The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives and translates signals from cannabinoids. Your body continuously monitors and regulates levels and functions in your body and when they need to be adjusted your ECS system activates to help correct it. For example, when you are overheating or dehydrated, your ECS system will start to cool you down by sweating and making you feel thirsty.
A human’s endocannabinoid system affects many regions of the body, including functions of the immune system, the central nervous system (including the brain), organs, connective tissue, and glands. ECS plays an essential role in regulating: appetite, pain, inflammation, sleep, temperature, immune function, fertility, memory, and mood.
There are 80+ cannabinoids found in hemp that have unique properties and benefits. “The Entourage Effect” promotes using the entire spectrum of natural compounds which can be more beneficial than single-compound extracts. For example, there are several cannabinoids in the hemp plant that include CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, and many more.
Unlike THC, CBD is NON-psychoactive. However, CBD is known to stimulate receptors to reduce pain, anxiety, inflammation, and more. There is no “high” effect or psychoactive properties with CBD, so you don’t have to worry about your ability to perform day-to-day duties. Compared to FDA approved pharmaceuticals, side effects from CBD are insignificant, few users have reported mild sedation or abdominal discomfort.