Cannabinoids, including CBD, interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system, or ECS. The ECS is a system of receptors found in all mammals. These receptors are located in the brain and nervous system throughout the body, specifically CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Numerous studies have shown the ECS to be directly involved in the processes that keep our bodies balanced day to day, including: appetite, pain sensation, mood, memory, immune system functions, and inflammation control.
Overall, clinical research concludes that the endocannabinoid system is largely responsible for managing homeostasis: the body’s natural condition of balance.
Research has shown that when you ingest hemp CBD oil, the CBD interacts directly with the CB2 receptors throughout your body, stimulating your endocannabinoid system.
When is the last time you, or someone you know, had a significant serving of cannabinoids?
If you’re like most people who are just hearing about CBD oil, you probably haven’t had one — ever. 20 years ago, the researchers who discovered the endocannabinoid system began to suggest that many of us are suffering from an endocannabinoid deficiency.
It’s not hard to believe, since the average modern diet contains no cannabinoids.