THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM
The Endocannabinoid System
How Does the Endocannabinoid System Affect Your Pet?
All mammals have a biological and neurological system specifically tasked to receive and process nutritional cannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, nausea, mood, and memory. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds present in trace amounts in several plants, most notably—though not exclusively—in cannabis.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is another major constituent of the plant and is non-psychoactive. CBD does not cause the “high” associated with cannabis.( highlight this section visually for emphasis).
We are happy to bring you non-psychoactive CBD enriched nutraceutical products that offer a restorative, healthful balance to your pet.
With the right product, you can leverage the ECS to enhance your pet’s vitality, naturally, without any intoxicating effects.
How Do Cannabinoids Affect Your Pet's Health?
A cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors in cells that affect your brain’s neurotransmitters.
Neurotransmitters are how the cells in your (and your pet’s) brain communicate with each other. Chemicals are released from the end of one nerve cell, travel across a tiny gap, and fit onto a receptor site on the beginning of the next nerve cell. This nerve cell is then activated and releases its own endocannabinoids.
It may help if you consider that mammals produce endocannabinoids similar to how we produce endorphins. So, when you think of an endorphin being a natural physiological reaction, so is the creation of endocannabinoids.
The ECS has two main receptors: cannabinoid 1 (CB1) cannabinoid 2 (CB2). Each of these receptors is keyed to engage with both the endocannabinoids that our body naturally produces, and plant-based phytocannabinoids.
The ECS is an integral part of our physiologies, creating a natural physiological reaction.