THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

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Now that there is more freedom to grow Industrial Hemp, there has been an increased supply of companies offering products containing CBD.

CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is one of the many CANNABINOIDS found in Mother Nature. These Cannabinoids are the food for our ENDO (i.e. internal) Cannabinoid System.

The Endocannabinoid System was discovered back in 1988 by Israeli researcher Dr. Raphael Mechoulam.  It is named after the cannabis plant that led to its discovery. 

To put the magnitude of this discovery into perspective: ALL birds, reptiles, mammals (including horses, cats, and dogs), and other invertebrates have an Endocannabinoid System, and it therefore can be traced back 600 million years! Although we were unaware of its existence until recently, it has been around as an important adaptive trait for an incredibly long time!

The Endocannabinoid System regulates different physical and emotional systems in our body, which I will discuss in the weeks to come.

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