Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids made by the body. Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids made by plants. The Endocannabinoid system (ECS) – its importance has only recently been realized – is being referred to as the most important body system you’ve never heard of.
The ECS is the body’s primary regulatory system. It’s like an internal balancing mechanism, constantly keeping multiple body functions in a state of homeostasis. The body produces its own cannabinoids – endocannabinoids – that modulate these biological processes throughout the entire body. As such, endocannabinoids have a wide-ranging effect on everything from regulation of appetite, sleep, stress/anxiety/depression, memory, pain, autoimmune system, fat/glucose metabolism, and muscle tone.
CBD oil and capsules contains phytocannabinoids, which exert the exact same activity in the body as endocannabinoids do. The formula is rigorously tested to ensure it contains only minimally detectable amounts of the phytocannabinoid THC – an active ingredient in Cannabis – which ensures it has no psychoactive properties.