A REMARKABLE DISCOVERY

The Endocannabinoid System is both the “newest” bodily system (not discovered until the late 1980s) and the oldest in existence (shared by almost every animal that has ever lived, it dates back more than 600 million years).

The ECS is made up of a network of receptor sites (CB1 and CB2) on cell membranes, chemical activators (“cannabinoids”) that fit into those sites like keys in locks, and enzymes that either synthesize those activators or break them down. ECS receptors have been found on almost every organ in the human body, with the highest concentration in the brain and central nervous system.

One way to think about the Endocannabinoid System is that it is more of a functional system than a structural one – think computer software program vs. hard drive; app vs. smartphone. And it’s what that program does that is truly mind-blowing.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The Endocannabinoid System appears to solve one of the most enduring mysteries in medicine: How is the human body - separated from its environment by a layer of skin less than 1mm thick - able to maintain internal balance (“homeostasis”) within the extremely narrow parameters necessary to support human life, in the face of wildly fluctuating external circumstances and environmental conditions?

The role of the ECS as the body’s innate balancing (“adaptogenic”) mechanism is key to the regulation of everything from appetite, energy metabolism, fertility and immunity to sleep, mood, pain perception and memory. There is virtually no function in the human body that does not benefit from a healthy Endocannabinoid System.

THE ECS REGULATES

  • Pain
  • Appetite
  • Sensation
  • Inflammation
  • Thermoregulation
  • Eye ocular pressure
  • Mood
  • Energy
  • Metabolism
  • Stress response
  • Muscle control
  • Motivation & Reward

THE ECS MEDIATES

  • Liver
  • Brain
  • Heart
  • Spleen
  • Lymph cells
  • Blood vessels
  • Nervous system
  • Fat and Adiposity
  • Lung
  • Bone
  • Kidney
  • Muscle
  • Blood cells
  • Immune system
  • Digestive system
  • Endocrine glands

ACTIVATING YOUR ECS

So what can we do to make sure our Endocannabinoid System is functioning at its best? Fortunately, a lot. From a lifestyle perspective, low impact aerobic exercise, time in nature, mindfulness meditation, and a healthy diet rich in antioxidants, fermented foods, prebiotics and omega-3 fatty acids have all been shown to support a healthy ECS.

But the single most powerful tool we have comes from our allies in the plant kingdom. There are plant-derived compounds that have the ability to activate our Endocannabinoid System. The most famous of these - the one you’ve likely heard the most about - is cannabidiol, or CBD, derived from the cannabis plant.

Our proprietary water-soluble hemp oil formulations are developed through our nano emulsion advanced technology (NEAT) platform. Our water-soluble technology transforms active compounds into Nano-sized emulsions making them highly bioavailable within your body and more permeable when applied to the skin.

Nano emulsions are a finely-engineered, proprietary formula that uses optimized composition and a unique process to manufacture. The average size of our hemp oil droplet is 25 nanometers, compared with 100-5000 nanometers that is usually obtained by using the industry-standard liposomal delivery method. Smaller is better. Your body absorbs five to seven times more of the beneficial ingredients compared to other products in the market.