The endocannabinoid system within the human body is one of science’s newest and most exciting discoveries. Here there are two receptor sites on cells of the brain, internal organs and digestive tract (CB-1 and CB-2) that have been shown to be the largest neuro-transmitter system with the entire human body. This neuro-transmitter system regulates relaxation, eating, sleeping and even cognitive function. Phyto-cannabinoids or plant based cannabinoids, such as CBD can assist the body’s health and wellness.
Naturally Occurring CBD
When it comes to industrial hemp, America sadly lags the rest of the industrialized world. Other than for a brief period of time during World War II, hemp has not been grown in America since the 1930’s http://www.thehia.org/facts.html .
From hemp, a naturally occurring substance known as cannabinoids can be extracted. In certain cultivars of hemp, a particularly high portion of a special cannabinoid, known as cannabidiol (CBD) can be found (http://www.druglibrary.net/schaffer/hemp/indust/PHARMAfiber.html).
This CBD is now available in select nutritional products that are available to consumers for health and wellness benefits. Cannabidiol, CBD supports the nutritional and dietary health of aging bodies (US Government Patent # 6,630,507).
Our human bodies contain a newly discovered endocannabinoid system where we are programmed to accept these extracts from the industrial hemp plant. The cannabinoids extracted from the industrial hemp plant come in various forms, the most abundant is known as cannabidiol, or CBD. Interestingly enough endocannabinoids are found in human breast milk and are vital for proper human development (source: http://www.naturalnews.com/036526_cannabinoids_breast_milk_THC.html). Plant based cannabinoids, known as phyto-cannabinoids carry virtually identical effects to our own, human cannabinoids that are produced by the human body. You can supplement your dietary needs with CBD (http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/classes/psychology/psy760/readings/Fride.pdf). http://csglobe.com/high-on-health-cannabinoids-in-the-food-supply/.