What is the human Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a group of internal cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems that play a significant role in keeping our bodies balanced through a process called homeostasis. The ECS is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in mediating some of the physiological and cognitive effects of physical exercise.

The three key components of the ECS are:

  • Cannabinoid receptors: found on the surface of cells
  • Endocannabinoids: small molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors
  • Metabolic enzymes: enzymes that break down endocannabinoids after they are used

The two main types of cannabinoid receptors in the ECS are CB1 and CB2. Both receptors transmit information about changing conditions in the body to the inside of the cell, kick-starting the appropriate cellular response.

Endocannabinoids are molecules that are produced naturally by cells in the human body and bind to and activate cannabinoid receptors. The activation of these cannabinoid receptors helps influence our body’s daily functions such as immune system regulation, memory processing, pain regulation, and motor control.

Once the endocannabinoids have been used, metabolic enzymes break them down.

When you add Whole Hemp CBDs to your body, they begin to bind with enzymes to increase the number of endocannabinoids in your system. This process will stop enzymes from breaking down all the anandamide (bliss molecules) within the endocannabinoids, therefore making more of it available for use by your cells. This is why CBD is a natural mood-lifter void of all psychoactive effects.

While your body can regulate the Endocannabinoid System on its own, adding Whole Hemp CBDs helps make it run more efficiently.