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The endocannabinoid system and CBD


The importance of the endocannabinoid system and the role of CBD in our body

The human body is a complex machine with multiple systems - nervous, endocrine, respiratory, to name a few - that have a direct influence on our well-being. Since the end of the 1980s, scientists have been taking a close interest in the endocannabinoid system of our body. A lot of research is currently underway to try to understand it, as it is still unknown to us. Nevertheless, we already know that this system plays a very important role in the way we deal with anxiety, sleep or pain.

What is the endocannabinoid system?

The endocannabinoid system, also called the SEC, is a set of receptors distributed throughout the human body. It reacts to molecules known as endogenous, i.e. present within our body. It is found, for example, in the liver, the lungs, the nervous system, the digestive and immune systems, the sexual organs, etc. The fact that it is ubiquitous means that it plays an essential role for our body.

The regulation of the internal balance

In order to better illustrate this notion of internal balance, you can perform a small and very easy experiment. Take a pen and place it on your index finger. The object is balanced, but the balance is imperfect. Indeed, if you observe the pen closely, you will notice that it moves slightly to the left, then to the right, back to the left, etc. The reason for this imperfect balance? Your index finger is connected to your body, which is alive and therefore dynamic. For homeostasis, in other words, our internal balance, it is the same thing. It is a succession of imbalances that creates a balance. And this is necessary for life. Every day, our endocannabinoid system helps to compensate for the small imbalances that are created by overwork.

What are the main causes of imbalance and how does the endocannabinoid system work?

There are many causes of imbalance within our body, but it is possible to categorize 5 main ones: - Stress: when you go through a period of stress, an imbalance is created causing disorders such as disruption of the immune system, hormonal disorders, loss of appetite, etc. The endocannabinoid system allows you to withstand stress. Hence the need to preserve its balance. - pain: we do not all have the same pain tolerance threshold. Why is this? Because we are all conditioned, in part, by our endocannabinoid system. It is therefore necessary that it be in a satisfactory state to counterbalance the pain and allow our body to bear it more effectively. - Inflammation: it promotes recovery and healing. If this inflammation persists and becomes chronic, it means that there is a problem because the body can no longer maintain this balance. - sleep: our sleep is partly regulated by the endocannabinoid system. It helps us to recover and therefore to sleep better. - Digestive system: the endocannabinoid system conditions us to digest and also acts on our ability to fight inflammation in our digestive system. In short, the endocannabinoid system is a "field" system, which regulates many functions.

The virtues of CBD

More and more studies around the world are being conducted, especially in the United States and Canada, proving the benefits of CBD on the human body! Among the most known and already proven, we find : - Helps fight pain - Helps fight epilepsy - Reduces stress and anxiety - Acts to treat depression - Helps with sleep disorders - Has anti-inflammatory properties, very effective against acne** or painful periods - Reduces side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, of people undergoing heavy treatment like chemotherapy***. The many therapeutic virtues of CBD allow the development and marketing of products such as full spectrum oils [MCT oils] or gummies [gummies]. Each of these types of products contains a level of CBD that can vary in order to effectively participate in the relief of the user's ailments and disorders.


We are still in the early stages of research on CBD and its benefits since it started 30 years ago. On the other hand, we know that CBD does not produce any psychotropic effect, unlike THC, and can therefore be consumed on a regular basis without any danger. There is no doubt that we will discover more and more beneficial actions of this molecule on our body in the near future. Moreover, the few clinical studies already conducted suggest that CBD can be used to treat many health problems in a natural, safe and effective way. All CBD products from Harvest Laboratories [mission] are regularly tested by independent laboratories. In this way, you are guaranteed a range of quality products that comply with current European legislation regarding the maximum dose of THC that each product may contain (0.2%). If you have any questions or doubts about CBD, we invite you to contact our customer service: We will be happy to help you.

"* Fezza, F., Bari, M., Florio, R., Talamonti, E., Feole, M., and Maccarrone, M. (2014) Endocannabinoids, Related Compounds and Their Metabolic Routes. Molecules 19, 17078–17106. ** *** "