For thousands of years cannabinoids have been found in the natural food chain of life on earth. Then in the 1900s, prohibition greatly reduced human and animal ingestion of these essential nutrients. The link between cannabinoids and the human body was found by scientists in late 1980s when there was a discovery of cannabinoid receptors in the brain. This in turn led to the discovery of what is now known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). It is now widely accepted that humans, as well as most other living things on Earth, all have an endocannabinoid system, and this is where Cannabidiol (CBD) has become of particular interest.
The endocannabinoid system is a group of receptors in both the brain and the nervous system which regulates a huge variety of processes, CBD and other cannabinoids interact with these receptors. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same – homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctations in the external environment.
There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and the immune system respectively. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally. This is why feeding your endocannabinoid system is so important for maintaining and supporting a healthy body and mind.
Our CBD makes a fantastic addition to help maintain your health and wellbeing. Although CBD is the main cannabinoid in our products – our extraction process also brings out many other cannabinoids, terpenes and naturally occurring compounds found in Cannabis. Our extracts are like natural powerhouses all working together in synergy to provide a truly remarkable food supplement.