We all learn about the nervous system, respiratory system, lymphatic system, etc, in school…but, what we haven’t learned about is the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a network of receptors that responds to a stimulus in order to do different things. In the case of the ECS, cannabinoids are the stimulus and some of the responses these interactions can cause are: maintaining your body’s homeostasis, decreasing inflammation, alleviating pain or anxiety, among other things.

 The two main receptors of the ECS are the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are mainly found as part of the central nervous system in the brain and relate to memory, mood, or even your perception of pain. CB2 receptors are most concentrated in the immune system and are where the anti-inflammatory benefits come in.

 CBD, as a cannabinoid, interacts with both the CB1 and CB2 receptors to provide these benefits in your body. This is how we see all of the amazing benefits from the use of CBD products!