CBD and the Endocannabinoid System
There’s plenty of myths circling around currently surrounding the nature of CBD and what it does to the body. Some say it gets you high, others say it merely numbs the senses, and those are just the beginning of these harmful and baseless rumors. Many people truly don’t believe that CBD has any effect on the body at all. However, CBD within the body has studied interactions that have been documented as early as the 70s. Indeed, the study of the human brain, mainly what causes certain hormone releases and interactions, served to uncover the existence of the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a body function in all mammals that has been largely kept under wraps and out of the public eye and science journals everywhere for the past 40 plus years. So, just what is the endocannabinoid system and how does it affect your day-to-day life? Let’s take a look.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
Luckily, within the past couple of years, there’s been a notable rise in studies surrounding the endocannabinoid system and how its regulatory functions throughout the body. Specifically, these target the effects it has on the brain as well as body tissues, such as muscles, joints, and nerves. These studies have been most promising as they’ve managed to highlight the potential therapeutic promise in manipulating the endocannabinoid’s system for the sake of potentially aiding the healing process for a variety of different diseases and ailments. This is due to how the endocannabinoid system functions and how it interacts with the rest of the body.
Essentially, the endocannabinoid system is a collection of receptors and enzymes that process the proteins the receptors interact with. It’s a system that interacts largely with endocannabinoids, a series of chemicals your body makes of its own accord that interact with the system and create feelings of elation, feelings of relaxation and other responses in the body. These receptors and enzymes are found throughout the whole body. You’ll be able to find them in the brain, organs, glands, immune system, connective tissues and other areas as well.