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What are our CB1 and CB2 Receptors?

CB1 and CB2 receptors

CB1 and CB2 Receptors, How Deep is the Science?

Did you know that there is a system in our bodies comprised of receptors that interact exclusively with cannabinoids like CBD and THC? While decades of Cannabis prohibition will ferociously debate this claim, this system does indeed exist. It’s known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

To understand how CBD works and to fully comprehend how it delivers; it’s crucial that you first understand the Endocannabinoid System.

Get ready to learn something that might just blow your mind…

History of the Endocannabinoid System

In 1988, the first cannabinoid receptor was found in the brain of a rat.

The team of researchers discovered that these receptors interacted exclusively with receptors found in the Cannabis compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). What was even more surprising is that the receptors were found concentrated in parts of the brain responsible for mental and physiological processes (ie. memory, high cognition, emotion, and motor coordination).

Five years later, in 1993, a second cannabinoid receptor was identified. This receptor was distributed throughout the immune system and peripheral tissues of the body and exhibited the same reaction to THC as the first receptor.

It was then that researchers realized they were onto something big…

Just two years later, in 1995, researchers discovered that the two receptors―now deemed the CB1 and CB2 receptors―were found not only in rats but within thousands of other species―including humans.

Why We Need Phytocannabinoids, Scientifically Speaking.

Like any machine―whether it be a result of poor maintenance, damage, or natural aging―our body’s parts and systems can deteriorate and malfunction.

This is where phytocannabinoids like CBD come in.’

Be Thankful For Your Endocannabinoid System

The examples above are just a few ways CBD works with the ECS.

Cannabis compounds like CBD and THC exist for a reason, and it’s certainly no accident that we have an Endocannabinoid System.

The fact that, whoever created us, designed our anatomy with parts linked directly to Cannabis, is honestly mind-blowing.

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