All You Need to Know About the Endocannabinoid System

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All You Need to Know About the Endocannabinoid System

A Rundown of the Endocannabinoid System

Ever wonder why cannabinoids like CBD and THC affect the body the way it does? Us, too. Well, turns out the body has a collection of cell receptors and their corresponding molecules that essentially make up the endocannabinoid system.

Endocannabinoids are the body’s natural THC. Through research, two molecules were identified; anandamide and 2-Ag. Anandamide was derived from the Sanskrit work Ananda which translates to bliss. They are actually pretty important and help regulate a lot:

  • Sleep
  • Appetite
  • Mood
  • Pleasure/reward
  • Pain
  • Memory

So how exactly do the cell receptors interact with those molecules? The fancy name for the anandamide and 2-Ag molecules is agonist. Agonists bond to cell receptors and give messages to direct the cells in any given direction. CB1 and CB2 are two main cell receptors found all over the body.

Diet is a huge factor in producing enough endocannabinoids. Omega-3 fatty acids are connected to the production of endocannabinoids and not producing enough can mean being more susceptible to illness—hemp is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids! Research is even being done to determine that dysregulation in the endocannabinoid system is related to disorders such as fibromyalgia.

If endocannabinoids are the body’s natural THC…where does CBD fit in? The answer is enzymes. Enzymes break down leftover endocannabinoids, keeping everything balanced. CBD puts a stop to that process, making more molecules available. Being non-psychoactive leaves CBD as an excellent option in boosting the effects of the body’s own produced endocannabinoids. This is what leads CBD to be a highly effective solution to symptoms such as pain, anxiety, or depression.

NutraCanna works hard to provide all health, no high options to boosting your natural endocannabinoid system. Derived from the hemp plant, these CBD products will get you the medical benefits you are after in a natural way.

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