Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors within a mammal's body. Scientists discovered this system in the 1990s.
Cannabinoids work with the mammalian Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a vast and vital receptor system essential for maintaining homeostasis, or good health. This receptor system exists in the immune system, the central nervous system, and within many organs. The ECS accepts our bodies' own endocannabinoids as well as the cannabinoids found in hemp.
The ECS is designed to repair damaged cells and provide a state of internal stability necessary for survival, despite fluctuations in our external environment.
A human's endocannabinoid system affects many regions of the body, including functions of the immune system, the central nervous system (including the brain), organs, connective tissue, and glands.
The ECS assists in various biological tasks, including appetite, analgesia, energy & balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, stress response, thermoregulation, and the function of the autonomic nervous system.
A cannabinoid is a compound that fits into a cannabinoid receptor. Hemp produces over 80 different cannabinoids that work synergistically with a mammal's endocannabinoid system.
CW Hemp products are whole-plant extracts that include a range of beneficial compounds found in hemp, including cannabinoids and other phyto-compounds (such as terpenes and flavonoids) that work together to heighten health benefits, otherwise known in science as the Entourage Effect.
When our bodies are deficient in endocannabinoids, CW's natural phyto-cannabinoids can be introduced to stimulate activity in the ECS's major receptors, CB1 and CB2. The effects are systemic and restore proper balance, allowing for a self-regulated immune response to a variety of ailments.