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The Endocannabinoid System –What is It and Who Has One?
The discovery of the first cannabinoid molecule, CBD, occurred in 1940 in a species of wild Minnesota hemp. However, it wasn’t until three decades later, in 1971, when the THC molecule was fully elucidated that scientists actively set out to locate a corresponding receptor system for this family of molecules in animals. What they found was an intricate system of activator and receptor molecules distributed throughout the brains and bodies of all vertebrates that we now know as the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
There are two main categories of cannabinoids, the activator molecules distinguished by their prefixes: endo means “within” and refers to cannabinoids that your body produces, while the prefix phyto means “plant” to signify those cannabinoids that are derived from plants. The two most prevalent phytocannabinoids are THC, which is responsible for the majority of the psychoactive effects of cannabis, and CBD, the one responsible for the growing industry and consumer “buzz” for its vast array of health benefits that help you to live your best life. Phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids are often referred to collectively as cannabinoids, and you will see this shortened term used commonly outside of the scientific literature.
Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the body. The two receptors that have been the most extensively studied are CB1, which acts as a receptor to THC; and CB2, which serves as a receptor for CBD. Interestingly, although both receptors exist to varying degrees throughout the body, CB1 receptors are located primarily in the brain, and CB2 receptors exist most abundantly outside of the nervous system.
All of this is great news for anyone considering using Modern Restoratives products. Science is on the brink of exciting medical breakthroughs for CBD, with considerable progress happening every day as research into the ECS gains momentum. Pre-clinical research has already shown CBD to be effective for a great number of conditions, including anxiety and depression, sleep disorders, hypertension, pain relief, cancer, acne, substance abuse, and diabetes prevention, all as a result of interaction with the ECS.
Looking for a deeper dive into the how the ECS works? We recommend checking out the Project CBD site.