You may have heard that our bodies naturally contain receptors that interact with cannabinoids when we ingest, smoke, or apply topical cannabis products that contain them. But what does this mean? Humans have what is called an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that helps our bodies achieve homeostasis, and uses endocannabinoids to do so. These endocannabinoids are created naturally by our bodies, but research has proven that supplementing these with cannabinoids from cannabis can yield positive health benefits and contribute towards an improved lifestyle with less pain, discomfort, and stress, better sleep, and more.
What do Endocannabinoid Receptors in the Body Do?
Endocannabinoid receptors control balance within our bodies and help to regulate things like our appetite, pain, pleasure, sleep, memory, cognition, growth, movement, immune function, and more. However, when an endocannabinoid deficiency occurs it can cause problems in your body that take away from your overall wellbeing. When we use cannabis products, the cannabinoid molecules either bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors within the ECS or influence them (activate, deactivate, antagonize, etc.) and a response is achieved. This means that even if your body isn’t producing the endocannabinoids necessary for homeostasis, you can achieve a more balanced state through the use of CBD products.
Where are CBD Receptors?
The two receptors that can accept CBD are called CB1 and CB2, and both have different purposes. CB1 receptors are found on peripheral nerve terminals as well as on the outside of neurons in places such as the eyes, spleen, testicles, and vascular endothelium (veins and arteries). CB2 receptors are found within your immune system in tissue and cells. When cannabinoids from cannabis products enter your bloodstream either by ingestion (Edibles), inhalation (Vaping), or absorption (Tinctures), they seek out these two receptors in an attempt to activate or block processes that can help to improve inner balance and lead to homeostasis.
Why Do We Have Cannabinoid Receptors in the Body?
Why do we have cbd cannabinoid receptors in the first place? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a large neurotransmitter network that helps our bodies communicate with our brains by the way of nerve cells. When something is amiss, our bodies produce endocannabinoids that bind to the receptors to achieve the same result that cannabinoids do – except that cannabinoids can be used when a deficiency occurs and we aren’t producing the necessary endocannabinoids on our own. In other words, our endocannabinoid systems weren’t designed specifically for cannabis, but cannabinoids from cannabis are able to take the place of endocannabinoids to help our bodies regulate balance when we aren’t able to do so naturally.
Using Full-Spectrum CBD To Get Your Body Back on Track
At King Harvest, we want to make sure that our customers have access to relevant educational material on Full Extract Cannabis Oil to help them make the best choices for their health. In a perfect world, our bodies would produce everything that is needed to live healthy and pain free, but we understand that sometimes it’s more complex than that. That’s why we are proud to provide options for managing your health and encourage you to seek out FECO products that are right for you. Using CBD products can help your endocannabinoid system regulate and achieve balance and enable you to enjoy life without the burden of common ailments.