The Endocannabinoid System works to balance the various processes in our body to achieve homeostasis including inflammation, pain management, sleep, stress, and so much more.
It is involved in a host of homeostatic and physiological functions, including modulation of pain and inflammation. The ECS relies on cannabinoid receptors throughout the body (CB1 and CB2) which live on the surface of cells and act as the binding sites for the endocannabinoids we produce in the body. These receptors are also influenced directly and indirectly by the phytocannabinoids which are found in hemp. The interactions of phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids with the receptors are critical for many physiological functions in our bodies.
Pain :The Endocannabinoid System is now known to be one of the key regulators in managing pain sensation and inflammation at all stages on pain processing pathways.
Sleep: The quality and length of our sleep is influenced by our biological and physiological rhythms, but also by the regulatory role of our ECS. When our ECS is able to balance our rhythms, then we achieve quality sleep.
Stress: As the major signaling system striving for balance and equilibrium in the body, the ECS helps us adapt to various day to day stressors.
The hemp plant contains over 80 naturally occurring powerful phytocannabinoids, and the most well-known cannabinoid, CBD (cannabidiol), is just one of them!
Phytocannabinoids in hemp interact and help to support the Endocannabinoid System which is essential in pain management, sleep, stress management, and overall wellbeing.