Discovered in 1992, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to endocannabinoids, the enzymes that regulate their production and degradation, and their receptors. Endocannabinoids are “messengers”, isolated from brain and peripheral tissues that communicate via cannabinoid receptors.
- Endogenous Cannabinoids (eCB): Anandamide and 2AG
- Main Receptors: CB1 and CB2
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a promising phytocannabinoid found in cannabis and/or hemp. It has been recognized for its benefits on human and animal health and is capable of affecting nearly every biological process via interaction and stimulation of the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
No, it cannot. CBD is a phytocannabinoid that is not psycho-impairing (it does not result in feelings of euphoria) and has a remarkable safety profile.
Hemp seed oil is manufactured from hemp seeds and contains low concentrations of cannabinoids to none. It is used for a variety of things such as beauty products, lubricants, paints, and as a food. Hemp oil is an extraction from the industrial hemp plant parts. This oil contains higher concentrations of phytocannabinoids, such as CBD.