We hear a lot about CBD making people feel better. But why do we feel so bad in the first place? Scientists think it could be due to a deficiency in something called ENDOCANNABINOIDS. And the hemp plant could hold the key to fixing it.
Inside all of us there is something called the ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM. Just like our nervous system has a vast network of nerves signalling back to our brains, the Endocannabinoid System also has receptors throughout our bodies signalling back to our brains. What they are saying is still largely a mystery, but scientists think that Migraines, Fibromyalgia and other syndromes that seem to be resistant to treatment could be a result of a deficiency in endocannabinoids.
ENDO-cannabinoids are produced by our bodies (endo meaning internal), but plants also produce something called PHYTO-cannabinoids (phyto meaning plant), which our bodies can assimilate in order to offset any deficiency. Hemp is the world’s most phytocannabinoid rich plant.
For thousands of years hemp was an integral part of our society, including our diets. We regularly consumed cannabinoids in our food and the plant was used to treat a wide variety of illness. It’s only in the past hundred or so years that we have seen a drastic decline in our hemp consumption. CBD is nothing new. We are just rediscovering ourselves and what makes us healthy.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is just one of 80+ cannabinoids contained in the hemp plant. A full spectrum hemp extract supplement will contain an array of cannabinoids, which is why it has become the most popular type of hemp product.