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What does CBD do?
To understand CBD oil, first we have to talk about the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is our body's master regulatory system that regulates things like appetite, pain management, digestion, reproduction, stress and memory, addiction, and depression. In order for your ECS to work effectively, it needs a steady supply of compounds called cannabinoids. Some cannabinoids are made by your body (called endocannabinoids). Others are made by plants (called phytocannabinoids). One of the most well-known phytocannabinoids is CBD, which stands for cannabidiol.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors within a mammal's body. Scientists discovered this system in the 1990s.
Phytocannabinoids work with the mammalian Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a vast receptor system that helps support homeostasis and overall good health. This receptor system exists throughout the entire body, including the immune system, the central nervous system, and within many organs. The ECS accepts our body’s self-produced endocannabinoids as well as the phytocannabinoids found in hemp.
The ECS is designed to support cells and healthy immune system function, in reaction to fluctuations in our external environment. A human's ECS affects many regions of the body, including functions of the immune system, the central nervous system (including the brain), organs, connective tissue, and glands.
The ECS supports various biological tasks, including energy & balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, and the function of the autonomic nervous system.