Understanding your EndoCannabinoid System (ECS)Understanding your EndoCannabinoid System (ECS) is vital in understanding the role CBD plays and the reasons for taking it.

But if you’re like me and have lots on your mind or tend to drift then it can be hard wading through all the long jargon,

The (EC) system is connected throughout your entire body, metabolism, the central nervous system, the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, the gastrointestinal system, the musculoskeletal system, all areas of the body are impacted by the endocannabinoid system.

The main role of the (ECS) is to promote homeostasis.  Maintaining the balance.

Your (ECS) runs, if you like backwards, compared to our bodies cells transmitting chemical signals, pain, sensitivity etc.

If a cell in our bodies is sending pain signals and starts to send out uncontrollable messages the ECS will send signals back to the cell telling it to stop or calm down.

If the receptors on your cells are damaged or nonexistent then they can’t receive these signals.

Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome

Your body produces endogenous cannabinoids,  if you don’t maintain a correct diet high in Omega- 3 fatty acids or have damage to your ECS, then your body will not be able to produce enough cannainoids thus leading to illnesses like fibromyalgia .

Here enters CBD which although does not bind with these cells but does interact with them, usage helps to boost your ECS into producing more endogenous cannabinoids and not only repairs but rebuilds the receptors which receive the messages sent to bad cells.

What causes fibromyalgia?

The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but it’s thought to be related to abnormal levels of certain chemicals in the brain and changes in the way the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) processes pain messages carried around the body. ( taken from the NHS)

With these facts you can start to see why CBD can help with the pain and suffering that comes with Fibromyalgia and other sensory pain overload afflictions.

You can’t overdose on CBD, although some people who are low on natural cannabinoids may get a little nauseous or feel tired if they take a high dose.  We have never heard of anyone dying from cannabis overdose, unlike opiates.

I have kept this short and in the simplest of terms to help those new to the subject understand the basics, as we progress we will get a little more in depth, If you have any questions then as normal am happy to help.