Cannabinoids are a complex group of molecules that are found in the hemp plant, cocoa plant, black pepper, and black truffle. Today, we know about 120 different cannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two most recognized and studied cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are neurotransmitters like hormones. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) was first discovered in 1992 by Dr. Rafael Mechoulam from the Hebrew University in Israel. The ECS system is a network of cells that have receptors only for cannabinoids, there are actually more receptors for cannabinoids in the body than any other type of receptor. So the endocannabinoid system is clearly the largest network of its kind throughout our body. What many people do not know is that the body also produces its own similar cannabinoids called endocannabinoids
Cannabinoids are divided into two groups: endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids occur naturally in our bodies and are part of the ECS. Phytocannabinoids are called the cannabinoids that occur in the hemp plant and can be used to affect ECS. Unlike THC, the CBD is not psychoactive and therefore does not produce any intoxicating effects, but it has been shown to have a number of medical properties.
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Almost all people, especially us in the western world, are constantly affected by inflammation due to factors such as environmental toxins, heavy metals, pesticides, which often leads to chronic biological infections, bacteria, viruses, inflamed joints (rheumatism) and fungi. If your immune system has been inflamed, there is a risk that you will suffer from autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, eczema, chronic infection and so on. There may also be inflammation in the central nervous system, which often results in mental disorders such as ADHD, migraine, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, and more. In fact, many of these diseases did not exist (at least they were extremely rare) 100-150 years ago. The diseases have occurred mainly during the modern time and often depend on our harmful surroundings and the environment and toxins that we absorb daily in our system. So, if you suffer from any of these diseases, the CBD can go in and repair and restore your physiological balance through the endocannabinoid system that maintains homeostasis.