What is the Endocannabinoid System?

January 25, 2018

An overview of what the endocannabinoid system is and how it can be tapped into for better performance.

Did you know that there is a central system in all of us that is responsible for maintaining balance in our bodies?

Known as the endocannabinoid system or ECS for short, this system responds to external influences in order to keep the body functioning at its peak. This will give you the edge you need to train harder, climb higher, and perform better when the game is on the line.

Here we will discuss what the endocannabinoid system is, how it works, and how you can tap into this important system to help you feel your best every day.

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How Does the Endocannabinoid System Work?

The endocannabinoid system is made up of neurotransmitters and cannabinoid receptors located in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Endocannabinoids send chemical messages between nerve cells (neurons) throughout the nervous system. They directly affect organs and brain areas that influence a wide range of functions.

The primary role of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain homeostasis within the body, despite outside factors, and a healthy endocannabinoid system can keep the body performing at its best.

The endocannabinoid system can be supported by plant-based cannabinoids like those found in the cannabis plant, including hemp. When cannabis-based products are consumed, these phytocannabinoids, like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), are absorbed into the bloodstream and interact with cannabinoid receptors in cells throughout the body.

These phytocannabinoids can build up in the body and cause an increase in cannabinoid receptors, making the endocannabinoid system more active and more sensitive to stimulation by cannabinoids.

The Endocannabinoid System as a Training Tool

Discovering that adding cannabinoids like CBD to their systems can boost performance and promote balance, many athletes and weekend warriors have begun using CBD oil products as part of their routine.

CBD oil products can be used when training, during a competition, and as part of recovery, assisting the body in the rigors of your hard work and giving you the edge you need.

Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, providing the benefits of supporting the endocannabinoid system without THC’s euphoric side effects. CBD oil products like those found in the Dixie Botanicals® store are federally legal in the U.S. and in over 40 countries worldwide.

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CBD Oil Products from Dixie Botanicals®

CBD oil products from Dixie Botanicals® are created with all-natural hemp plants, grown free of herbicides, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers to ensure the safety and integrity of our CBD oil products. These cultivation practices also protect the environments in which we grow our hemp from contamination and damage to the ecosystems there.

Our hemp is Triple Lab Tested®, examining the oil for contamination and guaranteeing cannabinoid levels throughout our manufacturing process. This attention to product quality means you can trust in making Dixie Botanicals® part of your routine.

Dixie Botanicals® offers a range of products to fit the needs of the modern cannabinoid consumer.

CBD Tinctures: Providing approximately 1.66 and 4.16 mg of CBD in our 1 and 2 oz bottles, respectively, CBD tinctures from Dixie Botanicals® can be used throughout the day for consistent phytocannabinoid levels all day long.

CBD Isolate: Our most potent CBD product, CBD Isolate is 99% pure CBD, giving you complete control over serving size and even consumption method. CBD Isolate can be taken orally, mixed into food or beverages, or vaporized, giving you the freedom to stimulate your ECS the way that works best for you.

CBD Edibles: Swallow and ingest the benefits of CBD. Our CBD Gems provide 10 mg of CBD each and come in delicious watermelon and mango flavor options. Or, you can give yourself the extra push you need to reach your goals with a boost of energy from Dixie Botanicals® Kicks. Formulated with 5 mg of CBD, B vitamins, and either 100 mg of caffeine, and or vitamin D3, Kicks are an all-natural way to support your system with CBD and give yourself the energy you need to conquer your day. Choose from chocolate and sour apple.

CBD Topicals: After a long day training or competing, massage Dixie Botanicals® Salvation Balm into tired muscles and joints for soothing comfort. Our 1.3 oz jars fit conveniently into your gym locker, daypack, or office drawer for use when you need it most. You can also use our CBD Sunscreen to shield your skin from the sun while promoting overall skin health.

CBD Vape Oil: Deliver the benefits of CBD to your systems in seconds. Dixie Botanicals® CBD Vape Liquid works with most liquid-compatible vaporizer on the market and comes in three delicious flavors– sour watermelon, vanilla caramel, and blackberry lemonade.

Add CBD to Your Routine Now

You can get started with CBD by shopping the HempMeds® online store, or learn more about hemp, CBD, and the Dixie Botanicals® line of products through our blog.