Never Heard of Your Endocannabinoid System?
ARTICLE BY | Julie Hoerth
Let’s Get You Acquainted!
There’s a lot of buzz these days surrounding the health benefits of cannabis—specifically how it supports a healthy endocannabinoid system.* If you find yourself wondering why you’ve never heard of this important system in your body before, don’t sweat it. Chances are, no one ever taught you about it.
Remember learning about the systems of the human body back in biology class? You studied up on the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, exocrine, immune, muscular, nervous, urinary, reproductive, respiratory, and skeletal systems. But the one you didn’t hear about was the endocannabinoid system—and it’s not because your teacher was slacking! The truth is, the endocannabinoid system wasn’t officially recognized as a system in the human body until 1992. It all started nearly 30 years earlier when a Hebrew University professor, Dr. Ralph Mechoulum, became the first person to isolate two important ingredients from the cannabis plant—important research that would eventually lead to the actual discovery of the endocannabinoid system.
Turns out, however, that this long-neglected system is crucial to your overall health. Your endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a network of receptors that exists throughout your entire body and controls some of your most important life functions. Essentially, your ECS strives to maintain homeostasis throughout your body to keep you feeling healthy and balanced.
While the ECS is quite complex, taking care of it doesn’t have to be. The number one way to show your ECS some love is to take a daily dose of premium hemp from a trusted company, like Hemp Select™ from Terry Naturally®. This powerful hemp extract comes from plants that have been specifically cultivated and carefully selected to contain a full spectrum of phytocannabinoids from the hemp stalk. Start taking hemp today to nourish your endocannabinoid system for overall health and wellness!*
ABOUT | Julie
Julie has been a writer, researcher, and author in the Natural Health industry for nearly 15 years. A wife and mom to three young daughters, Julie is infinitely interested in studying the science behind how botanicals and nutrients can support and improve the health of her loved ones, and all who read her work.