And slowly but surely, that’s what’s happening – and it’s about time. Traditionally, cannabis and its derivatives like cannabis oil (CBD) have been stigmatised, despite the fact that our bodies are designed to use it. In fact, they’re designed to need it.
That’s right. Humans and mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that requires cannabinoids to function normally. Cannabinoids are naturally-occurring compounds found both in the human body, and in some fruit and vegetables. Cannabis plants contain 140 different cannabinoids and are the most abundant natural source we know of.
The ECS is a group of receptors in the brain, central nervous system, organs, glands and immune cells. It’s responsible for making sure your entire body is working properly, by regulating sleep, mood, appetite, memory, immunity, pain and motor control, and more. 1