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What is CBD?

CBD Molecule

Cannabidiol (or CBD) is a non-psychoactive, naturally occuring chemical compound that can be extracted from hemp and cannabis plants.

CBD is an approved supplement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti Doping Association (WADA) and is presently under review by the World Health Organization as a supplement that is beneficial for human health.

The Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system refers to a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. You can think of cell receptors like little golf holes on the surface of your cells. The key to sinking the put in these golf holes are chemical molecules called agonists. Each time an agonist binds to a cell it relays a message, giving your cell specific direction.

The endocannabinoid system is the name for a series of cell receptors that respond to certain kinds of agonists. Two primary cell receptors make up the ECS, Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CB1) and Cannabinoid Receptor 2 (CB2). The keys for these receptors are called endocannabinoids.

Endocannabinoids are like the body’s natural THC. In fact, endocannabinoids got their name from cannabis. Plant cannabinoids were discovered first. Endo means within, and cannabinoid referring to a compound that fits into cannabinoid receptors.

Endocannabinoid System

What does the ECS do?

Cannabinoid Receptors are found all throughout the body, giving them a wide variety of functions. However, certain receptors are more concentrated in specific regions. CB1 receptors are abundant in the central nervous system. CB2 receptors are more often found on immune cells, in the gastrointestinal tract, and in the peripheral nervous system. Athletix CBD oil is derived from USDA Approved Hemp and is a CBD supplement in a high concentration.

The diversity of receptor locations shows just how important endocannabinoids are for day-to-day bodily function. They help regulate sleep, digestion, mood, motor control, immune function, reproduction and fertility, pleasure and reward, pain, memory and temperature regulation.

Endocannabinoids are the chemical messengers that tell your body to get these processes moving and when to stop. They help maintain optimal balance in the body, also known as homeostasis. When the ECS is disrupted, any one of these things can fall out of balance.

Where do endocannabinoids come from?

If your body cannot produce enough endocannabinoids, you might be in for some trouble to maintain homeostasis, especially for athletes who have different nutritional requirements compared than the sedentary set.

Endocannabinoids are the chemical messengers that tell your body to get these processes moving and when to stop. They help maintain optimal balance in the body, also known as homeostasis. When the ECS is disrupted, any one of these things can fall out of balance.