The surprising discovery of a previously unknown biological system promises a new frontier in the understanding of health and wellness. The discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in 1988 is extraordinarily recent considering its estimated 600 million year origin. The ECS exists in all animals except insects. Most remarkable is that the ECS is now believed to play a central role in the orchestration, maintenance and balance of optimal health and healing – defined as homeostasis.
The discovery of the Endocannabinoid System can be likened to revealing a previously unknown sixth-sense of sorts. The breakthrough came when research scientist, attempting to elicit the metabolic pathways of psychoactive THC, discovered an elegant cell-signaling system triggered by the compound. They hence named it the “Endo”cannabinoid System after the cannabis plant that inspired its discovery.
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How it works
The ECS is an elegant, lock-and-key like, cell signaling, receptor-site system that may be activated by endocannabinoids produced naturally in your body, or by phytocannabinoids (plant-based cannabinoids) that mimic those produced in your body. These cannabinoids fit lock & key to receptor sites (CB1 and CB2 receptors) and may release an intricate cascade of neurotransmitters that communicate vital information to cells, tissues, organs and glands critical to maintaining optimal health and homeostasis.*
The endocannabinoid system was named after the cannabis plant that inspired its discovery. As a result, even non-cannabis derived sources carry the “cannabinoid” suffix. Many equally effective phytocannabinoids exist in nature. Our formulas contain non-cannabis derived phytocannabiniods.
*The statements made herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.