All About the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
When researching CBD products for your pet, you may have seen mention of the Endocannabinoid System and wondered what is that!? You’re not alone – scientists only really started noticing this elaborate system within the last 60 years or so. Let’s take a look at what the ECS is, its role in the body, and how products like CBD & CBG can support it.
What is the ECS
The Endocannabinoid System, or ECS, is an internal signaling system made up of Endocannabinoid receptors, Endocannabinoids, and enzymes. Its role is to communicate balance, or homeostasis, within our pet’s body. The endocannabinoid receptors are designed to accept both the endocannabinoids that occur naturally within their body, or phytocannabinoids from a plant source like CBD.
What does the ECS do for your pet?
The ECS is involved in many areas such as appetite, sleep, digestion, mood, and more. Our pets’ bodies are constantly making endocannabinoids—in a well balanced system, it knows when and how to make them in order to stay healthy. When one of these processes is out of balance, the ECS responds by identifying the problem and bringing it back into balance.
When the ECS is not working properly, however, our pet’s body is no longer in balance, and we may start seeing physical signs such as vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy.
How Products Like CBD Could Help
The hemp plant naturally creates phytocannabinoids. Daily supplementation of phytocannabinoids can help support a healthy Endocannabinoid System and keep our pets in balance. When CBD enters our pet’s body, it indirectly interacts with their ECS, which in turn helps this integral system utilize more of their body’s naturally-occurring endocannabinoids. This is why adding CBD or CBG to your pet’s daily routine may help with ailments ranging from muscle and joint discomfort, decreased appetite and desire to play.
The Endocannabinoid system is an elaborate mechanism involved in many different functions. By helping the ECS bring your furry friend’s body back into balance, positive changes are sure to follow.