What is the Endocannibinoid System (ECS)?

The endocannabinoid system is a collection of cannabinoid receptors in your brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells that are stimulated by cannabinoids such as CBD. It is one of the most important physiological systems involved with establishing and maintaining human health.

The endocannabinoid system consists of the two main receptors, CB1 and CB2. Cannabinoids stimulate these receptors causing a variety of positive physiological processes to ensue, including regulating an immunoresponse such as inflammation. Our body naturally produces cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids. Another source of cannabinoids are from plants such as hemp, called Phytocannabinoids.

CB1 receptors, which are found primarily in the brain, are stimulated by cannabinoids such as THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which induces a “stoned or high” feeling. CB2 receptors, which are stimulated by CBD, are predominately found throughout our immune system. Herb Life’s CBD is devoid of any THC which is why it will not induce any psychoactive effects when used.

Location of CB1 and CB2 Receptors in the Human Body

This diagram of the human body depicts the locations of where CB1 and CB2 receptors can be found in the human body.

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