This system, which is related to the central nervous system, evolved millions of years ago. It developed in almost all living things, save insects. Other species – mammals, birds, amphibians, fish – also have an ECS and similar neurotransmitters doing comparable work inside their bodies.
Because the ECS appeared in our bodies so many millions of years ago, as all these living things evolved, their ECSs became intertwined with many core functions of their bodies, like the immune system, neurological functions, and pain response.
Endocannabinoids (eCBs) and their endocannabinoid receptors (CB receptors) make up the ECS. eCBs are lipid-based, as is CBD (which is why coconut or vegetable oils are such popular vehicles for the phytocannabinoid).
Since the ECS was discovered 60 years ago, there have been mountains of studies and research papers published on how this system regulates our vital functions. One of the keener points is that diet, lifestyle, and stress levels impact the functioning of the ECS.
Maintaining a healthy ECS is a balancing act. The recent legislation surrounding different cannabinoids found in hemp, like CBD, CBDa, CBN, THCa, THCv, and CBG, has made it easier to rebalance the ECS.
wirtten by Canzon Team