Why CBD Works?
The Endocannabinoid system is WHY CBD works in our bodies. I am sure that you are aware of the following systems that work in your body:
- Circulatory System
- Digestive System
- Endocrine System
- Immune System
- Muscular System
- Nervous System
- Renal System
- Reproductive System
- Respiratory System
- Skeletal System
However, you may not realize that you have an entire system, called The Endocannabinoid System, in your body discovered in 1988 by Allyn Howlett and William Devane in a government-funded study that initially discovered our brains have receptor sites that respond to the compounds found in cannabis. These receptors, named cannabinoid receptors, were also discovered throughout the human body- strategically located in our major organs and systems. This discovery of the Endocannabinoid System has led to a better understanding of WHY CBD works so well within our bodies.
To understand fully, you have to be knowledgeable about the complexity of the Endocannabinoid System. The Endocannabinoid system is a network of cell receptors found in your body.
CB1 receptors- which are predominantly found in the brain.
CB2 receptors – which are found throughout our immune system and nervous system, and major organs.
The ECS system does many things, but its main job is to create a stable environment in your body and regulate your systems. It can regulate areas in your body that are out of balance- it is the most significant discovery!
When we take or use CBD –Cannabis seeks out the cannabinoid receptors (CB1 & CB2) in your body and creates homeostasis in every organ and system.
One of the reasons this happens is because
CBD is a natural neuroprotectant.
The neuroprotectant definition is “the ability to prevent neuronal cell death by intervening in and inhibiting the pathogenic cascade that results in cell dysfunction and eventual death. “
That means that CBD- as a neuroprotectant, works to repair the damage done and protect damage from happening again.
Your body needs cannabis to interact with the Endocannabinoid System. CBD is like gasoline is to a car. CBD fuels the ECS system.
CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory.
The definition of anti-inflammatory is: “to reduce and control inflammation.
CBD is a natural pain reliever.
The definition of natural pain reliever is “to decrease and remove the pain.”
All three of these things are what happens when you take CBD.
Now you understand WHY CBD WORKS IN YOUR BODY- because your body was made to function at its best WITH CBD.