Endocannabinoid System

You’ve heard of your circulatory system, cardiovascular system, central nervous system and so many more. Have you ever heard of your endocannabinoid system? Every living mammal has one, whether they use cannabis or not.According to an article written by Crystal Raypole for healthline.com, “The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system discovered in the early 1990s by researchers exploring THC, a well-known cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis.”
Discovery of the ECS system is so new, experts are still learning exactly what all it does. The article states, “we know it [ECS] plays role in regulating a range of functions and processes including:

1. Appetite & digestion
2. Metabolism
3. Chronic pain
4. Inflammation and other immune-system responses
5. Mood
6. Learning and memory
7. Motor control
8. Sleep
9. Cardiovascular system function
10. Muscle formation
11. Bone remodeling and growth
12. Liver function
13. Reproduction system function
14. Stress
15. Skin and nerve function

Experts are still learning so much more about our ECS and what we can do to prevent and/or treat so many different ailments.  THC and CBD are the two most well-known cannabinoids, but there are many, many more.

When I’m anemic, my body has an iron deficiency and my doctor prescribes an iron supplement for me to take until my levels return to normal.  Our hope is that in the near future the same will be possible for any sort of endocannabinoid deficiency.  We would love to see a time where doctors can test for and treat any sort of disfunction in the ECS, like they would for a cardiovascular problem like high blood pressure.

The point of today’s blog post is to just share a little knowledge about how cannabis can truly help with so many things and why. Many, many years ago people ingested cannabinoids when they ate meat.  Livestock, chickens, etc. were given hemp with their feed.  Once hemp was made illegal, humans no longer got the benefits from the byproducts when they consumed meat.  Thus, leading to most every living person having an ECS deficiency.

I personally use CBD to help with sleep, mood (depression and anxiety), and pain control.  In the past, I would turn to Advil when something hurt.  Now I just take a CBD capsule and it’s almost always enough to take the pain away.  I also use lots of topical CBD things.  Pain cream, lip balm, sugar scrubs, face cream, etc.

To read the entire article referenced above, visit: Healthline Lots of great information there.

As always, feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the plant and how it can help people. If you aren’t sure where to start, let us know. Talk to us about what you’re experiencing and we will help you decide. We are here to help.

Happy Tuesday, friends.  Stay healthy!
Trinity & Kristen
CSR team