Forget about 'CBD', just for a moment and I’ll tell you the miracle and simplicity of why and how it works.
Join me now as we take a quick journey to the endocannabinoid system or ECS. The ECS is an essential system that is in all of us. Just like our circulatory system, pulmonary system, nervous system, the ECS is an integral physiological system. Simply, it is there to maintain balance in your body.
It made perfect sense that there would be a system to maintain balance, or homeostasis, in our other systems. 50 years ago science finally figured out what that was. The endocannabinoid system is a system of simple messenger molecules that interact with receptors that are found throughout our bodies and internal systems. When there is something out of balance the ECS jumps into action and releases endocannabinoids that go to adjust the imbalance. That imbalance could be anxiety or pain or inflammation and the ECS is trying to put those issues into a state of balance.
So how does the hemp plant play a role in any of this? This is the cool part. They found that there is a molecule in the hemp plant that is almost identical in make up to our own endocannabinoids. It was a phytocannabinoid and it was called cannabidiol, later shortened to CBD.
What the discovery of CBD means is we have a natural way to optimize our Endocannabinoid System. When our ECS is optimized our system finds balance, and in that balance, comes freedom from anxiety, pain and inflammation. All CBD does is help your own internal systems do what they are meant to do. You don’t get high, you get balanced.
How this message got lost along the way I'm not sure, but once people find out, and it is my mission they do, there will be a revolution of wellness as people realize nature has given us a simple solution to a complex problem.