The Human Endocannabinoid System
In 1992 a Scientist called Raphael Mechoulam made a fantastic world-changing, groundbreaking, medical discovery. He found a very large, complex and advanced system in the human body that had previously never been recognised, seen or understood ever before. He found that this system was made up of a vast network of receptors in both our neurological and physiological systems which run throughout the whole of our bodies. He called this amazing discovery The Endocannabinoid System.
He found that every human has an Endocannabinoid System in their bodies and that we are born with it.
It has always been there, we just didn’t know about it!
Through studies, he found that these systems main functions were to create homeostasis in our bodies to balance, maintain healthy functioning and repair damaged cells.
When our Endocannabinoid System is not working properly we are likely to be ill, more prone to diseases and suffer an Endocannabinoid Deficiency.
The Endocannabinoid System relies on its vast network of receptors to react to the very important Cannabinoids that we consume in our diet and that our bodies make naturally. There are two types of Cannabinoid Receptors that can be found in the Human Body; CB1 & CB2. As you can see below these Cannabinoid Receptors can be found near enough everywhere in the human body and even down to your little toe!
These are targeted & found In the brain, impacting Motor activity & coordination. Appetite & Short Term Memory. They can also be found in the Lungs, Vascular System, Muscles & both our intestines.
These receptors are broader and they Influence most of the body. They can be found in the Spleen, Liver, Gut, Skin, Kidneys, Skeletal Muscle & Immune System.
Cannabinoids are needed by the human body just as vitamins & nutrients are and without Cannabinoids illness is inevitable. Therefore our bodies require natural Cannabinoids to maintain healthy function.
There is a plant that is just crammed full of Naturally Occurring Cannabinoids and that of course is the HEMP plant. Hemp has a huge array of Naturally Occurring Cannabinoids. In fact there are over a 100 cannabinoids in the Hemp plant not just CBD. Hemp is also rich in Essential Vitamins, Essential Fatty Acids, Protein, Minerals, Flavonoids, & Terpenes. This is why at CBD Bakes we only use the Finest Organic Whole Hemp in ALL our products. We pride ourselves on not just giving you CBD in our products but giving you the great spectrum of bespoke benefit that Whole Organic Hemp has to offer.