Endocannabinoid System – Part 1
As a pioneer in the cannabis industry, Cannaisseur Brands goal is to educate other about cannabis and its medicinal benefits. The most significant ingredient in our products, of course, is premium cannabidiol (CBD), a natural compound that has the ability to improve your physical health from the inside and out.
But why does CBD have such a positive reaction with our bodies? And how can it benefit us in so many ways? Well, the simple answer is: The endogenous cannabinoid system, otherwise referred to as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
How was the ECS discovered?
In the mid-1990s, an Israeli researcher Dr. Raphael Mechoulam discovered two main receptors that connect to both the endocannabinoids that our bodies naturally produce and plant-based cannabinoids like THC and CBD. These two receptors are known as cannabinoid 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid 2 (CB2) receptors.
The breakthrough of these receptors required working backwards, tracing the metabolic pathways of THC that led scientists to discover the unknown molecular signaling system that exists inside thousands of biological lifeforms.
What is the role of the ECS?
Rightfully named after the plant that aided in its discovery, the endocannabinoid system is a physiological system that controls and cares for your health. Endocannabinoids and its receptors can be found throughout the body, in the brain, organs, glands, and connective tissues. This system is actually responsible for helping maintain many of our bodily functions. It plays a crucial role from our immune system to our nervous system and because endocannabinoids are often found at intersections of our bodies’ various systems, it ultimately acts as a bridge between the body and the mind.
How does CBD benefit you?
The medicinal benefits that come from the proper use of CBD are seemingly limitless given the current science! CB2 receptors are mainly found in the immune system that binds with CBD and work as an anti-inflammatory agent for our body. There are immune boosting functions of CB2 that are activated by the proper use of CBD, which includes moderating the intoxicating effects of THC (aka psychoactive or high).
We hope we’ve answered a few of your questions on just why our products have such a positive impact on different aspects of your physical health. Stay tuned for more about the science behind our CBD products and how it can help with your specific needs!