Demystifying the Endocannabinoid System:

Ok, ok, I think we need to clear something up.

There is a lot of talk going around about CBD due to its rising popularity, but the level of understanding is not keeping up with the hype. At Wild Bloom Health, we strive to spread the knowledge and understanding of this miraculous molecule, so that the population can make their own educated choices about which products they want to use. Nothing about CBD can be understood without first understanding the mechanism by which it affects the human body, the endocannabinoid system, or ECS for short.

Y’all. It is quite simple really. According to Wikipedia, the endocannabinoid system is ‘a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the vertebrate central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.’ Right?

Ok… maybe it isn’t so simple. What is important to understand is that the human body has a system dedicated to receiving a particular kind of molecule, the cannabinoid (CBD, or cannabidiol, is one such molecule). Research indicates that the endocannabinoid system works as a widespread regulator of the body for maintaining homeostasis, as cannabinoid receptors are found in the brain, the endocrine system, and the immune system. It is an important neuromodulator (meaning it regulates neurological pathways of the brain).

In summary, your body is a complex machine, and the ECS is a very important part of that machine, much like the thermostat in a car, so to speak. It helps to regulate and ensure that the other systems are functioning properly. The future is always exciting, but at Wild Bloom Health, we can’t wait to see what our brilliant scientific minds discover about this critical system in the human body.

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