The Endocannabinoid System
The hemp plant contains many different compounds. Several hundred have been identified up to date. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the compounds sourced from the hemp plant. While the chemical make-up is similar to “Mary Jane”, cannabidiol (CBD) doesn’t produce a psychoactive effect. This is due to the significantly decreased amount of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol — the main compound responsible for the psychoactive property in “Mary Jane”). In other words, CBD won’t get you “high.” It comes in a variety of forms including oils, lotions, edibles, smokables, and more.
All cannabinoids work synergistically with the endocannabinoid system, a biological system that contains molecules similar to those found in hemp’s relative, “Mary Jane”. At the present moment, there are no other known nutrients that work with the endocannabinoid system.
The CB1 receptor, primarily located in the brain, is designed perfectly to receive tetrahydrocannabinol like a lock and key. In a similar manner, other compounds from cannabinoids work beautifully with the CB2 receptors, found all over the body.
A nutrient-strong endocannabinoid system can optimally regulate crucial physiological operations like mood, energy level, blood pressure, stress, metabolism, and more. In doing this, reports of improved physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health have been documented.
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