What Does the Endocannabinoid System Do?

The primary function of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is to help maintain homeostasis, or the natural balance of our biological systems.

How does the ECS Work?

Our bodies contain CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. The CB1 receptors correlate to the central nervous system, containing our brain and spinal cord, while the CB2 receptors link to our peripheral nervous system, including muscles, skin, and immune support.

Two types of endocannabinoids, anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-ag) are produced by our bodies. When these endocannabinoids bind to the corresponding receptors, they help regulate functions including sleep and inflammation.

Research shows that, in some cases, the ECS may not function properly, but you can support the ECS in several ways, including incorporating CBD into your routine.

How Can I Strengthen My ECS System Naturally?

Choose your Food Wisely

Select foods high in Omega-3’s such as hemp seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, and flax seeds. You can also find an abundance of these fatty acids in anchovies, sardines, and eggs.

Vegetables with high vitamin C, which the human body cannot produce naturally, including broccoli, cauliflower, green peppers, and spinach, can also support your ECS. Vitamin C is an ascorbic acid and helps speed up the absorption of CBD. Try our sparkling water, with an immune-boosting vitamin blend, including Vitamin C, for a refreshing and tasty treat that supports your ECS.

Exercise Regularly

It is common knowledge that physical activity is important to living a healthier lifestyle. But what is not as well-known is the connection between exercise and the production of the endogenous cannabinoid anandamide (the name is derived from a word in Sanskrit meaning joy) that incites feelings of delight or happiness when it attaches to cannabinoid receptors.

Lower Alcohol Consumption

Moderate alcohol intake most likely won’t affect the function of the ECS. However, binge drinking and heavy alcohol use can substantially reduce cannabinoid receptors’ ability to process endocannabinoids properly.

Our hemp-infused sparkling water is non-intoxicating, boosts your immunity and is perfect for relaxing at home or out with friends and family.

The Bottom Line

Hemp-derived CBD is available in various forms, such as oil tinctures, capsules, topicals, gummies, and even beverages. Each one has different advantages and utilizing various types regularly could provide natural support to your ECS, resulting in a more balanced and healthier life for you.