Understanding How Hemp Oil Works with the Endocannabinoid System
Did you know that humans already have biological systems in place that process the derivatives of the hemp plant? Millions of years ago, something called the endocannabinoid system evolved in human beings. Meaning we can ingest hemp and receive its benefits from external sources. Also, we have internal systems that are already producing neurotransmitters that bind with this complex system. Here are three things Aktive wants you to know about the endocannabinoid system:
Almost All Living Things Have an Endocannabinoid System
We aren’t the only beings on this planet that have cannabinoid receptors! While scientists initially centered their research on humans and other mammals, plenty of other animals produce these neurochemicals. So, while your dog’s endocannabinoid system can surely benefit from taking hemp extract, you may be surprised that fish also have the same systems.
The Role Your Cannabinoid Receptors and Endocannabinoids (eCBs) Play
Like we said earlier, your body is already producing neurotransmitters that interact with this system called eCBs. The most important ones are anandamide, which is the source of the runners high, and 2-ArachidonoylGlycerol (2-AG), which is linked to emotional balance, protecting the cardiovascular health and nervous system activity. These neurotransmitters and the receptors that they bind to are paramount in healthy brain function as well as an immune system function.
How Your Receptors Interact with Hemp Oil
Your cannabinoid receptors can only bind with cannabinoids. You have two primary receptors, CB1 and CB2, that hemp extract can interact with. Hemp extract mainly boosts your own production of endocannabinoids and increases the function of these receptors rather than binding to them. This provides you with an immune booster and works with your endocannabinoid system instead of overwhelming it with molecules that bind to the receptors and alter their function.
You can start boosting your endocannabinoid system today through the use of natural hemp oil. If you’re looking for clean health benefits and trusted products, shop our catalog here! If you want to learn about more hemp oil benefits, check out our blog today.
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