From the National Institute of Health in 2006:
”In the past decade, the Endocannabinoid System has been implicated in a growing number of physiological functions, both in the central and peripheral nervous systems and in peripheral organs.. modulating the activity of the Endocannabinoid System turned out to hold therapeutic properties in a wide range of disparate diseases and pathological conditions..”
CBD is a phytocannabinoid, a type of compound found naturally in plants like hemp. It is not intoxicating and non-addictive. It works with your body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Your ECS helps with inflammation, appetite, energy, stress levels, sleep schedules, and other processes that are central to your well being.
Just discovered in the 1990’s the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is present throughout your body and is involved with most brain and body functions (including immune and nervous systems).
The word “endo” comes from endogenous, which refers to substances and processes that originate from within a system. In this case, the substances and processes are endocannabinoids and the system they work in is the ECS.
The ECS has one primary job: to regulate the body’s other systems, such as the immune, nervous, and digestive systems. The ECS is the body’s primary regulatory system.
In pets, CBD can help improve anxiety, quality of life, joint functions, neurohealth, skin irritations, and digestive function. The ECS also involves other processes including mood, appetite, muscular function, and sensation.
The ECS is essentially a network of both CB1 and CB2 receptors and the cannabinoids that communicate with nearly all flowing parts of the body and mind.
CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain, although they are also present along the spinal cord and in some organs. CB2 receptors are dense in immune cells ands in the peripheral nervous system. For this reason, they are thought to play a significant role in the maintenance of inflammation and immune function support.
Hemp and Marijuana are both types of Cannabis plants. Cannabis is indigenous to Eastern Asia, but has been widely cultivated throughout the world.
The hemp plant can be used to make a variety of commercial and industrial products, including clothing, shoes, rope, textiles, paper, insulation, and biofuel.
Marijuana is only legal for medicinal purposes. It is used in the treatment and management of health conditions including cancer, epilepsy, PTSD, depression, anxiety, menstrual pain, and many other common and even uncommon ailments. Medical marijuana can only be prescribed by a doctor, and purchased in a legal dispensary with a medical card.