on the surface of the cell’s nucleus. 

IS YOUR ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM IN BALANCE?