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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system or “ECS” for short, is a bodily receptor-site system much like the nervous system. Examples of other bodily systems include the cardiovascular, digestive and reproductive systems.


What is the purpose of the Endocannabinoid System?

The ECS constantly monitors your body and systems for signs of trouble or imbalance.  In the event of imbalance, a cascade of neurotransmitters are released from the ECS to the organ, tissue or system involved to help address the problem.  The ability to keep the body in balance is called homeostasis.


What are Endocannabinoids?

Endocannabinoids are natural compounds created in the body that are designed to dock and activate endocannabinoid receptor sites. Once engaged, key-to-lock, the ECS is activated and capable of communicating with bodily systems and organs in an effort to maintain health and homeostasis.


What are Phytocannabinoids?

Phytocannabinoids are plant-based compounds that have the ability to activate the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). Phytocannabinoids are defined by their ability to dock on and activate CB1 and CB2 receptor sites in humans and animals. You can think of phytocannabinoids as keys, and the receptor sites in the ECS as locks. Once engaged, the ECS can send messages and directives to the body to help maintain the body in a state of health and homeostasis.   


Are Phytocannabinoids found only in hemp and cannabis?

No, plant-based phytocannabinoids are found in a wide variety of plants, herbals and botanicals and with a wide variety of biological activity. Cannabis was the first plant that phytocannabinoids were identified. As a result, all plant sources of phytocannabinoids carry the “cannabinoid” prefix.  Emerald Health Botanicals only uses non-cannabis derived phytocannabinoids from herbal and botanical sources.


What is CBD?

CBD, or Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid derived primarily from cannabis.


Is CBD legal?

There is a great deal of controversy surrounding the legality of CBD. Legality is dependent upon a complex set of variables and subjectivity governed by a labyrinth of Federal, State and interstate commerce laws as well as various bills and acts. In short, there is no clear answer or path to national legality or channel of sale and distribution at this point or the foreseeable future. 


Do your products contain CBD?

CBD / Cannabidiol is a plant based “phyto”cannabinoid that is present in cannabis. Our products do not contain cannabis or CBD, but do contain non-cannabis-based phytocannabinoids from herbal and botanical sources.


How are your products similar to CBD?

Phytocannabinoids, regardless of their origin are defined by their ability to bind to endocannabinoid receptors in the body. The body contains CB1 and CB2 receptors. Phytocannabinoids of different plant origins may bind to either or both receptors and with various affinity and effect.


How are your products different from CBD?

CBD binds preferentially to the CB2 receptor site exhibiting an outside influence on the internal endocannabinoid system. Our products contain herbal and botanical ingredients demonstrated to bind to both CB1 and CB2 receptors. In addition, our products contain a number of ingredients and extracts shown to nutritionally support the structure and function of the human endocannabinoid system, exhibiting an inside influence on an inside system. Our outcome is to provide full-spectrum support of the human endocannabinoid system from the outside-in and from the inside-in.    


How do I choose the right product for me?

Emerald Health Products were formulated to be specific to common health conditions. Consider the products that best address your health outcomes, whether it be deep restful SLEEP, CALM and or BLISS in the midst of life’s inevitable storms, INFLAME to address overuse of tired and sore muscles, or sharp recall and memory with BRAIN.


Are your products vegan?

Currently, we use a soft gelatin shell for exact dosing of our active ingredients. We will be developing vegan options in the near future. 


How do these products work inside the body?

Emerald Health products help to support the structure and function of the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS has broad applications in the mediation and modulation of bodily systems, organs and processes.


Can I take your products if I’m pregnant or nursing?

Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 12, and individuals with a known medical       condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement.


What are terpenes?

Terpenes are “essential oils” found in plants, herbals and botanicals.  Terpenes are what give many plants, herbals and botanicals their unique small and taste characteristics. Terpenes are now thought to interact with the nervous and endocannabinoid system and may help to explain the benefits of aromatherapy and flower essences.


Can I take more than one Endo product at a time?

You may take up to three of our “ENDO” formulas at the recommended usage per product.