What is a Cannabinoid?

What is a Cannabinoid?

A cannabinoid is a class of chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors found in cells.

There are two types of cannabinoids occurring in nature. There are endocannabinoids, meaning cannabinoids produced by the body and phytocannabinoids produced by plants. Both work with your Endocannabinoid system, ECS.


Phyto cannabinoids are produced by many plants. Hemp or cannabis, tumeric, black pepper and saffron to name a few. Another name for these cannabinoids is cannabimetics. The most famous of cannabioids is THC but CBD, from hemp, is rapidly gaining popularity due to it’s ability to boost your health without getting you high!

Endogenous, meaning internally produced, cannabinoids are produced by the body such as Andamide and 2 AG. These internally produced cannabinoids work with the ECS receptors to maintain health. Endocannabinoid receptors are found through the entire body, your brain, organs, immune cells and connective tissue, you can see why they are so important!!!

Phyto cannabinoids and Endocannabinoids work synergistically in the body. CBD inhibits FAAH which slows the degradation of the endocannabinoid Andamide, pretty cool right? CBD also stimulates the ECS receptor TRPV-1 which is responsible for inflammation, pain and body temp.

Over 113 cannabinoids have been found in hemp. They all interact differently with the ECS receptors located throughout the body to promote a balance of your best health. CBD is the most readily available cannabinoid to activate your health.


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