The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is the master controller for all of the body's systems.
A body system is a collection of parts able to work together to serve a common purpose - growth, reproduction and survival. Each part of a system depends on the other parts to perform tasks that can't be achieved by single parts acting alone.
Each individual system works in conjunction with other systems to improve our chances of survival by maintaining a stable internal body environment. This stable environment is known as homeostasis.
An example of the way these systems are interrelated is… the blood. It is part of the cardiovascular system and it carries products of digestion (digestive system) to body cells, excretory wastes (excretory system) to the kidneys and hormones (endocrine system) to target organs such as those forming part of the reproductive system.
The ECS requires a balance of cannabinoids for proper functionality and to achieve homeostasis…the human body alone struggles to maintain this balance. Hence, there has become an overabundance of health issues related to this imbalance…anxiety, digestive issues, high blood pressure, etc. Cannabinoids must be supplemented to help the body’s systems achieve a state of homeostasis or perfect balance.
Cannabinoids are the abundant molecules found in the hemp plant. There are over 120 known cannabinoids and over 600 total natural healing compounds found in the hemp plant.
The term “entourage effect” has been used to describe the synergistic manner in which the more than 120 known cannabinoids and 600+ compounds found naturally in the hemp plant work together to produce the healing magic that plant is so widely recognized for. Without the Entourage Effect, efficacy is exponentially diminished.
FCE™ is the only Whole Plant Hemp Extract that maximizes this Entourage Effect.
Receptors are proteins located on the surface of cells that interact with endocannabinoids to initiate a signaling cascade. There are two primary receptors in the ECS: CB1 and CB2.
CB1 receptors are primarily found in the central nervous system (CNS) and are responsible for regulating pain, mood, appetite, and memory. When an endocannabinoid binds to a CB1 receptor, it can decrease the release of neurotransmitters that signal pain and promote feelings of relaxation and euphoria.
CB2 receptors, on the other hand, are primarily found in the peripheral nervous system and immune system. These receptors are involved in regulating inflammation and immune response. Activation of CB2 receptors can reduce inflammation and enhance immune function.
Overall, receptors play a critical role in the ECS by mediating the effects of endocannabinoids and other compounds that interact with the system. Understanding the function of these receptors is essential in developing targeted therapies for various conditions, such as pain, anxiety, and inflammation.
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