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Restoring balance with the Endocannabinoid System

You have one, we have one, even our pet’s have one! The Endocannabinoid System is a regulatory system in all of our bodies.

This system was discovered in the early 1990’s by medical scientists who were studying the effects of hemp compounds on the body. So it’s no wonder that until recently most people hadn’t heard of it either. What you might be surprised to know is that it’s one of the most important body systems involved in supporting your pet’s wellness.

How does the Endocannabinoid System work?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) helps keep our pet’s body in balance by regulating their immune, nervous, digestive, and other systems. With the help of hemp compounds, their ECS is able to restore balance when they are suffering from an illness or injury. Meaning your pet’s body is better able to heal itself without the use of harmful medications.

The Endocannabinoid System is still at work without the help of additional cannabinoids, but adding cannabinoids to your pet’s diet can help increase the effectiveness of it regulating their sleep, mood, appetite, memory, and more. 

The main role of the Endocannabinoid System is to maintain homeostasis within your pet’s body. If something negative takes place within their body (ie pain, inflammation, etc.) it throws off their homeostasis which is when the Endocannabinoid System will kick in to help their body return to its ideal operation. This is what makes it one of the most important systems in supporting their wellness and how our tinctures can help a wide array of ailments.

Endocannabinoid System receptors 

The Endocannabinoid System connects with two receptors found throughout your pet’s body (as shown above), these receptors are called CB1 and CB2. 

CB1 receptors are situated throughout their Central Nervous System and can positively influence receptors in the brain, lungs, vascular system, muscles, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive organs. When these receptors are activated they can positively affect ailments such as, anxiety, epilepsy, digestive issues, nausea, cardiovascular diseases, and more.

While CB2 receptors are situated throughout their Peripheral Nervous System and can positively influence receptors in the spleen, bones, skin, immune cells, liver and pancreas. These receptors can have a positive affect on ailments such as, chronic pain, inflammation, loss of appetite, nausea, arthritis, and more.

With the help of these two receptors, your pet’s endocannabinoid system can heal a wide array of ailments. Help heal your pet naturally with help of our tinctures and topicals!

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